Let’s explore some of the differences between the two most popular platforms in web hosting, linux and windows hosting.
Most hosting companies provide Linux Hosting over Windows hosting because of the affordability and workability (i.e easier to install and maintain). The predominant decision making on which OS to go for usually lies on your familiarity with a particular programming language. Most Linux servers will offer PHP, CGI and Perl access while Windows servers offer ASP and .NET programming capabilities. While some companies manage to provide php and asp on a windows hosting, more often time in other companies, you will get one and not the other.
The concept is all in place and you have finally decided it is time to go live. Now all you have to wonder about is how to find a good web host. There are so many different hosts on offer and each has their idea of what a package should offer their customers. You will often find that most of the features will be similar in setup, but with a different description for their services. The question of how to find a good web host could give you sleepless nights if you do not break down the problem into manageable chunks.
One of the first things you will have to consider is the price you are able to pay for your hosting needs. This will greatly determine what kind of service you can [...]
Bandwidth is the amount of data your website can transfer from the web hosting server to the client or web browser when your page is requested and rendered. Most web hosting companies will grant you a fixed or unlimited amount of data to transfer in a month depending on what type of plan you sign up for.
If your bandwidth is a fixed amount, you’ll be required to pay extra fees in the case you go over your limit. Other companies that offer unlimited bandwidth, do so as a marketing tool mostly, but they will not let you go over a certain undisclosed limit. Normally with unlimited bandwidth, you sould get a pretty decent amount of data transfer under normal usage for an [...]
Dedicated Hosting is in the simplest terms a server that is rented from a larger company. The main differences between dedicated hosting and shared hosting, or even VPS hosting is that the company is renting an entire server that is not shared with any other company.
The entire system is much more flexible that VPS or shared hosting and as such is a popular option for companies that need more than either of these options can provide. It will be up to the company to decide on the operating system and control panels of the server. The added advantage of this kind of hosting over actually buying server equipment outright, is that the facility that the server is placed in will [...]