April 22nd, 2011 | Posted under Cloud Hosting News
Scores of industry experts say that cloud hosting would dominate the web world in the years to come. Some even claim that other hosting packages such as shared hosting would be nearly dead in the years to come. Agreement to such claims is a matter of personal choice and experience. However, these assessments are certainly proving to be an outrageous dig at shared hosting providers. That being said, cloud hosting is a new age technology in the web hosting world that definitely offers added benefits over other hosting packages such as VPS, shared hosting etc. Cloud hosting is focused on providing great uptime for websites so that one doesn’t lose their visitors due to factors that seem to be beyond their control.
The fact that cloud hosting doesn’t rely on a single cloud server, it makes it possible to handle traffic outbreak quite easily. The connected servers reduce the dependency on any one server. Big players in the market such as Google, Yahoo etc have already befriended cloud hosting. Imagine the kind of computer infrastructure these giant websites need in order to handle the massive traffic they receive. You will hardly find any of these websites being out of action. This in itself proves that cloud hosting can offer 100% uptime for your website. On the other hand, if you rely on a package that has a single server set up such as VPS, the whole website would be down if a single server goes down. As a result, one might lose visitors as well as revenue.
Unlike a conventional hosting set up, cloud hosting operates on multiple connected servers in place of a single server. In this manner, your website is exposed to unlimited processing power. You will be able to add a new server at any point in order to scale up. Even if one server goes down, your website will be up because of the other supporting servers within the same cluster. In this manner, users are assured of 100% uptime. Needless to say, 100% uptime comes with many other added benefits. For large websites, it can prove to be a huge money saver. Read the rest of this entry »
The term web hosting may not be stranger to you. However, loads of people out there are still confused over web hosting services. Although web hosting business has experienced a great spike over the last few years, not every web host user is a satisfied user. No matter what web host package you choose, chances are that you might run into some problems. That being said, users can stay immune from potential issues to a great extent by choosing the right web hosting package and service provider. Today, shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated hosting and cloud hosting dominate the web hosting industry. Let’s have a sneak at each of the above said hosting packages.
Shared hosting is the most affordable hosting solution among the bunch. However, it has certain drawbacks. In a shared hosting environment, numerous users use the same background software and hardware, thus increasing the load on a server. This can result into server crash in some cases. Your website may be out of service for a certain period of time, until the issue is fixed. That being said, shared hosting is ideal for small websites that don’t require much resource to create an online presence.
A VPS hosting solution is essentially a single server that is spilt into numerous virtual servers. The good news is that it makes use of a new age technology which ensures that every server acts like an isolated server, thereby offering greater benefits to users in terms of processing power, speed, RAM, bandwidth space etc. Each and every server will have its independent resources, which allows smooth website performance. Users can reboot their server independently without affecting neighborhood virtual servers. Unlike shared hosting, there won’t be a chain reaction if a website goes down. In a VPS set up, only the affected website will go down, if something goes wrong.
Dedicated hosting is a form of hosting package that is dedicated to a single client. A dedicated hosting user is allocated a separate IP address and hardware configuration. This enables users to cope up with large amount of incoming data. In other words, dedicated hosting users can handle massive amount of data and traffic. The major drawback associated with dedicated hosting is high cost. One is required to shave off more money for a dedicated hosting package in comparison to shared hosting or VPS hosting. Read the rest of this entry »
April 20th, 2011 | Posted under Web Hosting News
Web Host Blog – SAN ANTONIO - Rackspace® Hosting, the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the availability of Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers. Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers provides operational efficiency to customers, is easy to set up and provides seamless integration with Rackspace Cloud Servers™ or Rackspace dedicated servers.
With this offering, businesses of all sizes can now have access to a new cloud-based load balancing solution that gives them the ability to scale mission critical applications or quickly build high availability configurations. The automated component distributes workloads across multiple Rackspace Cloud Servers to minimize response time and avoid server overload. Rackspace customers benefit from being able to intuitively set up a load balancer in minutes while providing application fault-tolerance cost-effectively. Read the rest of this entry »
August 10th, 2010 | Posted under Web Hosting Features
1. Getting Started
There are several ways to use FindMyHost as your number one search for a quality web hosting company. Here is a informative guide and tips on how to get started.
To start things off , have you registered a domain name for your website? On the top right side of FindMyHost homepage you can easily search for a domain name and check to see if it is available. We recommend you purchase a domain name from an Approved Host or an ICANN accredited agency to ensure your domain name is securely purchased. ICANN Registrars are clearly listed in all report cards under the Domain Name category. Another key point to remember is that the majority of web hosting companies offer domain registration services and you will often find that a domain name is included with the purchase of web hosting.
The next step, if you have not already done so, is to make a list of services and features you require for your website. Here are a few basic requirements when making your list:
How much are you willing to pay? Web Hosting caters to everyone. There are web hosting companies that offer free hosting, budget hosting (usually under $20/mo) and higher end Virtual Private Server, Co-Location services and Dedicated Servers. There is a plan to suite all needs and knowing what you can afford will help you narrow your choices.
How much disc space will I need? Depending on the type of web site you are building, most sites don’t require much more than 10MB to build. Extra features such as photo galleries, databases, etc require more space. Always over estimate or select a company who can accommodate your expansion in the future.
How much traffic will your site receive? When starting out, this question may pose as a difficult one to figure out as you may not be aware of how popular your site will be. Always good tip of advice, always over estimate to ensure you don’t incur any additional costs.
What web hosting server should I choose? You have the choice between UNIX and Windows NT. We have compiled a compressive article on the two here that will inform you of the features that are offered between the two. The server quality are equally the same. It’s a matter of selecting the right server that will accommodate the features you have planned for the site.
2. Search Approved Hosts Report Cards
Now that we have a list of features you are looking for, you can move into searching the FindMyHost Network for Guaranteed and Approved Web Hosts. A great place to start is to enter your requirements into our Approved Host search query. You can find this search engine on every top navigation bar as well as our homepage. Read the rest of this entry »