Grid Web hosting: What is it?

Date: 19 Nov 2010 Comments:0

Grid web hosting is relatively new and many webmasters simply have no idea how this technology works. Although the hosting is new, the concept has been lurking for many years. In fact, many larger web companies use grid web hosting to maintain their corporate websites and store their companies’ information.

The basics of grid web hosting uses several different processors in order to compute instructions. The power for hosting is typically shared among these different processors. This makes it much more efficient for websites to use different resources.

Although again, the concept of actually getting grid web hosting out there is relatively new, more and more hosting companies are beginning to come around to the idea. This allows these hosting companies to offer better services to their customers. When compared to the hosting that most webmasters use, grid web hosting is a much more cost efficient way to host websites. In fact, the cost is very close to that of using a shared hosting plan.

Grid web hosting allows hosting companies to provide more computing power and still offer hosting services for a minimal fee. Those websites that are currently hosted on grid servers suffer little to virtually no downtime at all. Typical hosting companies see downtime due to boosts in traffic. This is not true with grid servers. The best part is that website owners can opt for grid web hosting services for as little as $5 per month, depending on the hosting plan that they choose. Some plans can run as much as $100 per month. Again, this is dependent on the plan chosen and many site owners pay much more than this for hosting without all the benefits of using a grid web host.

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Which Type of Web Hosting is Right for You?

Date: 7 Jan 2010 Comments:0

web serverWhen it comes to web hosting, there are a number of different routes you can take. How do you know which web hosting is right for you? Well, that’s going to depend solely upon you and what you are looking for. First, you have to decide on a web hosting service that you can depend on. Next, the different plans will have to be researched and the best choice chosen. Finally, you have to make sure that everything your website will provide can be hosted on the plan.

Finding a reputable hosting company can be a difficult task. Many different past customers will have a variety of different views on the web host. Some will offer up fake testimonials for the chance at a commission with the company. And a variety of others will spill misinformation to confuse and attract customers to different companies. This is all in the game as they say. To scrounge through the fluff and get to the true insights, look through the replies on different forums related to web hosts. These will normally provide unbiased commentary on the way past customers have been treated.

Figuring out your specific needs will also be a large undertaking unless you are a newcomer to the web hosting scene. Take into account the amount of traffic you currently incur over a daily period. This will equate to the amount of bandwidth you require to operate smoothly. Search for a web hosting plan that provides more than your current needs. By purchasing more now, it provides you with a buffer zone in which you are safe from downtime.

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What’s the difference between VPS hosting and Shared Hosting

Date: 3 Nov 2009 Comments:0

On your quest to find the perfect hosting solution, the options of shared hosting and VPS hosting have arisen. To the naked eye, the similarities between these two hosting plans outweigh the differences. But for any serious webmaster, there is a distinct variation in the options and ability of both service plans. VPS is a little more obscure, so the distinction can be tough for some to fathom.

Virtualized Private Servers, also known as VPS hosting allows you to have flexibility and control in a shared host. It is a much more advanced form of shared hosting. The web hosting company begins with a regular server and installs in a new operating system. Next, a program is used to create isolated and independent virtual servers within the original server. The original, now fragmented server has several of these virtual servers that act as if they are normal dedicated hosting. VPS HostingUnlike dedicated hosting, there are however more than one user per server. This is much the same as renting out rooms in a house. Each room has its own space and distinction, allowing for you to change it as you see fit. Although separate, these rooms all are connected to the same house. That is how VPS operate.

Shared hosting is another one of the various types of hosting that is available. It’s all in the name; shared hosting is where individuals are sharing the same server, as well as the same resources. Every individual or client has limits on what they are allowed to do as far as the storage space, allotted bandwidth per month, and allowed e-mail accounts. Because you are using a shared web hosting plan, you are not only able to make use of the server’s hardware and its resources, but to also use it to its full potential. A great advantage of shared hosting is that you are only responsible to do little maintenance, as the hosting company is actually responsible for keeping your server up-to-date for you. If you need any applications for your site, you can download and install them directly from the service providers. You can also get the dedicated support staff to assist you in installing these for you – and companies like Servint are known for offering top notch support!

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Unlimited Web Hosting – is it realistic?

Date: 15 Oct 2009 Comments:0

Unlimited – what a great word. It holds with it the imagination of never having to shop around again. A warm feeling stays with you as you continue to build up your collection of websites. You wish that this dream last will last forever. The problem is, although many web sites flaunt the unlimited plans in front of you, few actually allow “unlimited” usage. We will start with the obvious and work our way down. Do unlimited web space, bandwidth, and domain hosting truly exist?

The answer is, only to a point. Many web host providers throw out words to entice you to buy from them, but many times people overlook the fine print. The unlimited offer is not actually unlimited. curve risingThere are many different limits placed on your web hosting. Let’s start with bandwidth. At first your web sites will have a low amount of traffic. As time passes, your traffic and collection of web sites will continue to increase. Each site will continue to use more and more bandwidth. Within a certain amount of time, your web host will contact you about the over use of the CPU, and overuse of bandwidth.

Next follows the encouragement to upgrade to either a VPS or a dedicated server. Eventually this is a good choice, but who likes to be pushed into it? Back on point, the unlimited storage space is also an illusion. You can upload a large amount of files. The problem begins with the size the files must be. Most of the time, web hosts limit the file size to 25 MBs. This is a small amount for web sites that have videos and other large files that could be uploaded. Limiting the amount that can be uploaded also limits the amount you can add to your domains.

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The differences between Linux hosting and Windows hosting

Date: 29 Sep 2009 Comments:0

Two of the major operating systems that are normally chosen to run web hosting servers, Linux and Windows, are similar but very different. Choosing between the two can be a burden of faith for the ill informed, so research is essential before finalizing any decision.

Linux hosting is a popular operating system for web hosting that is cheap to install. Windows hosting is also a very popular operating system for web hosting that allows the client to be provided with support that is needed.

There are several differences between the two. The first difference that people generally seem to notice right away is the manner in which the system accesses the server. Linux and Windows both offer the FTP access (File Transfer Protocol ) however, only Linux offers ssh ( secure shell) Windows or Linuxor telnet access. When writing your pages out, “.html” is the file name that Linux hosting is named under, meanwhile with Windows; the file name is “.htm.”

When it comes to security, they both equally have security problems. An age old question has been presented to find out which of these two choices is more secure. Unfortunately, as with anything that is connected to the internet, nothing is completely safe. It has been said that Windows servers are at a higher risk due to the interconnected nature of the programming. This allows for the entire server to be more vulnerable to compromise by an outside source. This, however, is not really the biggest concern. The main part of the security routes back to the service’s administration level, so as long as you have good security there, you are in good shape.

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The History of Web Hosting

Date: 3 Aug 2009 Comments:0

The internet is one of the greatest forms of technology in existence, with more than J.C.R. Lickliderfifty million websites interconnected in a web of information. Technically in order to take a look back at the history of web hosting, we need to look at the history of the internet as well.

In August of 1962, J.C.R. Licklider was known for his many articles that were written about the “Galactic Network” which was based on the concept of computers being interconnected so that anyone that has the use of the internet can log on to different websites and find out information. At this time, Licklider was attending MIT where he was going to the ARPA which was the Advanced Research Projects Agency to tell of his ideas. The creation of the ARPA was actually around the same time as the creation of NASA. Both organizations were formed to help Americans catch up with the technology of the Russians.

Early forms of the internet were based on a concept know as packet switching. This concept is based on the idea of having network data that had the ability to be sent through electrical phone lines as tiny packages of information. This concept forms the basis for the way we use bandwidth. Using these small packets of information, connections would be used only when the packets were sent through them. When there were no packets being sent, the line would have free space to use for other activities. This free space is the open bandwidth. Paul Baran would later create the actual networking design that forms the foundation for the modern day internet.

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How to Make Money with Web Hosting: Reseller Hosting

Date: 28 Jul 2009 Comments:0

For any online business, hosting is an essential cost that cannot be overlooked. Every website on the internet has some form of hosting, and unfortunately you will need the same. On the other hand, there is a way to minimize you costs, or pull a profit from it. Most web hosting companies offer a plan for reseller hosting. If you are unfamiliar with reseller hosting, it is a plan that allows you to sell off portions of your hosting to others.

The cost for a reseller hosting account is lower than what you would pay for a dedicated server, but a bit higher than shared hosting. Reseller Web HostingUnlike shared hosting plans that offer unlimited everything, or so they say, reseller hosting has a set amount of everything. Each plan will have a different amount of bandwidth, space and domains that can be hosted. Don’t worry though, it isn’t a small amount.

Now here is where the money starts to come in. You can offer out your reseller hosting as if you have your own hosting company. Rebrand it, advertise it, and sell it as you would any other service. If you divide up your hosting correctly, you will be able to make a scalable profit over time. Even before you begin to make a profit, you can certainly cut into your hosting costs.

Getting customers can be a problem at first, but there are many different ways to approach this. You can go around webmaster forums and offer your plans out cheaper than others that are selling there. This allows you to build a base of monthly customers to build off of. You also can take a different approach, and offer simple web page building service if they dedicate themselves to use your server for X amount of months. You can also offer it out cheaply through a membership website, if you want to continue to build up your profit.

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The pros and cons of a free web host

Date: 28 Jun 2009 Comments:0

If you are in the market for a free web host, than take into account all the pros and cons of your decision. The word free is quite enticing. Is it really free though? Most free hosts still are capable of pulling in a profit, so it must be generating some kind of revenue. The real question comes down to whether or not a free web host is worth using. Let’s get all the facts and see what the verdict turns out to be.

So what are the biggest advantages to choosing a free web host? First thing that comes to mind is price. Can’t beat free can you? This kind of hosting is perfect for beginners to the web. Most free web hosts have a limited, but sufficient amount of storage and bandwidth that can be more than enough for most newcomers. Learning the ropes on a free host can FREEgive you a head start when you move up to paid hosting. You will have a better feel for the control panel, and at least save yourself some time from the inevitable mistakes your would have made. There will be no pressure on you to rush. Just learn at your own pace until you are comfortable with all the features.

These free web hosts are also a great place to host personal websites. Things such as family events can be posted up, and the volume of people will be limited to your family. This kind of website does not need all the features of paid hosting, and can be accommodated fully by free hosting. A number of other sites that are limited in nature can be hosted freely so that you can spend your money on other ventures. Small educational websites will also be content on a free web host. Each of these have a limited need, and are perfect candidates for free hosts.

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