Now – getting back to our previous examples – Alexa.com, Linux.org, eLearningEuropa.info, and Yahoo.co.uk – note that all these domains end with a different ‘extension’ – .com, .org, .info, .co.uk. We call this “extension” as top level domain (shortform:TLD).
The first step in building your online presence is finding a web host, the company that will store your website’s files on its servers and deliver them to your readers’ and customers’ browsers. Web hosting services offer varying amounts of monthly data transfers, storage, email, and other features. Even how you pay (month-to-month payments vs. annual payments) can be radically different, too, so taking the time to plot exactly what your company needs for online success is essential. Many of these companies also offer reseller hosting services, which let you go into business for offering hosting to your own customers without requiring you to spin up your own servers.
Mailboxes and email storage offered by web hosts give you professional email addresses with your website’s domain name. Ideally, a web host will offer unlimited mailboxes so you can give each of your employees an individual email address and have room to grow. You’ll also want ample mailbox space so you won’t have to worry about needing to delete files and possibly losing important data.
Incredible, isn’t it? You’d be hard pressed to argue there’s not a tremendous opportunity here. But are you taking advantage of it? It’s never been easier to connect with an audience and get your message heard… but are you engaging in the conversation?
Ecommerce features. The provider gives you functionalities to run your ecommerce sites with secure servers, shopping cart platforms, free generated certificate, password protected directories and open PGP/GPG encryption.
An uptime guarantee is a service level agreement between the hosting company and you, the customer. If the host advertises 99% uptime, for example, it may provide a credit on your account if uptime falls below that.
Based in London, bang in the middle of startup territory (Shoreditch), UK2 offers an impressively cheap starting package at £1 per month excluding VAT (although that rises to £6 a month on renewal). It also offers affordable unlimited packages with unlimited emails, bandwidth, a free SSL certificate (great for improved security and search visibility), a free domain and a dedicated IP.
iPage is cheap, though. They’re one of the cheapest hosting options I saw (behind one other hosting option) at $1.99 a month. This is the rate for 12-36 months, so you would technically be locked into a super long term deal to get that price. And, as you can see, you get what you pay for with speed and performance.
Lowest price – $39/user/month. This shared QuickBooks hosting plan is backed by reliable support from Techarex Networks team, compliant with international security standards, and has DIY resources and integrated support for QuickBooks issues.
Full feature set: This isn’t specific to WordPress hosting of course but it should go without saying that your hosting provider offers email accounts and forwarding, appropriate server access and excellent tooling on the admin side.
As the number of users on the World Wide Web grew, the pressure for companies, both large and small to have an online presence grew. By 1995, companies such as GeoCities, Angelfire and Tripod were offering free hosting.
This ensures continuity, uptime and security of your site. If any problem occurs on one server, your site will typically be mirrored across multiple servers. You can think of this set up as similar to a multi-hulled ship: if one hull is pierced the ship remains afloat.
HostFav Cloud VPS is comprised of two cloud-based hosting options – Cloud VPS Linux LXC and the Cloud VPS for both Windows and Linux. Both options are intended for smooth, reliable, and cost-effective multiple site hosting. Sice both products are cloud-based, you don’t need to invest in additional hardware or worry about storage capacity of your standalone physical server. HostFav Cloud Service is powered by high-performance multicore Intel Xeon processors and RAID disk storage for data redundancy. These translate to highly secure, industry-grade network with scalable environments that offer high availability systems with 99.99% guaranteed uptime. The provider’s data centers boast of network redundancy, power redundancy and interruption-free maintenance.