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Points to Note While Selecting a Web Hosting Service

by rchamria, Dec 26, 2014

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With the ever increasing number of web hosting companies, everyone should be able to find the right package that fits their requirements. But, if you are trying to find a web hosting service for yourself, the vast array of choices can be rather confusing.

It is hard to work out what exactly you need and what you can do without. Working out the factors, that makes one web hosting company better than the other, is also difficult. If you are new to the web hosting scene, there are some points which can make the selection process a little more difficult. Hopefully, this blog can help you in making an informed decision, when you are ready to choose your dream web hosting service.

Storage: The type of website you have determines your storage requirements. For example, if your website is just a personal online jotting pad, then server space will not be a major issue. However, if you have something more grand in mind, like a an eCommerce or business website, then you will have to make sure that you get a package that covers your current as well as future space requirements.

Bandwidth: This is the amount of data that flows between your site and the rest of the internet. Once again if your site is a commercial one and generates a huge amount of traffic, then a web hosting company with ample bandwidth is what you require. Also, be aware of companies that promise ‘unlimited bandwidth’, which they will rarely provide. If you do exceed the allotted bandwidth, these companies will charge a penalty fee.

Support: A web hosting service is only as capable as its support. Keeping this in mind, if you conduct your search for a web host, then you can’t go wrong. For example, lot of companies claim 24/7 technical support, but that is not necessarily true. However, one way to work with this is to check the web hosting service through test run of the support team. Measuring the response time of web host and their competence gives value to the trial-test.

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5 Benefits of Using Cloud Hosting for Your Business

by rchamria, May 26, 2014

Cloud hosting is a modern technology of hosting that is provided through virtual servers. These virtual servers derive all their resources from a large network of physical servers. Cloud hosting can be considered a service, rather than a product, in that you use how much your requirement is and only pay for how much you really use.

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It is an extensively used hosting platform along with shared servers and dedicated hosting. It is largely based on the concept of clustered hosting, where a website can be hosted on multiple servers. The only difference in it is that the network of servers used for it is much more extensive and the resources can be derived from different locations. Although the websites are hosted on virtual servers that derive their resources from the same repository as other publicly available virtual servers and use the same network to transmit their data from one side to another, cloud hosting is also available in private clouds as well. This option is suitable for businesses looking for more secure and better performing servers. Here are the top 5 benefits that it offers your business:

Reliable

This type of hosting is comparatively more reliable than the other forms. The reason for this is that it pulls its resources from a wide network of physical servers. So even if a server goes down, the cloud continues to draw resources from the other available resources. This, however, is not possible in other types of hosting that rely solely on one physical server. Sometimes, when a complete data center goes down, the hosting might still be able to continue quite well since the network is distributed in different physical locations as well.

Flexible and Scalable

Sometimes, a website might need an increased server space due to increased traffic. Cloud hosting puts no restraints to such sudden demands. Therefore, extra resources, or even lesser resources, can be used all the time as per the demand of the client.

Secure

The physical servers from which the cloud is derived is well-protected and safeguarded against intrusion, unauthorized access, or virus, spam, and malware attacks. There is security to prevent illegal access to the data centre.

Costing

The costing model of this type of hosting is much better than the other types. The clients pay only for how much they really, and nothing more. Neither do the clients pay unnecessarily for any unwanted data space provided nor are they denied extra resources when they need it. They are charged fairly and squarely.

Proactive

The hosting decides beforehand when more resources are needed to handle greater chunks of traffic on the website, or when the resources need to be cut down to prevent  wastage when they are not being used enough. This allows for a very intelligent, proactive and fair usage of the resources.

Avail all these benefits by giving your business the web hosting that it deserves.

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Benefits of Cloud Hosting

by rchamria, Nov 9, 2013

Information technology has made advantageous tools available for individual users and enterprises. Technical aspects have become topics of discussion for technical experts of web hosting. The functional attributes have proven to be successful for small businesses and individual users. Reason for this is cost-efficiency and flexibility has proven beneficial for small and micro enterprises.

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One technical aspect that is evolving continuously is ‘cloud hosting’ as small and medium sized companies are embracing this technology at a fast pace. The trend is expected to grow and develop in coming years. Cloud hosting is advantageous for mid to large sized companies. Working with the data in cloud can largely benefit businesses. Following are the listed advantages of the technology:

Unlimited Storage Offered: It is the cloud that gives unlimited capacity to its users for storing of informa0tion. So, there is no reason to think that one may be running out of storage capacity or may need to increase the current storage space capacity. Information is stored online in a separate server that can be accessed anytime and from anywhere.

Cost efficient: It is a cost efficient technology for maintenance, use and upgrade of websites. The traditional desktop software costs companies a lot in terms of finance. The extra licensing fees add to the expenses of the establishment concerned. Cloud services can be found at much cheaper rates and hence the service can significantly lower the IT expenses of companies. Again, there are payment systems like ‘one-time payment’ and ‘pay as you go’ options that make it very convenient for the company that are in need of IT services such as ‘cloud’.

Software Integration: Software integration is really something vital for the cloud. It means no additional efforts are required to customize or integrate applications as per preferences. Cloud hosting allows customization of options with great ease. This is the reason why it is possible to handpick service and software that best fits an enterprise’s needs.

Recovery: As all data is stored up in cloud, so in the event of a disaster, backing the data up and restoring them may be easier than storing the same information in a physical device. Again, the service providers are good enough to recover information and it makes the entire process simple and efficient.

High Availability: A managed cloud service is available under private cloud architecture. This is why redundancy is built with multiple hosts, network security and SAN storage. Hence, overall protection is provided along with the unique ability to update and maintain hardware without the need of a maintenance window.

Access to Information: Information can be accessed from anywhere in the cloud after registration with a cloud service. The only requirement is an internet connection as staying online shall allow movement in different time zones and geographies.

Quick Deployment: There is also the advantage of quick deployment. The entire system becomes fully operational within a matter of few minutes. However, technology does matter in terms of time needed for deployment.

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