What is a Co-Located Server? 734 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

What is a Virtual Dedicated Server? 927 Views

VPSMany web sites are run on shared servers, where the number of sites hosted on a single server could run into the hundreds. Until recently, the next step up for a web site that had outgrown a shared server was to move to a dedicated server, which would host just that one site. Nowadays though, there is another choice – the virtual dedicated server. This is a server that has been partitioned into segments, each of which acts as a dedicated server. On a server of this type, there would be just a few web sites, with the effect that more of the servers’ resources would be available for each web site. As an example, a server may be portioned into 5 virtual servers. This would mean that each virtual server would have the use of 20% of the servers’ resources – processor time, hard disk space and so on.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Dedicated Servers - Managed vs Unmanaged 861 Views

Windows and Linux ServersThere may come a time when you decide that your web site has outgrown any of the shared web hosting plans that are available. Maybe your traffic has grown to the point that your web site is starting to slow down. Or maybe you have a number of web sites and feel that housing them on one server would be a simpler, more cost-effective solution than having several different web hosting plans. Whatever the reason, you are considering stepping up to a dedicated server.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What Is a Dedicated Server? 803 Views

Windows and Linux ServersMany web sites are hosted on shared servers, where many different web sites share the hardware resources of one server. In contrast, having a dedicated server means that just one web site is hosted on that server. This means that all of the resources of that server - its processor power and hard drive space - are available for use by that web site. Dedicated servers are still owned by the hosting company though; the user is paying to rent the server for a period of time.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Shared or Virtual Hosting? 748 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

Choosing Between Windows And Linux Based Servers 893 Views

Windows And Linux ServersOne of the choices to be made when selecting a web hosting company will be whether the hosting companies' servers run on the Windows or Unix/Linux operating systems. There are several factors involved in this choice - the type of site you will be running, how it was developed, any database used, and what, if any, extra features you need to use.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is ASP? 843 Views

Active Server PagesActive Server Pages, or ASP, is a server-side scripting engine that allows web site developers to add interactive functions to web pages. Such dynamically-generated pages use input from the user to determine how a web page is presented. An example of its use would be to enable a web site visitor to log into a message board or to give access to a secure database. When ASP is used within a page, then the usual “.html” suffix is replaced with “.asp”.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is a Web Server? 692 Views

Web ServerA web server can actually mean one of two different things, either the actual computer hardware or the software that runs on the web server, receiving requests from clients and responding to them. Here we will take a look at the hardware. At first glance, the specifications of a web server may be very similar to the type of computer used as a desktop machine by many people, and in fact, most desktop machines could be used as a server, given the right software. Like desktop machines, a server will have a CPU, RAM, a hard drive and an Internet connection. However, when you look more closely at these specifications, the differences become apparent.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Uptime? 675 Views

99.9% Uptime GuaranteedOften you will see that a web hosting company offers, for example, “99.5% guaranteed uptime”. What does this mean, and why is it important? Put simply, uptime is the amount of time that your web site is up and running, and available to the world. In contrast, downtime means that your web site will be inaccessible. Uptime is normally given as a percentage, as above. Let’s do some math, and see exactly what is meant by 99.5% uptime. A calendar month contains 43,200 minutes, so an uptime figure of 99.5% means that your site should be down for a maximum of 216 minutes during any one month. If the uptime figure was 99.7%, then the downtime drops to 130 minutes a month or a little over two hours.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Bandwidth? 734 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

What is Disk Space? 658 Views

Disk SpaceDisk space is simply the total amount of data that you can store upon your web hosts' server. This amount will include all of your web pages, any graphic or audiovisual content you may use on those pages, any files that are available for downloading by visitors and also any space that you may use for emails. You will also need to allow a small amount of space for the various log files that are generated by the server recording such things as site visits. The amount of disk space available will vary depending on your choice of plan. For a low-cost plan, it may be as little as 10 Mb, with more expensive plans you may have many gigabytes for your use.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is a Control Panel? 787 Views

cPanelA control panel allows the web site owner to administer a web site. There are many different control panels available, among the more common are cPanel, xPanel, vDeck and Plesk. All use a graphical user interface, which makes administration simple, even for inexperienced users. The control panel is accessed through the users’ web browser of choice. The various forms of control panels that are available differ in some ways, but all will allow the web site host to perform the basic tasks needed to set up and administer the web site.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Linux? 850 Views

Linux LogoOne term that a web master may see when researching web hosting companies is that the server uses the Linux operating system. This may be unfamiliar to those new to web hosting, and so a brief explanation may be needed. Linux was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991, while studying at the University of Helsinki, Finland, as a hobby. Although originally intended as nothing more than a way for Torvalds to use his new Intel 80386-based computer, he decided to release the source code under an open license, allowing anyone that wished to contribute to its development. This freedom allowed many developers to extend the capabilities of Linux.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Why Does My Company Need a Web Site? 627 Views

ComputersBusinesses looking to establish a web presence do so for many reasons. The most obvious is to market their goods or services to a wider clientele. Other reasons include the desire to get product information to customers and to keep customers updated with the latest news and information. Establishing a web site immediately gives a company a global presence, and allows potential customers to see what products are available at any time of the day or night. If the web site is equipped with a shopping cart then orders can be taken and payments processed without any need for human intervention. Large savings can be made by not needing a traditional customer service call center for order-taking, with the added benefit that orders may be taken at any time.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Why Do I Need a Web Site? 720 Views

Website on ComputerThere are many reasons for a person or group to want a presence on the Internet. Let's take a look at some potential benefits that can come from various ways in which such people could use a web site. There are two main reasons for an individual to have a web site. They may have a hobby or interest they are passionate about. Establishing a web site would enable that person to share their views with others that are also interested in that subject. Such web sites often include how-to articles on various aspects of the particular hobby, along with message boards for feedback.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Why Free Web Hosting is Not a Good Choice? 749 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

Free Web Hosting vs Paid - Which Should I Choose? 706 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

Switching to a New Web Hosting Company 687 Views

Connecting to InternetThere may come a time when you feel that your web site is starting to outgrow the services that your current web hosting company can supply. Or maybe you have found the hosting company to be unreliable, with your site downtime rising to a level you find unacceptable. For whatever reason, you think it's time to look for a new host for your web site.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What to Look for When Choosing A Web Hosting Company 764 Views

Best HostingA simple Google search using the term “web hosting” will give several million hits. How can any user, especially one that is inexperienced, choose a web hosting company? These five things to look for should at least allow the user to narrow the field.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

How to Choose a Web Hosting Company 710 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

How to Choose the Right Web Hosting 794 Views

Web HostingWhen looking for a web hosting company, the first thing that you need to do is compare the top 20 web hosting reviews online. These web hosting reviews will give you an idea about which top 20 web hosting packages are considered to be the best for budget hosting or business hosting. As you sift through the feedbacks, web hosting reviews and rankings, you would have an idea about which provider really performs well in delivering the service that their customers need. In the following sections, we will dish out more tips on how you can use web hosting reviews to your advantage so that you can find the best web hosting package to suit your site maintenance needs.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

Web Hosting Introduction 712 Views

ServerIn order for a web site to be available on the World Wide Web, it must be hosted on a server. There are several different ways to accomplish this. Most large hosting companies will have their own servers and the network infrastructure needed for their site to be available on the Web. However, the equipment and technical resources needed to set up such a system are very expensive, beyond the reach of smaller companies, organizations and individual users.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020

What is Web Hosting? 930 Views

Web HostingWhen you go online, you are bound to stumble upon websites which compare the top 10 web hosting providers, enumerate their own version of the Top 20 Web Hosting Packages, and provide web hosting reviews and rankings. But why is there such an abundance of web hosting providers in the first place? Exactly what type of service is it that they provide for customers? And if you go through these web hosting reviews, how would you know if you are getting the best hosting package to suit your site maintenance needs? That is exactly what we will learn more about here.
Update: Thu 26 Mar 2020
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