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CPanel_logoBy Karim K Khan

While most of these providers offer managed data backup services for your website files and database, one of the main considerations that you have to look into is if you can restore lost files using your backup copies in a matter of minutes, instead of submitting a ticket and lose valuable time.

Shared Linux CPanel Web host packages, depending on the provider, can offer you a minimum disk space of 200 MB to a maximum of 10GB. However, it is best to check with the provider how much space would your website need so as not to under utilize or over estimate your disk space requirements. It is better to go for limited disk space than unlimited storage, since this tells you that the provider maintains well-regulated shared hardware resources.

Another important feature is the monthly bandwidth allocation that is implemented into the CPanel Web hosting plan. Most providers will give you the figures in the amount of data transferred per second (bits per second or kilobits per second). However, some providers can now give you more realistic bandwidth allocation figures, depending on your niche and industry. Monthly, these hosts can provide you a minimum bandwidth of 2GB and a maximum of 100GB, with an uptime guarantee of 99.95 percent.

Another important feature is the number of add-ons or sub domains they can offer. Most providers now offer unlimited sub domains, including a reasonable charge for the registration of your domain. Some providers also offer a price freeze, which means you don’t have to worry about your monthly service cost as this would remain the same even if the current trend in the market would recommend your host to change its pricing structure and increase their rates.

Why should you choose a shared Linux CPanel hosting plan when a lot of Web hosting providers can include all or some of these features in their Web hosting packages? The main consideration for a beginner Web developer is the experience that you can gain from using CPanel. With CPanel, you can set your preferences for running or operating your website. With the “Getting Started Wizard”, you can easily manage the various phases of the site from your website files and your company emails down to the applications embedded on your Web pages and its security specifications. Aside from these things, the wizard gives you an informative introduction to the concepts of Web hosting and can also help you configure the basic settings of your website.

Another feature of CPanel is the availability of video tutorials that will help you become a professional CPanel user. These videos can easily be viewed, fast-forwarded and paused to help you learn and be trained in navigating through the many features integrated into CPanel. The wizard includes videos about the creation and modification of a database like MySQL, the creation and management of add-ons and sub domains, the management of email and data backup sessions among others. With CPanel hosting, you can also set up and update your contact information from the preferences wizard to receive communications regarding your subscription. You will be asked to provide a secondary email address or an email address other than your hosting email to ensure that you receive notifications like messages letting you know that you are reaching your disk space limit, maximum bandwidth and email quota for your Web hosting account. You can simply put a check mark on the radio buttons provided and save your notification preferences in the wizard.

The preferences tool in your CPanel also allows you to change its style. The overall look of the CPanel interface can be changed by choosing any of the pre-installed themes to improve the convenience of navigating and controlling all the other tools found in the CPanel interface. Another function that you can use is the change language tool. Depending on the needs of the company, you may prefer to modify the language that is used for the interface. In the “Change Language” tool, you can choose from the list of languages found from the drop down menu and click on the “Change” button.

Another tool that you don’t want to miss in CPanel is the “Shortcuts” icon. With this, you can easily create cPanel links that you can access from your desktop or from an Internet browser, so you can work on your website and Web server files via CPanel using your personal computer or any secure computer anywhere.

These are just some of the tools that you can use with CPanel. Your provider can quickly and easily configure these tools for you and some other specialized tools that can be categorized, depending on its use. For example, tools or wizards are available to manage or modify email accounts. With this tool, you can create an email account, set its mailbox quota and generate a default password. With the password generator of the “Email Accounts” wizard, you will even be given an option of creating how weak or strong the password should be on a scale of 0 to 100.

There is also a tool or a shortcut in CPanel that allows you to perform a virus scan on the entire home directory or just your mailboxes. This can be done with just a click on the radio button on the options found in the wizard, then clicking the “Scan Now” button. Of course, the anti-virus software depends on what the provider chose to incorporate with their plans.

Again, there are so many easy-to-use tools in CPanel that a startup company or Web developer can benefit a lot from. With the help of your CPanel Web hosting provider, these can be made available in a plan, making it convenient to manage and operate a website of your own.

I hope you enjoyed reading my article on shared web hosting. I am a full time blogger and you can find more of my work on my website hosting blog

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Choosing a Linux Host

By Christopher Pace

Choosing a Linux host provider can be one of the biggest decisions that you make with an online business or website. Given the current rate of unreliable hosting operations, it is difficult to find a reputable, professional Linux host that doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. Finding a reliable host should be at the top of your priority list whether starting a new website, or growing an existing online presence. If your Linux hosting provider has even minutes of downtime, it can seriously affect your business. Because this is such an important decision, I have written this short tutorial on how to properly choose a Linux host provider, based on my years of experience as a freelance Linux server consultant.

The first and utmost consideration needs to be the reliability of a potential Linux hosting provider. Don’t be tricked into buying a Linux hosting account that is cheap, if the Linux hosting provider doesn’t have a stable network. Fortunately, the research on hosting reliability has already been done for you. Netcraft is the premier voice in network reliability surveys. Every month, Netcraft publishes a list of the top 50 Linux host providers with the best network reliability based on their tests. In addition, Netcraft also ranks the top hosting providers based on their network performance, which brings us to our next consideration.

Network performance is just as important as network reliability when selecting a hosting provider. If your hosting provider has a slow network, or intermittent network performance issues, you are going to lose customers and visitors to your website. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to browse a slow website, when you have high speed Internet access. Before you choose your Linux host provider, be sure and run a few network performance benchmarks at some of the Linux provider’s websites. The biggest tool to use for this is to search for the provider on Netcraft’s website- they’ve done all of the benchmarks for you!

Third, you need to consider the support available through your potential hosting provider. Some Linux hosts are overly expensive for what they are, and some Linux host providers (for instance, Rackspace) are worth the cost. What this all boils down to is support- how available is the hosting provider if there is an issue? Is their support phone number clearly posted on their website? Do they have a support ticket system that works? What are their guaranteed response times? All of these questions must be answered before you select a Linux host provider.

Finally, you can now look at what most people look at when selecting a Linux host- the final cost. Everything else being equal, feel free to browse around for the best bargain. This is the easiest step of choosing a Linux host provider, and perhaps the most fun as well (no one enjoys staring at uptime reports, network response time charts, and bandwidth speeds). Most of the time, you can also save some money by prepaying for several months to a year at a time.

Christopher J. Pace is a freelance Linux consultant who has worked with Linux since 2001. He provides remote Linux support for Linux servers, and posts articles about problems that he sees on a daily basis, working as a remote Linux admin.

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By Ravi Chamria

Any person interested in publishing any data on the Internet requires Web Hosting. Web hosting has been around for several years now and has evolved from simple HTML pages hosting, small simple sites with a few images into full blown web based hosted applications where end users can visit a site, interact with the web site owner, and even purchase goods and services all over the internet.

The use of Internet as a medium for integrating business across the globe with the help of Web Based software applications has produced wide range of web based technologies like ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, PHP, and others. This choice has forced various options for web hosting now as HTML based sites work equally well on both Linux and Windows platforms.

Web hosting platforms vary from different types of operating systems. Microsoft Windows Server and Redhat Linux are just two examples and probably the most well known web hosting platforms. So, what is Windows or Linux web hosting and what are the advantages and disadvantages to hosting your web site on either Server. And why now Linux is gaining more popularity. Well, that’s just the answer isn’t it?

Linux platform has been developed by Community based efforts and it has been rendered for professional use with the efforts of many IT companies like Red Hat, Suse, Mandrake, and like. This background of Community development and open source nature of Linux Server and backup of professional IT companies has made Linux platform more powerful, inexpensive and secured.

The cost effectiveness in this competitive era is a major boost that the companies required without compromising on the quality and security of the product. Apart from ASP, ASP.NET, all other major web based technologies work well with Linux. The virtually free distribution of PHP, MySQL, PERL has reduced the costs of the website hosting tremendously on Linux Server. At Sakshay, we provide both kind of hosting services but the advice to companies requiring Hosting for HTML based websites, small applications like Recipe site is to use Linux Hosting.

The menace of viruses, spamming and hacking is also quite less with Linux Hosting. Firstly, this is due to the robust architecture of Linux Server and Secondly, due to many cost effective softwares available for protection on Linux Platform.

The following are the advantages of using Linux based web server compared to Windows based web server:

Stable and Robust: Linux/Unix operating systems has traditionally been believed to be very stable and robust. A web site housed on a Linux operating system will have very high up-time (of the order of 99.9%). Of course, other factors such as power supply, network admin skills, and network load etc. also matter when it comes to maintaining the system uptime.

Low cost of ownership: The Linux OS comes free of cost (or at very insignificant cost, usually cost of distribution). Also, it has full fledged server, and desk top applications that comes free along with the OS. These server applications (such as FTP, Web Server, DNS Server, File Server etc.) being free, are also very stable.

User Friendly: When it comes to web hosting, it is easy to host on Linux web servers. The process of uploading and hosting is almost same for both Linux and Windows web servers. If you want to use a Windows based tool such as Front Page for uploading a web site on to a Linux based web server, make sure that the Front Page extensions are enabled. This is only required if you are uploading using HTTP feature (http://www.yourwebsite.com) of Front Page. Front Page also makes it possible to upload a web site using FTP. You need to select [ftp://www.yourwebsite.com] for up loading using front page FTP option. Note that if you select “Front Page Extensions”; during web site design, you must enable Front Page extensions on a Linux web server also. These days, all Linux web servers are coming with installable Front Page extensions, and this should pose no problem for hosting on a Linux platform. You can use almost all types of file extensions (or scripts) when using Linux web server. Commonly, the following extensions are supported: .cgi, .html, .htm, .pl, .php, .shtml, .xml, and others. Basically it means that you can host web sites that use different types of server side scripts including .cgi, .pl, .php, and .asp (with plug-in).

Easy to move between hosts: A web site designed to be hosted on a Linux based web server can be hosted on a Windows web server easily, where as the reverse is not always true.

Most widely used: Linux/Unix based web hosting is most widely used compared to Windows based web hosting.

Scalability: Scalability and future expansion are other major criteria to consider while hosting an application. A web site is dynamic. Usually, a web site starts with a few pages of html and grows over a period of time to suit the customers requirements. It is preferable to design a web site keeping this requirements in mind. A web site designed for compatibility with a Linux/Unix based web server meets the scalability requirement easily without making any site wide design changes.

Self Management of your website on a Linux Web Hosting Plan with Sakshay hosting is made very easy with our Implementation of the Award Winning Control Panel software by Sw-Soft called Plesk. Plesk is a web based interface to your Linux web hosting account that allows you to create e-mail addresses and mailboxes, view your web site traffic statistics, set permissions on your HTML, PHP pages, MySQL, and more. We also provide Windows Hosting with Plesk Panel.

So, all kudos to Linux and open source technologies for making the technology affordable and within the reach of common man.

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Dr Ravi Chamria is the CEO, Sakshay Infosystems Pvt Ltd. He can be contacted at ravi@sakshay.net or you may visit [http://www.articlesworld.com]

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By Carsten Charls

An introduction:

First of all sites needs to introduce in world wide hosting services provider – Affordable quality Linux hosting services in Linux hosting network to grow people business and web site hosting solutions. Before choosing reliable web hosting solutions for company web site, People have taken a look at some points and not to confuse about hosting services available in market.

The web pages are designed with various software platforms. This can be done using the Windows or Linux platforms, too. How can a web page, developed with the UNIX or Linux operating system platforms as UNIX / Linux based hosting. There is no great difference between these two, and we can say that Linux web hosting is an updated version of the Linux / UNIX systems.

Choosing a web hosting solutions, there is an important decision. So important that it is quite surprising, this is often overlooked or disregarded. There are two main operating systems are Linux and Windows. Now we will discuss about advantages and disadvantages of both operating systems.

Which is better Windows or Linux Web Hosting? On the Internet there is an enormous amount of argument over which operating system is best for web hosting solutions. The web hosting servers run the web site and the server software all run on a computer program known as the operating system. If you use a personal computer chances are that you are using Windows ME, XP, NT or some other similar computer program. This is your computer’s operating system. With web hosting servers they also need an operating system, and there are essentially two different competing versions.

Windows Hosting:

All of the first Windows; Microsoft makes an operating system mainly for servers. This operating system allows for a true integration with Microsoft products and also allows web sites to Active Server Pages. Microsoft server also allows integration with its SQL database, which is a powerful database. The downside of Microsoft’s server software is that it costs several thousand dollars for each server. Possible options include Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Server 2003. Additional software will be extra costs such as: firewall, remote admin programs, ASP Encrypt, ASP Mail, and many other applications needed to make your server ready for production.

Windows hosting should be used if your site is using Microsoft features. If you plan to have a website that uses databases, you will also want to use Microsoft hosting. Web sites where you can interact with your visitors or customers used Windows hosting. Visitors can easily access database and implement online chat services and so many other interactive features.

With Windows hosting, web sites can use e-commerce functions. If someone has little or no experience webmaster, they should consider Windows hosting. Linux hosting services can be a little harder to manage for someone who does not have much experience but good one in web hosting solutions. Sites that are created on the Windows servers can be difficult to convert, so that they can easily be used on a Linux server. This may be something that you want, when planning your web site or the choice between Windows and Linux hosting.

Linux hosting:

The next version of web hosting solutions is the Linux hosting services is actually a common name with quality website hosting services for a variety of operating systems. Linux was developed by a community of people who come together to jointly write, for the most part of Linux. After this largely developed and refined, other parts are in the program in order to end what the end consumer wants.

Although the Windows hosting platforms are generally reliable, but Linux hosting services have a good reputation in particular for the provision of both stable and reliable web hosting solutions. Customers with sites on a Linux hosting server can be sure that their sites are safe. Linux hosting solutions are usually also very efficient and reliable. However, Linux web hosting becomes a top reputation for able, stable, secure and reliable hosting services. If your site is like a brochure, which is online, you may want to use Linux website hosting services for your company web site. The stability of Linux comes with quality website hosting such a website is very good. Linux hosting is also compatible with e-commerce functions for small business web hosting.

A large number of web hosting companies market Linux hosting solutions and you might have heard of a few: Red Hat, Debian, Slack ware, etc. Linux web hosting is good that it is compatible with the popular web programming language PHP. It is also favored by some best web hosting providers in that it generally has a good safety record and is usually on average to a stable operating system.

Linux software is usually free or inexpensive; APF firewall, Apache, Send mail, BIND and much more. We recommend that you use a virus scanner such as Clam-or F-Prot and Mail Scanner. Linux servers are difficult to manage, in comparison to Windows but provide quality website hosting for your business needs. Everything is done by remote shell access (such as Dos, remember Dos!). There is no right interfaces or buttons to click on – just a huge amount of commands. Although all this console power, you have much more control over your actual server compared to Windows.

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By Evlondo Cooper

There are many website creators who want to compare Linux hosting in order to see how it measures up with other operating systems. In the past, there were major differences between the Linux and Windows hosting platforms. Deciding on the operating system that you will use to host your site was a big factor in determining how the site would be designed. Now, in this period of cross-system web hosting, the differences in the operating systems are relatively small. As a result, the best Linux hosting and the best Windows hosting are nearly the same.

There still are a few differences. The first difference is how users interact with the server. Usually, both offer FTP access to the files. Yet, Linux is the only one that offers telnet or ssh access. More than likely, this feature is aimed specifically at their respective target audiences. While Windows is targeted to the mass public, Linux is more focused toward the features that programmers want.

Regardless, this is not a fundamental difference, since there is little to differentiate FTP from telnet or ssh practically. FTP lets you download the file locally, while telnet and ssh allow you to change the root file on the web server through UNIX commands.

The second difference between Linux and Windows hosting is that they support different programming languages. Linux is usually associated with PHP, Perl, and CGI, while Windows is associated with ColdFusion and ASP. The database languages are also dissimilar, with Windows users favoring Access while Linux users prefer MySQL.

Windows creates web pages in .htm format and Linux writes sites in .html. These differences will be of no concern to many people. However, they can make difference depending on your preference for a certain language. For instance, trying to make alterations to Access files using an operating system that runs on Linux can be quite frustrating for burgeoning site developers.

Linux hosting plans are different from other OS hosting plans in other ways. In regards to security concerns, the common wisdom states that Windows has a variety of security concerns that make it more unstable. Mostly, this assumption is correct. It is important to remember that Linux has vulnerabilities too. Yet, most people agree that Linux is better at issuing updates and patches because their system is open source. Windows fixes their vulnerabilities when they issue periodic service packs. The average person looking to create a website relies on the network administrator for security. For competent administrators, it will not matter which OS is being used.

You have to make the choice that best suits your particular needs. If that is Linux or something else, it is preferable to choose a Linux hosting plan or any other hosting plan solely on whether the features and services it provides are best for you. Yet, if your administrators prefer a particular language make sure that compatibility is not a concern.

If specific requirements are not important, you should let qualified administrators examine whether you need the best Linux hosting plan or whether you should use another operating system. Instead, you should be trying to create a website with high quality content. Do not focus your efforts attempting to compare Linux hosting with other hosting platforms. Do your best to forge great content because it is a more pertinent consideration than the language you are using or the OS that is being used.

Feel free to visit my site where I further analyze and compare Linux hosting. Moreover, I provide you information about the best Linux hosting plans that will help you meet all your hosting needs.

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Advantages of Linux Hosting

By Rebecca Prescott

Instrumental in setting up your own website and achieving a good online presence within a short time period, is choosing a good web hosting provider, and the right web hosting environment for your site. A good web hosting provider will ensure your site loads fast, and has minimal down time and outages. The right web hosting environment will mean you have the right technology to support the scripts and programs that you want to use on your site, either in the creation of it, or to provide services and features to your visitors. The two choices are windows hosting and Linux hosting. You need to exercise care in choosing the right platform that will suit your needs, as some web hosts do not provide both.

There are a lot of aspects that need to be considered before you decide on which hosting platform to use. Many times, the choice of selecting a hosting platform relies on services required by your website. If you need to use advanced scripting, then Linux hosting may be your best bet. You should be aware when not to use Linux servers for your website. If your website comprises of many Microsoft products, it is better to choose windows hosting. You can install frontpage extensions in linux environments, but for more complex windows programs, those that use ASP.net, MS-SQL, or Microsoft SharePoint Services, you want specialist windows hosting. Also, if your website needs a lot of chat integration, using a windows based server is wise.

Linux web hosting is a very secure environment, and it provides a lot of flexibility in terms of the scripting languages supported, as well as the software available. When a web hosting provider provides you with a Linux hosting system, it normally means that the site will be hosted on a Linux/Unix OS platform that will make it much more compatible with the systems on your own computers. The Linux operating system has the advantage of handling more processes at the same time and hence you can expect more output from your server. You can make use of scripting languages such as MySQL, pearl, Ruby and so on when using a Linux OS platform for hosting.

Linux OS is an open source operating system, meaning that it is available for free around the world. This makes Linux based web hosting cheaper for you compared to other types of web hosting. The hosting system based on Linux is very flexible. At any time, you can easily convert your Linux website into a windows website without much hassle. You can use many kinds of databases for Linux website. The most common types of databases used in Linux based websites are MySQL, PostgreSQL and mSQL. These databases are highly optimized, greatly reducing the time spent fetching your website data.

Just like a windows hosting system, Linux hosting also provides you with a cPanel that lets you edit your websites easily. There is no need to worry about the user friendliness of hosting solutions with Linux because Linux systems have an intuitive user interface.

Unlike windows platform, Linux platforms don’t crash frequently. Linux is considered as one of the most stable operating systems. Maximum uptime and exceptional performance can be achieved with Linux hosting. Linux systems are more secure and it is possible to include your own security mechanisms with the operating system since the source code of the operating system is available for everyone. Advanced server side scripting is very easy with Linux servers. It is because of all these reasons that webmasters prefer to use Linux servers for their website.

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Windows vs Linux : Hosting

By Teeyes Siva

The Basics of Linux & Windows :

Linux (and its close relation Unix) and Windows 2000 (and its close cousin Windows NT) are types of software (known as operating systems) that web servers use to do the kind of things that web servers do. You do not need to know any real detail of either to make a decision as to which you need but here a few guidelines.

Just because you use a windows desktop PC doesn’t mean you have to opt for Windows web hosting (and the reverse is true as well). The operating system you use on your desktop has little to do with your choice of web hosts. As long as you understand how to use your FTP or web publishing software, your can use either operating system.

But what is important is that you know what you want your website to do and what you want to offer on it. This is what will ultimately help determine the type of web hosting that will work best for you. As mentioned earlier, interactive websites usually rely on ASP, PHP, or Perl type languages.

Linux Web Hosting or Windows 2000 Web Hosting ? Make your Choice !

When it comes to Web hosting, Linux has, for some time, been widely considered the best OS for Web servers. It’s typically found to be the most reliable, stable and efficient system and, as such, it’s commonly used for the demanding environment of Web and mail servers. Indeed,Most of the clients websites of aalpha NET runs on the Linux OS precisely because of this traditional stability.

The million-dollar question is what application are you looking to use for your hosting? Consider the tools and scripting languages you plan to use – if you use PHP, Perl or MySQL, Linux is the way forward. If apps are Microsoft-specific, then Windows is what you need.

If your site, like most web sites, is what might be termed “brochure-ware” then Linux servers are ideal. By brochure-ware I mean a site that offers the kind of information that in the past might have been provided on paper in the form of brochures, newsletters or data sheets. Brochure-ware sites will offer some interaction through enquiry forms and can certainly incorporate online purchasing and other routine e-commerce functions.

If however your site incorporates an online searchable database or interactive chat facilities then Windows 2000 or NT will be a better bet in most cases. It will cost a bit more but you’ll get that back in reduced development time and simply better functionality.

The following are the advantages of using Linux based web server compared to Windows based web server :

Stable: Linux/Unix operating systems has traditionally been believed to be very stable and robust. A web site housed on a Linux operating system will have very high up-time (of the order of 99.9%). Of course, other factors such as power supply, network admin skills, and network load etc. also matter when it comes to maintaining the system uptime.

Low cost of ownership: The Linux OS comes free of cost (or at very insignificant cost, usually cost of distribution). Also, it has full fledged server, and desk top applications that comes free along with the OS. These server applications (such as FTP, Web Server, DNS Server, File Server etc.) being free, are also very stable.

Ease of use : When it comes to web hosting, it is easy to host on Linux web servers. The process of uploading and hosting is almost same for both Linux and Windows web servers. If you want to use a Windows based tool such as Front Page for uploading a web site on to a Linux based web server, make sure that the Front Page extensions are enabled. This is only required if you are uploading using HTTP feature (http://www.yourwebsite.com) of Front Page. Front Page also makes it possible to upload a web site using FTP. You need to select [ftp://www.yourwebsite.com] for up loading using front page FTP option. Note that if you select “Front Page Extensions” during web site design, you must enable Front Page extensions on a Linux web server also. These days, all Linux web servers are coming with installable Front Page extensions, and this should pose no problem for hosting on a Linux platform.

You can use almost all types of file extensions (or scripts) when using Linux web server. Commonly, the following extensions are supported:

.cgi, .html, .htm, .pl, .php, .shtml, .xml, and others.

Basically it means that you can host web sites that use different types of server side scripts including .cgi, .pl, .php, and .asp (with plug-in).

Easy to move between hosts : A web site designed to be hosted on a Linux based web server can be hosted on a Windows web server easily, where as the reverse is not always true.

Most widely used : Linux/Unix based web hosting is most widely used compared to Windows based web hosting.

Scalability : A web site is dynamic. Usually, a web site starts with a few pages of html and grows over a period of time to suit the customers requirements. It is preferable to design a web site keeping this requirements in mind. A web site designed for compatibility with a Linux/Unix based web server meets the scalability requirement easily without making any site wide design changes.

On the downside, Linux based web server is not fully compatible with Microsoft technologies. If you are using any specialized applications or VB for development of your web site, it is preferable to host with a Windows based web server.

About The Author

Teeyes Siva heads the Sales Operations @ aalpha NET. He can be reached @ siva@aalphanet.com or 00 91 452 3105858. aalpha NET (http://www.aalphanet.com) – is India’s leading domain name registration, web hosting service provider.

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By Richa Sinha

Confusion often arises while choosing a web-hosting platform, as which one is the best one and which one is the better one between Linux & Window hosting. The million-dollar question is what application are you looking to use for your hosting? Consider the tools and scripting languages you plan to use, if you use PHP, Perl or MySQL, Linux is the way forward. If apps are Microsoft-specific, then Windows is what you need.

Well in most of the cases, the general inclination generally moves towards the Linux web hosting platform and not on the window web hosting, because there are several positive factor that affect Linux and that Linux carries with itself.

While casting our views on Linux hosting we conclude that Linux is more reliable. These are considered to be the best OS for web server. Linux web hosting are typically found to be the most stable and efficient system and as such, it is commonly used for the demanding environment of web and mail server.

Besides, reliability, cost effectiveness is also one of the most favorable factors that make Linux first choice. Generally, the Linux OS comes free of cost or at a very insignificant cost, usually cost of distribution. Also, it has full fledged server, and desk top applications that comes free along with the OS. And, these server applications being free are also very stable.

In addition, Linux web hosting is easy to use and is perfect for your plan. When it comes to web hosting, it is easy to host on Linux web servers. The process of uploading and hosting is almost same for both Linux and Windows web servers. If you want to use a Windows based tool such as Front Page for uploading a web site on to a Linux based web server, make sure that the Front Page extensions are enabled. This is only required if you are uploading using HTTP feature of Front Page on your website. Front Page also makes it possible to upload a web site using FTP. These days, all Linux web servers are coming with installable Front Page extensions, and this should pose no problem for hosting on a Linux platform.

A web site designed for compatibility with a Linux/Unix based web server meets the scalability requirement easily without making any site wide design changes. A web site is dynamic. Usually, a web site starts with a few pages of html and grows over a period of time to suit the customer’s requirements. It is preferable to design a web site keeping these requirements in mind.

Today, Linux based web hosting is most widely used compared to Windows based web hosting. A web site designed to be hosted on a Linux based web server can be hosted on a Windows web server easily but this is not possible with the window web hosting.

Therefore the above mentioned points proves that Linux web hosting maintain a much better position than window web hosting on the server platform.

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By Cy Lee

If you are thinking of availing of a virtual host plan, you can choose from a dedicated server or a shared server. While there are some website developers who go for the former, there are a lot of individuals who choose to avail of a shared hosting plan. This decision to stick to the latter is due to various reasons. The general benefit that you will be able to get from your shared host is the opportunity to get low-cost services. What is more, there are several other benefits and privileges that come with your decision to go for this type of server.

Linux – Your Cheap Alternative at The Magic Host

There are various web hosting companies who offer affordable hosting plans to their clients with free setup services. One of these companies is The Magic Host, which provides operating systems like Oracle, Solaris, Linux, and Windows. Among these O.S., Linux offers cheaper alternatives. There are four Linux host plans, which are:

o Linux Host-Dwarf – which has 200GB bandwidth, and 50GB disk space, along with free domain name and setup

o Linux Host-Hobbit – 2,000GB bandwidth and 200GB disk space, along with free domain name and setup

o Linux Host-Elven – 3,000GB bandwidth and 300GB disk space, along with free domain name and setup

o Linux Host Wizard – 400GB disk space and 4,000GB bandwidth

You are not obligated to pay for set-up fees when you choose these hosting plans. Within a span of thirty days, you are allowed to get your money back if you are not contented with the services of The Magic Host.

The Magic Host – Offering You Free Setup Services and Cheap Hosting Prices

The Magic Host offers budget host plans. This type of plan is very appropriate for you when you are tied to the long terms of the previous plans of your hosting provider. If there are some terms which you are tired of, you can choose another hosting company to buy out these terms. Or else, you can also buy terms from other web hosting providers. Other than providing you the privilege to buy out other terms, you can also avail of the following from The Magic Host:

o Host your website without setup fees.

o Host your multiple websites, if you have more than one site. This service is offered without costing you.

o You can choose from various reseller terms and privileges at low prices.

When you go for the Linux Host Hobbit, there are various package features offered to you. The first is your private disk space which consists of 200GB. On the other hand, the bandwidth of the Hobbit for each month is 2,000GB. Your disk space and bandwidth are upgradeable according to your requirements. This Linux hosting plan is also comprised of triple backup. This means that your hosting provider stores data for you without asking for charges. Its multiple websites and databases are unlimited; as with its sub domains and its FTP accounts. You can avail of a free domain name throughout the whole term of your plan because you’re the registrant. Since the host plans of Linux has lesser number of accounts with a maximum number of 150 accounts, your server control is less complicated.

Linux is a cheap host which offers you reseller privileges. The first is a dedicated IP, followed by a private nameserver. There is also a WHM for the cPanel, and a WHMCS ticket and billing system. This reseller host (new) also has a rapid SSL or WildCard. You can avail of a customized design for your website. Another privilege that you can get from your Linux Host Hobbit is the submission of article or directory. You can also get an account as a Directi Reseller, along with a Directi Live Chat. What is more, you are offered with RV Skin. If you want to purchase more domains, you can do so for $6.49 per year. When you want an affiliate program, you will get a $150 signup bonus.

The Magic Host offers budget host plans. When you go for the Linux Host Hobbit, there are various package features offered to you.

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By Frank Lusk

When it comes to selecting a hosting server for your website, one of the hardest decisions you will have to make is which platform to use. The most popular option is Linux hosting server as it is an open source program, is extremely affordable and provides the ideal environment for running other web-based applications.

Reliability, Security and Functionality – these elements form the backbone of Linux web hosting. Also referred to as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP) it is the most cost-effective and flexible hosting solution available today.

Here’s a list of 10 reasons that make Linux Hosting Server a smart choice.

1) This is one of the most economical hosting solutions available today. With Linux hosting you will get access to a wide variety of features such as My SQL database, ecommerce tools, multiple domain facility and many email options at a low price. Thus you get excellent value for your money.

2) Linux is an open source software program and unlike other softwares you can freely download it and make changes as per your requirements. There is no licensing fee whatsoever and only the distribution cost is borne by the host or user.

3) A Linux-based website can easily be converted into a Windows website. The ease of use with Linux is unmatched, as the user can make modifications as per his requirements

4) If your website uses scripting languages such as PHP, MySQL or Perl, then Linux Hosting is the most reliable and cost effective solution for you

5) Another advantage of Linux server is the flexibility it provides. Linux is compatible with most scripting languages and it allows you to add your own security mechanisms with the operating system

6) Much more secure than Windows server which makes it the first choice for all web designers and programmers. You can also update and add security patches to the software whenever you feel the need.

7) Another advantage of Linux platform is Scalability, which means that all your web applications, processes and modifications can be streamlined effectively. This comes in handy when your website starts growing and you need to manage multiple tasks. Linux hosting makes it easy to update and manage your website.

8) Most programmers consider Linux as the most robust and stable operating systems available in the market. When hosting on this platform, you can be sure of getting exceptional performance along with the maximum uptime.

9) Linux servers hold the reputation of being extremely fast and reliable. Linux OS has natural speed which is further enhanced by the Apache web server used with it. This gives it the ability to quickly load web pages and run applications in languages such as PHP and CGI.

10) One of the most user-friendly operating systems. The Control panel software and comprehensive management tools allow even non-technical users to excel on a Linux platform.

If you want to set up a professional website and successfully run an online business, Linux hosting server can provide the right platform for your hosting needs. Reliable, secure, cost-effective and highly flexible – Linux is undoubtedly the best hosting platform available today.

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