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In the era of cloud computing, this comparison of cloud hosting vs dedicated server hosting may sound strange to many, but since I realized that most of the websites on the Internet highlight only the benefits of cloud computing, I thought it'd be only fair to do a neutral comparison.
Here's a comparative analysis of Amazon Ec2 vs Google App Engine covering the nitty gritty right from the ease of usage, complexity and necessity of technical support down to pricing, and practical implementations.
Google web hosting is one of the best forms of free website hosting for the experienced webmasters, and bloggers who're looking out for a robust free website creation system, rather than relying on the good old Blogger and Wordpress platforms. Here's a brief guide to using google website hosting.
Amazon EC2 has been the dominant player in the market, until Rackspace entered the cloud arena, and it soon turned out to be a great choice for SMEs - read on to discover why I moved onto Rackspace, and figure out should you actually do the same or not!
Have you ever considered the importance of server location in case of overseas hosting? Well, here are a few interesting facts, so take a good look at them, if you hadn't really cared about these aspects to date.
Web site hosting is one of the online businesses that don't require substantial investment upfront, and you don't require any special skills to become a web hosting provider. Here are some handy tips to succeed in web site hosting arena.
Who says you need thousands of dollars, working capital, and a big office space to start your own hosting business? Well, you can actually start a web hosting business at home
If you're new to the cloud arena, then the very first question that'd pop-up in your mind is obviously -
Here’s a closer look at the cloud computing leaders in the current market, reasons why they're the best in the cloud market, and a glimpse of their latest offerings.
Starting a web hosting business can be the best way for those who want to become an entrepreneur, but feel that they don't have enough capital to float their own company, or a full fledged business. Here's a quick guide describing how to start a web hosting reseller business, and make some serious money without really investing a fortune.
With the competition in cloud storage arena getting stiffer with every passing day, it's natural that folks would look for comparison - so here's the clash of the titans - Google Drive vs Microsoft Skydrive vs Box.net vs Dropbox vs Amazon S3 vs the Apple iCloud.
Making money as a hosting reseller isn't that easy, but if you know how to play your cards right, then it isn't such an uphill task either. So, here's a beginners guide to making money as a hosting reseller.
Here are some crucial suggestions for buying hosting plans to start a web hosting business, and best ones to be considered.
Amazon S3 is the simple storage solution provided by the company for its cloud computing users, and just like the Amazon EC2 cloud, S3 has amazingly affordable pricing tariff, which makes it a viable option for anyone, and everyone. However, close rivals like Dropbox and Google storage services offer several benefits, which S3 fails to offer; here's a brief comparison.
Amazon's EC2 cloud computing platform has been gaining widespread popularity with every passing day, but how competitive is the Amazon cloud computing pricing? Well, find out more about the EC2, Amazon's cloud computing and digital text platform.
There are several types of control panels, and each of them offers something unique to the user, and Plesk is one of the most popular ones; here’s an insight to Parallels Plesk control panel.
Ubiquitous Computing, also known as pervasive computing, is a unique computing concept that involves the dream of technology being everywhere and still being virtually inexistent or invisible; in simple words, to turn the virtual reality inside out!
An internal server error refers to an error, which may be caused due to insufficient permissions or other issues with hosting space or the server. However, it does not necessarily imply an error in the server. This article briefs on the process of fixing internal server errors in Apache and cPanel running on LINUX platforms.
Here's a quick beginners guide to restoring backups to the WHM. If you're doing this for the first-time, then you may certainly come across a lot of ugly surprises, but with little effort, you should be able to get this done.
If you're starting a new hosting venture, but confused about choosing the right domain name for it, here are a few pointers to assist you.
This article basically briefs on the process of running EasyApache through SSH.
Cheap reseller hosting programs can surely save a good deal of money, but you must also be prepared to face the ugly consequences of these so-called cheap unlimited reseller web hosting packages.
Whether you're a customer who wants to book a domain name for launching a website, or a host that wants to get into the domain registration business, here are some of the crucial aspects of the domain registration process that one must know!
Web hosting is one of the best businesses that one can think of starting, that too without really shelling out too much money. Here are 5 handy tips for starting a web hosting business, and running it successfully in the longer run.
Thinking of starting a web hosting business? Here are few crucial aspects that you need to consider before you make the first move, to ensure success in the long run.
Web hosting providers often lure the customers with catchy lines like unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage space etc, so for those who've this basic question in mind -
Amazon has introduced another new member in the cloud arena in form of Glacier, its newest cloud storage that allows the small businesses and enterprises to archive data effortlessly on the cloud, and to come out of the dark age of tape storage.
Continuing our discussion of making money as hosting reseller, let us know take a look at bigger figures, and see how you can replace your current full-time job. Page 2.
Nobody can give you the blue-print of becoming a successful low cost web hosting provider, but here are some trade secrets that can help you in establishing your identity in today's competitive shared hosting market.
Those who are new to hosting arena often get confused with the choice of hosting platform. With this Windows Linux hosting comparison (as Linux and Windows happen to be the most popular platforms) let's try to clearly compare one platform against the other so that it makes the life of a hosting service provider much simpler while making a choice.
Here's how you can register a domain
cPanel may definitely be the most popular control panel today, but there are several good alternatives available in the market. Let's take a look at 5 good alternative to cPanel.
Offshore web hosting may be required for various reasons, some of which include high security, and inability to host gambling/pharmacy related websites within the country due to local laws. Here's everything that you need to know about offshore hosting.
Cloud hosting is one of the most popular hosting strategies at the moment, and this article explains what cloud hosting is, and its differences with cloud hosting with dedicated hosting.
When it comes to choose a server for a small to midsize business, web server colocation and renting a dedicated server are the two obvious choices. So, here are some of the major differences between the two.
Dedicated IP hosting can safeguard your web apps and website from a number of online threats, and it's highly recommended for hosting important security web apps as well as websites that have specific requirements. And, almost half of the customers want static web hosting at one point or the other, so as a web host, you shouldn't disappoint them.
Data center server virtualization can help a great deal, but it's not an easy thing to with either. Here are some handy tips for data center virtualization in cloud hosting environment.
Gmod server hosting is in high demand amongst the gamers, but not too many hosting firms offer garrys mod dedicated server, so it might be a good idea to explore this niche market and generate some handsome revenues.
Google Drive has been officially rolled out in the market, and not just as a free offering, but rather as a comprehensive cloud storage solution. But, is the Google Drive pricing very competitive? Did the king of search engines get a little too greedy not to introduce it at a lower price than the market leaders like Microsoft SkyDrive, and Amazon S3?
Counter Strike offers the most enticing multi-player gaming experience, but avid gamers may find it little hard to setup a steam dedicated server on their own. So, this creates a very small niche market in hosting industry, where the demand may not be too high, but things are only going to become better in future. Here's a simple guide to set-up a steam dedicated server using
Malware threats are on the rise again, and this time the Blackhole exploit kit is spreading via Twitter; so let's see how to face the terror of the Blackhole exploit kits, and minimize their impact.
Anonymous web hosting has become the need of the hour, looking at the presence of hackers, and cyber criminals all over the internet; nobody really wants the world to know the nitty gritty about their domain ownership, and website hosting details, and that's where anonymous website hosting comes into play.
Rackspace cloud storage services have certainly garnered lot of attention in past, but competition seems to have become really stiff with entry of Google Drive. Here are few things that new cloud storage providers must try to learn from Rackspace, and a brief review of Rackspace cloud drive, and insight into its pricing.
Unmanaged VPS hosting can be advantageous for customers who know how to configure a web server, and perform all the tasks, and a great option for providers who don't have enough support staff, but there are several downsides to it too; here are all the pros and cons of unmanaged hosting...
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If you want your customers to have more confidence in your cloud service, here are a few aspects to look out for. More you educate them, better will be your chances of winning them over.
This article presents an insight to some of the best shared web hosting providers in the market, and reasons why they're the best in the business, along with the downsides of each company.
This article presents a handy glossary of web terms commonly used by webmasters across the globe. However, rather than covering all the niches, it is a specific web terminology glossary related to just hosting.
When you launch a website for your business, you should not just consider the .com or .us domain extension, but rather try to grab all possible domain extensions to safeguard the online identity of your business.
If you think about expansion of your hosting business, at times, you may tend to black out, and totally be clueless about the future plans, because perhaps you never paid a lot of attention on creating a business plan with any expansion plans.
Depending upon the system settings, cPanel can be updated manually by running a cPanel update script or programmed to get auto-updated whenever an update is available. This article explains the process of updating cPanel manually.
For those who're determined to build a successful hosting empire, these blunders can be a big hindrance to their path of success, and potentially ruin all the hard work, and years of efforts.
VPS web hosting is one of the most powerful money grooming businesses on the internet; however, one needs to be ready to face lot of challenges if they want to become a successful VPS provider.
Should you choose to outsource your data center hosting requirements, or choose to build/lease your own?
Wordpress has become a popular website development platform, but the default WP set-up may not be the fastest in the world, and you can considerably increase the speed up of a WP-based website using a few plugins, and simple tricks.
Putting web hosting articles on your website, be it the latest hosting updates, hosting tutorials, or general web hosting news about the industry can do a world of good to your business. Here are some of the top benefits of doing so.
Reseller hosting has always been the way to kick off a web hosting business in most cases, especially when you can't afford to invest a lot of money on VPS/dedicated hosting.
The benefits of cloud website hosting are quite evident, and all the big guns in the IT industry are making a move towards the cloud... At the same time, new businesses are also looking at cloud hosting solutions, presenting a whole new realm of opportunities for the cloud hosting providers, which don't need to worry about getting enough clients anymore!
Here's a master guide to using cPanel for all the beginner-level users.
As 2013 is about to come to an end, we take a look at some of the latest trends in hosting industry this year, and expectations for 2014.
When you plan to start your web hosting firm, the first task is naming your hosting business, and if you go wrong in that, then everything would fall apart in due course of time, and it can turn out to be the biggest mistake of your life - so here's what you should keep in mind.
When you analyze Amazon Ec2 against the likes of Rackspace Mosso, it's not really like comparing red and green apples (which can be compared), but it's not like comparing apples and mangoes either (which can't be really compared, so let's take a look at pros and cons of both; here's a comparative analysis of Amazon EC2 Vs Rackspace Mosso
In order to promote your web hosting business, it may be a fine idea to offer some value added services free of cost, along with your best-selling hosting packages, so as to lure more customers.
Windows VPS services come with their own share of pros and cons; so, let's try to uncover the good bad and ugly things about Windows VPS.
If all the web pages of a website are to be viewed by all the Internet users out there, then the website needs to be hosted on a reliable public server that supports all modern web technologies. Now when it comes to servers and hosting, things totally depend upon the needs of an individual. While some of the web apps, and specific features of a website could be Windows-dependent, certain things like a Wordpress blog may require Linux compatibility. And, that's not all, some websites may require support to CGI, and modern technologies like Ruby-on-Rails, Cold-Fusion etc, so every host must provide support to all the latest web hosting technologies...
Not many of the folks consider the security benefits of Virtual Private Servers; they usually look at the financial benefits, and prefer them over dedicated servers, but don't really use them unless they outgrow the shared hosting limits; so here are some eye-opening facts about security benefits that a VPS offers.
Take a look at some of the great ways to promote your web hosting firm through the power of social media.
cPanel accounts can be customized with the logos, colors, design, and everything as per specific requirements. This post explains how to do it, and even make use of remote access key.
When it comes to offering colocation server hosting services, there are a lot of things to be considered, but here are 4 aspects that you simply can't afford to miss out on.
Have you ever bothered to review whether your web hosting packages are enticing enough, and do they offer anything unique to the customers or are they just one among countless similar offerings in the market?
Here's a quick comparison of popular web hosting control panels such as Plesk, cPanel, Ensim, Direct Admin, and H-sphere.
A fully managed dedicated hosting package must comprise of all essential features that allow a website owner to sit-back, relax, and watch his/her website/web-apps being managed with great professionalism. There's no specific check-list, but following are the essential components that a managed dedicating hosting package must comprise of!
Here are a few basic steps involved in the process of rebuilding PHP in WHM interface.
Private label hosting business is booming, mainly due to the surge in demand of hosting services, and the low costs associated with this type of business.
Amazon's EC2 platform has been the center of attention of all the cloud users, and cloud hosting providers.
It's not just about getting more customers to subscribe to your hosting packages, and you need to keep your existing customers happy with the quality of services too.
Google's Drive is here to challenge everybody, right from Skydrive, iCloud, Amazon S3, down to DropBox, Box.net, and all the cloud storage service providers. In this article, we'll take a better look at the offerings of Microsoft and Google, to determine who turns out to be a superior contender in the battle of Google Drive vs SkyDrive from MS.
Data center hosting services are in high demand these days due to the sheer fact that web server colocation, and managed hosting have become the need of the hour, on account on rising data capacity issues, and lack of reliable hosting providers.
Do cloud services make sense for small business owners? Well, just the sheer fact that cloud hosting is the latest buzzword, doesn't necessarily make it a good choice for all types of businesses, especially the smaller ones.
It's essential to analyze who'd like to buy web hosting packages that you offer, and why; if you offer competitive pricing, it's not essential that customers would run to you, as there are tons of competitors in the market... So, even before your potential customers actually think of putting their money on your hosting packages, you should analyze whether it'd make sense for anyone to choose the web hosting packages that you sell!
Web hosting needs for e-commerce businesses are quite different from the standard corporate websites, and the web apps. Be it a payment gateway, shopping cart, or inventory management, everything needs to be perfect, to operate a stable e-commerce business, and slightest of blunders can lead to a total disaster.
Ever wondered what really makes the best small business web hosting package? In this article, we discuss 3 crucial traits of a good small business hosting package, and what small business owners really look forward to.
An e-commerce hosting package must come with all the essential components that are needed for managing an e-commerce site right from shopping carts, ease of management, and much more. So, here's an insight into the top 4 critical components of an e-commerce hosting package.
For those who don't know what the cloud has hot to offer, it may not be too obvious why cloud computing has become the buzzword all of a sudden. So, here's an insight to cloud hosting, and its benefits.
When you consider the rapport of EC2, Amazon's problems like the recent outage have been the only glitches that have harmed their reputation; otherwise Ec2 is extremely popular in the market today; here's an insight.
Here are 5 new hosting trends for enterprises to watch out for, during the year 2013.
Here are some tips for choosing a good domain name registration service provider, and a few warnings to be wary of things that sound too good to be true.
Here's an insight into the latest web hosting scams that have stunned the industry over the past 12 months, and spotlight on some of the lesser known facts about some famous web hosts.
Here are some of the best web hosting forums on the internet where you can seek help related to hosting issues, and read user reviews.
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Despite the progressive acceptance of cloud technology by small and large businesses of all nature throughout the world, a big chunk of critics have not stopped calling cloud a passing fad. So, let's see why cloud computing has the potential to take over all the in-house applications, and it isn't just a passing fad.
Managed cloud computing is gaining a lot of popularity as a service, and most of the leading hosting providers are competing neck-to-neck, but are you even a part of this race quite yet? If not, here are few reasons to offer managed cloud hosting services.
With Google's recent revelation that search preference could be given to the sites rendering secure connection through HTTPS, there has been a heated debate about the benefits of HTTPS over HTTP. So, here's what you need to know
Here's a handy guide to choosing the ideal cloud email archiving solution for your business.
Folks had mocked Google's new cloud storage solution as just another Dropbox alternative, but it turned out to be much more than that; here's a comparative analysis of Google Drive vs Dropbox.
Wondering what really makes up a premium web hosting package? Well, sadly every other host calls their package a premium hosting package, which is not true at all, so let's delve into the details of an ideal premium hosting package, and how you can keep your customers happy by providing one.
Here's a comprehensive review of Symantec hosted mail security solution, and it can help you in assessing how it can help in enhancing security.
Flash media server hosting market is far from being dead, despite all the big talks that HTML 5 is going to wipe out flash off the market. So, if you are looking for a hosting niche that hasn't been tapped into, flash media server hosting is the way to go.
Middle East and Asia Pacific region seems to be attracting lot of telecom operators and cloud companies who're in the process of expanding, and setting up new data centers. The new trend seems to be just picking up, and the future of cloud markets in Middle East and APAC seems to be quite bright.
There are several noteworthy benefits of virtual server hosting on Windows platform, and we've discussed the important points in this article.
The hosting experts have been predicting that cloud hosting will eventually turn out to be the only big thing in the industry, and probably the demand for dedicated servers might go down radically, but how true is it really?
If you run a web hosting business, network penetration testing is of great importance to ensure good security levels of your server, and in turn safeguard the data of your customers; here's more to it.
If you've been longing to start your own small business, web hosting is certainly a great option, which requires minimal investments, until you really think of starting your own data center. And, in the beginning stages, it may be a fantastic idea to cater to small businesses, and offer basic web hosting packages.
New web hosting providers need to learn a lot of things, but it's always a smart idea not to learn it the harder way. So, here are 3 things that a new host can learn from GoDaddy, world's largest domain registrar, and a reputed hosting firm.
A great web hosting provider offers plethora of great features, amazing customer support and much more than an ordinary host. Making a mark in this competitive hosting market isn't that easy, and it takes a lot more than getting the basics right.
If you study the best web hosting deals offered by the leading hosts in the market, you can certainly devise a better strategy to leave a long lasting impact - here's an insight to some of the best hosting deals on the offer!
Most of the companies in the IT sector have already made a move to the cloud, and they're reaping heavy benefits, and enjoying reduction in operational and maintenance costs. However, manufacturing, and automotive industry is yet to make a move to the cloud!
Buying a shared web hosting package isn't as easy as it sounds; you may get overwhelmed with the amount of options in the market. If you're buying your first web hosting package, then here are some important aspects to consider, in order to make a well informed decision, and find the best deal on shared hosting packages.
Here's a comprehensive review of SmarterMail 7.x Mail Server covering everything that this mail exchange solution, which serves as a superb alternative to the costlier solutions like MS Exchange.
Here's an insight into the ISP Manager Control Panel, and comparison with some of its close rivals such as Plesk.
Apple's iCloud is the answer to all the cloud players, and probably it'll once again hamper Windows 8 popularity just as the iPhone killed Microsoft multi-touch technology few years back! iCloud is the buzzword everywhere, and why not - it has got almost everything to keep the users hooked on to it, and 5GB free data storage is a great bonus too!
Here are some cool tweaks and tips for using Amazon S3 hosting services more efficiently.
No matter how good your business reach is, targeting the local markets is always a fantastic idea, especially as a web hosting provider since the local clients seem to be more comfortable dealing with a local vendor.
Elastic Cloud Computing (Ec2) is the buzzword in cloud market; let's learn more about Amazon's EC2 technology in this article.
Did you know that more than 50% of the US and Canadian hosting businesses run into losses, and as per the latest figures, only a handful of them actually make it into the big league; here are the top reasons behind the failure of majority of the hosting firms.
Dell has come out with special dedicated servers for those who've been wanting to establish their own Private Cloud at a low cost with its new IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)model.
Get to know more about media hosting, and its outburst with the evolution of cloud computing in this article.
As a web host and/or domain registrar, you're likely to encounter the Domain Name Infringement cases every now and then, and you must thoroughly know the UDRP rules to provide an effective resolution in such cases.
Dedicated hosting comes with a fair share of advantages over VPS and shared hosting, but it can be quite difficult to manage the security issues and prevent the malware attacks at the same time. Here are the top 4 security issues that have been haunting the dedicated server users for many years.
AWS EC2 platform offers a plethora of benefits, and completely flexibility to manage the hosting needs, making it a hot choice not amongst the customers, but also the hosting providers too.
Despite a number of free hosting providers in the market, people invest on professional hosting services for a reason. So, here's a brief comparison of professional and free hosting.
Just launched a new hosting firm, and trying to learn how to set-up billing operations for a hosting company? This comprehensive guide will help you in figuring out everything right from the billing system, order processing, support system, down to accounting, and record keeping.
Here's a list of the 10 best web hosting firms around the world, and reasons why they're the best in business, along with the areas where they lack a bit.
It's not too tough to launch online backup and recovery services, but there are many crucial aspects to be considered in the process; so, here's an insight into the key issues to be considered.
Here's a quick insight into the Web Hosting Scene in India
Linode is one of the most popular Xen-based Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting firms today; in this Linode review, we'll be covering everything that you need to know about this great VPS system.
I recently came in touch with Jeremy Sherwood, ScienceLogic Cloud Strategist, to discuss the challenges of managing a hybrid cloud environment; here's what he had got to say.
Dealing with data capacity issues isn't as simple as it sounds, especially if you run a web hosting company with your own infrastructure rather than just reselling hosting space. Here are some ideas to deal with capacity issues in the web hosting arena.
If you want your reseller hosting business to flourish, it's imperative that it has these 5 critical elements in it.
Starting a web hosting business isn't a cakewalk, and there are whole lot of issues involved in the process of setting up, and running a web hosting company. Here are some common issues, and ideas to deal with them.
The competition in cloud management arena has grow even tougher with VMware, Amazon, Microsoft, and several other contenders locking horns; here's an insight into the current cloud markets.
The term FFmpeg hosting may not ring a bell to many webmasters, and even plenty of web hosts, who've been focusing mainly on shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated server hosting. So, let's delve into this niche hosting segment, and see who needs it.
Buying a web hosting package as a webmaster is pretty easy since there are lots of options available in the market, but when you want to buy web hosting package as a reseller, things are fairly different; here are a few things that you must keep in mind.
Whether you work as a hosting reseller, affiliate marketer, or manage your own hosting business, there are great opportunities to generate lucrative income, but each of these methods have their own pros and cons; let's take a quick look at some of them, and try to draw a conclusion about the most profitable option.
Well, if you are not amongst those who prefer Dropbox then here are 5 cool Dropbox alternatives that excel over it, in various aspects.
If you'd like to boost your hosting sales figures, here are 5 sure-fire ways that can come to your aid, and help in pumping up those numbers!
YouTube be an extremely reliable video hosting service, but not everyone wants to use their embed codes; those want to run their video marketing campaigns often look at professional video hosts, and currently there aren't too many renowned players in the video hosting niche... So, there's a very good scope for the new entrants, to advantage of the situation, and establish their stronghold in the hosting arena.
Whether you take a shared hosting plan, VPS, dedicated hosting, or a reseller package, it's crucial to know the policies, and read the fine print to avoid any ugly surprises at a later stage. Here are 5 things that you must take into consideration, before signing up with a web host.
Here's a quick guide for the web hosts to improve their customer retention rate and increase their business turnover.
When it comes to business generation and customer retention in web hosting industry, you always need to pay close attention to customers' feedback.
When the discussion boils down to finding a reliable web hosting service, there are certain popular parameters used for comparison of various services. So, here are 5 crucial traits of a reliable web host.
cPanel reseller hosting program allows the small entrepreneurs to start their own web hosting company without really investing too much money, or dealing with the complexity of managing support system, and billing operations.
There are several WhoIs look-up services that can help you in the domain search process, be it for sending a copyright infringement notice, or pulling out more information about a particular website for some other reason.
Cloud computing has been the buzzword ever since the beginning of this decade, and this article throws some light on 4 emerging trends that are likely to rule the industry over the next couple of years.
It's certainly the time to say good-bye to the good-old magnetic tapes, and move on to the cloud disaster recovery systems, but if you're unsure about their benefits, here's a quick look at them.
Cloud as a Service offers plenty of benefits, and if you're a web hosting provider, there's no reason why you would not want to keep that option in your portfolio!
Dedicated hosting can ensure hassle-free operation, and ensure greater up-time guarantee than conventional share hosting. Additionally, shared hosting doesn't suffice for media-extensive apps, as well as huge traffic and bandwidth requirements. But, when you take a dedicated server, you can also consider reselling web space too.
If you've had very little success in promoting your hosting deals through the traditional ways, then give it a go to these 3 off-beat ideas that may help you in promoting your hosting packages, and attracting dozens of new customers.
Alongside growing demands for dedicated IP hosting, and file hosting, another booming niche in hosting market is SSH - secure shell hosting; here's everything that you need to know about SSH.
You must have heard about the heart bleed virus, which has left the experts baffled across all industries, but it has been haunting the financial institutions and hosting providers in particular. So, let's take a quick look into the top reasons why it's such a threat, and how to minimize the risk.