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Best Linux/Windows/Unix/Mac Based Business/Ecommerce Web Hosting – Top 3 Web Hosts

09.03.2015 (10:38 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

Besides the common features which all web hosting services provide for their customers, a business web host must offer two additional important features. These two features are mentioned below:

Shopping cart:  With Shopping Cart, you can accept PayPal® and credit cards via your site. This software allows online shopping customers to place items in the cart. 

SSL Certificate: People are getting smart about online security. Today most of them are looking for the padlock icon and “https” prefix in the address bar of their browser before submitting personal information online. An SSL Certificate helps your customers do their online transactions under a secure service. If your Web site doesn’t have an SSL Certificate, visitors may leave before making a purchase or creating an account.  

Take into consideration that web hosting is a global service. It does not matter what country you are located in; US, UK, Canada, Australia or India. It is good to note that the cost of hosting services in most countries is generally a little more expensive in comparison to the same services in Canada and the United States. Specifically, American web hosts offer a much better value for money than any local hosting.  

First try to choose a reliable business web hosting provider which is uptime. Hosting uptime refers to the percentage of time the host is accessible via the internet. It is very important your service be uptime (functioning and available for use). It means you can access your account whenever you want to update your web pages, and customers can enter your website whenever they refer to your site address. If your hosting service is not uptime it can be catastrophic!

There are many websites which display a couple of companies as the best business web hosting providers and leave people confused without being helpful. To make things even more confusing, some hosting companies are cheating and lying to their customers!

Threehosts.com is a reliable website to help you have the best choice. Their experts have been evaluating business web hosting service providers for years, and now they provide you with the most reliable results.  There you can reach the three reputable companies that are leaders in the E-commerce web hosting industry. They fulfill all your requirements to sell online or do any online transaction via your website. By using each of them, everything you need for your business website is provided in one eCommerce Hosting Package.

http://www.threehosts.com/ecommerce

How to choose a dedicated server!

15.02.2015 (7:34 am) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

So you’ve outgrown your shared host and it’s time now to move on to the real stuff. 
Yes we are talking about dedicated servers, those byte crunching beasts. Figuring out all of the options and services can be very confusing.
But No Worry!!
I will try and give you some tips and hopefully guide to your perfect server.

So let’s not waste any time and start with first segment.

What is a Dedicated Server?

Dedicated Server is a single computer connected to a network (internet). This computer and all of it’s processing power is dedicated to a single person or organization. Meaning that the computer resources are not shared by anyone else. You have the full control of the machine and you are free to run any software you want on that computer. 

Generally dedicated servers are used to serve web page requests ( html, images, videos …etc) but they can be used for many other purposes as well.

Do I need one or more servers  ?

To simplefy things we will divide the use of dedicated servers into these two groups:

Full Web site Hosting
Specific Service Hosting (Database, email , httpd …etc)
Single Web site Hosting

Hosting of a single or several web sites. In this kind of setup , all of the services/programs (http software, DB software, email software…etc) are installed and running on one dedicated server. Sometimes these services/programs can also be referred as “servers” them self.
This is the common setup for small to medium trafficked web sites since all of the necessary software needed to run the web site are located on one physical machine.  
Advantage to of this setup is that it lowers the cost, but disadvantage is that all of the machine resources are shared by all of the software and processes.

Specific Service Hosting

Hosting of a single software or service on it’s own dedicated machine. All of the resources on the machine are dedicated mainly for one type of service or functionality. For example, one might host only Database Software on the server so that all of the resources on that machine are only dedicated for processing of Database Queries. You are able to handle more queries, or deliver more pages.
Usually medium to high trafficked web sites will run this kind of setup.  

Traditional setup will consist of one or more server that will only handle web (http) request , then one or more servers only handling database requests and maybe one or more servers only handling processing of the emails. Theoretically there is no limitation on the amount of servers. As a group working together these servers are used to process in millions of requests a day.

Which setup do you choose ?

This of course depends on the amount of requests and traffic that your web site will be receiving. So to be able to answer this question we need to first understand little bit about what services are needed in order for web site to be accessed by the user.

Generally today’s dynamic web sites require two main service types to deliver a full working web site to the user’s browser.

WEB SERVERS / WEB SCRIPTS ( apache, IIS, php, perl, java )
DATABASE SERVER (MYSQL, MSSQL, ORACLE)

Use of the word “servers” in the above text is referring to the application / software and not to the physical machine. This is a common term used to describe the type of application.

Web server handles all of the initial requests from the browser and decides on how and where data from the Database is returned. 
Database server handles requests from the web server in a form of queries. These queries retrieve data from the storage (hard disk) and return it to the web server.

As you can see both web and database server work together to deliver the final product (web page) to the user. 

Usually web server handles more of the logic part so FASTER CPU and bigger MEMORY are always in need more then Hard Drive speed.
While database server handles more of data retrieval so FASTER HD and bigger MEMORY are always in need more then cpu speed.

In any case more memory is always needed :)

It’s important to note that all of the server software always uses some of the CPU, MEMORY and HARD DISK resources. Eventually they start fighting over the available resources. 
One way to stop this fight over the resources is to separate them onto each own dedicated server.

Another reason to separate service types is that is easier to optmize the machine to run well for one specific task then it is for all of the tasks.
For example:

Since we now know that Database needs faster Hard Drives , maybe we use more expensive faster Hard Drives in DB machine , and leave the cheaper hard drives on WEB machines where HD speed is not as important.
But maybe instead we use faster processors on WEB machines since they perform most of the logic.

Doing it like this we have optimal performance without wasting resources and $ $ $ !

These are just general suggestions , and depending on the web site and it’s functionality these configurations will vary.

Server Features and Components.

Ok now that you understand what each (web, db) server is hungry for, how do you know what components to get?
Because of the sheer amount of different types and models of each component I would need to write several books just to cover that subject. 
So I am just going to give you some general guides for each type of component, which whould help you on your next server purchase.

CPU Speed:

This is a no brainer. More speed (Ghz) that processor has the faster it can do the calculations and faster the pages are going to get returned to the user.
Some CPU architectures are known to perform better then others in server setups so I suggest you do some research on that subject. 

Number of CPU Cores / Processors:

Another no brainer. More cores or processors your server has, more taks it can do simultaneously. Since most of the actions on the server are based on requests and each request usually spawns a separate process, you can see how more CPU Cores enables the server to handle multiple requests at the same time.

Amount of RAM:

I think you see the pattern here “MORE”. Needless to say that more RAM your server has, more requests it can handle at the same time. Reason for that is that each request requires certain amount of RAM so that it can be processed. This amount is dependent of various factors like: Software type, Operating System , Installed Modules …etc
For example popular web server software APACHE can take about 7mb to 15mb of RAM per request or process and that’s not accounting for any other processes already running or being spawned to compliment that each request.

Memory is probably best investment you can make in your dedicated server.

Hard Drive RPM speed

Again the faster the disk spins, quicker it can get to the data on disk. Some popular Har Disk speeds are : 7200RPM , 10000RPM and  15000RPM. 
Biggest performance increase by faster Hard Drives will be seen by applications which access the Disk often. Some of those applications are: Database servers, File Servers and Video Streaming servers.

SATA vs SCSI vs SAS

If you were wondering what all of these acronyms are related to , they are the 3 most common Hard Drive interfaces used in dedicated servers. 
Starting from left with SATA being the most affordable but usually not being the best performer.  While with SCSI generally you get better performance then SATA but at much higher cost and with a lot less disk space. With SAS you get better performance then SCSI and you also get more disk space.
Of course there is a lot more differences between these interfaces. Luckily there is tons of articles on the internet explaining it all. I suggest you spend some time researching.

Generally unless you are running very High Transaction DB server you are fine with SATA. And if you are looking for best performance and you don’t care about the cost then go with SAS.

To RAID or not to RAID

So yes we are still stuck with the hard drives. When you see a word “RAID” being used in a server setup , that means that server has 2 or more HD’s joined in an array forming one logical unit. Raid usually provides increased storage reliability through redundancy. There are different RAID setups and you’ve probably seen some: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 , RAID 10 …etc
Two most common ones you will see in server setups are RAID 1 and RAID 5

What you need to know about RAID 0 is that provides you with some performance and increased total disk space but has no redundancy. If one drive fails, you loose your data. 

RAID 1 provides redundancy thru mirroring and in certain cases performance increase, but you do not get increased disk space. If one drive fails you can still continue operating and be able to replace the broken drive without loss of data. This setup requires two Hard Drives.

RAID 5 provides redundancy and increased disk space. It requires minimum on 3 Hard drives. Maximum of disk space you can have is :( Size of Smallest Drive) * (Number of Drives – 1). If one HD fails you can still continue your operations.

RAID can be implemented via two common methods, via software or via hardware. 
Software RAID uses Computer resources  while Hardware RAID uses it’s own dedicated resource on the card.
If you have a powerful machine then performance difference between Hardware and Software RAID could be negligable

Generally it is thought that if available Hardware RAID is a better choice. 

If you have an option to “RAID”  your server, I say go for it, at least RAID 1. Servers are 24hr nonstop workhorses and any interruption due to single Hard Drive point of failure could cause serious downtime for your web site.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth is the term used to describe the amount of data that server will deliver over period of time. Hosting companies can choose to offer various pricing structures for cost of bandwidth.
But some of the most popular ones are:

Metered Bandwidth
Unmetered Bandwidth

Metered bandwidth packages usually come with certain amount of included bandwidth a month and if going over the included limit you are charged certain fee per transferred GB ( GigaByte ) of data.

Unmetered bandwidth packages allow you to to transfer as much as you can at the maximum included transfer rate. This maximum transferred rate is measured in Mbps ( megabits per second ).

Each pricing structure type offers its own advantages and disadvantages.

With metered bandwidth you usually have access to much faster connection so your speed can burst up to the hosting provider’s maximum bandwidth capabilities. This enables the user to download the file quicker if capable. Since you are charged per amount of data transfer, you are only limited to the speed of your uplink port.

With unmetered bandwidth you are limited (capped) to certain speed of your connection (10Mbps, 50Mbps, 100Mbps …etc). Amount of data you transfer is not measured. In nutshell hosting company says here is your max speed so you use it up to the max speed or not , you are charged one flat fee for that speed.

With metered bandwidth you have to make sure that amount of data transfer included a month can actually be delivered over a included uplink port. 
For example : Lets say with your server you get 6,000 GB of outbound transfer a month but your uplink port speed is 10 Mbps.
With this type of uplink speed if you were to continuously transfer for one month at the maximum speed of 10 Mbps you would only be able to transfer  3,240 GB of data. So to fully be able to utilize all of the allowed transfer usage you will have to upgrade to higher port speed.

Operating System

Usually hosting companies offer several different types of Operating Systems , but most of them are grouped into Linux/Unix based and Windows Servers.
OS X Server is a very rear breed to find on dedicated servers.

Choosing an operating system is mostly dependent on the requirements of software , libraries and applications you will be running on your server.
Certain software is available on both Linux , Unix and Windows , while others are only available for specific OS.

Linux based Operating Systems are very popular choice since most of them are free and usually require less resources to run then windows.

Control Panel

Control panels allow for easy management of dedicated servers. They allow you setup new virtual hosts, domains, emails accounts and various other tasks that can without a control panel be vary tedious and hard to setup.

Some are free and open source but for most of them you have to pay. Usually paid ones come with more features and support.
Most popular paid ones are : Cpanel, Plesk , DirectAdmin.
Most popular free ones are : Virtualmin GPL, Webmin, ISPConfig.

If you are a novice with dedicated servers and your web server is unmanaged by the hosting company then I would strongly suggest having some kind of control panel installed. It will make your server management easy and you will be able to spend the nights actually sleeping instead of trying to figure out why your apache server is returning “500 Internal Server Error” :)

One thing to note is that some Control Panels take over your OS and embed them self so deep with the OS that it can make doing setups and installs not supported by the control panel difficult.

Web Hosting Support and Management
Managed or Unmanaged?

Most of the Dedicated Server packages come as “Managed” or “Unmanaged”.

With unmanaged servers it’s your responsibility to manage the server. Meaning that installing and configuring any software on the server falls on you. Unmanaged servers are usually much cheaper and if you do not have any “System Administration” experience it can be difficult to manage the server.
One option is to get some type of control panel which can make the management of the server much easier.

With managed servers responsibility of managing of the server falls on the hosting company. If you are very new to all this or you do not have time to manage it your self then this is your best bet. Usually managed servers are much more expensive. Managed services come with different levels of management. Make sure that you find out exactly what is included in the management of your server, some tasks or software might not be covered and you might get charged hourly support rates.

Remote Reboot

Is referred to an option that enables you to instantly Hard Reboot your machine. This is usually done via web interface and it is useful since gives you the control to restart the server at your command. Once in a while something will happen with the OS or software on the server so that it crashes or freezes.
This requires the hard restart of the machine (cutting the power off to the machine, and starting again).

If remote reboot is not available , you can usually issue an email ticket or call the hosting company them self and they will perform this for you. Problem is that sometimes support team might not get to your ticket in a while, which is why remote reboot comes in handy.

Technical Support

Things do go wrong and they usually happen when you least expect. Servers crash, Hard drives fail, Processors can burn out and what do you do then? You are possibly thousands of miles away from the server and there is nothing you can personally do. You are in the hands of technical support.

There is all types of hosting companies out there, from those run by one person to those run by hundreds of skilled technicians. Some offer 24/7 manned phone, chat and email support, while some have only limited email support. Be careful when choosing your hosting company, pay good attention to the level of support they provide and see what is covered. For support that is not covered in your plan some hosting companies charge as high as 0 per hour. Make sure you read their SLA (Service Level Agreement) to see if they offer any guarantees for any down time as well

Conclusion

I hope that this article was able to give you some insight in the world of dedicated hosting and help you in your choosing of dedicated server.
If you see a mistake or have questions feel free to post a comment at http://dedicatedhostingdeals.com/blogs

Make sure you also check out the latest dedicated hosting deals we found on the net at http://www.dedicatedHostDeals.com

Top 10 Web Hosting Reviews, Comparison Testing And Ratings

09.02.2015 (11:51 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

In creating a website, one of the foremost considerations is the web host. The web host definitely contributes to the success and failure of any website. In fact, this is probably the reason why website owners are very critical in choosing their web host. Today, there are a lot of different hosts that offer various features and promos. While the existence of many web hosts can be advantageous because it gives you more options, it can also be disadvantageous because it makes choosing pretty much difficult. However, in order to make the task of selecting easier, it is advisable to check out reviews and ratings of some of the top web hosts.

The top 10 web hosts include iPage, WebHostingPad, InMotion, Justhost, Bluehost, GreenGeeks, Ixwebhosting, FatCow, Hostgator, and HostMonster. Each of these web hosts fare differently among the millions of users all over the world. Although every website has different needs from another, there is a set of criteria that is used in gauging the performance and rating of these hosts.

Some of the factors that are included in the criteria are hosting cost, main features, software, email features, and additional features. The hosting cost is very important. Although quality should never be compromised over cost, many would still prefer the more affordable hosting rate. The main features basically include disk space, bandwidth, number of domains, website builder, website statistics, 24/7 support, and money back guarantee. On the other hand, software includes control panel, PHP support, MySQL databases, Perl/CGI support, Ruby on Rails, Frontpage extensions, MIME types, server side inclusions, and override htaccess. Correspondingly, email features include spam protected emails, auto responders, email aliases, and webmail access.

Basically, all of the top 10 web hosts offer unlimited disk space and bandwidth. Although the web hosting cost of these web hosts vary the difference between costs is not really very big. However, every penny saved is still worth a lot; thus the hosting cost still is an important basis for choosing a host. All of these hosts also offer free domain for life since this is generally one of the features that most web hosts offer. However, with regard to the email aspect, only iPage, Justhost, FatCow, and HostMonster offer unlimited email features. Fortunately, all of these hosts offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

Choosing the best host is certainly not very easy to do. While reviews and ratings only seem to make things more difficult, these are still very helpful in deciding which web host to choose. It should be noted though that every experience is always different from another, thus if you feel that you are more inclined to a particular host even if it does not fare to be the best, trust your judgment. More than anything else, it is important that you feel comfortable and assured of the web host that you choose.

Compare Linux Server Hosting And Windows Server Hosting

16.01.2015 (11:37 am) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

Usualy , the choice to host your website depends upon the scripting language that is used in your website.
If languages are PHP, MySQL, or Perl , Linux web server hosting is preferable.
But if you are thinking for ASP Dot Net scripting language and MS SQL database , you should chose only Windows Based hosting.

If you would like a few interactive facilities similar to chat or searchable database, Linux may not be the best choice. Also, a Linux-based web server is not fully acquiescent amongst Windows technologies. If you are using any Windows-centric technologies like Visual Basic, then Windows-based servers might be the required opportunity for you.

Advantages of Linux server hosting

Linux is an open source software product and so it does not need the high endorsement fees that other operating systems do; you can freely download and use it at no cost. A Linux website can easily be converted to a Windows website without much hassle. Also, the website can easily be changed as the necessity of the user grows. Linux web hosting is acutely cheap as Linux is a cost free operating system. Usually, merely the cost of distribution is borne by the host or owner. When the scripting language covet PHP, MySQL, or Perl etc. are required for your website then Linux server hosting is the most reliable and cost effective solution for you. Unless heavy load of scripting language, presently ought to not be traceable. There are multiple kinds of databases that run on Linux hosting, but the various widespread most likely among web host providers are mSQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL. These databases are relational by nature, and permit vastly optimized communication with your website for rapid reclamation of data. By lots of circles Linux hosting is supposed to be much securing than Windows hosting, and for that reason only Linux server hosting is also the more popular option for web designers and programmers.

Advantages of windows server hosting

.NET technologies like ASP dot net VB dot net are obtainable on this platform. If you have a website built with Microsoft .NET technologies then you ought to have to select a Windows server hosting plan. If you need an enterprise class database there are some different features so run on a Linux platform but if you desire Microsoft’s MSSQL database, a Windows hosting bill will be your best choice. Access Databases are only obtainable provided a Windows server hosting plan. Access can easily run on a Microsoft Windows platform and thus it is unavailable on a Linux hosting. If your site needs particularly this feature then you will undergo to accept windows server hosting. If you are using some of the Microsoft’s Sharepoint services a Windows Hosting guidelines is sole reliable choice for you. Windows plans typically significantly costly due to the fact that of the license price compulsory by Microsoft.

Normally, Linux server hosting plans are at least 20% cheaper than windows server hosting plans.
If you need not to undergo any unique features for your website, covet cart, searchable database etc, Linux server hosting is a finest non&wshyp;traditional for your needs.

When you are required for specific Microsoft technologies, Windows hosting plans generally is planning to be your favorable think. But for all miniscule business owner needs Linux hosting plans will generally perform quite perfectly for its cost effective features

Linux Web Hosting V/S Windows Web Hosting

22.12.2014 (6:46 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

Web development arena is well-versed with the availability of two types of operating system that are run on web servers, one is windows and the other one is Linux based operation system.. Both are very reliable and well-known for multiple individual qualities but the decision to use anyone in any particular environment is altogether a strategic decision that is taken by developers only. They are the one who knows the exact need of any web server. Linux has been most preferred choice for its stability and reliability in contrast to more sophisticated and costly windows based Web Server.

Linux operating system has been the preferred choice of web develops and they love to work on this operating system. The open source feature with PHP support has been the real catch for developers and they feel to enjoy more freedom and flexibility with Linux based system. Maintenance and up gradation is much more easily and without any involvement of cost factor. This diverse nature of Linux operating system makes them more acceptable and affordable.

In a Linux based web servers, PHP & myself are coded together to achieve anything that is possible. PHP is compatible with Windows o many systems but it definitely need Linux support for smooth operations. The tags and codes used in it are quiet similar to HTML but one can include functions and scripts to run them on the server side. It is also helpful in making dynamic pages that can pull data, store data and amend data in myself table.PHP also support many other tables like Generic ODBC, Oracle, Sybase, Solid and PostgreSQL.

Your decision about operating system relies upon the fact that which languages you will utilize n programming and what is the ultimate objective of your project. Majority of web developers prefer PHP and me coding on Linux server. Some like to set up their desired programming infrastructure on ASP that runs on windows operating system. ASP is very universal coding system.

Linux web hosting has gain immense popularity overtime and people prefer this hosting for its reliability and credibility of managing bigger operations. Linux web hosting offer an open source environment which is very easy for operational development purposes and developers of the company can manage their setting without any problem or prior permission from the server. This Linux based environment ahs the most reliable systems and most high speed operations. It offers much high speed uploading and support services as compare to window based environment.

When analyzed as more secure environment, one will have to rethink his decision about the web server choice out of Linux and Windows. Security is a major and critical factor for a website which has achieved considerable traffic and which is running an e commerce business. This is still complex topic which has not yet been addressed in most suitable manner. Linux has been recommended to be more se4cure as compare to Windows. If anyone wants to enhance his security, he must seek Linux web server and a very reliable administrator who can offer a strong safety mechanism from hackers.

Budget Web Hosting: Shared Or Managed Web Hosts?

10.11.2014 (6:59 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

Online businesses simply cannot do without web hosting and though they may or may not be making a lot of money out of their endeavors many an online business would prefer using budget web hosting so as to minimize costs and maximize profits. The importance of finding a good web host is as high as is the case when creating a good website, and so before you start looking for budget web hosting you need to keep in mind certain important factors.


Perfect Uptime


You must be sure that the budget web hosting service that you choose is reliable and will promise you almost perfect uptime. It will of course require that you research different options which will help you avoid problems in the future and you also will need to find out just what managed web hosting is all about.


Besides managed web hosting there is need to understand just what share web hosting is; especially when your needs are centered on finding budget web hosting. Shared web hosting services will be more up your street than managed web hosting because the former is cheaper and therefore chances that it will fall in line with your budget and needs are greater.


When you opt for shared web hosting you will however, even if it is a budget web hosting service, mean that you have to share the server with other users and security as well as traffic will not be as good as when choosing a managed web hosting service. However, it is more suited as a budget web hosting service and therefore more likely to fit in with your plans and monetary constraints.

There are however some pretty good managed web hosting services as well that are also able to provide you with budget web hosting and which also come with many useful features for bargain prices. Such web hosting services will guarantee perfect uptime and will provide you with protection against spam and viruses and you will also get the chance to have as many e-mail accounts as you want things that are vital to proper functioning of your website.


It is up to you to find a web hosting solution that meets a number of parameters including matching your needs gives reliable service, is a budget web hosting plan and offers excellent support as well as backup features. Ideally, a budget web hosting service that provides all or most of these features would make a good choice when it concerns hosting your website and if the host enjoys a good reputation and has years of experience behind them; then you can safely entrust your hosting to such a provider.

Best Hosting Service – HostGator

27.10.2014 (11:30 am) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

At first, let’s get something straight.

Having your own domain is something like Alpha and Omega, if you have any serious website. No matter if it’s BlogSpot or WordPress.com, all free platforms can delete your site whenever they’re pleased.

Is Web Hosting Difficult?

Not at all. It doesn’t matter if you’re a total anti-tech opposite of a geek, most of the hosting companies have user friendly tutorials which can walk you through everything that has to be done.

You just choose your domain name, see if it’s free, pay for it and bam, you’re done. Depending on the company, the whole process takes 10-60 minutes.

Which Company Should I Choose?

An excellent question. There are numerous factors you should take into consideration, just as:

number of domains per account
technical reliability
price (usually reccuring payments)
customer support

One of the best hosting companies out there is HostGator.

HostGator Review

HostGator has been around since 2002. They are based in the USA, but they offer web hosting services for over 200 countries. Go ahead and try to google a negative review – I seriously doubt that you’ll find more than just a few.

This company is especially known thanks to their excellent customer service (24/7/365) and their newbie-friendly user control panel.

No matter if you’re a passionate hobbyist who wants to blog about his beloved interest or an experienced user having trouble with your current hosting, HostGator is one of the best web hositng solutions out there.

Should you be interested in a detailed review of HostGator, including individual hosting plans and prices, Best Domain Hosting? Hostgator! should answer all your questions.

Windows Hosting – Advantages

18.10.2014 (9:56 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

When you are going to build up a site in the Internet, you had better start from choosing a hosting provider. But before you select a hosting firm, you had better get acquainted with their main categories. Also you ought to know which of facilities of hosting you need.
Generally, this choice rides on the programming scripts which hosting can maintain. Say, if you use  MySQL or PHP, Perl on the site, you will choose a Linux platform. But if you need to use ASP,  you will for sure wale Windows hosting. Then, Windows-hosting is useful in case if you use Windows oriented technologies such as Visual Basic.
In general Windows hosting is a preference of those who could be divided  into two general sectors: those who understand nothing in hosting and consider that Windows hosting is supposed to be simpler for their understanding, and those who, on the contrary, are sure that they require Windows hosting accurately.

Benefits of Windows hosting

1.NET technologies, like ASP are available on the Windows platform. In case if you have a site developed on Microsoft. NET technologies, you have to choose Windows hosting.
2.ASP.NET technology is cunning itself, as the language is compiled. It has a lot of add-ons and can be in competition with any php or perl. Windows hosting can either support Net Framework, MSSQL.
One more benefit is that with Unix you will never operate to work properly with ASP and ASP.NET, but Windows can cooperate with practically all popular PHP/MySQL scripts & add-ons.
3. If you need a large database for a company, Windows hosting is a wise choice.
4. Access databases cooperate only with Windows hosting. Access can be started only with the Microsoft Windows platform, thus,  can’t work with Linux hosting. In case if the site assumes this function, you should contemporize to hosting on the Windows server.
5. If you use some of Microsoft’s Sharepoint tools, Windows hosting is the only trustworthy choice. Only Windows hosting supplies upstanding Microsoft-specific business solutions like Sharepoint Services, Microsoft CRM, Exchange.
6. You can administrate through Remote Desktop, this program nowadays is provided with all Windows XP versions. Thus, you do not need to upload any additional utilities like Radmin, VNC, etc. 

Windows hosting, normally, is more valuable because of expenditures on Microsoft licenses, but yet it supposes good support and handling.

Benefits Of Linux Web Hosting Server

12.10.2014 (5:29 am) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

Web hosting is the process of creating websites on the internet. There are many companies which offer web hosting services and individuals as well as businesses can use these services for uploading their own websites on the World Wide Web. One of the main considerations to make when choosing a web host is the operating system used.

There are many choices of operating systems but one of the most popular ones is Linux.    Linux is the first operating system to be used in web hosting and is used by many web developers. There are many benefits of linux web hosting server which makes it a preferable over other options.

One of the main advantages of Linux is that it is an open source operating system. This means that Linux shares its code with the public and anyone can make suggestions which can improve the operating system. This means that it is constantly being updated and developed by professionals. If there are any bugs in the system, it is pointed out immediately and removed. In other operating systems, improvements are not that rapid and there may be many problem areas which are not yet identified. Therefore, Linux is a more reliable and stable choice for web hosting. By using Linux web hosting server, you can be sure that there will be no operating problems with your website and your users will be satisfied.

Another major benefit of Linux is that it is much more affordable than other operating systems. Since it is open source software, it does not have high licensing fees like others. You do not have to make extra efforts and spend money in order to get original licensed versions because you can download it from the internet.

Linux is a very adaptable and flexible operating system. Businesses run in a dynamic world and many changes are needed to be made to the website time and again. Thus, it is important to choose an operating system which is easily modifiable and flexible.  With Linux, you can easily change your website according to your requirements. Also, a Linux website can easily be converted into a Windows website so the users have an open choice in this regard.

One of the most important benefits of Linux is that it can handle large volumes of traffic and is capable of hosting multiple sites. Any customization to the website can be done in real time with Linux web hosting server. Moreover, Linux is not limited to special remote administrative programs. In order to access a Linux system, all you need is a computer which is connected to the internet.

Owing to these benefits, Linux is one of the most widely used operating systems in the world. It is a top choice for businesses which wish to set up interactive websites because it is a more stable system. Also, it is capable of handing many users at a time and is especially beneficial for businesses who offer online shopping to their customers.

Battle of the Hosting Platforms: Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac

06.10.2014 (9:22 pm) – Filed under: Uncategorized ::

With the Mac OS X being increasingly used in the server environment, many are now adding new wind to the debate of which platform is better for web hosting: Windows, Linux or Mac?  Believe it or not, this battle is getting even more difficult to call as each system has been greatly enhanced over the years.  Let’s take a closer look to see what these platforms have to offer.

Price Factor

If you are looking to make your determination on price, you will likely find that Linux if usually more affordable than both Windows and Mac web hosting plans.  This is because Windows and Mac OS X are the property of Microsoft and Apple, therefore, expensive licensing fees are attached.  Linux on the other hand, is an open-source operating system that can often be obtained for free.  This factor alone plays a large role in the price of a Linux hosting plan versus most other platforms.

System Stability and Performance

Stability is something that definitely needs to be considered when choosing your web hosting platform.  Linux is well known throughout the industry for being as stable as they come, able to maintain a hosting operation under a wide range of demanding situations.  The Mac OS X is based on the BSD system, which just like Linux, borrows many characteristics from Unix, the granddaddy of them all.  This essentially means that Mac servers also tend to be very stable and well suited for the hosting environment.  Windows on the other hand, has a history of infamous blue screens, freezing and system crashes.  While the system has been dramatically improved through version releases, a Windows server will still have a tough time competing with Linux in the stability and performance department.  Above all, Linux is the operating system that can truly help you harness the processing power of the underlying machine.

Simplicity and Ease of Use

This section mainly applies when running and maintaining your own server.  Despite its power, Linux has also been known as one of the most difficult operating systems to use.  In order to make more resources available to the computer and users, Linux utilizes a command line similar to old DOS systems, making it a real challenge for those who lack technical experience.  Windows and Mac OS X platforms both offer graphical user interfaces, presenting vivid backgrounds, icons and links to greatly simplify the administration process.  Because Windows offers an environment similar to the desktop setting gracing so many homes, it is arguably the easiest to use.

Making the Choice

Although Linux is the most experienced, all of these operating systems have a deep history in the web hosting business.  Though definitely not as widely available, Mac hosting is becoming more popular and definitely makes a solid choice in the right scenario.  Unless you have a need for your own server or certain web technologies, there is no wrong choice as you can get a decent price, great performance and equally superb value out of either platform.