Since 2001, cPanel has been a trendy option and it almost fulfills most of the requirements of hosting market with its easy to use graphical interface. To put it simply, cPanel is the right choice for you if you have only one domain to be hosted. Read the rest of this entry »
There is so much hype about cloud nowadays, you hear the word everywhere regardless of the kind of technology you may encounter. Not going into deeper analysis whether you need a cloud hosting solution or not, this article aims to discuss the four common myths about cloud servers. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us are familiar with WordPress, the popular CMS/blogging platform. It’s amongst the platforms that are widely used around the world for creating websites and blogs. Main reason for which WordPress is very famous is that it highly customizable and the user has a lot of control over it.
WordPress allows you to easily code and customize pages according to your needs. WordPress features allow you to add blog posts, approve/remove comments as well as install different plugins. It’s easy to get started with WordPress for both professionals and beginners.
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Most hosting providers let you choose OS virtualization that your server will be running on – Windows or Linux. The majority of websites are hosted on Linux because of the flexibility it offers and its really affordable prices. However, the more expensive Windows hosting is sometimes unavoidable regardless of all advantages Linux hosting offers.
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If you have just started to reveal the Web hosting world, so many plans offered by different providers might start to confuse you. Here are some quick details on what is what in Web hosting World.
Shared hosting. This particular arrangement makes use of only one Web server to take care of hundreds or even thousands of different websites. It happens so as all these websites are probably quite small and make use of minimal bandwidth – allowing the providers to offer this kind of service by charging only $4-$5 every month.
Linux hosting. Besides shared hosting, Linux hosting is probably the service that you would like to avail because a large number of tools for web development (Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, and more) have been designed for the Linux platform. For the websites which makes use of Perl, PHP or most of other programming languages, it is almost necessary to have Linux. But you should not panic at all; there is no need to have know-how of Linux for using the Linux hosting service because a graphical interface is provided by the web hosts so that you can easily handle everything.
Windows hosting. Windows hosting is commonly available and allows the users to utilize Microsoft tools for publishing and managing their websites. If the sites have employed Microsoft-specific tools, like ASP, then Windows is necessary for them. Normally this type of hosting is comparatively expensive as compared to the Linux options.
VPS hosting. Virtual Private Servers have been designed to deal with the higher-traffic websites and they offer virtualized server environment which is only used to run your website. The major benefit of this is that you are allowed to reboot or manage your website individually and it will not have any impact on any other website. The server is also hosted on the shared equipment, however, which is running different similar VPSs which means if there is some hardware failure then it will take down all the websites.
Dedicated hosting. When you opt for dedicated hosting, you are provided one or more computers for hosting your website. Any other websites will be hosted somewhere else making sure that they cannot crash or bog down your website when heavy traffic is received by them. This seems good, but it can quickly turn out into an expensive option.
Managed hosting. When you opt for a managed hosting, you are provided some staff members from the host. They will help you in monitoring your site, restart the failed servers manually and provide their technical expertise for your website. Occasionally it can incur some extra cost. You can manage many of the hosting plans whether they are dedicated or shared.
Colocation. Even though there is similarity in dedicated hosting and colocation, colocation makes use of software and hardware which is provided by you personally, allowing you to have full control over your website. Web host will not do anything to your server except ensuring that it stays turned on. All the rest has to be done by you. It is most complicated service and normally most expensive one as well, for running your website.