Web hosting companies are the connection between an individual or company and World Wide Web readers. To put a web page online, one must go through a web host. The webpage developer will upload his or her design to the web host according to the company’s guidelines and policies, and based on the type of software the webpage designer has used. That upload submits the files to the web host, and then the webpage is published for all to see on the Internet. Many web hosts, i.e. HostMetro, offer a number of tools to help their clients not only to simplify the process of uploading files to a webpage, but even offer programs to help build webpages quickly and easily. Virtually anyone [...]
If you are planning to order a dedicated server, you will need to know the difference between managed and unmanaged servers. There is one major difference between managed servers and unmanaged servers. The difference is – you guessed it – who manages the server. Managed servers are hosted and managed by the web hosting company. As a customer, you will be able to set up the basics, like domains and mailboxes, but the web host company remains responsible for all necessary configurations and maintenance of the server. Unmanaged servers are actually self managed by you, the customer. Unlike the managed server, you are responsible for configuring and maintaining the [...]
Do you know what operating system on which you web host’s server runs? It is an important piece of information to know as you design your web pages because the server’s operating system, or OS, determines what scripting languages can run and what databases are supported among other things. There are three major operating systems on which web host servers can run. The Linux operating system allows scripts like Perl, html, Python and other languages based on Unix. The server operating on Linux also generally supports MySQL and PostgreSQL database systems. Servers run on Unix operating systems, like Solaris or FreeBSD, have the same capabilities as servers run on the Linux operating [...]
When you offer an email address that is personalized by your domain name (like, owner or similar), you are doing two things to build your business. One, you are opening communication between you and your customer or viewer and making it easy for them to contact you; and two, you are repeating the name of your website, which in a way, is a form of advertising. To get the most from the mailboxes associated with your web hosting account, you will need to understand a little about how they work. To check the mail at your domain email box, you will need a POP3 access.
This POP3 access is provided from by your email program. If you know your email address, the rest of the [...]
If you are new to website design, you might think are the curly fonts you’ve been considering to include on your. However, scripts are more important than that. The sights and sounds you create on your web page are all created with script programs like html, Perl, ASP or CGI. html, Perl and ASP are among the most popular scripts. Thanks to programmers and easy to use software, you may be using them daily and not even know it. If you are a beginner in web design, you are probably using a software program that will save you the time of learning about scripts. Just know that your website building software is full of scripts that make the program work.
Scripts are used for [...]
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.