Dedicated Server vs. Co-location Web Hosting
So - you know shared hosting no longer cuts it, and your single office connection is not enough to host a web server - so which is best, leasing a dedicated server or buying your own server and co-locating it someone's data center?
Which is better?
While it certainly depends on your particular needs, and there are excellent situations for both the dedicated server option is quickly becoming a better choice in more and more cases. If you already own a web server, or cluster that you prefer to use, then obviously co-location may be your best choice....
The Top 15 Essential Ingredients of Every WINDOWS HOSTING Plan (Package)
First things First. Why would you like to have Windows Based Hosting when there are Linux packages for cheaper rates ? The answer is - it depends on what application you are looking to use for your hosting. Consider the tools and scripting languages you plan to use - if you use PHP, Perl or MySQL, Linux is the way forward. If apps are Microsoft-specific, then Windows is what you need. Clear??
Now let's proceed with the essential ingredients of any Windows Hosting Plan.
1. ASP Support - The clear reason why you chose a windows plan is to use Microsoft Specific Languages....
How to Get Better Technical Support
Whenever you have a technical question that needs answering, you want that answer as fast as possible, right? In the instantaneous world of the internet, patience has become a rare commodity, and the time you spend unable to send or receive email or waiting for your website to come back online can mean lost revenue. If you want to get a timely response from your support technician, there are things you can do as a customer to speed up the process:
Define the problem as accurately as possible
The more detail you can provide, the more quickly the technician can identify the source of the problem and correct it....
Useful Tips When Applying For A Web Host Provider
Once you have considered the design for your website and it is ready to be hosted, there are some matters to be considered when choosing the adequate web host:
I - Accessibility of the site?
Once you have applied for a web host provider you should take several aspects into account such as the time it takes to load or the period of time it is up. These aspects are very important because if there are problems related to them, this can create extreme annoyance and renouncement of the possible visitors....
Is Free Hosting Really Free?
Sooner or later, as everyone finds out, nothing in this world is free. Although there are literally hundreds of Free Hosting adds surfacing on the Internet, no one can stay in business very long giving it away. So how can hosting services offer free hosting?
One way is to make some of their money from registering your domain name. Domain registration is a necessary step for any future web site owner, (some low cost host play a numbers game between your monthly cost and your yearly domain registration fee, for example:$5/month and $30 registration fee, or $7/month and only $6 to register, or....
More Profits in Your Website Hosting Business
If you run a website hosting business, you already know the challenges in the business. Thousands of competitors are just a click away, ready to undercut your price.
Potential customers see hosting as a commoditiy and shop by price. Several directories like Hostreview, Acehosts and Hostindex make it easy to comparison shop.
How can you get more profits from your business under these conditions?
FIRST, GET THE CUSTOMER
Calculate the lifetime value of your customer. For example, let's say the average customer stays with you for 15 months and pays 16....
How to Know When It is Time for Your Website to Move On to Dedicated Servers
Question #1 - Can You Afford It?
One huge question that will play a large role in whether or not you move onto a dedicated server is whether or not you can afford it. You need to do some math to not only figure out how much a dedicated server costs, but how much you will have to pay for an administrator or for a fully managed dedicated server. These can be expensive, especially if you do not have a large budget. Make sure your budget supports a dedicated server before you start looking into one....
Overselling Web Hosting: What Does It Mean To You?
Overselling is a big trend in the web-hosting world at the moment. It's an easy way to get more out of your servers than normally is possible. The basic idea of overselling is that the majority of your clients are only going to use a fraction of the resources allocated to them so there's going to be a lot of wasted bandwidth and space. Overselling involves taking a gamble and selling more than you can handle assuming that the unused resources will cover it.
Let's say for example that a server hard drive is 80GB and has 1200GB of bandwidth....
Web Hosts - Not All Are Created Equal
Many people think that all web hosts offer the same level of service within a certain price point. This could not be further from the truth. Fundamentally web hosting is web hosting but when you compare apples to apples you will find a broad range of differences that may or may not be a detriment to your business. Surprisingly the same web host provider that charges $5/month may have a direct competitor that charges $10/month for a comparable service plan. Below are 3 simple steps to help you determine what provider will best fit for your needs and where to find them....
UNIX vs. Windows - What Server Operating System Should You Use for Your Web Hosting?
So you've decided to create a website? The most obvious thing that you need is of course web hosting. Among other things, like cost and features, you'll need to decide which server you'll need: Windows (NT, 2000 or XP) or Unix (Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc.).
Another thing to consider when choosing which operating system to use is whether you will be using scripting. If so what kind? For example, if you will be using a dynamic site, and decide that you want to go Perl as your language of choice then UNIX should be your operating system of choice....
Tips About Low Cost Web Hosting Services
Here are some things you should know before finding a "cheap" or or low cost web hosting services.
Such a business would fail soon because qualified support personnel costs money. Larger companies and Windows plans are usually more expensive. Cheap web hosts oversell space and bandwidth, counting on the fact that most people won't use them fully. This is normal and you shouldn't be kicked out if you do use all your allocated space and bandwidth. Low cost web hosts often don't fully control their servers - they might have a dedicated server with another company to make their costs lowest possible, so they are sometimes forced to rely on others to perform some physical tasks like replacing some hardware on the server....
Website Sitebuilders: Easy to use Website builders Come with a Price
Professional web designers don't come cheap. A good web designer can easily charge you $1000 or more for a five page website. This high cost leads many people to tackle web design for themselves. How hard can it be? Get yourself an HTML editor, throw up a website and voila! Your website is live right? Wrong! There is a lot of knowledge you need to develop before you can get your self made website onto the internet.
What is a Sitebuilder?
More and more web hosting companies today offer Sitebuilder software that takes care of all the technical details to getting your website up and live on the internet....
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