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How Web Hosting is contracting world into shorter space?

web hosting means providing space to consumers on the web servers so that their World Wide Websites can be accessed by anyone while surfing on the network. web hosting allows the company or individual to have an access with rest of the world on internet through their website. web hosting is not only for providing space on the net but it also manages various websites on the network.

Today is a competitive world. Everybody wants to be at the top of the world. Linking is the only way with which one can achieve this goal. web hosting can help a lot in this context. web hosting provides space to exhibit all our contents that we want to share with others. It also provides every user an address ID so that one can easily locate one site among millions of sites around the world. For getting web hosting Services one can choose from a large number of web hosting Companies. He can also select whether he wants to have a free Web Hosting or a paid Web Hosting according to his needs and budget.

If you are a beginner and had just created a website then you can take the help of the C- panel. C ?panel stands for control panel that helps the new ones to manage their websites in an easy and efficient way. It manages E-mails, helps to solve every problem step by step.

Types of Web Hosting:

  1. Virtual Web Hosting:-In this type of Web Hosting a large number of sites are placed on a single server and every single user is given a single ID address. It thus helps to maintain many sites on a single server.
  2. Dedicated Web Hosting: – In dedicated Web Hosting a single server is provided with a single user. Such type of Web Hosting helps to maintain the identity of the user on the server. He himself has the full access to the server and is responsible for its maintenance and security.
  3. Reseller Web Hosting: – In such type of Web Hosting a person buys a space on the server. The further sells this space to other users on rent. They themselves provide technical assistance to their customers.

Before selecting any Web Hosting Company one needs to take out complete information regarding the company. It should have an enough experience with Web Hosting. It should provide enough disk space to its customers. A Web Hosting Company should be able to maintain the data and the contents of its customers in an efficient way. A Web Hosting company should be able to provide Web Hosting Services with a lightning speed. It should be able to provide efficient technical assistance so that customer can have an easy solution whenever he finds any trouble with his website. It should be able to provide protection to ID address of its customers so that they are protected against any mishapennings.

Web Hosting is thus maintaining links with several websites and managing linking and protecting various websites on the internet. IWIHosting is a beneficial and reliable company that provides efficient Web Hosting with eye catching service plans. For more information just visit: www.IWIHosting.com

Web Hosting: Reliability And Features Make The Host!

As more and more people turn to the internet as a source information and shopping, it is only reasonable to understand the value and potential of having your own online business. However, knowing how to operate a business and knowing how to build a website are two very different issues. A website has to be appealing and efficient to hold the interest of a consumer. Your site also has to be reliable and perform well.

This is where your web hosting comes in. The reliability of your web hosting plays an important role in the success of your website. Most web hosting services also provide customer support 24/7 to help with keeping the website operating effectively and efficiently.

You should also use a web hosting company that will give you data on the traffic to your website. You can analyze this data to find out where most of the traffic is coming from. This is a great idea to find out what marketing resources are working well and what ones aren’t. You will also find out where in the purchasing process consumers are stopping. This can help you make changes to your website to make the purchase process easier for consumers. Some web hosting companies also offer small businesses the ability to accept credit card payments.

Most web hosting services are very inexpensive for all they offer you. You will want to choose a web hosting company that offers reliable service with the features you need. Most web hosting services offer a variety of package deals with various amounts of email, data transfer, and the bandwidth you need. This will ensure you only pay for the services you need. Select a web hosting service that offers a free trial or a money back guarantee so that you can change providers if you aren’t happy with what you get.

Without Multiple Domain Hosting, Your Web Host Is Making You A Fool!

If your web host only allows you to host 1 domain name with 1 hosting account, please read on to learn why you have been taken advantage by your web host!

Also, if you own multiple websites and you are hosting each of them with a different hosting account, you are paying too much! You can actually host all your websites into one single hosting account and save a lot of money. This type of hosting account is called “multiple domain hosting” account, which just get popular recently.

The web hosting industries are now switching to the next important trend. Many web hosts have started to offer multiple domain hosting account. What that means is that you can host multiple websites under 1 hosting account! You don’t need to pay for a full account if you want to host more websites.

This is a very important trend because nowadays, most web hosts are offering incredible amount of disk space and bandwidth with their hosting account. Unfortunately, the client is only allowed to host one website with each giant hosting account. And the reality is that most clients don’t even use up to 10% of their disk space and bandwidth!

If you already have a hosting account, think about it, how much percentage of the disk space and bandwidth are you utilizing now?

I strongly believe that these web hosts are throwing in the big offer as a marketing strategy to attract the consumers by exploiting consumers ‘the more the better’ mindset. Consumers don’t realize that the ‘large space’ and ‘large bandwidth’ is practically useless, as they will probably never use most of the ‘advertised’ resources. They are simply being lured into the marketing gimmicks.

However, the story is rewritten when many web hosts begin to offer multiple domain hosting account. They allow you to host a few domain names under the same hosting account without the need to pay for more. These add-on domains that are hosted under the same hosting account actually shared the same disk space and bandwidth of the main hosting account. This way, you can fully utilize your allocated resources and receive full value of your invested money.

I don’t need to be an oracle to predict that sooner or later, most other web hosts, including those big web hosting companies will have to follow the trend by offering multiple domain hosting accounts. It’s the future of web hosting as domain names are very cheap nowadays and many webmasters will usually want to have more than one website.

When the traditional ‘1 domain per account’ web hosts are not getting the same amount of sales they are getting today, they will have to consider offering multiple domain hosting accounts. If they don’t keep up with the trend, they will be eliminated.

Buyer Beware: Web Hosting, Registration, and Site Building “All in One” Package Nightmares

Starting out in any type of online marketing or Internet business can be confusing and overwhelming. There are so many different aspects of a start-up: domain name registration and purchase, Web site host purchasing, and of course, the “building” of the Web site itself. This leaves many consumers looking for an easier way to purchase everything in one place, both to save money and to save time.

This has led to the rise of “total packages” by many hosting and Internet development companies, where everything is included: domain-name registration, software for design of a site or an online method of building a site, professional design of the site, and of course, the hosting. This is quite popular as it whittles down the process of getting a site up and running for many new to the Internet and online marketing.

However, with the convenience of Web-hosting packages of this sort, there also can be inconveniences. No road is paved “with gold” and this type of registration, hosting and design package deal is no exception. There can be problems that surface later on when purchasing a Web design and hosting package that also includes registration. These problems usually present themselves in the following forms:

1. Once a Web site becomes popular, the hosting charges may rise exorbitantly, as the “special” that was presented initially can become inapplicable once a certain amount of traffic or the size of the site changes. This is more of a problem for larger business sites than for smaller business sites or “personal” or “theme” sites.

2. Some “specials” only exist for a limited amount of time, and the charges can rise steadily after that period.

3. A Web site owner may have different needs as time goes on, and the “package” no longer suits the needs of the owner. This can include the inability to change the pages on one’s own, or the inability to effectively track traffic, as some come with traffic statistics packages.

4. Downtime (when a site is down and can’t be viewed) can be significant enough to warrant a change of hosts or domain name registrars.

5. A Web site, registration, and web hosting package company may go out of business, leaving a client with no way to contact them, and three services to quickly replace. This also leaves a site open to loss of the registered domain name, as well as loss of revenues while the site is “down”.

6. A contract may exist which states that the “special” prices are only offered contingent on remaining with a certain company for a specified amount of time (which may be years).

7. The actual “name” of your site may not even be registered to “you” the perceived “owner”, but to the hosting and registrar company that initiated the purchase through the package deal. This how the Web site hosting, design and registrar packages “save” money many times for consumers, as they “buy in bulk”, registering hundreds of sites per month.

All the above seem simple enough to rectify. Simply “switch” the Web site, hosting, and domain name registrar to that of other companies.

This is the point, however, in which “trouble” can rear its ugly head. Some hosting and domain name registrars seem reluctant to “hand over” a site to any other company, as it does mean the loss of a customer and therefore, revenue, for themselves. The current hosting company and registrar may likewise delay a transfer, or refuse to provide sufficient information to a new host or registrar to effectively conclude a transfer. It becomes even more tangled, if the name of a site has been registered to them.

This is where it is possible for a “nightmare” of subterfuge regarding a site to begin. Sometimes, after numerous contacts, with no reply, a Web site owner will realize that the switching of the site has become a real battle.

Here’s an actual real life example of a friend of mine, Katheryn:

After much downtime had occurred, Katheryn wrote to the initial hosting company, and domain name registrar, stating her disappointment in the service. A rather nasty letter was received in reply, telling her that she could either “like it or lump it” and that there was not anything they could do, as a contract was in place that could not be “broken” by any means. The language of the e-mail correspondence was rude and uncalled for, and a phone number was not provided anywhere for more personal contact, neither was the name of the support person that wrote the e-mail.

The site remained down consistently, as well, over the next few weeks, forcing Katheryn to sign up for a different hosting plan with a different host, and also re-register the domain with another registrar. Luckily for Katheryn, the registration of the site was in her name, and a new name did not need to be purchased. At the time of import, however, the previous “problem” host refused to initiate a transfer, claiming that the contract remained intact, and therefore the site could not be transferred. The new hosting company had to “maneuver” the site onto it’s own servers without the cooperation of the previous company, costing the client more time and money than was necessary.

For months afterward, Katheryn was billed repeatedly by the previous hosting company for monthly hosting, even though a site no longer existed on their servers, and they were in essence hosting “air” at this point. Copies of all correspondence had to be sent to the billing service to “dismiss” this recurrent billing, which was the only option left to Katheryn at this point.

I’m sure there are many people like Katheryn who at one time or the other have gone through such ordeal.

Some possible methods of avoiding the “trap” of packages such as this:

1. Read all paperwork and contracts thoroughly. The fine print is indeed, very “fine” sometimes, for a reason, and reading everything thoroughly will save frustration and misunderstandings later.

Above all, make sure that the registration will be done in “your name”, as the loss of a popular name, with a large amount of traffic, is a HUGE loss. Or better still, register your domain name yourself. With so many online domain registrars, it’s very simple to register a domain name online. The only thing you need to do once you have bought a hosting package is change the “name servers” through the control panel provided by your domain registrar.

If at all you are not satisfied with your hosting company and would like to shift to a different company, simply change the name servers to point to the new company. That’s it!

2. Make sure there is a contact phone number and physical address for correspondence with the companies if the need should arise. As in the case of Example #1, the lack of a phone number and physical address was detrimental to effective correspondence and resolution.

3. Take the time to research different plans and different companies. If at all possible, ask to speak to some of their other clients to ensure that they are indeed sensitive to the needs of their own customers and are flexible enough to adapt to changes in a site over time.

4. Take the time to correctly ascertain your own needs and the needs of any site you’ll be building. The package needs to “fit your needs” explicitly.

5. If at all possible, use different providers for each stage of a Web site: hosting, domain-name registrar, site building. It does take longer to get a site up and running with this method, but the overall control that you will have over the site is well worth the extra effort, usually. If one provider proves to be a disappointment, it is easier to replace one service, rather than try to replace everything at once.

As you can easily see, sometimes “time saving” strategies are not really that, and can lead to heartbreak and headaches. As with everything else, “slow but steady” wins the race, and it does pay to take the time to initiate each stage of a Web site individually.

How is $2.95 Web Hosting a Month Honestly Possible?

For those individuals that do not exactly understand what a web host is or what web hosting involves, a web host differs from a web designer. While a web designer will create the web site and have an effect on all the creative and technical aspects of a website, a host actually provides the web site to the general public. A host is much like a landlord that rents space to a website user. There are many different options when it comes to a host and some will charge fairly high rates while there are others that claim to offer $2.95 web hosting.

$2.95 web hosting actually refers to the price that the web host promises to charge for some packages. Before determining if this is a good deal or if there really is anybody who offers this rate it helps to understand what is involved with a host. A website hosting company contracts with businesses and individuals to provide them with what is referred to as bandwidth.

Bandwidth refers to the amount of information that can be transmitted over an internet connection. The higher the bandwidth the more data that can be transferred over the connection at any one time. This is basically equivalent to a highway, the more the lanes a highway has the more traffic that can travel on that highway.

As far as webhosting is concerned, bandwidth is important because it refers to the amount of business or data that the website can have. This is why a host will offer different packages. The higher the bandwidth the higher the monthly fee is.

Obviously the higher the amount of traffic a website can have the better the chance to do business with multiple consumers or web searchers simultaneously. The bandwidth offered by the web host is one of the most important considerations when looking for a web host.

The other factor that is important with a web host is the functions that a host offers. Some hosts offer automated controls and notifications to let the site owner know if the site is meeting its maximum amount of traffic. This automated option will typically allow to web site owner to elect to increase the bandwidth.

With the general understanding of what is offered by a host it is possible to examine the different hosts available. There are actually a very large number of web hosts that offer many different rates. Some of these hosts promote $2.95 web hosting. Some of these web hosts also offer services designed for Mac users.

Since there are many different hosts it is important to check closely at what the host is offering and if there are any hidden costs. It is a good idea to know what exactly you are getting for $2.95. One of the first things that need to be understood is that there are different rates that a personal website owner will be charged and what a business will be charged.

When considering if a web host is offering a $2.95 web hosting package that is for real you need to look at how much bandwidth is offered. You should also inquire about the amount of disk space that is provided for the site. You should also inquire about the amount of support the host provides, when the support is offered, whether it is 24/7, and if they are quick to provide support.