Choosing between Windows and Unix/Linux

One of the choices to be made when selecting a web hosting company will be whether the hosting companies’ servers run on the Windows or Unix/Linux operating systems. There are several factors involved in this choice – the type of site you will be running, how it was developed, any database used, and what, if…

What is a Control Panel?

A control panel allows the web site owner to administer a web site. There are many different control panels available, among the more common are cPanel, xPanel, vDeck and Plesk. All use a graphical user interface, which makes administration simple, even for inexperienced users. The control panel is accessed through the users’ web browser of…

What is Fantastico?

In order for applications to be available for use on web servers, they must first be installed. Fantastico is a commercial script library that automates these installations, making such installations simple and easy even for inexperienced web server administrators. Fantastico is accessible through the cPanel web site control panel, and as such will only be…

What is bandwidth?

The terms bandwidth and data transfer are often used interchangeably by web hosting companies. Although closely related, the two terms do in fact mean different things. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can potentially be transferred at one time, whereas data transfer is how much data is actually being transferred. However, as I said,…

What is disk space?

Disk space is simply the total amount of data that you can store upon your web hosts’ server. This amount will include all of your web pages, any graphic or audiovisual content you may use on those pages, any files that are available for downloading by visitors and also any space that you may use…

Why Does My Company Need a Web Site?

Businesses looking to establish a web presence do so for many reasons. The most obvious is to market their goods or services to a wider clientele. Other reasons include the desire to get product information to customers and to keep customers updated with the latest news and information. Establishing a web site immediately gives a…

Why Do I Need a Web Site?

There are many reasons for a person or group to want a presence on the Internet. Let’s take a look at some potential benefits that can come from various ways in which such people could use a web site. There are two main reasons for an individual to have a web site. They may have…

Switching to a new Web Hosting Company

There may come a time when you feel that your web site is starting to outgrow the services that your current web hosting company can supply. Or maybe you have found the hosting company to be unreliable, with your site down-time rising to a level you find unacceptable. For whatever reason, you think it’s time…

Choosing a Web Hosting company

Do a Google search using the term “web hosting company” and you’ll get close to 5 million results. How can you winnow down this multitude of choices to find a company that will serve your needs? There are many different factors that may influence your choice – here we look at some of the more…

An Introduction to Web Hosting

In order for a web site to be available on the World Wide Web, it must be hosted on a server. There are several different ways to accomplish this. Most large hosting companies will have their own servers and the network infrastructure needed for their site to be available on the Web. However, the equipment…