Posts from — October 2010
Creating a quality and solid business on the Internet today requires a good quality website with a good design and easy usability. However, you could have the best looking website in the world that has the most amazing functions, but if the web hosting is no good then the users will become frustrated and leave. You do not want this to happen at all. That is why it is very important to consider different web hosts before you decide to choose one. Without good, reliable web hosting your business is doomed to fail for the reasons below.
Lots of downtime: People on the Internet do not have a long attention span. The reason for this is that people nowadays do not have a lot of time on their hands, and so they’ll only have a short amount of time to surf the web. If they try to access your website and it is down then they will leave really quickly, and they may not come back again. If you are lucky enough of them to return and the site is still down then you will most likely lose them forever. Uptime is very important. If your website isn’t up, your profits won’t be up.
Security: If you do not choose a web host has good quality security then you may be in deep trouble. There are a lot of malicious people on the Internet that would like to use your website as their own advertising space, without your consent. The way that this is done is through viruses or Trojans, or possibly through security issues with your web host. They gain access to your server and edit your files. News of bad websites spreads really quickly, so if your site is flagged as a malicious website then you are in deep trouble!
Support and assistance: Without good technical support and assistance you may end up in a spot of bother. Not everything in life goes how you expect it to and there are many hiccups along the way. This is the same with web hosting. If something does happen to go wrong and you don’t know what to do then you must contact your web host. If they do not have the staff or knowledge then you could be left with a website that doesn’t function properly because of the hosting. And of course, if the website doesn’t work properly people will leave quickly.
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October 27, 2010 No Comments
There are a few different types of web hosting you can purchase, and you may not know about all of them. Each different type has a specific purpose, and you may only need a certain one to fulfil your requirements. Let me tell you about each different type, what they should be used for, and who they are intended for.
First up, we have shared web hosting. Shared hosting is where there are many hosting accounts on one server. This means that there are many different websites all hosted together on one server. This may seem like a bad thing, however it isn’t; it means that your host can fit many different sites/customers onto one server, therefore bringing down the price that it costs them, which means that you will pay less for your web hosting. Generally, sites that are hosted on shared hosting are not resource hungry, which means that the server can cope with having lots of websites all together. Shared hosting is recommended for people who are either just starting up or wish to host websites without a lot of expense. If you’re a big business I recommend you take a look at the different options below, however shared hosting could work for you.
Reseller hosting is similar to shared hosting in the way that it is all on one server, however with reseller hosting you can sell web hosting to other people. What usually happens is that you are given access to a control panel, where you can create new shared hosting accounts. With this you can make money, as you can offer shared hosting to people who need it. Most things that apply to shared hosting apply to reseller hosting as it’s essentially the same apart from you have the power to create new accounts.
VPS hosting is intended for those websites that are resource hungry, or sites that consume a lot of bandwidth and space. VPS stands for virtual private server. A VPS is like your own server, where there is nobody else sharing it. However, there is usually more than one VPS per actual physical server. The way it works is that they are partitioned so that they are not connected in any way shape or form other than they are hosted off of the same physical server. With these you can either host files, or host your website. You can even resell hosting from a VPS if you get together the required tools.
October 18, 2010 No Comments
Of course nobody wants to spend more than they have to when purchasing anything, and for this exact reason there are many businesses providing cheap services for people. This includes web hosting. There is a difference between cheap web hosting and low-cost web hosting. Cheap is where there can be serious issues, whether it be with support or poor quality servers. Below are six reasons for not choosing cheap hosting.
1. In order for web hosts provides you with very cheap hosting they must make cuts so they can profit. These cuts tend to mean that the service offered is not good quality. Hosts will ram lots of web hosting accounts onto one server which can degrade it greatly.
2. Cheap Web hosting tends to apply limits on how much bandwidth and server space you can use. Of course, this can be a big problem if you have a large website as it means slower speeds and less space for you to host your files.
3. As you may or may not know, Google can be very helpful for driving traffic to your website. Google doesn’t like slow websites, so keep that in mind as it may mean less visitors for you.
4. Server security is very important. When the hosting is so cheap that staff aren’t hired security tends to lack. Low security means that people may attempt to hack into your website cause havoc.
5. Server downtime is an absolute nightmare. If your site will not load then customers can’t use it, which means a loss of revenue. Cheap web hosts will use bad hardware, which could mean lots of downtime. Another thing is cheap web hosts will not hire lots of staff, so when there is downtime it will take a long time to get it back up.
6. Technical support is very important when choosing web hosting, as a lot of things can go wrong and you may not know what to do. Cheap web hosts will not hire lots of support staff, if any at all, as they eat away at their profit. Without support staff you could be left with a broken website, which in turn will lead to the loss of profit.
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October 11, 2010 No Comments
A difficult task in today’s world would be to find a business that does not use any form of e-mail. From your local gym to a huge corporation email is without any doubts the cheapest and fastest way for every business to communicate internally to other staff and also to communicate with their customers.
If you think about how companies survived in the past without email it is hard to imagine. If you think about when your e-mail goes down for more than an hour it causes a lot of trouble. E-mail is so important in today’s world for businesses and individuals alike. For this reason it is very important that you have fully protected e-mail. A lot of spam mail viruses are floating around in e-mails, and 98% of Internet traffic is through forms of e-mail. A large percentage of that be junk and viruses. If you decide to invest in e-mail hosting you must ensure that you are protected from spam and other malicious e-mails.
There are many options you can choose from when it comes to business e-mail solutions. These things include hosting services yourself or outsourcing it to another person or business. Having in-house services is very expensive as you have to manage everything yourself, which includes server maintenance, firewall protection, spam and virus protection and also backup systems. By using another company to host your e-mail you will have none of these headaches. Many businesses outsource their e-mail hosting so that they have peace of mind knowing that if anything goes wrong it will be sorted very quickly and efficiently. This also means that there’ll be minimum disruption to their business which is optimal.
When you outsource your business e-mail hosting you will get an agreement that will contain many details about the level of support you will receive, and what you can expect from your business e-mail. Sometimes it is worth looking around at different companies as they all offer different things to different people. Some businesses may only need a small server with little maintenance, whereas another business may need a huge server or multiple servers as well as somebody maintaining them often.
Whichever option you choose will help your business, however the stress of using in-house hosting services could prove to be more trouble than it’s worth. Personally I recommend using an external service as it will allow you to get on with the important things in your business.
In view of business email uptime importance, HostSG offers Cloud Email hosting service based on cloud computing technology equipped with multiple server clusters providing high availability and full redundancy email services. This service is completely different from the single server email hosting provided by most hosting providers in Singapore.
October 5, 2010 No Comments