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5 Important Factors To Consider Before Choosing A Web Host

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Making a decision to choose a web hosting company can be tough, it is like most other things.All the companies out there, who offer to create a web host, each promising with such great features like to have 99% uptime, unlimited resources, and knowledgeable support and many more. But there has to be many way to change through the nonsense and make an conversant decision. To understand what hosting companies you choose is mean or depend on what the company says about their self. You can also be able to decide which hosting company and package is best suits on your requirements. In this article, you will learn what factors you should see before choosing a web host which are as following:

  1. Specialties:

It isinformation that all web hosts are notprecise for all different kinds of customers. Some companiesdeal with great shared plans but you don’t have solutions of this point that is good for your growing businesses. Although others have great creativity solutions but aren’t the right fit for someone with a small blogrecipe. So first take a look into a specialty or area of company before you buy, and then decide one which can understands your specificrequirements as a customer. You can also find reviews and recommendations on the Web, and also talk about a particular company’s strengths and weaknesses.

  1. Price:

This is the phasemany people will look at first when choosing a hosting provider. But I will tell youthat it should not be the deciding factor because when you see the price differences it’s helpful to remember the old maxim that what we pay for, but not for the features. So, the cheapest offer you see isnot essentially the best idea, especially if you depend on your site to make money.Then I suggest that take a closer look at the features that each host provides, and then see the prices.

  1. Tech Specs or Limitations:

To decide a web host company, before take a good look at your site and discover what you want for your site. If you want to host a blog, an e-commerce site, rich content, and videos, then you shouldn’t pick the cheapest hosting package you can find. A cheap hosting plan maybe won’t have the RAM, processing power, and disk space to serve all these needs, and you’ll spend more time allocating with downtime or load issues.

  1. Features:

This area of thought comes down to the following question:

  • What makes this hosting company special?
  • What extra incentive do they provide to make hosting your site with them just a touch more attractive?
  • Whether it’s multiple data centers, energy-saving practices, or additional features such as regular data backups or free domain privacy, hosting companies often offer more than just servers.

If you find any one of that who offers something you find important, that can be a good sign that you should look into it using the company.

  1. Customer Reviews

It is also one of the factors that you will have to get a little creative. Take a Google Blog search for aactual hosting company, or look them up on social media like Twitter. You have to find what their current or previous customers reviews about them. And are they easy to contact for support? What is the average time it takes to respond? When they find a problem with a site, what’s the action they perform?

All of this is one of the great things about social media: ask a question about a company, and you are also get the answers.

Why You Should Avoid Free Webhosting?

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Free Webhosting are cheap. In other words, it is free that is why it is called free web hosting. There are many such free webhosting companies who uses this free model to encourage their premium service. The whole world knows that the reason behind wonderful development of blogosphere is because of the awesome free hosting services like blogspot, Geocities, wordpress.com, typepad etc. But in current years, many companies who offer around free hosts that do not seem good as it sounds.I will tell you the 5 good reasons why you avoid free webhosting, which are as following:

  1. Example of yahoo Geocities:

Yahoo Geocities closed  to provide their service on April 2009 because at that period, they told that the new registrations would not be accepted but the old domains will remain open and perform their functional and upgrading to Yahoo’s paid hosting. It was recommended. In appropriately far along, Yahoo asked to transfer all the data before October 26, 2009 and also it said that: GeoCities is not being take out but it is going to be deleted. This means any data whether it is not personally backed up by its owners or the readers, it  will not be recoverable forever.

  1. Can’t sell your blog:

Another reason behind the NO FREE WEB HOSTING and I must say it will be hard to digest that reason. The truth is, your free hosted blog is not your own property, it mean you can’t sell it. For example, read the terms and conditions of blogspot which you get from web hosting, It is clearly tells that you can’t sell, share, and transfer your blogspot blog to any other person.

  1. no control on server resources:

The another basic reason is to now control on server resources. You don’t have control on your blog server resources. If your blog comes popular in digg, delicious or in some other one like that then your blog will certainly fall.When a more popular digg user acquiesced one of my posts, on the other hand, I hit the front page of Digg, and it was a rush. Until, my server crashed from all the traffic which was really unacceptable.

  1. No Safety:

I don’t tell this threat you again & again or make this post lengthy. I tell this from the real happenings of online in the current years. Free hosting service providers can’t spend the cash as much on the issues of security.Also, users started their blog in it but their servers were hacked rigorously by hacking experts. I even have their email when they sent me after some days of hack.

  1. Don’t fall on Non-guaranteed promises of free domain;

Don’t fall in any or some attractive advertisements because no one will give you anything free without expecting some returns and also not the same as they advertise it, immediately or later.They can close their service at any time they want or change it to paid model. If they shut down their website then your blog will also shut down even if you host it on your own server.

What is DDoS and How to Protect Your Website?

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What is DDoS?

DDoS is illegal in some countries like US. Even though one can also discover and purchase services which will perform a DDoS attack against someone’s website. I suggest you that you should never use such type of service. Also, you should report about these attacks to your local police.Not all the web hosts will have a problem with DDoS attack, because there is the chance that the targeted website may be inaccessible.

Symptoms – How to fix if DDoS Attack?

There is a list of symptoms for DDoS attacks. These are the same symptoms which may also act when your web host has hardware or Internet issues, which are as following:

  • The website may load slower.
  • The website of connection is act strangely.
  • High amount of emails are received
  • High amount of accounts, posts, topics and other spam activities.

Protect the Site Against the Attacks of DDoS:

There are more than a few ways to protect your website from DDoS attacks, as following:

  • You should choose the proper Internet Service Provider or ISP that has the proper hardware and a contract agreement with your web host.
  • One should have a cloud mitigation provider which offers you DDoS mitigation from the cloud with lot of bandwidth and mitigation capacity
  • The use of IDS orIntrusion Detection System (IDS) to discover anomalies regarding traffic
  • One can buy the spare bandwidth which can handle various points in the traffic.
  • The use of an application front end hardware which studiesthe data packets and identifies the danger.
  • The use of DDS based protection which can block connection that is based on the attack of DDoS.
  • The use of an application level Key Completion Indicators to specifythe incoming traffic is real or may be not.
  • The use of black holing process which can sends all the attacks to a null interface.
  • The use of a sink holing process which can routes the traffic and discards bad packets.
  • One can uses various methods to have a cleaning center such as proxies, tunnels, and circuits separating legitimate traffic from the bad one.
  • One can capturedthe sign using a Linux workstation which can process the flow of packets and snoop program to apprehension them.
  • One can also contact the law enforcement and requesting them to help you.

Software to protect against DDoS:

There ismany software which can help you to protect your website against DDoS attacks, as following:

  • CloudFlare: it offers the protection against DDoS attacks in all forms of sizes and support. It also protectedyour site more than 2 million websites and the largest DDoS attack was stopped about 600Gbps.
  • Secure64 DNS Authority: itoffers DNS DDoS mitigation protecting from DNS servers and bandwidth. Also, it can detect the high volume of DDoS attacks which is allowing you to make certain the availability of your DNS even eliminating the large number and the need for dedicated network security equipment.
  • FortGuard Anti-DDoS Firewall: it offers the most accurate and highest performance of protection against attacks, built-in IPS, protection against SYN, arp spoofing, port scan, SQL injection and TCP Flooding, TCP flow control, packets filtering, IP whitelist and blacklist, Proxy management and log records.
  • DDoS Protector: it can blocks DDoS attacks within seconds with multi-layered protection and also offers up to 40 Gbps performance. This software also uses new techniques and traditional ones with the purpose of block in a wide range of attacks and having advanced challenge techniques.
  • FortiWeb Application Firewall: it offers multiple DoS and DDoS-specific protection policies, network and application layer protection, HTTP and HTTPS protection and response protection and Geo IP Analysis.

What is SSL?

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What is SSL?

SSL stand for Secure Sockets Layer. It is the precursor of TLS, Transport Layer Security, but both are cryptographic procedures which are mostly and generally used at the security of communications in computer network. SSL is also used in such other networking sites or functions such as web browsing, faxing, email, VoIP and at large business and community websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Yahoo etc.

Use of SSL:

SSL is used in many such websites in which include online shops, bank software and service providers. SSL is used to put the information into code which is needed to make a payment or to make other financial communications.

SSL is also used in other software such as Yahoo Messenger, Trillian, Skype  which offer login forms and also has option to buy an extra content with Steam, League of Legends, Smite which are used to buy games.

How SSL workings?

The user enters a website that connects to a server which is secured with SSL. On that situation, you can see that the address of the website starts with https://, try to start with HTTP://. The Browser can also demands the identification of data from the server. Then the servers agree the request that is sending a copy of its SSL Certificate and browser proves the certificate. But if the certificate is valid then the browser sends back a symmetric session key.

Server sends back the responsein appropriate manner to start the secure session with the browser with the key he got. The communicatebetween both server and browser are now together in a secure environment.

Types of attacks against SSL:

There are many types of attacks against SSL in which include:

  • Beast attack
  • Breach attack
  • Crime attack
  • Timing attack
  • Downgrade attack
  • Bar mitzvah attack
  • Renegotiation attack
  • Poodle attack
  • Truncation attack
  • Version rollback attack
  • Freak attack
  • Stripping attack
  • Rc4 attack
  • Berserk attack

 

SSL Certificates:

The certificates of SSL are as following:

  • Comodo:It offers EV SSL Certificates at the cost $99 for a year and the Wildcard SSL Certificates which price is start from $404.95. It offer30day money back guarantee, support, unlimited server licenses, 256-bit encryption, point-to-verify technology.
  • Symantec:It has EV SSL Certificates from $995 and also Pro EV SSL Certificates from $1499. It includes some features such as credentials, data encryption, and extended protection and many more.
  • GoDaddy: Itprovide 24/7 support, security experts, strongest encryption, automatic setup and security closure with SSL Certificates at $63 on the year and $70 when you reintroduce.
  • DigiCert:It cost $175 to $595 on a year and have features such as 2048bit, 128bit, 256bit encryption, and TLS compatible and mobile devices compatibility. It also offersecure closure, unlimited server license and strong authentication.

 

  • NameCheap: It cost $87 a year and has site seal, browser ubiquity, encryption level, and top-tier support.

Types of SSL Certificates:

There are following types of SSL Certificates available:w

  • EV, stand for Extended Validation which is used for high security in browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7+, Opera 9.5+, and Google Chrome and many other.
  • Organization Validation, it is also used for company websites which can show different information about the company.
  • Domain Validation, which can shares the same browser recognition with the Organization Validation.
  • Shared Certificates, It delivered free on all of shared and reseller web hosting.
  • Wildcard Certificates, itallow SSL encryption using a single certificate on unlimited subdomains.
  • MultiDomain Certificates, Itmake to secure up to 210 domains with a single certificate.
  • Other certificates are Single-name SSL Certificates, Server Authentication Certificates, Unified Communications (UC) Certificates, and Low assurance certificates, Code signing Certificates, Email Certificates, and Root signing Certificates.

How to Start a Web Hosting Company with a Reseller Account?

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The idea of good business is to create a web hosting company with a good reseller host account from a bigger web host company for instance HostGator. According to my experience, you won’t want a lot of money, a big technical group / band or any other resources.Choosing a best reseller hosting is one of the greatest welfare of selling web hosting under your brand. The one of the best key to selling web hosting using a reseller plan is to effort on your clients.

If you are a web designer or a web programmer then you can enhance a new type of services to your design or programming packages with your programming skills for your clients. You can also create your own website by using the same reseller account as well as you will provide  company’s technical team, support, and resources such as servers, anti viruses, firewalls, CMS, auto installer scripts, panels and many more.

 

Research and Planning for the Future:

If you really want to create your own web host company then you should begin with the hosting for example what types of hosting you want to provide and what you should answer the questions, which are as follewing:

  • Do you offer the small, personal plans or the big ones, the business type? Or maybe even both?
  • Will you use HDD or SDD?
  • Do you offer discounts based on fidelity or ads?
  • How much will cost each plan?
  • How much space do you offer?
  • How much bandwidth do you offer?
  • What ISP you will use or from where you buy a reseller account?
  • How much the support and the commercial team will cost you?
  • How many databases, domains and email accounts you offer?
  • Do you offer Cpanel access or just FTP?
  • How much will cost the marketing strategies such as SEO, SEM, Facebook Ads, Google Adwords?

Reseller hosting Provider:

The best reseller hosting provider is HostGator  which offers five different reseller plans for starting your own business which are as following:

  1. Aluminium Plan: The costs of this plan is $19.96 in first term and $24.95 in every month. It contains 50 GB disk space, 500 GB bandwidth and unlimited domains.
  2. Copper Plan: it contain 80 GB disk space, 700 bandwidth, unlimited domains and cost $27.96 at first term and $34.95every month.
  3. Silver Plan: The costs of this plan is $39.96 at first term, $49.95 every month. It contains 120 GB disk space, 1000 GB bandwidth and unlimited domains.
  4. Gold Plan: It contains 160 GB disk space, 1200 GB bandwidth and unlimited domains.The cost of this plan is $59.96 at first term and $74.95 monthly.
  5. Diamond Plan: It contains 200 GB disk space, 1400 GB bandwidth and unlimited domains and the cost of this plan is $79.96 and $99.99 monthly.

HostGator (Reseller Provider)Features:

  • It offers a suppleness which controls the overall resource allocation according the clients’ desires.
  • It offers free and easily improvements for your business.
  • It also provides privacy for personal space and security of technical methods to protect your data and clients’ data.
  • It offer 9% uptime guaranteed for any connectivity problems.
  • It offer 45 days of money back guarantee
  • It offer free website transfers for up to 30 websites
  • It has 24/7Monitor server to see any available statistics regarding your visits, websites and bandwidth as well as premium support via phone, live chat, email and ticket system.
  • It also has automatic weekly off-site data backups.
  • HostGator is a forum access.

Benefits to Start your Own Web Hosting Company:

  • The Selling of domains and hosting isbelow your brand.
  • You can set your own pricing and sell reseller accounts.
  • There will be no setup fees or hosting fees.
  • You can manage your time as you wanted.
  • Most importantly, you are your own boss.

WordPress or Blogger: Which CMS is Better?

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What is CMS?

The CMS stand for Content Management System that is an online software that is user friendly and planned with having one or more of the functions such as: generating a web site, broadcasting, editing and deleting content and creating multiple users to manage the precise website. In this article, we discuss top 2 Content Management System: WordPress and Blogger

Blogger:

Blogger is a CMS which is produced by Google in Python and launched on August 23, 1999. It is obtain able with multiple languages which can offers tools to create, edit, delete content, host and subdomain name. Blogger is used especially by role blogs because it is user-friendly and doesn’t have a lot of choices where you can get lost.

WordPress:

WordPress is a multi-purpose CMS which can be used in such option: blog software, content management system, content management framework, forum, presentation website, online application, and online shop, being cross-platform and many more. It is used by more than 60 million websites. WordPress is the most popular free CMS which is created in PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML and Javascript. It was formed by the WordPress Foundation on May 27, 2003, the last stable versions of WordPress is 4.4.2 which is released on February 2, 2016, despite the fact that the last beta 4.5 was released on February 25, 2016.

 

Difference between WordPress and Blogger:

  • WordPress contains a lot of themes while Blogger contains only few ones.
  • WordPress offers thousands of useful pluginswhereas Blogger offers only custom widgets.
  • One can manage multiple blogs in the same hostwith one WordPress, whereas Blogger, only need an account to accomplish multiple blogs.
  • There is presented a small forum and some documentation in bloggerbut there are presented thousands of tutorials, guides, reviews, previews, theme and plugin demos, user ratings, forums and many more in WordPress.
  • Blogger join in with Google Toolbar and Google AdSense whereas WordPress need other plugins.
  • Blogger get the benefits from the security of Google so spams can beuninvolvedwhereas WordPress get the benefits for the protection of the web hosting company where one canaccepted the hosting package.
  • One can create unlimited blogs using wordpress whereas Blogger has a limitation of 100 blogs per account.
  • You can almost use 1GB of pictures using Picasa in Blogger whereas WordPress you have the space tobuy from the host.
  • Blogger isn’t friendly with a lot of other similar CMS but WordPress dealswith export and import functions for moving your site.
  • The size of pages is limited or 1MB in blogger whereas WordPress doesn’t have this issue.
  • One can edit the templates, but don’t have FTP access in bloggerbutWordPress have FTP access and also cPanel access.
  • One can need a Google Account to access for Blogger, but for WordPress one can use any email.
  • Blogger has a limited number of tools whereas WordPress have almost unlimited number of tools
  • Blogger offers you a free storage space whereas WordPress is a self-hosted version where you can buy a hosting package.

Similarities between WordPress and Blogger:

  • WordPress is a, a self-hosted version which can be downloaded and installed on your host using MySQL database and also FTP. FTP of WordPress is similar with Blogger.
  • WordPress and Blogger are more mobile friendly.
  • WordPress and Blogger have no limit on the posts.
  • There arealso no limitsas regardsto the pages on both WordPress and Blogger.
  • BothCMS are the proprietors of the website which are the developers of the specific content management system.
  • WordPress and Blogger, both are SEO optimized by evasion

Which CMS is better?

If you really want to know that which CMS is better then according to my experience, the answer is WordPress however between WordPress the blog host and Blogger the answer is the same but the winner is WordPress.

What is a CDN and Why Should You Use a Content Delivery Network?

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What is a CDN?

 

CDN stand for Content Delivery Network which means it is a globally discrete platform of servers who are responsible for providing a large amount of all the traffic of Internet from the world. Basically, CDN are also offera “hosting for static content” such as CSS, images, JavaScript, etc which also composition of most webpages. If the load time of your website leaves a lot as compare you wanted then I recommended that you should use a Content Delivery Network or CDN, which can fix  all this issue in a very desired way you wanted.The globally dispersed and interconnected servers of CDNs end users are founded on the principle of immediacy, which is mean that the server should be located at near by to the end user. This server is also called the edge node server which will be the one delivering of the unique cached static content.

CDN Providers:

There are top 3 CDN providers available for any users, which are as follwoing:

  • Cloudflare:

Cloudflare can be included with a CMS by using a special plugin such as: Cloudflare WordPress Plugin, Cloudflare Drupal Plugin, W3TC Plugin, etc. There are 86 data centers confirm the speedy delivery of the static contentaround the world.

  • Amazon cloudfront:

Amazon Cloudfront has an wide-ranging geographical coverage in which include Amazon Cloudfront through the W3 Total Chache Plugin. Amazon Cloudfront are not just cares about the static content but also cares about the dynamic content in which including streaming. One will receive 50 GB of data transfer and 2,000,000 HTTP and HTTPS requests per month for whole year.

  • Max CDN:

Max CDN is one of the most widely used CDN providers especially for WordPress users, and it can also be easily combined within a few minutes either with the help of the W3 Total Cache or the WP Super Cache plugin. It also deals you a marked improvement in speed, better crash resistance, and an in the end better user experience and Google ranking. Max CDN has a good worldwide coverage with the help of 19 global edge locations and 55 global peering partners.The range of plans is from 100GB bandwidth per month for $9 to 25TB bandwidth per month for $1,199.

 

How to join in a CDN?

Adding a CDN on your site is pretty much anopen thing to do. if you are using a CMS such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Then once you have signed up with a CDN provider, you essentially need to identify the static content on the website, which you want your CDN to emulate. But If you are using a popular CMS then mixing can be done through a plugin, without any difficulty. Some CDN operationsneed to modify your DNS records and name servers on your domain.

Advantages of CDN:

  • The extra advantage of a CDN is that CDNs care the latest and greatest HTTP Protocols such as SPDY and HTTP2, just to embrace out the speed.
  • It provides an easy step in improving a performance of website in terms of speed.
  • A CDN also saves bandwidth on the host server.
  • It risesthe availability of website by making your content accessible to end users.
  • It has the capability to handle a great number of immediate requests
  • It requests especially in highstress situations such as server outages or traffic surges.
  • A Content Delivery Network (CDN) can go a extended way to fix any type of issue.
  • It also includes fast webpage loading times.

What is a VPN? Why You Should Use a Virtual Private Network?

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What is VPN?

VPN stand for Virtual Private Network. It is used to help by securing your connection.A VPN will encrypt all the traffic from your device so whenever you are connected to an unsafe Wi-Fi, your traffic is hidden from mean users.

Reasons to use VPN:

In the previous, VPN were used only for businesses, mostly, to protect subtle data and distantto access the network of organization. But nowadays, VPN is can be used by anyone. Actually, many people use a VPN for content of streaming media providers like Netflix or Hulu. It is also hiding browsing activity, avoiding internet censorship, using securely public Wi-Fi hotspots, etc.

How does it work?

When onegenerallyattaches to the internet then the traffic of internet permits through your internet service provider, who is capable to see your traffic. When one connected to a VPN provider’s server then your data move through an encrypted file called“VPN tunnel”. Also, the real IP address of yours will also be secreted and you will be performing to entrée the internet from the IP address of your VPN provider. Consequently, your internet activity can only be found back to your VPN server’s IP address. If your VPN provider is located in another country then you will be performing to control the internet from that country, despite the fact you are not physically found there.

Solutions of VPN:

Following are the top 3 solutions of VPN:

  • Incognito:

IncognitoVPN focus on the privacy and secrecy for the users. It offers 3 plans: Cloak, Disguise, and Anonymous. The Cloak plan includes such as 3 locations, unlimited bandwidth and data transfer, all protocols and 1 device connection at $3.99/month.The Disguise includes all Cloak features, holds 30+ locations and allows 3 device connections at $4.99/month. The Anonymous includes all the Disguise features, Smart DNS. Mac OS, Windows, Android, iOS clients at $5.99/month.

  • Total VPN:

TotalVPN is a VPN service provider with 30+ locations all-inclusive in which most of them are founded in the United States and Europe. It offer two plansa free tier and a Total Premium plan for €4.99 per month. It is also one of the cheapest VPN providers. The Free tier contains 3 locations, limited bandwidth (2 Mbits/second) and data transfer, all protocols, and 1 device connection. Whereas Total Premium Plan includes 30+ locations, unrestricted bandwidth and data transfer, all protocols, 3 device connections and premium proxy.

  • me:

Hide.me is founded in Malaysia. It is VPN service provider with a global network of servers.It offers three plans: Free, Premium, Plus. The Free plan is free without credit in which includes 3 locations, bandwidth and 1 simultaneous connection with limited support of protocol. The Premium plan starts at $11.67/month in which includes 29 locations, unlimited bandwidth and data transfer, full protocol support, 5 simultaneous connections and port forwarding. The last plan, Plus plan at $5.42/month in which includes the number of simultaneous connections, which is limited to 1, no unlimited data transfer and offering only 75GB of data transfer. 

Advantages:

  • VPN can hide your real IP address which can help to avoid leaving a trail of your online activity.
  • VPN can help to control the content by setting your IP address to a precise location a that is accepted by the streaming service.
  • It cab access to the full World Wide Web.
  • You can Safely use open Wi-Fis in it.

Disadvantages:

  • Your internet will slightly slow down because it depends on the location of the server.
  • VPN will not make you protected to the tracking technologies that is used by websites.
  • IP leaks can still make public your real IP.
  • In some countries like China and Iran, VPN is illegal to use.

What is cPanel? Why Should You use cPanel Web Hosting?

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What is cPanel?

cPanel is a control panel that is founded on web and it is mostly written in Perl.

It is used for managing Linux or Windows based web servers and also hosts. cPanel is a great and customizable control panel, which is resisted successfully the test of time, and also there has an active community ahead it. It can also help to overwhelm any type of problems or any difficulties that rise for the duration of the use of cPanel. I must say that one can truly get an access of cPanel installation based on a web browser. The address of the cPanel will be specified by your server or hosting provider.

cPanelalso permitsto users to control such things like email addresses, domain names, databases, different PHP versions and almost every part of a web server. Therefore, it is making cPanel possible to manage all types of hosted services in a single place. The interface of cPanel has been developed over the years, again and again. And the interface also can be modified by the web hosting company who is offering the services, but on the whole they have the some main sections in which included:

  • Preferences
  • Mail
  • Files
  • Database
  • Domains
  • Security
  • And Logs.

cPanel Features:

there are many features include in cPanel, which are as following:

  • The initiative and high level of features in cpanel are multi-server management and the support of IPV6 support.
  • In the Mail section of cPanel, one can associatea new email accounts, forwarders and also fine tune SpamAssasin settings, manage mail list and define catch all email addresses and many more.
  • Below the Domain,one can find the Simple Zone Editor due to which the Zones editing can be achieved easily.
  • The another nice feature of cPanel is the Database area in which the management of MySQL databases from a web interface is pretty useful
  • cPanel also offer very useful backup system in which one can be found generally under the File section.
  • cPanel also offer a well-documented JSON API with handy clients in PHP and PERL.
  • It supports a command line API client which is called cpapi2.
  • One can generally choose the version of a particular software according to their choice with just a few clicks.
  • It has an easy to set up Basic Auth based folder password protection,
  • It is an easy to use SSL setup with self-signed certificates and CSR generation.

Reason to use cPanel:

If you have your own a dedicated server or a VPS and also you reflect using cPanel either for yourself or for any other clients then you must understand that the cost for a VPS is $20 per month or $200 per year. Whereas for a dedicated server cost is $45 per month and $425 per annum. There are many trusted hosting companies which will dealwith you a cPanel based hosting control panel for free, and also there are some clients who will only choose a given hosting provider who has cPanel.

cPanel Hosting Providers:

  • eHost Review – best for small websites – $2.75 /mo
  • InMotion Review – best for small and medium business sites – $4.19/ mo
  • BlueHost Review – best for business and WordPress hosting- $3.95/ mo

Hosting resources:

One can always see the existing resource usage like bandwidth, storage, number of FTP or Email accounts, number of databases, number of sent emails, etc. there are some hosting providers who associate the email based alerts, so you can find fast action. This will help you to have a rich, clear and general idea of your hosting resources as well as control their allocation.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Using a CMS for Building Your Website

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What is CMS?

CMS stand for Content Managemnet System.  It is a web application which delivers all the essential tools to manage online content as well as users. In other words, it is more precisely, a server side software which can facilitates the creation and maintenance of websites.

There is a time when  before CMSs, people would made their websites with proper coding on their local computers and also used an FTP program to move those files to their webserver, and then these files would become accessible on websites.

The administrative area of CMSs feature allows users to upload or edit content as desired. This admin area is available through a web browser. It means that there will be no client software installation which is needed and also the need is for an internet connection to start working on website.

Famous Open Source of CMS Software:

Following are the famous Open source of CMS software:

  1. WordPress:

WordPress is a blogging platform more than a CMS. But, there are many plugins available like for over 17,000 plugins, which is changed into a CMS. WordPress also has a huge community for users which means it can support and documentation on nearly all features like installing, customizing, updating, using, managing, etc.It also has a fast learning curve and also maybe the best platform for learners.The main disadvantages of WordPress are: need for PHP, HTML&CSS knowledge for modifications, need to install an advanced features, security issues in themes and the installation of multiple plugins.

  1. Drupal:

Drupal is another popular open source and one of the most complete open source of CMSs which is presented and out of the rank in both WordPress and Joomla indifficulty. It is observed as a content management framework moderately than a CMS. It is also a great platform for creating eCommerce websites or any large projects where power, scalability and stability are the most important elements.The main feature of Drupal is include: SEO friendly, and mobile ready websites.The main disadvantages of Drupal are: steep learning curve, the absence of quality free plugins and theabsence of variety in theme.

  1. Joomla:

Joomla is a bit more difficult than WordPress, but less inclusive and advanced than Drupal. it is another famous open source platform with more than 3% of the web running on it.Joomla has high in ranking. It is easytouse content management systems.The main features in joomla are: it is an inclusive navigation system, users can successfully manage several grading and manage hundreds of pages of websites which can be easily done.

The main disadvantages of Joomla are not to much SEO friendly, huge server resource requirements, some plugin incompatibility issues and also less secure.

Advantages of CMS:

  • It has a Quick development and deployment time by speed up the process of a site that is developing.
  • The open source CMSs are free to download and install.
  • It offer advanced site functionality like forms, polls, quizzes, event calendars, etc
  • It is also a user friendly to create, update or modify content.
  • It also cheap in cost than a custom one.
  • It is easy in maintenance and updation. It means it is easy to maintain and update.
  • It offer huge development communities for open source CMSs;

Disadvantages of CMS:

  • It has some hidden operation which is used for improving the system.
  • It can put a load on your server resources.
  • It does not have some technical skillset requirements.
  • It can do a lot of harm to a website and lead to serious security vulnerabilities, if the CMS is unmaintained.
  • The direct support may not be easy to find, and you have may depend on user forums and existing documentation.