Archive for January, 2011

Taking Advantage of Dedicated Web Hosting

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Dedicated web hosting is a term that can be applied to both VPS server hosting and dedicated server hosting because either of these forms of web hosting can provide you with a dedicated web hosting environment. A dedicated web hosting environment provides you with the ability to install any applications of your choice so that you are able to customize your web hosting service to become something that you want it to be, rather than having a web hosting environment that has been configured in the eyes of your web hosting provider. It is very easy to take advantage of dedicated web hosting because as well as being able to choose the applications that you use, you can also purchase the resources that you require rather than having to pay for hosting resources that you are never going to use up, as is the case with purchasing pre-determined web hosting services; with a VPS server you can easily purchase extra virtual resources as per your need, whilst with a dedicated server you can always choose to purchase additional hardware for your dedicated server. For most businesses the upgrade to dedicated web hosting is highly beneficial in itself because it constitutes a good reason for expanding the operations of their website.

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Making the Most of Shared Web Hosting

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Although shared web hosting services are probably the cheapest web hosting services available from any web hosting company, they cater for a niche in the market in the way of beginners and provide those who have never used web hosting before with the features and resources that they require for the hosting of a small website. Most web hosting companies are more than willing to provide their shared web hosting customers with full support at any stage, whether it be helping them move over from an existing web hosting company or to upload their newly developed website to their web space. Once you have setup your shared web hosting account, you often find that you aren’t making the most of the resources and features that you have available to you and for some this can be seen as meaning that they aren’t receiving good value for money; however, if you are able to find the web hosting service with the right combination of features and resources for your needs then making the most of the web hosting service that you have purchased isn’t that hard because in a way you could see it as almost being tailored to meet your needs.

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Configuring a Server Hosting Service

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

There are many different hardware features that make up a VPS server hosting service or a dedicated server hosting service and it is important for you to get the right balance of resources and features so that you are able to configure a server hosting solution that you can deem as appropriate for your needs. Although a VPS server may perform differently to a dedicated server, the principles are still the same and you are still provided with guaranteed resources that can be scaled as per your requirements. Dedicated servers can be a lot harder to configure during the order process because as well as being presented with multiple hardware options, there are different hardware configurations to choose from such as different hard drive configurations (such as RAID). As with any form of web hosting, you will also be presented with a choice of operating systems; Linux and Windows are offered by most web hosting companies providing dedicated web hosting and it is important for the choice to be there because all web hosting customers will have different technical requirements when you consider the number of different applications and scripting languages that are available for use these days.

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Benefits of Server Hosting

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

There are many benefits to using server hosting above all lower forms of web hosting, despite the fact that a server hosting service will set you back more than a shared or reseller web hosting package. For businesses that are outgrowing their shared web hosting package, a VPS server or dedicated server will be able to provide them with the resources necessary to host a large scale website without the need to upgrade the hosting server for a long time to come. A VPS server or dedicated server will require skill to be managed properly, but of you are knowledgeable with server operating systems then managing a server should come naturally to you easily; however, for the less experienced then managed server hosting services are available an extra premium, plus you need to choose a very good web hosting company to receive a good level of support as a fully managed customer. Server hosting is available from any large web hosting company; smaller web hosting companies often struggle to offer VPS servers and dedicated servers because of the level of support needed and the level of technical knowledge that is required on their part, furthermore larger web hosting companies have the capital required to offer a reliable network and support infrastructure.

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Using a Content Management System

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

A content management system (CMS) will minimize the amount of work that you will need to put into the management of your website; in effect CMS systems allow webmasters to spend more time developing content for their website rather than having to maintain it. Content management systems are available in a variety of different scripting languages and utilize different database backends, ensuring that you will be able to choose a CMS system that will work with your web hosting package with ease. There are different content management systems available for different situations with some being design specifically for use with websites whilst others are designed to be the bases on which blogs are developed. In any case a CMS system will provide you with a way to manage your website as well as opportunities to expand as most systems allow plugins to be added, whilst the most popular of CMS systems have large communities that contribute plugins that other users of the same CMS can use for free; there are plugins designed for different purposes, with some being designed to add functionality whilst others will improve the performance of your website and the content management system that you are using.

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Web Hosting Packages

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Web hosting packages are offered by all web hosting companies and are the basis on which you will host your domain name so that you are able to publicly host a website and use email services with any domains that you have purchased. Web hosting packages are available to match different budgets and the differentiating needs that arise between businesses and individuals; this helps to guarantee that whatever your exact needs are, you will be able to find a web hosting package suitable for your intentions. At the low end of the scale are shared web hosting packages for those who require the most minimal of features with their web hosting plan and only need small resource assignments so that they can host a small website and domain name; on the other end are dedicated server hosting services for the bigger businesses that want reliability without any questions, although this will be provided at a cost that is much greater than most individuals will be able to afford. By using a web hosting package you will be able to make the most of domain names that you own by configuring features such as DNS and emails, whilst the web space offered will allow you to create databases and host the files that form of your website.

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Dedicated Server Hosting Service

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The only web hosting service capable of offering power and performance at a high level is a dedicated server and although the most expensive form of web hosting available, for businesses that rely on their website and email services to provide them with a way to communicate with their customers and to promote themselves then the cost is easily justified. A dedicated server is the only form of physical web hosting available from any web hosting company because all other forms of web hosting are virtual to some extent; although this is the main reason for the high price tag, it does mean that you are able to extend the resources of a dedicated server to greater heights to achieve the dedicated hosting environment that you require. If you wish to make the most of a dedicated server then it is important for you to guarantee that your server will be managed properly; if you are an experienced dedicated server user then this means choosing the operating system that you are familiar with to ensure that you won’t face any management issues, or if you lack the skills required to manage a server properly then you can consider fully managed dedicated server hosting.

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Web Hosting Provider

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

A web hosting provider is a business that provides web hosting services to businesses and individuals for the purpose of making a profit on the sale of each web hosting service. As the web hosting industry is one that you can start in fairly easily, there are many web hosting providers around with different target audiences as there are different web hosting providers that are dominant in different countries. Most web hosting providers offer a broad range of web hosting services to make their businesses appealing to as many customers as possible because the more products they offer, the wider the target audience that they are able to engage; on the other hand, if you have a larger web hosting budget then you can consider specialist web hosting providers who will be able to provide you with a custom web hosting service that will include support that has been developed to meet the level of support that you require. As there are different web hosting providers available in different countries, you are able to choose to have your website hosted in any part of the world; as the hosting location of a website can have an affect on its rankings in search engine listings, hosting your website as physically close to your target audience as possible will benefit you.

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Business Hosting Package

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

A business hosting package is designed to captivate businesses to make the most of their online presence because the internet is able to provide them with a much bigger target audience if advertised properly meaning that they have the opportunity to increase their revenue streams significantly. Business web hosting services are aimed at businesses that wish to establish an online presence using a reliable web hosting service that they can be sure will serve their website to potential customers at all times of day because downtime can easily mean lost revenue for even the smallest of businesses. The cost of a business hosting package can vary depending on the exact form of web hosting that you choose to use; a basic business hosting package in a shared web hosting environment is going to be the cheapest option available whilst the most expensive option that is only really suitable for bigger businesses is dedicated server hosting. As well as considering the resources of the server, you should also take into consideration the service that is offered by any web hosting company that you could be seriously considering; as a business it is important for you to be guaranteed the best level of service possible so that you can be sure that you will receive good value for money as well as a high quality web hosting service.

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Remote Desktop Access

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Remote Desktop is a popular feature of Windows dedicated hosting because it provides you with a way in which you can manage your Windows server directly using the Windows GUI meaning that you don’t have to be so reliant on command line interfaces as you have to be with Linux dedicated hosting. By using Remote Desktop you are connected to your Windows server securely; you will be able to view and interact with the GUI of Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 and access all of the applications that you have installed on your Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server. In order to connect to a server using Remote Desktop you will need to have either a Windows VPS server or Windows dedicated server hosting service, as is offered by many web hosting companies; you will also need either a Mac or Windows desktop computer from which you are going to be accessing your server. Although the Remote Desktop client is provided with all of the latest versions of the Windows operating system by default, if you are going to be using a Mac desktop computer then you will need to download the client separately from the Microsoft website; currently no other desktop operating systems are supported.

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