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LAMP stands for: Linux Apache MySQL PHP. It is a popular way to get a professional style web hosting setup on one’s own computer. It’s quite simple to install and provides the major components of what is necessary to design and implement as simple or as complicated a website as one can imagine, just like having your own web hosting right on your own computer to experiment with!

The steps involved to getting a fully operational LAMP setup in Linux Mint 13 Maya are outlined below, complete with clickable screenshots.

Once again my system is as follows:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.67GHz box with 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, Nvidia 8400GS card, running Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce 64-bit.

STEP 1 – open a terminal and type sudo apt-get install lamp-server^
(note the carat “^” after server)

Press “Enter”

STEP 2 – Configuring mysql server – It’s always a good idea to change the default password whenever possible, make up a good one and don’t forget it!

…back to installing…

STEP 3 – Done with the terminal install for now

STEP 4 – Test the APACHE installation, open a browser window and type in the address: http://localhost/

Now test the PHP installation, for this we require a test PHP file in /var/www/ called test.php We can use a text editor as root, or as so often is the case we can type a command in the terminal: echo “<?php phpinfo(); ?>” | sudo tee /var/www/test.php

Once you do that, a restart of the Apache web server is required. That can be done by issuing this command: sudo service apache2 restart

After that is done, go back to the web browser and enter this address: http://localhost/test.php/ and you should see a page like this one describing your PHP installation:

STEP 5 – Fixing the Apache server qualified domain name error you may have seen in the terminal is easy enough at this point as well. Enter the following command in the terminal:

echo “ServerName localhost” | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf.d/fqdn

Then restart the Apache server: sudo service apache2 reload

STEP 6 – Configure MySQL

It’s important to bind MySQL to your localhost IP address. Typically that IP address is 127.0.0.1, but we can verify that by issuing the following command:

cat /etc/hosts | grep localhost

In my case I saw this:

 

Next, verify you have the correct BIND address:

cat /etc/mysql/my.cnf | grep bind-address

In my case I have the proper 127.0.0.1:

STEP 7 – Installing PHPMyAdmin

The most convenient way to administer MySQL is by using this handy tool. As we’ve discovered so far, the process involved is quite easy. Back to the terminal we go, this time type: sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-auth-mysql phpmyadmin

It will go through the familiar downloading process, then a screen will pop up asking which webserver to choose to be automatically configured to run PHPMyAdmin – Please choose Apache2 by pressing the space bar:

 

The next screen to pop up asks if you would like to use dbconfig-common to facilitate the use of PHPMyAdmin – as the screen shows, you should choose “Yes” unless you are an expert administrator.

 

Next, enter the MySQL password you entered earlier

Now, enter a password for PHPMyAdmin to register to the database server, then confirm on the next screen

STEP 8 – Testing PHPMyAdmin

Let’s make sure it’s working, type this address in your browser:

http://localhost/phpmyadmin

You should see this:

Now let’s login with root and the password we created earlier:

 Success! Congratulations, you have successfully installed Apache web server, MySQL, and PHP on your Linux Mint 13 machine. Hopefully the steps involved were straightforward and will reward you with years of fulfilling web development on your own computer.

 

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A Perfect Guide for MYSQL and Security – Creating the Best Linux Hosting Environment
By Kanquona Bhattacharjee

There are certain things you must be very careful of when you build your website. Performance of the website is a major factor in its success. This guide will give you a technical overview of your server performance. In this guide I am only concentrating on Linux environment as

1. It is cheaper.

2. It supports the fastest script engine PHP.

3. It has the default MySQL database.

4. Its web server is apache, which can be configured with less effort and

5. The Linux environment is most popular.

Before I begin, I must explain what makes a website performs rock solid. As you are aware in most of the websites database is a key factor which mainly stores and fetches data. A portal with slow database execution takes long time to execute and that can take away most of the visitors. If your portal accepts payment then security is the next thing, you shall be concerned of. So, my article will mainly revolve with these two features and a bit of other key areas which you would like to give focus on.

Hardware: This is the factor you must take seriously depending upon the kind of business you are doing and the number of visitors you are drawing. The hardware peripherals which affect the performance are mainly RAM and your CPU speed. RAM is a space which stores data temporarily for CPU access. But if your CPU cannot process faster, then transferring more data into the RAM area will not solve the problem, since the data will remain unprocessed. A better system is a balanced system and increasing just one parameter will never go to improve speed.

MySQL: Database is the most important parameter in terms of server performance. If I classify what makes a slow database or rather what you can do to improve data seek speed, then we get

1. Database design

2. Query standard and

3. Configuration as the primarily responsible reasons.

Database design: MySQL allows you to define data type definition in wide varieties. And you must use them optimally. Declaring the data type of a field as int(11) will unnecessarily eat up space, if the field stores value between 0 and 10. Remember, a good bridge is one which is has better architecture. Mere using good materials never build a good bridge. Here are a few guidelines.

A. For numeric value, guess what maximum value it might store and then select between tiny int, small int, medium int and int. Fields which you know will never store negative numbers should be unsigned.

B. For alphanumeric characters it is wise to select variable length than fixed length as variable length can adjust memory space depending upon size of data stored.

C. Normalize the table as much as possible. This decreases the chance of data redundancy. Also as tables get broken up, memory space usage decreases.

D. Proper indexing is the key for better search result. Index your table wisely and pragmatically. If you think, your table will be searched more on employee name than on employee code, create index based on employee name. Mysql arranges data based on available indexes, so search based on index results faster performance.

Query Standard: The fast data retrieval depends on the query you write. Here are a few tips on that.

A. Join query is always better than multiple nested queries. So try to use join queries if more than one table are involved in search.

B. Avoid Select * statement.

C. Try to test queries by writing them in alternate ways.

Server configuration is the last thing we can do to better the performance. Here are the important settings which affect the performance.

A. Key_buffer_size: This is the most important settings. The larger you set its value, the more MYISAM indexes store in memory. As most queries use indexes as search factor, memory plays better role than disk. The ideal settings is 25% of server memory but less than 50%, for improved performance.

B. The table cache: When mysql access a table, it places it in the cache. So increasing cache size plays an important role. So if you are accessing three tables, mysql opens three tables in the cache. Its default value is 64, but you must set it accordingly depending upon performance. An optimized one, not too high, not too low.

C. Sort_buffer: If you are sorting huge table then you must set its value high.

D. Read_rnd_buffer_size: The read_rnd_buffer_size is used after sort when rows are read in sorted order. If you are using many queries which use order by clause, increasing this value will help improve performance.

E. Query cache: first you must on query cache by setting query-cache-type=1 and query-cache-size can ideally be around 15-20 MB.

F. Tmp_table_size: This variable set the maximum size for a temporary table in memory. You must try avoiding temporary table by optimizing query. If the table becomes two large, MySQL creates a MyISAM table instead. Upping this value helps in speed, if temporary table size gets increased.

I would not discuss much on security issues rather would try to discuss it separately. But as an introduction SQL injection, Cross Side Scripting and HTTP trace are the most important security threat one website can get. SQL injection is a threat which exposes table name and data when a purposely built query is passed to the database through any web form. Basically when user input is incorrectly filtered for string literal escape characters. If we consider the below SQL statement

“Select * from employees where emp_name’=” + EmployeeName + “‘”

Now if the user input EmployeeName has any ‘ inside it, mysql cannot escape the string literal and exposes error.

Similarly if purportedly written javascript is passed through user input, Cross Side Scripting or XSS attack happens. This client side script can take charge of the website through hole exposed by the weekly programmed website code. I would like to discuss more with security issues. Till then happy reading!!

Kanquona Bhattacharjee is a freelance writer and blogger. She has completed her post graduation in English from the University of Calcutta. She has some deep insight into social problems and often present these infront of the most strongest medium. Her personal blog is http://journeytolearning.blogspot.com/ She can be contacted at kanquona@gmail.com

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Linux Web Hosting

Linux Web Hosting

By Jeremiah Collins

Today our lives are intermingled with the Internet. We turn to the Internet for pleasure, work, information, banking and what not. We watch web-sites and web-pages with no second thought. It is very similar to reading a printed matter; without any concern for who printed it; or how it was printed; or how it was bound and published; how many copies were printed, etc. For a web-page, we care nothing about how it reached our computer screen; how it was made; or for that matter, who made it. Same as for the printed matter, we are more interested in the contents. However, the people involved with the publication of the web-pages and those who have to maintain the web-sites, must have an in-depth knowledge about Web Hosting.

The main ingredients necessary for web-hosting are, a rugged computer with memory and hard disk, running a server OS, a web-server package, a database package and a package to handle web-pages. The LAMP-server setup matches this requirement very well. LAMP stands for the combination of Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. Here Linux is the Operating System; Apache the web-server; MySQL is the database; PHP handles the web-pages. This combination is attractive for the simple reason that it fulfills all the requirements that a web-host requires, at the same time providing the necessary Stability, Security and Scalability.

Linux stability is well documented. The up-time of a Linux server is nearly 99.9%, meaning there is only 1 chance in 10,000 that a Linux-server will stall on account of OS failure. Most non-availability of a Linux-server are the result of a disrupted Internet connection or a hardware failure. However, there are some more links in the chain between the Linux-server and the ultimate viewer of the web-page, which govern the availability of the web-page. DNS servers are one such link.

Next in line is security. A web-host needs protection from virii, trojans, rootkits and the like, which threaten to disrupt the whole show. Any breach in security could lead to deliberate misinformation being sent out, ruining the credibility of the organization whose web-page gets affected. As a system, security measures are taken to periodically look for breaches and plugging them. One feature which helps system administrators in securing their Web-hosts, is that all the softwares used in LAMP are open-source. Open-source softwares enjoy the backing of a large community of developers, who pitch in en-mass at the slightest hint of any problem. Security issues or holes as they are known, get plugged in no time at all, further improving the system.

Scalability is another feature LAMP-servers can boast of. One of the major advantages is you can start small and progressively add accounts as you build-up your business. Since LAMP-server components are all Open-Source, you need not worry about copyright infringement. Also, initial expenditure is only a little more than the hardware cost. LAMP-server can either be dedicated or shared, or even virtual, allowing you to add users at will, at the same time, providing each user the full use of all resources. Linux being a multitasking OS, handles such simultaneous tasks with simple ease. Linux is also capable of parallel computing, which helps in further scalability.

Ripple Web can help you get started with enterprise-grade LAMP servers that will fit your budget.

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Windows Vs Linux Web Hosting

Windows Vs Linux Web Hosting
By Pamela Henderson

The topic I have chosen to write about is no new issue at all. There are lots of write ups about Windows vs. Linux web hosting. Still people get little confused about choosing the hosting platform for their websites. I want to clarify the matter in very simple way. Actually there is nothing troublesome in deciding either Windows or Linux. Both the systems have their unique features and it is up to the choice of the clients to use certain software and the expertise of the administration in using the service.

Now I like to simply point out the issue below with a try to resolve the most talked about issue Windows vs. Linux web hosting. Hope you will understand the things and can decide your suitable hosting service.

  • The foremost thing that comes in consideration in deciding Windows vs. Linux web hosting is the point of affordability. Linux comes with free license to use, whereas for Windows you have to pay for every property. So the charge of Windows hosting is much higher than Linux.
  • One of the vital points that ever keep the Windows vs. Linux web hosting issue alive is use of technology for website development. There are technologies like – PHP, ASP,.NET; or database type – Access, MSSQL, Mysql. If you want to use ASP, .Net or Access, MSSQL which are sole property of Microsoft, you have to use Windows hosting only. Whereas PHP, Mysql are open source and can be used on both Linux and Windows.
  • People get confused about the level of performance of Windows vs. Linux web hosting. Actually there is no such issue of bad performance. Windows web hosting is sometimes found performing slow as it tries to encompass a lot many services in a package. But in case of Linux there is the point of extension to make the service as per requirements. So the Linux comes little fast in performance. If Windows is also used properly there will not be any such issue.
  • Some people try to say that Linux is more secure, reliable and stable in use when the comparison is Windows vs. Linux web hosting! They say the security level is high in Linux. But the reliability, stability and security are also high in Windows. It is up to the web host admin to use both the services properly. Otherwise both is vulnerable to attack by hackers.
  • Last but not the least is the point of support in Windows vs. Linux web hosting service. Some say Linux has huge open community support to fix trouble in running hosting service. They say Microsoft is not that much careful to provide proper support! But have you ever thought – how a business can ignore its paid users? Sometimes there may be delay in providing help but Microsoft does provide better support.

Hopefully you have understood how silly the comparison of Windows vs. Linux web hosting service is! Both the hosting service come with their unique and better features. It is totally at the discretion of the clients and expertise of the service provider to make any hosting service look and perform best. Simply if you do not have much money in your hand and want to start up with simple site and hope to take it to complex and high level, Linux is your best choice.

Again if you have got designer and developers who know how to use Microsoft website building service in best way and you have good money to spend on buying Windows hosting, go for it and relax. I like to sum up the Windows vs. Linux web hosting topic in the tune – you are going to drive your vehicle: so fill the oil tank according to your pocket and distance of the destination.

This article about “Windows Vs. Linux web hosting” has been written by Pamela Henderson for onlinewebdirectory.com. This web directory has a web host directory where you are going to come across several web hosting companies who provide both or either of Linux and Windows hosting services. If you want to get information about web design company, graphic design companies and other web related services – this directory is of immense help.

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Have Your PHP Cake – Core Reasons For Using the CakePHP Framework

By Michael Dorf

For PHP developers, the question of which framework is ideal can pose a variety of opportunities. While many developers have traditionally built PHP apps with only the use of libraries, structuring their applications according to best practices and their own learning, there are distinct advantages to using a framework such as CakePHP. Rather than trying to identify a pattern that works ideally to scale PHP applications, CakePHP provides an integrated model view controller system that can separate the business logic of your app from the database and presentation.

By employing a PHP framework, you can scale development across a team or variety of developers for easier deployment. Chances are you are utilizing an informal Model-View-Controller (MVC) model even if you don’t fully realize you are relying upon MVC as the framework behind your development. There are strong structural advantages for considering CakePHP as your application foundation, since it provides a framework to upgrade, build and extend development in new directions.

One impressive features of CakePHP is its Object Relational Mapping (ORM) framework, which allows you to streamline SQL queries by presenting tables as classes. As a means of truly moving PHP towards a full object-oriented language, these relations can streamline database queries while making the entire development process more efficient. While classes can be challenging to work with in standard PHP, they are much easier to work with in CakePHP since applications have “core” and “app” directories where you can properly configure inheritance for each class. Issues with class inheritance are easy to understand since you can extend classes in a way that fits your development goals.

Core security and CRUD features are integrated within CakePHP from the outset, allowing you to secure the user submission process in less time. By automatically producing a scaffold for your CRUD activities you can begin customizing the forms and options based upon your requirements. Rather than trying to implement ad-hoc systems for updating or securing your application, Cake takes care of the leg work so you can dive right into your core business logic. Developers can further benefit from updates in web security standards which are quickly baked into CakePHP updates so you can keep your app secure from emerging trends on the web in less time.

Streamlining the development process is a core part of why working with CakePHP as your application framework can vastly improve the speed of deployment for your app. Rather than investing considerable time in configuring your Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) setup, CakePHP has an automated configuration process through the “configuration” folder which auto-detects preferred settings. You can immediately jump into building your application and can further accelerate the process with extensive reusable code from plugins and components in the CakePHP library. For example, AJAX classes are fully integrated into the framework out-of-the-box, making the creation of dynamic forms and context-specific content a breeze.

With the impressive array of plugins, additional libraries, and components from the CakeForge open source developer repository, you can find nearly every major common feature available for your CakePHP based web application. By utilizing CakePHP, you automatically benefit from the up-to-date security standards, modular application structure, and scalable foundation that will serve your web site for years to come.

LearnComputer! (http://learncomputer.com) provides instructor-led PHP training courses for individuals, small businesses, and corporations. Please see our PHP training catalog for complete details!

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Is Instructor Led PHP Training Worth the Buck?

By Michael Dorf

As you step back and evaluate the most effective ways to train your teams in PHP, it is important to consider the potential return on investment from instruction. While traditional seminars, classes or training sessions offer distinct advantages, today instructor led PHP training competes against videos courses, distance education, tutorials and certification tracks that offer their own unique approach. When considering these alternatives, however, it is important to consider the TRUE effectiveness of unfocused training given the strong benefits of instructor led training.

In order to document these advantages let’s review a potential case where a new employee (with a background in.NET) needs to get up-to-speed with PHP. Working with a certified, professional PHP instructor he can ask questions from his own vantage point, linking his existing training to accelerate PHP learning. With a video or distance course he is forced to constantly pause the instruction, desperately looking up terms and trying to relate it to his own knowledge. As a result, the upfront money saved by trying to scale media based training actually holds your firm back in terms of learning potential, slowing your path toward implementation of cutting edge PHP techniques throughout your organization. To fully appreciate the value of professional, instructor PHP training, it is important to fully realize the benefits from in-person education.

Responsive Training

One major advantage of instructor led training is the ability to ask questions in real time and get hands on answers. With recorded videos or tutorials, students are left to understand the answers for themselves, potentially complicating the learning process significantly. By contrast, an instructor led course can take on a path more useful to the audience. If multiple students are being challenged by a particular syntax or class, the instructor can make sure to focus on understanding the concept until he or she moves on. Building on expansive learning with a core set of knowledge if crucial for quality coding standards – meeting and exceeding these requirements should be a core principle of helping you to realize a strong return on your PHP investment.

Timely Insights

Another important advantage of in-person PHP training is timely benefits from the latest technology. While taking a course on PHP 5 is likely to introduce a number of important concepts, only a real time course can focus on the very latest developments in Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP), allowing students to learn about emerging frameworks, new developments from Zend, as well as keeping students up-to-date with new trends. In this way, understanding how to optimize your PHP application for cloud hosting can be integrated into a course that may not be offered by an antiquated distance learning curriculum. Professional instructor led training gives personal attention to emerging technology that impacts PHP coding in practice.

Practical, Professional Advice

The difference between PHP theory and coding practice can be large. An instructor led PHP training course can focus on how to implement PHP in a working environment, independent of the actual syntax.

With insights into agile development, group dynamics, unit testing and project updates, instructor training can provide a road-map to deliver a solid return on investment over the life of your PHP development team.

LearnComputer! (learncomputer.com) provides instructor led PHP training courses for individuals, small businesses, and corporations. Please see our computer training catalog for complete details!

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Finding the Right PHP Developer

By Josek Morin

Web development is an important part of business marketing today. Not only do you need efficient programs and applications to take care of your business operations and management, but there are a huge number of other factors that make developing the right web application an important factor to consider for almost any business.

There are a good number of programming platforms and languages that developers use today to provide businesses and consumers the right web applications to help them with their requirements. PHP is one such programming language that has gained a huge popularity over time, and that too quite rightfully.

Apart from offering a completely free platform for web development (with Linux and MySQL), the work of a PHP developer is much simpler than most others, and hence offers your business an inexpensive, yet effective solution.

However there are a number of factors that you must consider while looking to hire PHP programmers for your web development requirements.

Some Useful Tips to Hire PHP Developers

1. Make sure you work with an individual PHP developer or business that has the right skills and experience, and are in constant touch with PHP development projects.

2. Look for professionals who have had adequate PHP training and recognized certification

3. Ensure the delivery time is something that will suit your requirements

4. Communication is of the utmost importance. You should be able to deal with the PHP developers efficiently using a project management tool and contact them easily as and when required

5. Look through the portfolio and contact some of the ex-clients to get a clear idea as to how efficient their services have been before you deicide to hire PHP programmers

Moreover, ensure the business or the PHP professional you have decided to deal with are capable of:

1. Offering you the right services related to web integration and maintenance, as well as further development

2. Demonstrating clear concepts regarding the right design etiquette

3. Planning towards efficient resource management

4. Possessing knowledge on associated software (like CMS) and multimedia

5. Offering you the most competitive price plans with the maximum reliability

There are a number of points where PHP excels over the other available programming platforms, apart from the most obvious price factor. For example, a Linux server is very stable and offers a much faster system than a Windows server would.

At the same time, mySQL databases are much lighter than the most popular RDBMS software, and yet offer almost all the features necessary for a web application to perform in the best possible way. MySQL too is freely available for you to use towards your web development needs.

In order to lay your hands on all these benefits associated with a PHP development environment, it is very important that you only hire PHP developers who can show you the right level of expertise and results for the money you spend on them.

Bear these above mentioned points on your mind when you decide to look for PHP developers for your business web application development requirements if you want the best results at the end of the day!

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Basic Advantages of Linux Web Hosting

By Tina Hope

Linux web hosting not only helps you build your website from a small business to a large enterprise but also gives you many advantages over contemporaries and competitors alike. Once you decide your budget and also your required features, then you will be able to decide on the Linux web hosting package that will further improve your chances of doing well in business. The scripting language that is incorporated in your website also comes into play and so does the interactive facilities that are implemented in it. There are many advantages that one ends up getting through Linux web hosting services. Some of them are mentioned below:

1. Linux is open source code software and eventually does not require the gigantic licensing fee that one usually ends up paying for others. Other operating systems command a huge licensing fee in comparison to this one and it is this virtue of minimizing costs that makes this form of web hosting highly endearing to hire. You not only get to download it free of cost but also are rendered the advantage of using it sans any sort of costs.

2. The Linux based website can be converted to a window based website at any time of the day without any hassles. The website can easily be changed back into its original form or to any other form when the requirement of the user keeps growing continuously. The conversions can be done depending on the user requirements and can also be changed according to changing times.

3. This form of hosting is the most economical form of hosting and the user gets to save a huge amount of money out of the total budget. The only costs involved are those of the distribution that are further incurred by the proprietor or the owner.

4. Linux also proves to be the most cost effective and frugal option for your website when the scripting has to be done in languages like PHP and My SQL along with Perl. Unless and until the scripting is very heavily loaded, one does not have to worry about the whole process.

5. The operating system allows the user to run as many kinds of databases one feels like running. The most widely used databases include the likes of My SQL and Postgre SQL. These databases might look interrelated by nature and also allow highly optimized communication. This is done to quickly reclaim all the data.

6. It offers paramount security. The end user does not have to worry about the security of any of the applications and can go about doing anything on the server. Designers and programmers prefer this form over any other form and can mostly be seen using it.

These advantages this form of hosting a lot of advantages that are too good to ignore and subsequently have created a huge fan base for Linux web hosting India. Be it any IT professional who deals with this, Linux hosting is never short of springing in surprises and always manages to fox people.

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Why People Like cPanel Web Hosting Service

By Joyce Carcia

Before selecting a web hosting plan or a hosting account, it is important to ensure the quality, support and features they provide with the web hosting account. As far as maintaining a website is concerned, every webmaster would like to have a user friendly control panel. Recently, more and more hosting companies use cPanel as their hosting control panel. So why people like it? If the word cPanel is a strange word to you, never mind. I am going to explain what the cPanel is all about.

cPanel is a graphic application used to control applications in the within web page. It is a graphic program made by Linux Operating System. cPanel hosting has many great features which make managing your web site so much more easier.

Domains and Emails Management

cPanel control panel allows webmaster to easily log into the control panel or cPanel and manage your domain from anywhere you choose. You can save a lot of time and easily add domains, sub domains and email accounts. With cPanel hosting, you can also add email addresses, remove email addresses, and manage email. cPanel hosting gives you an easy way to set up an autoresponder.

Cron and MySQL

cPanel hosting allows you to set up cron jobs easily. And it usually comes with the ability to have MySql databases, which is crucial to any website. With MySql, it is very easy to create a database.

Website Statistics

When you buy cPanel hosting, you get access to a variety of ways to view the stats for your website. You can use Awstats to learn more about the visitors to your website, so as to improve your website.

In conclusion, the cPanel web hosting feature is a very active as well as an important part of your website which can help you generate more visitors.

Hostease offers you the best and cheap cPanel web hosting with great customer support (24×7 phone, email and live chat supp). All of the cPanel Hosting packages are available at a very cost effective price. You are also allowed to host multiple websites under the same account. All packages support for the PHP, MySQL, Perl, PHPMyAdmin, Cron Job and much more.

Hostease is a leading web hosting company, who offers REAL 24/7 support via email, live-chat and phone for client’s satisfaction. We never overload our server. All of our plans include the latest industry features available on the market. We cater for the personal blog as well as the multiple websites for large business group. Our packages are equipped with the features needed to meet all of your requirements.

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10 Things to Know When You Select the Best Drupal Hosting

By Jared D. Ingram

Drupal hosting is a new concept in the internet world and has amazed all the human minds. In the beginning there was just a simple concept, web hosting. It later developed into dedicated web hosting and cheap web hosting, the technology just got better and PHP and ASP hosting services dawned on the web. The new technology just gets better with each day and right from the static pages to the dynamic ones, slowly the things only keep getting better and slowly the wordpress hosting, joomla hosting and PHPBB hosting has come our way.

Now, let us get down to Drupal hosting, this is basically a CMS or content management system and has been written down by the PHP and needs the MySQL database to function properly. Now after understanding the basic also know that drupal hosting can turn your website into large ones and small logs would soon help you in creating big directories and online communities.

If you are searching for best drupal hosting service for you then you must take 10 things into consideration:

  • Drupal is established by PHP even though you can always select a windows hosting and PostgreSQL, but the finest alternative to function Drupal hosting is still the Linux and MySQL.
  • Even now, drupal hosting is new to the internet world and not all the good web hosting companies will be able to offer you with solutions that give your Drupal site good support.
  • A company that offers free Drupal installation and free themes etc does not mean that they are the best drupal hosting services. You will get the same free services with Fantastico, you have to know that all the hosting companies have these tools set up to be able to provide you with the services and that Fantastico is already very popular in the web hosting companies.
  • The clean URL support is vital requirement from the best hosting as it would make your website more search engine friendly.
  • If you want to get multi-site features of the best hosting, you would have to get an access to the Unix Shell and create a Symlink. Though for the security purposes, this might not be permissible. In such cases you can also create a PHP script for accomplishing your task.
  • The best drupal hosting can only work if the database runs very fast and a lot o companies fail to do that.
  • There are some hosting companies that will set a limit for you to utilize the CPU resource or the Memory resource. You will have to check with the hosting providers and understand the data and also keep a close check on your website to see if it gets down for this trouble. If this is the trouble then you will have to upgrade your hosting.
  • Select a drupal hosting company that permits you to preserve your cron jobs.
  • There is a common phenomenon for all the shared web hosting companies; here you will receive unlimited bandwidth and disk space. But do not believe these companies and always remember that you will get for what you will pay!
  • Backup your website daily, this is really important.

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