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What is Web Hosting?

When you make a website and want other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it with a web hosting service.

Web hosting, to put it simply, is where your website will sit on the internet. Most of your current files (documents, pictures, software etc) are sitting there on your personal computer/laptop. Only you can access them, right? If you wanted to show those files to other people, you’d have to send the files to those people.
Well, think of web hosting as sending your ‘files’ to a whole lot of people. Your website is the ‘file’ and essentially it’s being put up on the internet for people to view. So instead of having to send complex website files to people in order for them to be able to see your website, they’re able to simply type in your website URL and view it all there.

Some Types of Web Hosting
As technology has progressed different types of web hosting have appeared to meet the different needs of websites and customers:

Shared Web HostingCloud HostingD…

How to choose the best small business web hosting service?

“How to choose the best small business web hosting service?” is a question every business owner needs to answer before setting up a website.

There are a lot of companies offering a wide variety of web hosting packages. The last thing that you want is to sign up up with a problematic hosting package after all the time and confusion.

With that in mind, let’s quickly move onto the list of things that you should look into before passing your credit card information to any of the hosting companies.
What to Look at?Types of Hosting Package
Although the specific offerings may be different, the types of hosting packages can be broadly categorized into the following:
Shared Hosting
Many small and medium-sized businesses will probably end up using a shared hosting package because of its affordability. Additionally, a shared hosting package is usually more than enough to cope with the traffic that most websites receive.
Signing up for a shared hosting package will place your website on a s…

What is Home Server?

A home server is a server located in a private residence providing services to other devices inside or outside the household through a home network or the Internet. Such services may include file and printer serving, media center serving, web serving (on the network or Internet), web caching, account authentication and backup services. Because of the relatively low number of computers on a typical home network, a home server commonly does not require significant computing power and can be implemented with a re-purposed, older computer, or a plug computer. An uninterruptible power supply is sometimes used in case of power outages that can possibly corrupt data.

Do you really need a network server?
Over the years I have provided computer consulting services for many businesses. While some of these small businesses have been simple one-man operations, many of them were actually larger. The thing that I always found surprising is that the majority of these companies never bothered imple…

Common Misconceptions About Cloud Computing

The cloud is growing larger every day, with more and more customers either storing their data there or using its other functions. In a time of rapid change, it's easy for the cloud to be seen by some as a panacea to cure their many IT ills, while for others it presents as a source of impending woe.
My current computer systems will work just as well in the cloud as they do today.
Sadly, no. A network requires servers that can be set up either locally or in the cloud. However, servers in the cloud are shared and the management of that sharing incurs performance overhead. This performance hit could impact specialized industry systems designed for on-site servers. As a user, you do not have control over when that might happen.

Virtualizing my servers is all I need for my company to succeed in the cloud.
Virtualizing is the process of taking a given task into the cloud, where a physical server creates a ‘virtual machine’ to help you complete it more quickly than you could on your…

Tips To Select Web Hosting

In this article we will answer the most common questions related to selecting a hosting provider. Make sure to follow through all of the listed key points to avoid signing up with a bad webhost.

Before you start the quest, please note that there are many hosting providers out there. To be honest with you then we think that there is even too many of them. This is why it is almost impossible to find the ideal one. What you can do however, is fish out the worst ones and select the webhost that is most appropriate for your specialized needs. To help you out, we have devoted considerable time to gather all the essential information regarding web hosting services and made up the following list of important factors to consider before making any decisions.

Steps to Building a Private Cloud

If you're considering building a private cloud, there are 5 steps you should take: Standardization, Consolidation, Virtualization, Automation and Orchestration.

1. Standardization:

Standardization is truly the foundation when it comes to building a private cloud, setting you up for success in each subsequent step. During the standardization phase, you'll want to decide which hardware and software components you'll use for the private cloud deployment.

Simplify your environment as much as possible the more disparate your systems, the more complexity and cost you'll incur as you build your private cloud. This is especially true during the automation and orchestration phases, in which custom integration of many systems becomes costly and time consuming. It would be difficult to justify more than one vendor's products in your data center, for example if you're an EMC shop or a NetApp shop, then be just that and avoid one-offs from other vendors. One way t…

What is cPanel and what is it used for?

cPanel is a very popular web-based control panel. It is a full-featured website development tool that helps in your website’s management using a graphical user interface (GUI). With the cPanel, you have complete control in managing your website without depending on highly qualified website developers.

With the cPanel, you now can manage the important aspects of file management, FTP, backups, email management to manage every possible mail-related tasks including spam filter and autoresponder, email account forwarders and mailing lists, domain and sub-domain control, error page management, password protection of web folders, MIME types, Apache handlers, CGI Scripts, statistical information, users management, Cron Jobs, Chatroom management, bulletin board, Shopping Cart, Leech Protection, HotLink Protection, SSL Manager, Network Tools, and MySQL database administration.