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Web Hosting Glossary Common Terms And Definitions 1,178 Views

Web hosting terms can be a bit confusing especially when you are shopping around for a new web host. Sometimes definitions can be overly technical. However, in order to dispel some of the confusion, you can use this handy web hosting glossary.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Making The Choice For Linux Hosting 1,173 Views

Linux HostingIf you are new to web hosting you may find the choice between Windows and Linux hosting a difficult decision to make. This is especially true if you use Windows as your home operating system on your laptop or desktop computer. You may be conflicted with the prevalence of Linux hosts available and wonder why they are so popular when you rarely hear of Linux home systems. There are many reasons Linux is often used in web hosting and price is a significant component. When looking for hosting, be aware that Linux provides a cost effective, secure and stable environment for your site.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What Does Server Overselling Mean? 1,169 Views

no overloading and oversellingThere is an old saying – “you can’t get a quart out of a pint pot”. Well, server overselling is one way of trying to achieve just that. Server overselling means that the web hosting company sells more disk space or bandwidth, or both, than the server can actually accommodate. The reasoning behind this is quite simple. Most web sites hosted on shared servers do not use their entire allocation of either disk space or bandwidth. This can leave a lot of unused capacity. Web hosting companies see this and try to add extra web sites to under-utilized servers in order to use up this excess space. It is very similar to the practice of airlines’ overbooking flights, in the expectation that not all passengers that book seats will actually take the flight.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Bandwidth? 1,156 Views

BandwidthThe terms bandwidth and data transfer are often used interchangeably by web hosting companies. Although closely related, the two terms do in fact mean different things. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can potentially be transferred at one time, whereas data transfer is how much data is actually being transferred. However, as I said, you’ll find a lot of web hosting companies using the term bandwidth as a measure of how much data you can transfer per month.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Why Free Web Hosting is Not a Good Choice? 1,138 Views

Free Web HostingWhen you go online, you are bound to stumble upon numerous free web hosting offers. This is exactly what the name implies - you can utilize a web server's space for free. Although the main benefit of such offer for free web hosting is that you do not have to pay a single cent for the service, there are disadvantages to it as well. Read on to find out more about why it usually does not pay to go for free web hosting and what your cheap web hosting alternatives are.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is a Co-Located Server? 1,128 Views

ServerA co-located server is a server that is owned by you but located in a hosting companies’ data center. All that the hosting company will provide is rack space, power and Internet connections, and IP addresses. You are responsible for all other needs, the server hardware itself and all of the software that will be running on it. The first thing that needs to be said is that this is not something that an inexperienced person should consider undertaking. There are many potential pitfalls involved in owning and operating a server and only those people with extensive knowledge and experience in server administration should think about taking this step.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

How to Choose a Web Hosting Company 1,118 Views

ServerDo a Google search using the term “web hosting company” and you’ll get close to 5 million results. How can you winnow down this multitude of choices to find a company that will serve your needs? There are many different factors that may influence your choice – here we look at some of the more important ones.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is SSL and Why do I need it? 1,098 Views

httpsSSL stands for Secure Socket Layer and is the standard means of exchanging encrypted data across the Internet. The most common use of SSL is for securing credit card data. If you’ve ever bought something on the Internet and used a credit card to pay for it, then you were using SSL to complete the transaction. When SSL is being used, the address in the browser will change from “HTTP:” to “https:” Additionally many browsers use some sort of icon to indicate that the site is secure, for example, a closed padlock in Netscape.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Free Web Hosting vs Paid - Which Should I Choose? 1,094 Views

FreeWhen looking for a web hosting solution the first choice the user often has to make is whether to choose one of the varieties of free hosting available or to pay a web hosting company. There are several factors that may weigh your decision one way or another – let’s look at some of them. The biggest advantage of free web hosting is that it’s, well, free. There, choice made, now what? Not so fast – not only is that the biggest advantage, it is also just about the only advantage, and you may find that the disadvantages of free web hosting will make it a bad choice.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Shared or Virtual Hosting? 1,088 Views

Shared HostingWhen looking for a web hosting company you may see the terms shared hosting or virtual hosting. These terms, which are identical in meaning, mean that the server housing your web site also houses many other web sites, often a few hundred. Although these other web sites are housed on the same server, they do not interact with your site in any way – they have their own domain name and use their own files. All that they are sharing is the actual hardware – the server and its connections to the Internet.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020
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