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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.
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.
If you're new to the cloud arena, then the very first question that'd pop-up in your mind is obviously -
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
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.
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.
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!
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’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.
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.
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.
Here are some crucial suggestions for buying hosting plans to start a web hosting business, and best ones to be considered.
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.
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.
Here's how you can register a domain
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 provide, so here's all that you need to know about being a VPS provider.
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!
Amazon's EC2 cloud computing platform has been gaining widespread popularity with every passing day, but how competitive is the Amazon cloud computing pricing really? Well, find out more about the EC2, Amazon's cloud computing platform that has become a rage within no time!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
OpenStack and CloudStack have indeed emerged as the market leaders, and both of them have garnered lot of traction, and loyal fan-following in the cloud markets with big guns like Yahoo, AT&T etc backing them. Here's a quick look into each of them.
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.
Researching the best private server in the market, so as to offer something better to your customers; find out everything about the best private servers here.
Here's a quick look at the top 5 free website builders that allow even a layman to create a professional site, without even knowing basics of HTML5 or incurring heavy fees associated with a professional web designer.
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.
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...
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 -
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!
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.
All types of hosting vendors are fighting it out to capture the market, and here's a quick comparison between data centers, private cloud, managed third-party vendors and their offerings
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.
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.
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.
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.
An internal server error refers to an error, which may be caused due to insufficient permissions or other issues with hosting space or the web 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.
It is a well-known fact that spam e-mails originate from fake addresses. The e-mail authentication feature in cPanel helps provide information about the nature of the incoming e-mails. This helps users discard unwanted e-mails with ease, and prevent mail spoofing.
When it comes to the selection of managed vs. self-managed hosting services, it all depends upon specific needs of the customers. Therefore, it is essential that you do provide the option of availing managed hosting services to your customers, rather than assuming that not many would be interested in the former option.
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.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Network Virtualization (NV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) are gaining lot of popularity these days. Let's take a better look into the basics of Network Functions Virtualization.
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.
Should you choose to outsource your data center hosting requirements, or choose to build/lease your own?
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.
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!
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 setting-up a steam dedicated server
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.
Offshore web hosting operations can considerably bring down the cost, and help you expand your business, and company's rapport; here's an insight.
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?
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.
Cloud hosting is indeed the buzzword, but just as every coin has a flipside, the cloud customers need to face some of the common issues; here's a quick insight into 5 of them.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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Here's a quick comparison of popular web hosting control panels such as Plesk, cPanel, Ensim, Direct Admin, and H-sphere.
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.
Dealing with hosting security issues can be tricky, and DDoS attacks are one of the serious issues that web hosts need to deal with. It's critical for hosting providers to act against such attacks seriously, in order to safeguard the interest of their clients.
As we enter 2016, here's a quick insight into the top cloud trends to watch out for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article basically briefs on the process of running EasyApache through SSH.
Dealing with blacklisted sites can be a problem, whether you're a hosting provider or the website owner; here are few things you need to remember as a web host
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!
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.
There are plenty of distinct traits of the best web hosting providers that distinguish them from the rest, and in this article let's take a better look at those quality, along with profiles of some of the best business web hosts.
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.
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.
Here are some cool tweaks and tips for using Amazon S3 hosting services more efficiently.
Here are a few basic steps involved in the process of rebuilding PHP in WHM interface.
If you want to change the email hosting location and point to an external server, take a look at these steps involved in the process of updating MX records in cPanel.
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.
Blog hosting is becoming popular with every passing day, but blog hosting service providers must remember that the mindset of bloggers are slightly different from corporate customers. So, here are some cool tips to succeed as a blog hosting provider.
Cloud security solutions have been getting better with every passing day, and it wouldn't be wrong to say that they'd easily overpower all the conventional data centers, and soon turn out to be the main source to protect your business from external risks.
Finding the right hosting solution for e-commerce ventures can be quite tricky, and in this post, we've compared VPS vs cloud hosting solutions for e-commerce.
Microsoft has finally decided to go the cloud route even for enterprise telephony sector, as a part of its Office 365 services within the company’s latest Lync to Skype for business re-branding.
Oftentimes, folks try to mitigate DDoS attacks, but they don't realise that they've left their website vulnerable in the process; don't commit these common mistakes while trying to prevent DDoS attacks
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.
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.
There are currently a few cheap web hosting sites that are extremely popular in the market, but one needs to understand the secrets to their success; it's not just about being cheap, but rather leaving no stones unturned to vow the customers.
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.
Domain name registration might sound like a cake-walk, but at times, there are many small aspects that can create big problems in the long run; here's a quick insight into the top things you need to know about your domain,
It takes a lot to establish your identity as a reliable web host in the market, and to be called one of the best web hosting providers. So, let's see some of the important traits of an ideal web host.
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.
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.
Data recovery leveraging cloud-based systems is the next big thing in the market, and here's how it can help you business, and top reasons why you must consider it at all costs.
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.
Take a look at some of the great ways to promote your web hosting firm through the power of social media.
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.
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.
Managed WordPress hosting solutions are idea for those who don't like to bear the headache of managing their WP blogs/websites, and need someone for dedicated support to take care of all the hosting management aspects.
As we welcome 2015, here are few of the latest hosting trends to watch out for.
If you want to enter the hosting market, you should look at the best website hosting sites on the Internet, and their current offerings.
Co-location users often tend to get confused with data center tiers, and certifications, so here are basics of colocation services and some intricacies of tier certifications.
Wordpress hosting is in high demand, because most of the beginner level users, bloggers, and webmasters prefer Wordpress on account of its
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.
Commodity server platforms are quickly becoming the next big thing in the data center industry, and replacing the conventional options at a quick pace, as the entire world is steadily progressing towards the cloud era, where just about everything is available on the Internet via cloud-based systems.
The link between cloud computing and software defined networking is very strong as cloud computing just cannot continue its evolution without SDN in modern times.
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.
Amazon ElastiCache is the new managed caching service for the Amazon cloud users, which makes the implementation and operation of web apps in AWS lot easier than before.
Here's an insight into the ISP Manager Control Panel, and comparison with some of its close rivals such as Plesk.
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!
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.
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.
CDN i.e. content distribution networks can be really handy in optimizing the load times of interactive websites, and improving their performance. Depending of the location of the user trying to access the website, data is fetched from the nearest server location to optimize the load time.
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.
The network tools function is one of the most useful functions in cPanel. Most web hosting providers use similar tools for troubleshooting issues; read on for information on the various network tools in cPanel.
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.
A contemporary data center strategy is essential for surviving in this digital world; here are few of the top aspects to be considered.
There are many common myths about reseller hosting - so let's take a look at 6 of these common myths.
VPS is certainly the most common choice for those whose needs have grown beyond the shared hosting environment, but many of them fail to notice the importance of location of vps in the selection process; here's a quick insight.
Before you start a hosting business, there are various crucial things to be considered, and here are 3 aspects that you simply can't afford to overlook.
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
You ought to use all kinds of tactics to boost customer retention rates in the hosting industry, and usage of Remote Server Monitoring Tools is certainly proven to be valuable, and effective.
Data center companies are rapidly transforming into cloud leaders due to a variety of reasons; here's a quick insight.
Hosting always has a significant impact on the page load speed and performance of a website, and here are few factors that mainly define the extent of the impact.
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.
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.
Data center requirements have been changing with each passing day and it's certainly time to rethink the design conventions and reassess the process of data center maintenance too; here's an insight.
There was a time when SSD hosting wasn't considered feasible, but times have changed, and adopting the SSD technology can actually offer tons of benefits to hosting providers. So, here's a quick insight into the probably impact of this emerging technology on the hosting industry this year.
Here's a quick insight into various benefits of cloud ERP systems, and few tips for choosing the right one for your business.
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.
This article basically describes the differences between the approach of professional hosts and the generic ones, and why some of the web hosting companies are so popular, while others aren't!
Here's a quick insight into the top cloud issues, and how to address them.
cPanel/WHM comes with a number of built-in RPMs , and allows you to install many more. This article briefs you about the process of installing a new software using RPMs in WHM.
Data center colocation has got plenty of benefits and it sure makes sense for small business owners to go that route, when they don't want to cough out big money on their own data center.
Elastic Cloud Computing (Ec2) is the buzzword in cloud market; let's learn more about Amazon's EC2 technology in this article.
Get to know more about media hosting, and its outburst with the evolution of cloud computing in this article.
Dealing with DDoS attack can be a nightmare, especially if you don't know how to deal with the situation when it arises out of nowhere; here's a 4-step protection strategy to mitigate such attacks.
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.
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.
Software Defined Networking has been of great use in many use case examples, just the way open cloud management has become a rage over the years, and SDN technology is certainly here to stay.
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.
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
Google Compute engine is out, and everyone believes that it's intended to challenge Amazon Web Services, and other similar cloud computing platforms, but the current offerings look what baby steps towards posing a serious competition, because Google's Compute Engine Infrastructure still needs to evolve into something bigger that offers all the capabilities offered by AWS, that too at a competitive price.
With great rise in demand of CRM hosting, it can be a great idea to include it in your hosting portfolio, because most of the large corporate companies would look for CRM hosting at one point or the other, and that'd be your chance to grab some serious business as a host.
Everyone knows about the goodness of WordPress and cloud hosting, but what happens but when you mix these two great things? No points for guessing that WordPress cloud hosing is the need of the hour!
cPanel plug-ins or extensions need to be removed when they’re no longer needed or at times, during the process of upgrading them. And, here's how you can do it in 5 simple steps.
implementation of hybrid cloud has been growing tremendously, and it's been estimated to grow three-fold over the next three years; here's a quick insight.
The main differences between a managed server, and a leased dedicated server are listed in this article to assist you in understanding the pros and cons of each of them, before choosing one.