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The online media has almost filled the gap between big and small businesses, especially in the Hosting world. Traditionally big ones outpower their small competitors by investing hugely in traditional media. Now, as Internet and web hosting is affordable and within reach of budgets of small businesses. It is utilized efficiently to gain local and global customers. In this social media has come out as an essential tool for sharing product information and getting feedback or comments. With smartphones, it is easy to create videos or podcasts to disseminate valuable information. LinuxHost.net, listing hosting companies and asking visitors to share their reviews, comments, feedback or experiences is getting much attention. The hosting companies are getting information about the issues that reflect poorly on their business. The companies are taking it positively, to resolve the problems regarding services and also appreciating feedbacks. Thus, helping them to recover former clients and attract new customers.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

SMTP blacklist problems

I have a hosting account and add multiple domains to it, Is the contents of one site/domain affect the others?

not sure but i would presume that each of your domains on the same account will be add-on domains using the same IP unless you specify a unique IP for each of those domains. So, if they all use the same IP and SMTP gets blacklisted by several providers, then yes, you will experience the same results for other sites. I would recommend using a unique IP for each site.

Whether (or how) the contents of one site/domain affect the others will depend upon how your hosting plan enables you to use multiple domains

If you're wanting to avoid SMTP blacklist problems caused by other users of the same mailserver, I would suggest considering a VPS if it's within your budget - this will give you your own private SMTP server and therefore any blacklisting issues could only arise from problems with your site(s).

In terms of the sites/content being banned somewhere by some provider or organisation etc. I would guess that this is typically done via domain name rather than IP and therefore other domains pointing to the same content would need to be targetted individually (and domains pointing to different content would presumably avoid being blocked)

Free or Paid hosting

There free hosting option is available then why we go for paid hosting.

Which hosting will you prefer Free or Paid and Why?

Paid hosting, as is usually more reliable than free hosting.

For the websites that have long-term targets paid hosting is the best option.
I also suggest you paid hosting because the support ,reliabilty and uptime are the important factor which you get under paid hosting.

You get what you pay for so "paid hosting"

Of cource Paid!!!

because Free hosting don't intend for solving serious tasks.

The free hosts put up an advertisement either in the form of text link, banner or pop ups on the websites. Many users find these ads take away from the design of their sites and also these ads sometimes are very annoying to the visitors.
Free hosting can help people test their web sites until they decide to turn their websites into serious businesses, or until they need serious hosting service.

If you go with free, then you might need to exchange a link or a banner, or there are hosting companies that use mod_layout in their apache, and so you will have forced ads put on your website.

There are many other feature too which you are not able to get under free hosting(because of costly software) but get under paid one easily.

talking about my expierence, at begginning free host was good but after 1 week i have to move because server down or another problem.

i say a free host with awesome features without control panel.

Free web host without domain name support and They dont have mysql.
free is good to small sites but is your proyect is important well you have to think twice before put ur site at free host.

The obvious problems with free hosting are the advertisements that are stuck up on your site.

Even if it was ad-free though, free hosts are not as reliable in terms of how long they stick around, or how much control of your own uploaded files you have.
With free hosting, you have the constant worry of the host going offline. I mean what if they run out of money, whereas with a paid host, you feel comfortable that they are funded by you to stay online.

Yep, I have never felt comfortable with free hosting

live chat really help or not?

i was wondering is that live chat really help you get more clients or is that just something live chat providers say to get you to buy from them?

In my experience, live chat support doesnt help a lot, if any. But, having a live sales chat available sometimes, does help. If you do decide to offer a live sales chat, I suggest using one that has the ability to not show the chat icon when you are not online.

i think live chat definitely help. As sometimes when your clients need help urgently, at least support is there to help and it will help you to maintain your customers.

If you have the time and the work force then chats are highly preferred by clients browsing your site. They are far more likely to click the "live chat" link than to go through the effort of opening a sales request and checking their email for responses.

I have been a reseller for a long time and honestly i can say that almost 40% of my customers I got because of live chat.
Live chat doesn't help a lot.
Hosts that i have used have had live chat and i have personally loved it. My problems were fixed in 5-10 mins
Tickets and Chat are both essential for web hosts in specific because of the nature of clients. Live chat can help both in increasing sales and customer retention if done 24/7 and by trained staff.
Yes, it really can help you to get more business. Your clients can directly to ask questions before signup your package, but you have to make sure your live chat is always online, otherwise that's useless.
Live chat works very well for us, our clients like to receive an immediate response to their inquiries.

What do you think about live chat support? Do you prefer your web host to take phone calls or you think that chattting with cutomer support is better

Well both are important as hosting needs to have phone support and live chat.
I prefer using Live Chat Support.

I feel both are very important. While Live Chat is an easy way to assist customers, answering the phone is very important as that will say allot about a company. You may not always have access to a computer when you need to get in touch with your host which is why you should always have the toll-free stored in your cell phone.

Providing both LiveChat & Phone Support is very important. A customer deserves to be able to contact the company as easily as possible in a way that suits them.

Recommendations of chat software would be BoldChat (if on a budget comes equipt with a free version) or LiveChatNow, a more advanced LiveChat solution at a higher price but is very nice to use for a business and clients.
Live Chat is a very good way of helping out your clients, i use it on my site any find it very useful

I've never liked live chat. Usually, the rep (or sometimes two reps) who are working the system are so overburdened with chat windows, that conversing becomes a long, drawn-out process. It's much easier to pickup the phone, ask your question, and be done!

I believe live chat is good for pre-sales support

I find live chat support semi-useless. If it's for a small problem, then I agree, live chat is easy enough if the resolution time is 5 minutes. If it's a major problem, where you need to get other people involved to fix it, reboot the server, etc...then live chat is useless and using a trouble ticket system is the way to go. You can't just waste a tech's time on live chat asking "is it fixed yet?".
Well both are important as hosting needs to have phone support and live chat. Live chat and tickets are good support for webhosting.I prefer both live chat and phone support aswell tickets.

"unlimited" hosting- what do u think ?

Just out of interest does anyone on here buy or sell "unlimited" shared hosting. It is sometimes a scam where companies shut down after a few months or ban users for no reason. Does anyone have any comments on using or selling this supposed "unlimited" hosting?
I dont believe in unlimited anything. They will have some hidden clauses like CPU usage, when you really start to have some good traffic, they will kick you out.
just dont believe in those. just get a host that offers certain amount of space and bandwidth.
Unlimited is not possible in any aspect of life and there is nothing without limits. The term unlimited is only a marketing strategy go through the TOS of companies offering unlimited bandwidth and you will find some restrictions after all nothing in the world is unlimited.
 
'unlimited' is a myth
 
Unlimited hosts do not truley offer such service and will terminate your service if you cause interruptions in other shared hosting client's service.
 
"Unlimited" is impossible. Get some reliable company to be hosted.
 
Unmetered resources are usually scams, we have had many customers come to use our web hosting services due to there services being shut off after using a certain amount of resources. However, there could be companies out there that shell out the cash to get an extra HD and upgrade a line to suite there customers needs. I just haven't seen it yet.
 
Depend on what unlimited you are talking about. Some company provide unlimited hosted domains but limit your disk space.
 
Yes, u r right but If someone provides unlimited hosted domains and unlimited disk space then you has to be careful.

Dedicated Server - why?

One of the downfalls to shared hosting is your website can be affected alot more by other clients actions. If anothe client spams then your emails may be blacklisted because they are from the same IP.
It depends on the reliability & amount of security you're looking for. Shared hosting can be very risky as others have described in this thread. Your site's security and reliability depends on other customers' practices.
Dedicated server is more flexible, but costly....

Go for dedicated only if:
1. You want complete control of the server, and want complete security for your data.
2. You have too much traffic, more than few hundread GB per month.
U can also choose VPS or semi-dedi servers.
Yes, There are also semi-dedi servers that can be used more efficient for a beginners' usage.

In my opinion:-
Up(s):
1: You can control your server better.
2: You are in a better position to provide support.
3: You can limit the number of customers you want on that server.

Down(s):
1: More maintaince.
2: Can be quite complicating, if you do not have enough computer skills to manage it.
3: Definately more expensive.
4: Most dedicated servers renting companies do not provide sufficient software(s) for the best use. And such software needs licenses, so you might need to purchase them.

In shared hosting,If another site is DDOS attacked then your site will go down as well. If another client installs a faulty script that hogs the cpu, your site will lag until that has been corrected. A good host will minize these risks for you, but if the site is mission critical to your business then I would go with a dedicated server.
It really depends on what you are looking for

Major criteria you use to decide upon a host?

Cheap, Good Support, Reliable, Fast Response
For me, I would say:
1. Solution (whether it matches the requirements)
2. Technical infrastructure (financial and technical muscle of the company)
3. Consumer feedback
Services and Support are the two main things and then the rates.
1. Support
Good support is really important. What happens if their servers fail?2. Uptime
No point in having an account, with a site you can't visit is there?
3. Price
Why pay bucket loads for nothing? Make a good price.
Price is most important thing for me.
 
reliability, reliabilty and once again, reliability
 
Well i would suggest
1) Support : No matter Hosting Companies offer very cheap plans , the question is "Do the Hosting Company Provide 24X7 Reliable Support ?"
So support should be the topmost criterion to choose any host
2) Uptime : This is another major Aspect that should taken into consideration.
3) Feedbacks : Does your host get backs to you , to ensure everything is working fine with your site , are you facing any issues.
No matter unless you open a support ticket or get back to them on Live chat for support.
I think Hosting Company should monitor every accounts if they have any problems and contact them monthly if they are having any issues.
So the above 3 aspects should be considered while choosing any host.
 
I would have to go with
1, Reliabilty
2, Human Contact
3, Specifications
 
In my opinion
1. 24/7 support
2. Uptime
3. Price

Checklist to choose a web hosting service

Before you can launch your web site, you'll need to engage the services of a web hosting company.
There are literally hundreds of web hosting companies to choose from. How to choose the right one?

As with trying out any new service, you won't really know how good a web hosting company is until you try it. Therefore, ask around and see whether you can get any recommendations from those who already use a web hosting company. You might also want to consider how long the company has been in business, how reliable it is known to be, and how expensive it would be if you want to upgrade your plan in future.

Other areas to consider include:
Disk space
How much disk space do you need? Does you website have less than 10 pages? You'll need only a small amount of space. Is it a huge site that has thousands of pages? You'll be needing a lot of disk space. Most web hosting plans limit how much space you will have, so make sure the plan you choose meets your needs.
E-mail accounts
How many e-mail accounts do you need? You'll probably need one for each employee and one for each department (sales, accounts, support). Make sure you purchase a hosting plan that has enough e-mail accounts. Also, do you want full POPS access, Web-based e- mail, or both?

Data transfer

How much data do you need to transfer? Most hosting plans limit how much data transfer you are allotted each month. If you expect a lot of people to visit your site, you'll need a plan that allows for plenty of data transfer.
E-commerce
Will you be selling goods or services through your site? If not, there's no need to sign up for an e-commerce web hosting service. If you are, e-commerce web hosting services such as shopping cart software, SSL support and a merchant account will be vital.
Database, script and extension support
Some hosts will try to blind you with all the features they provide: Frontpage, MS Access, MySQL, MS SQL, Peri support, PHP support, ASP support and SSI support. Do you really need all these features? If not, make sure you are not paying for extras you'll never use.

Operating systems

Do you want a UNIX hosting plan or a Windows hosting plan? Unix is the most commonly used operating system among Web servers. It is known for its flexibility, reliability and stability. Windows hosting plans give you the ability to utilize many forms of dynamic content and specialized databases. Windows hosting plans are often used for sites utilizing Frontpage, ASP, MS Access databases, MS SQL Servers and other Microsoft applications.

Support

Is customer and technical support available 24/7? Can you easily get through on the customer support hotline? Or are you on hold for hours?

How to free host get their income

Advertisements and Spamming people.
I know they make their money buy selling their customers e-mail addresses and selling ad space on all the hosted sites.
actually they dont make any profit
I used a free host a long time ago. I think that most of their money comes from advertising - most have a banner at the top of the page, or to the side. Some do pop ups.
free hosts can sell their ad slots on their free users sites. they can make alot of money off that. hence 200+ sites, with 1-2 banners on them, and a host can sell the slots for 5,10, even 30+ $$$ u can make alot of money off it.
I don't think anyone providing free hosting for 100% Free. There's always a catch, For an example, some of the Big hosts i knw provide free hosting for posting on their forums/blogs etc, or for placing a link back to their site, and some use it as a brand promotion strategy.
The hosting for posting model has really taken off in the last year. I think that it's a great idea personally--as long as they have some kind of focus and don't create some huge "general chat" forum that's littered with spam and nonsense.
Free hosting is just waiting for some great idea that will make it profitable and still have some quality to their services.
A good while ago, they were mainly a "free host" deriving money from ads placed on the users' sites. These days, they're a budget host, and their free hosting is there more as a legacy than anything. A side effect of being one of the larger free hosting providers used to be a good search engine ranking for hosting related keyphases.
Some do by sticking huge banner advertisements left, right, center of their website or even popups. You'll find then they profit it by selling it off.

Apache JMeter

Apache JMeter features include:

  • Can load and performance test HTTP and FTP servers as well as arbitrary database queries (via JDBC)
  • Complete portability and 100% Java purity
  • Full Swing and lightweight component support (precompiled JAR uses packages javax.swing.* )
  • Full multithreading framework allows concurrent sampling by many threads and simultaneous sampling of different functions by seperate thread groups
  • Careful GUI design allows faster operation and more precise timings
  • Caching and offline analysis/replaying of test results
  • Highly Extensible:
  • - Pluggable Samplers allow unlimited testing capabilities.
  • -Several load statistics may be choosen with pluggable timers
  • - Data analysis and visualization plugins allow great extendibility as well as personalization.

Big companies opt for the dedicated server

Most of the big companies opt for the dedicated server. Is there any specific reason for that?

One of the reasons Big companies choose to outsource dedicated servers is the availability of high powered networks from multiple providers. As dedicated server providers utilize massive amounts of bandwidth, they are able to secure lower volume based pricing to include a multi-provider blend of bandwidth.

To achieve the same type of network without a multi-provider blend of bandwidth, a large investment in core routers, long term contracts, and expensive monthly bills would need to be in place. 

The expenses needed to develop a network without a multi-provider blend of bandwidth does not make sense economically for hosting providers.

Additional charge for excessive usage of bandwidth

You can increase your bandwidth, or there is one more type of bandwidth measurement that is Unmetered Method.

This type providers cap or control the “top line” speed for a server. Top line speed in Unmetered bandwidth is the total Mbit/s allocated to the server and configured on the switch level. For example, if you purchase 10 Mbit/s Unmetered bandwidth, the top line speed would be 10 Mbit/s. 10 Mbit/s would result in the provider controlling the speed transfers take place while providing the ability for the dedicated server owner to not be charged with bandwidth overages. Unmetered bandwidth services usually incur an additional charge.

Switching host providers have effect search engine ranking

Switching hosts should not affect the site's ranking as your content and link backs are the same even after you change your host.
If your site server location change then it might affect the google ranking.
for example If your site is UK based and it is hosted on US servers then it might affect the google ranking

My site is currently hosted on US servers, now i m planning to move my site to cpwebhosting.net servers and they are also US based host and their server are located at Atlanta(US). I have seen good reviews about them online and one of my friends also recommended cpwebhosting.net to me.

switching to new host will not affect your Google ranking.

What I will suggest you to ensure following things before switching to any new host :
  • Ensure that the new web hosting plan you’ve chosen offers you the enough storage space to handle all of your current website storage requirements.
  • Does your new web hosting plan offer you the same amount of email accounts, auto responders and mail forwards that you presently use?
  • If you are making use of any scripts on your site, ensure that your new web hosting company supports all your scripts.
  • Do you know how to properly upload your site files & data to the new server? If you don’t know perfectly, you’ll need to find out if your new web host’s technical support staff will upload your files for you. Some of them apply charges for doing so.
  • Find out if your new hosting plan delivers you the same or more bandwidth that your current host provides. Don't compromise in bandwidth or you may face problems.

Full-featured hosting services

Full-featured hosting services which includes:

  • Dedicated hosting service, also called managed hosting service, where the hosting service owns and manages the machine, leasing full control to the client. Management of the server can include monitoring to ensure the server continues to work effectively, backup services, installation of security patches and various levels of technical support.
  • Virtual private server, in which virtualization technology is employed in order to allow multiple logical servers to run on a single physical server
  • Colocation facilities, which provide just the Internet connection and climate control, but let the client do his own system administration; the most expensive

Spam messages problem

Tt would be helpful for you

  1. In cPanel, set the default address to :fail:
  2. Do NOT use any common email addresses. This includes (accounting, billing, sales, support, webmaster, abuse, ect... ect...)
  3. If you want to list your email address on your website, make it an image. Spammers sometimes use automated software that searches web sites for email addresses. Luckily their software can not read email addresses if there an image.
  4. Be cautious when filling out forms on the web. Alot of offers on the web are really just an attempt to get your email address. So if you don't fully trust a company, don't give them your email address. If you really want to give an email address to an untrusted company, create a yahoo or gmail account.
If you already receive a lot of spam good solution is SpamBayes.

This software works well with outlook. First, you train the program -- you select some good and some spam messages. SpamBayes will assign to every word some value. This values will be used to determine which message is spam or which is good.

I find using "Boxtrapper" is an excellant way to fight spam mail, since the day I used it, my mail box is always clean.


Just use webmails like hotmail, yahoo and gmail. Always free and if it gets attacked by spam, which it will, just close it and move on

It's good for the end user, there's not a doubt about that. However, a downfall of Boxtrapper is that when spammers send mail with harvested return addresses, often active addresses belonging to real people, your mail server sends those automatic verifications back to those addresses.

So along with a spammer not having their way, a random (and confusing) auto reply ends up in an innocent inbox.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Hosts file

The Hosts file is like an address book. When you type an address like www.cpwebhosting.net into your browser, the Hosts file is consulted to see if you have the IP address, or "telephone number," for the server that the site is hosted on. If you do, then your computer will "call it" and the site will open. If not, your computer will ask your ISP's (internet service provider) computer for the phone number before it will go to that site.

What we can do is edit that hosts file, so when you put in the domain name it will send you to the webpage that you have on your new server although DNS is still propagating.

Step 1: Go to My Computer and click on your main hard drive(usually C:/)
Step 2: Click on WINDOWS and then on system32
Step 3: Click on drivers and then etc
Step 4: Open up the Hosts file with notepad or another text editor

You can also use the HOSTS file to block ads. I.E. 0.0.0.0 advertisingsitethatyoudontwant.com If you google for HOST file lists, you can find premade HOSTS files with the majority of AD sites blocked already. I used this a long time ago (premade list) but it ended up blocking certain things I needed.

Ddiffernece between Linux based and Windows based servers

Linux is a type of unix based system. it's not unix but it's based off the same system.

That being said what you really mean is what's the difference between apache and IIS because the O/S doesn't directly handle web serving. Other components that work in the O/S do. eg: you can run IIS (web server) on a basic install of windows. you must first add IIS to the system)

If you use php/MySQL scripts mostly, it won't matter which you go with as functionality. But if your scripts use .htaccess files you will have to use an apache based server. 9 times out of 10 that means you're going to be working on a linux based machine.

If you want to use FrontPage extensions you can do that on Either Apache or IIS. Most companies hosting linux also have the frontpage extensions available.
The difference is much bigger if you have asp sites.

Linux cannot run ASP natively like windows can. There are wrappers that some companies use to offer asp functionality, but it's crippled asp stuff and incomplete. the same is true using php on windows, but it's a much MUCH lower crippling problem. almost everything php will work on the windows installs.

Network Addresses

Class A network addresses 1.0.0.0-126.0.0.0

Class B network addresses 128.0.0-191.0.0.0

in between 127 is left,

The IP 127.0.0.0-127.255.255.255 refer to the local host and network - loopback addresses.

Similarly, you will find:

224.0.0.0-239.0.0.0 is reserved to be used by multicast protocols

240.0.0.0-255.0.0.0 is reserved, you cannot used them

10.0.0.0-10.255.255.255 is reserved for private networks

172.16.0.0-172.31.255.255 reserved for private networks

192.168.0.0-192.168.255.255 is also reserved for private networks

The Class C networks may appear less desirable than class A networks. But the problem is that the network address of class A consists of only 8 bits, only 126 class A networks are possible. All such addresses, have long been assigned, so although you might prefer a class A address, you are not likely to receive one.

I have read somewhere that unfortunately, class C addresses are also becoming scarce, even they are 24-bit network address which can yield 16 million possible network addresses.

A new TCP/IP standard, IPv6 will provide 128-bit IP addresses.

Hosting/reselling in the future

The future of web hosting and web site development is probably in cell phones. Everything keeps getting smaller. Remember how big the very first computers were? There is a really good article in this issue of the Hosting Standard that everyone in the industry should read. Whether it be 5 years from now or 10 years from now, cell phones will be devices that are fully integrated with your computer and the Internet. At that point, who knows if it will create a higher demand for hosting/design services or something will come along to knock it out of the ballpark.

The main thing is that if your a web-based company owner you have to have the flexibility to adjust to the market because we are in a booming industry that is really going to look different in the future.

I think most of the personal website will be host in his own house with his own unlimited bandwidth broadband connection.

I think the hosting business will be after 8-10 yrs but not vast as it is now a days. 

I fully agree with this opinion that everyone may have there own PC as there server with a T1 Line (easily affordable at that time) and running lots of there own network sites.

3d holographic browser applications, as in the movie Disclosure

Traceroute or wget

In other words are better trace route times frome various cities over the US mean a host is better than another host that has higher trace route times?
Seems like on some hosts I can burst with a download file with wget faster than vs. another host. But when doing trace routes the higher bursting host has worse traceroute numbers.


Traceroute is not a good measurement of speed

Distance is just one of many factors that affects the performance between two hosts on the Internet. Other factors include bandwidth, server speed, line utilization and backbone connectivity.

Traceroute is not a good measurement of speed, it is a measurement of the route that is taken to get to a host, which is important but a long traceroute does not necessarily equate to a slow host (it does not help, but it does not mean a host is slow).

A wget from multiple locations is your best indication because that is most reflective of the experience people are going to have visiting your website.
Traceroute just shows the path that all packets traverse to get from host A to host B.

Lower traceroutes are good, but they are not necessarily indicitive of good network performance. Traceroutes are ICMP messages, so they are low priority messages. A router is going to answer all other queries and then answer ICMP requests -- so WGET transfers are more indicitive of the cusotmer experience, since they will be answered in the same manner as a browser query.

Is Your Web Host A 17' Boat Or A 200' Yacht

A17' boat is great for fun on a day off! But would you consider taking it to the open sea? A200' Yacht on the other hand is ideally suited for pampering its guests with every facility imaginable for the vacation of your dreams!

Applying this analogy to web hosting can help you make a wise decision if you are currently 1) new to internet business and looking for that first web host, or 2) up and running but thinking the time has come to upgrade to a higher level.

Web hosts fall generally into 3 categories. They are: 1) Free Services 2) Budget Hosts (under $20-25 per month) 3) Full Service ($25+ per month)
Let's take a look at each category.

1. Free Services If you want to run a home page for personal interest for family and friends, great! If you want to ease into the internet cautiously, great. Yahoo.com offers a good free service with reasonable support. Or check out: http://google.com/ for a good listing of what's available.
In short, if you merely want to paddle around, have a little fun, gain some experience, these services are fine. For serious business however you really need your own domain name, not someone else's. Yahoo.com takes the edge off by allowing your name to come first in the URL, e.g. http://yourname.yahoo.com
Having said that, you can't get away from the fact that your credibility as a business takes a hit when clients see this kind of domain name.
2. Budget Hosts You get what you pay for, generally. Many may knock the value of budget hosts. If you are running a serious business, then probably this kind of package would not give enough stability or features.

Consider the following first-hand nightmare experience: "One popular low-cost host left my entire site dead for over a week while I scrambled frantically to save my business. Heck, I couldn't even reach anyone or get them to return my plea for help. When the dust settled, they had lost the backups of my entire site and I was left to fend for myself." - Tony (TK Pro)
On the other hand, you may find my experience helpful in your decision making. I am running a resource site at present containing information pages and some doorway pages. I don't sell from my site. I don't need a secure ordering page. For my purpose in running this particular domain, a budget host is fine.

I was shocked to see how many times the server was down, or there was a very long load time for my pages. I wrote and complained. The reply came back that ownership of the host had changed and a better service was promised. Recently I checked again and found the company now has a 99% up time - a vast improvement. I was on the verge of changing my host but I now find the service is very good for what I need.
3. Full Service If your business is taking off and you need 24 hour full support with all the "bells and whistles" then this is the way to go. If your internet business is your main stay then you need a "200' Yacht" company who are going to give you professional top of the line facilities and service.

At Cpwebhosting we have a good shopping cart facilities so you can easily set up your online store. Managing your post office and autoresponders is also easy through a friendly interface with us.
We haver 24 hour technical support and immediate response to customer needs. We even have a troubleshooting crackforce which can give a response usually within an hour or two.
This is the kind of service you can expect from a top line professional web host. If your site is really beginning to make money, can you afford anything less?

Choosing Cpwebhosting is one of those decisions which will have a massive impact on your business. Sor book yourself a ticket on a 200' Yacht for a happy troublefree experience.
 

Who is the host that offers the most

Cpwebhosting.net that Host that Offers the Most.Whether you already have a website or are thinking of setting up shop online, sooner or later you'll have to deal with the issue of web hosting and that's were we come in. Although it may seem like a "no brainer," there are actually many factors you'll need to consider before making this important decision. Your first inclination may be to look only at the cost, thinking "cheaper is better." However, that old saying "you get what you pay for,"is especially true in this situation. Here are some of the more important points that we have over our competition.

We use UNIX and it is by far the favorite, as it was the only choice way back in the early days of the Internet. It is easy to configure, great for setting your own file permissions and the platform for most of the free scripts available for download. It is flexible, reliable and supports scripting languages like Perl and PHP3.

TECH SUPPORT/ When you need help you'll want to make sure you can get it. That is why we offer phone support or even live online help.With good tech support for our customers in place as there's nothing more annoying than needing assistance with your site and not being able to get it.

SET UP FEE/ MONTHLY FEE/We charge an initial set up fee to get your site set up and running on ther server. Fees ranging from 7.95 to 24.95, depending on the plan and services offered. My advice to you would be to look past the cheapest and most expensive ends of the scale and go with a mid-range pricing plan to be on the safe side. But it is your choice that is why we have 3 plans to choose from.

HARD DRIVE/ SPACE/ You need to keep in mind the size of your site when deciding how much space you really need. Generally, 20 to 30 MB is plenty for a small company site. You might want to ask if you can pay for more space should your site ever outgrow its present state. Very few people ever need more. But our plans do give you lots more at the same rates from 550 megs and up.

FTP ACCESS/ TELNET ACCESS/ Even if you plan on using Frontpage to manage your site, you'll still need to have FTP access. It is standard, with all plans at Cpwebhosting.net. Make sure you keep your user name and password in a safe place. You'll use FTP to set file permissions and to upload your files to the web server. You can also use FrontPage to do this as we have the Front Page Ext.
Telnet can be very useful for troubleshooting CGI scripts and changing server configurations. You can request Telnet at anytime.

CGI-BIN/ A very important component if you're planning on adding any sort of interactivity to your site like forms, shopping carts, etc. This comes as standard equipment.

EMAIL BOXES & POP 3 ALIASES/ One thing that's very important is the ability to use different aliases with a domain name. For example, if your domain is cpwebhosting.com, you may want to set up separate addresses to sort your mail like service@cpwebhosting.com or support@cpwebhosting.com. They may all funnel into the same mailbox, but you can set up filters at your end, making customer service a whole lot easier.

If you have a "wildcard" account, you can set up as many aliases as you like. If you have other employees who will need their own private box, check with us.

STATS/ Once you start getting traffic, you'll want to know where it's coming from and what pages of your site are being visited.We will throw stats tracking in with your standard package and access to your log files, which you can then use with third party software to run reports on the traffic your site is receiving.

MISCELLANEOUS THOUGHTS/:

1) If you want to use Frontpage: FP server extensions installed? Yes OK
2) We offer autoresponders? Yes OK
3) Secured server option for payment transactions? Yes OK
4) Back up all websites in case of disaster? Yes OK
5) We offer assistance in programming or design work if needed at an hourly rate? Yes Ok
6) We offer shopping cart software if you're going to be selling products? Yes Ok
7) Yes customized forms come standard with your account, like feedback or order forms? Yes Ok
8) Bandwidth- This shouldn't be a concern unless you're getting a ton of traffic see plans for exact amounts.

There are many reasons to host with us and you just read about a few. Cpwebhosting.net is essentially the spine of your site, reliable and solid. Nothing can ruin a site faster than an unreliable host. I know; been there, done that.

Cpwebhosting as the Right Host for Your Web Site

Choose Cpwebhosting as the Right Host for Your Web Site.

Developing a professional web presence requires a comprehensive strategy to ensure success. The most important element to the overall success of your website is your hosting service. Your hosting service cannot guarantee your site will succeed, but it can surely devastate it. 

No matter what applications you use (streaming video, audio, discussion forums, etc.) or plug-ins (Flash and Shockwave), if your visitors cannot load your site within a few seconds your finished. Recent studies have shown that you only have 20 seconds to grab your visitor's attention. 

The longer it takes your site to go from download-to-live, the less time you have to retain your visitors. Remember, your competition is only one click away. The best way to choose a web hosting company is to follow these six suggestions. Remember, selecting the right web hosting company is vital to your success on the Internet.

Determine how much disk storage space and how much monthly data transfer your site requires? Disk storage space refers to the amount of server space allocated to your account. The files that make up your website are stored in your storage space. These files include your html files, audio/video, graphics, etc. The data transfer is how much data your site transmits each month. Generally, data transfer includes any outbound traffic from your site, with the exception of e-mails. In general an average HIT is about 10K. This would mean that a monthly data transfer account of 2.0 Gigabyte would allow approximately 200,000 hits. Remember, if your data transfer rate is higher than the amount allocated by your hosting company you will have to pay for any extra data transfer.

How should you Host? 
There are three different ways to host your site. The three ways are shared hosting, dedicated hosting and colocated hosting. Shared hosting means that your site is positioned among other "websites" on a single machine. This type of hosting is usually adequate for the majority of "text-n-gif" sites. Dedicated hosting refers to your own dedicated machine. As you add more interactive elements to your site, you may want to consider a dedicated host. The final is a colocated server. You own the server, but it is located in your host's facility. You chose the bandwidth and your host provides the access.

How Much Technical Support do you Need?
Do you need 24/7 live technical support or do you only work on your website during business hours? If you only work on your site during business hours, you probably don't need 24/7 technical support, so why pay for it. However, you need to determine how much on-demand support you need for your site.

What Features are Included? 
Does your hosting package support e-commerce, multi-media, database, etc? These type of features should be included in even the basic of packages. If these are not, look elsewhere.

Make sure the ownership of your domain remains in your name. Some hosting companies place their name in the Administration and Technical Support of the domain registration. Query the Whois.net database (whois.net) to ensure your name is recorded in these positions. If the hosting company is listed, contact them and have it changed. If they refuse, transfer your business to another hosting company.

  • What is the Attitude of the Employees? 
  • Is the telephone answered in a friendly and courteous manner?
  • Is the technical support department helpful? 
These are the people you will be dealing with for many years to come. Make sure it is a pleasurable experience.

Make sure to answer the proceeding six questions before you select a company to host your website. 

Remember, the web is global, just because you live in a certain city, doesn't matter you should host your site with a local company. If a local hosting company doesn't provide quality customer service, high-quality hosting and competitive pricing, it is very simple to locate a company that does provide exactly what you need.

who is the webhost that fits our needs

A Webhost that Fits Your Needs - Cpwebhosting.net

Whether you're considering starting a website or you have one and want to possibly move it, this article can help you decide why to choose Cpwebhosting.net/.com as your Hosting Company.

To begin, every website is hosted on only 3 platforms:

Unix Windows NT Macintosh

Very few sites are hosted on a MAC server, so the majority of webhosts use Unix or NT. For these reasons we will focus on only those 2 platforms.
Unix and NT both offer various options and have different abilities. Your choice of which platform to use depends on what applications you want your site to run and the amount of control you want to have over your site.

Unix/Linux

Unix is the oldest and one of the most widely used operating systems for hosting. It is the basis of the internet and most webservers originally ran on a version of Unix. Unix is know as a multitasking operating system which means that it can run many applications at the same time without them affecting each other. This is very important when you consider that hundreds of websites, running thousands of CGI scripts, all receiving thousands of hits could be running on one webserver.

Why Use It?:

  • It's reliable Ability to host many websites on the same machine. Almost all CGI scripts run better on Unix. Programming flexibility. Much more administrative control.
  • With Unix, webmasters can really tweak their websites (assuming they know what they are doing) to run at optimal levels. 
  • Developers can run CGI scripts and create applications specific to their needs.
Down Sides

  • Is case sensitive.
  • It is not an easy operating system to learn. 
  • Must use telnet or Ftp to make changes. That's why we do all the work for you.

Windows NT

NT is a relative newcomer to the webhosting game but it is fast gaining a large share of the business. NT was built to integrate seamlessly with Microsoft's web authoring tool, Frontpage. As such, it is often the perfect solution for newcomers who do not want to learn HTML or CGI programming or deal with the day to day hassles of administering a webserver.
Up Sides:
Can use Microsoft Frontpage to publish your website as opposed to using Ftp or telnet. Can use Cold Fusion. Somewhat easier to administer (especially for the average webmaster). Is not case sensitive.
If you do not plan on learning the in's and out's of the web and administering your site, NT is probably your tool of choice. But with todays Unix/Linux Frontpage can also publish your website. You can use all the Frontpage extentions.
Down Sides:
Provides poorer security than Unix. Because of the security issues, the hosting provider will usually institute tighter security measures. Cannot run all CGI scripts as well although this is changing. Many great things just can't be done right as most programers are making scripts to run on the Unix Machines
Your needs as the webmaster and your visitors needs will determine the type of webhost and the platform you need.
Your best bet is to let us at Cpwebhosting.net/.com help you setup everything you need to run a Linux web site.
 

THE RIGHT WEBHOSTING COMPANY CPWEBHOSTING

Choosing the right web hosting or host company is the most important thing for the success of your website. Downtime leads to losing customers. Think about this for a second. Someone reads your advertisement in a newsletter or sees your banner on a website, do you think if they click on it and get no response they will try again in 20 minutes? They won't. Potential customer, down the drain.
Even something as simple as your current host not having the features you need to run a good quality shopping cart will make you lose customers. As you can see, choosing Cpwebhosting for your web host is very important.
But how do you I know that Cpwebhosting is my web host? There are thousands of other sites out there. Here are a few easy reasons you need to think about that make us your only choice.

  1. First, sit down and think about your needs before looking for a host. There is no point choosing Cpwebhosting, only to find out that they don't support any of the features you need, or that you are paying for things that you will never use. Ask your web designer what features are required for your site to work.
    One of the features necessary for e-commerce (that is often not included) is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which is used so you can safely accept credit cards on your site. Other features that are required are things such as CGI (Common Gateway Interface) which allow you to run programs such as shopping carts on your site, well Cpwebhosting does supply them.
  2. Email us if you are interested in before signing up. Send our support department a few emails, at different times, just to check how quickly we respond. With our 24/7 support, you can call us as well and make sure that you can talk to a human if you need to. Sometimes that is the quickest way to resolve a problem. Our number is toll free,  866-628-7829  call us now if you need to.
    Take this oppotunity to ask us about the features we offer. If there is a feature you want that we don't have listed, ask us if we can add it. Don't forget to measure our response time as it will be very quick!
  3. Decide wether you need a Virtual or Dedicated server. Basically, if your site is very busy millions on hits a month - then you need a dedicated server. Head over to http://www.cpwebhosting.com/ for more infomation about choosing between Virtual & Dedicated servers.
    We do offer semi-dedicated options, where you share the server with 4 or so other people. This generally isn't a good option, and if you need that sort of speed, look into getting our dedicated server.
  4. If you want ask us for some sites that are currently hosted on our servers then - make sure the site loads fast, email the owners of the site & ask them if they are happy with the service they are getting.
  5. Try to avoid NT, Mac and Cobalt servers. Web servers can come in many types, from Unix based, to NT, Cobalt, Sun Solaris and even Macintosh. For 95% of people, a Unix based server is the best option. Many people get scared when they read the word "Unix"; it sounds so hard to use! In actuality however, it is easier to use a Web sever than the other options. Feel free to contact us if you need some help deciding what type of server you need. http://www.cpwebhosting.net
  6. All beginners, and even some of the advanced web developers out there, will benefit from having an easy to use Control Panel to handle things on their site, such as email addresses. Cpwebhosting has all of this to make your hosting as fun as possible.

Submission to the Open Web Directory

One of the most important steps in any web hosting site's publicity campaign is the submission to the Open Web Directory

(http://www.dmoz.org) as this directory provides search results of web hosting site for many of the most important search engines and online portals. This directory is not a robot driven spider, but a human edited directory and you must observe a few important points if your submission is to be successful.

  1. Make sure that your web hosting site has original content. If you are only publishing a collection of affiliate links or if your site is a clone of other sites that are plentiful on the web, then your submission is likely to be rejected. If you are dealing with affiliate products you can of course add content, such as product reviews or additional information and thus show the editors that your site has something original to offer.
  2. Check your site for spelling errors and in general, make sure that your site looks good. Though the editors are looking for original content, they are only human and will be annoyed by errors and by a clumsily built site. It is my experience that professionally designed web sites, with good content, always make it into the directory eventually (more on the time factor later).
  3. Be sure to put your contact information on the web site. An e-mail address is not enough. I spoke to one editor and he told me that if he doesn't see a physical address or telephone number then the entrants in his category & are toast. Especially if you are selling something, you need to build credibility with your customers, and in this case, with the Open Directory editors, by giving proper contact information.
  4. Choose the right category for your submission. When you submit a URL to a robotic search engine there is not much to think about, but whenever you submit to a directory an important part of that submission is choosing a proper category. Go online and see where sites similar to yours have been placed in the directory. When you find the category that you think is best, then press the add URL link. In some categories the editors put a note mentioning the restrictions for that category. Please heed these notes carefully and don't submit to this category if your site doesn't meet the criteria.
  5. Record the date and category of your submission. It is good to keep a record of when you submitted and to what category you submitted your site. If your category has an editor make a note of who the editor is. This information will be useful if you need to make an inquiry about the status of your submission. How long does it take to get listed? I have had one site listed within two weeks of submission and I have also waited eight months for other sites
  6. Don't spam the Directory! Submit your site one time and be patient. Generally you are only allowed to submit to one category, though if your site is huge and has many subdivisions, you may be able to submit sections of the site to different categories. It takes time for entries to be processed, especially in categories where there are many submissions. If you hastily resubmit your site, then it will end up on the bottom of the list of sites to be reviewed, as they are stored according to date.
  7. Contact the Directory through proper channels if you have questions about your submission If the category where you submitted has an editor, it will be indicated at the bottom of the page, and you can send him or her a message. Another excellent way to make contact with the editors is through their online forum locate at http://resource-zone.com/ubbthreads.php
There you can ask about the status of your submission, but you must give them the date and category to which you submitted your site. You can ask questions about the procedures etc, but one more thing, don't argue with the editors. Find out how the editors of the directory work and do your best to meet their conditions and you will be successful.

The last step in the process of finding the right host

The last step is to make sure they offer some sort of an uptime guarantee. Some companies offer a 99% uptime guarantee, and if your site is not up that much, you get the month free. While this does not bring you back the potential clients that you have lost, it does encourage hosts to have their servers up as much as possible.

If there is one thing I want you to understand from this article, it is this: "You get what you pay for with web hosting." I have had hundreds of emails from people that went cheap and their site was a disaster because of it. Don't choose a $5 a month host, and expect to recieve quality services. You should aim to spend at least $30 a month for a basic package, and at least $300 a month for a dedicated server.

Be careful not to be ripped off though. While I am telling you not to spend too little, you have to be careful not to spend too much. If you are interested in a host and you feel they might be trying to charge you a little too much, feel free to contact me and I'll check them out for you.

Why it is necessary to keep an eye on my webhost

Ok so you spent hundreds of hours and possibly even thousands to build your web presence, one of the most important decisions you’ll make next is where to host your website.
Choosing a Platform is easy Unix tends to be more reliable than NT, but it is even more true that any server when overloaded with sometimes 350+ web sites, like most web hosting companies do, will not be as stable as you need it to be. Don’t expect your site to incur 100% availability if you are on a shared virtual server. There are too many things that can go wrong when 350 different sites are competing for the same resources. If your web host doesn’t publish how many sites they put on a single server, find out from them, they shouldn't have anything to hide. By the way, 255 sites is the maximum that Windows NT will allow per server, and most web hosts take full advantage of that for their lower end solutions.
Web sites running on NT/Windows 2000
  • Rapid application development with scripting languages such as ASP or Cold Fusion.
  • Typically is easier to administer in a shared hosting environment. 
  • If need ODBC to support database driven a site. 
  • They say FrontPage tends to work better on NT But I have never had trouble with it on UNIX/LINUX systems.
Web sites running UNIX/LINUX 
  • Scripting languages such as PERL, PHP or any CGI applications.
  • If you only need email or a static site, use Unix/Linux, it's cheaper. 
  • Tends to be more reliable then NT in a shared hosting environment.

Web site running on a dedicated server:

If Uptime, user experience, branding, and site performance are a main concern. *If your new to hosting, check out the our Plans at Cpwebhosting.net.

Narrowing the Selection

  • Price – Its true here like most things, you get what you pay for. Don’t expect enterprise class uptime for 20 bucks a month, even if they guarantee it. 
  • Options – Don’t skimp on your options, if you need extra email address, get them. Some options are a "must have" depending on your websites functionality. Site traffic reporting tools are extremely useful also. 
  • Support – Most of the top web-hosting providers have 24/7 support. Make certain that your host has a toll free number for support. Waiting for someone to email you back when your site is down and you’re losing business is no fun. Well everything that was just stated is what we offer at Cpwebhosting.net.

Monitor Your Site: Your newly created web presence needs to be up and running 24/7 in order to be effective. Most top-notch web hosts offer money back guarantees if your site is up for less than 99% of the time.

That is considerable when: An avg. uptime of 99.9% is 10 minutes of downtime per week. An avg. uptime of 99% is 1 ½ hours of downtime per week. An avg. uptime of 98% is 3 ¼ hours of downtime per week. An avg. uptime of 95% is 8 ½ hours of downtime per week.
This is downtime where your business has effectively closed its doors to potential customers. It is recommended you take advantage of web-based site monitoring services. This will allow for accountability between you and your provider. The fact is, you can’t be there checking to make sure your site's up at 3am everyday, but a good web site monitoring service will email or even page you when your sites down at anytime with diagnostic data to help pinpoint the problem. In the end, these services can potentially save you money or even justify you switching providers completely.

What are the webhosting company ethics

ETHICS is a code which all hosting companies need to follow if they want to stay in business for the long term.
The most important goal is up-time - Almost anything can be forgiven as long as sites are up and running, as close to 100% of the time as possible. Every feature provided by a hosting company needs to be working and working properly. A small amount of downtime (an hour or two in a month long period) is acceptable, but more than that is not.

Every time I've had to change web hosts, this was the base reason. Unexplained and unexpected downtime. Oh, there were many excuses and many reasons which I'm sure were perfectly valid. But the basic reason why I create and maintain a web site is so people can see it - and they cannot see it if the site is down.

To make it even worse, sites which are down for a significant length of time have side effects. Webrings owners often check for broken rings using automated code - down sites will trigger suspensions and even deletions. Search engines tend to drop sites which are down too often or for too long a period of time. And, of course, visitors may remove your site from their bookmarks, thinking you have closed it or moved on.

The second most important goal is performance - I understand that you want to jam as many sites on a single server as you can. This is how you maximize your profits. Please understand that all of the web sites which you host must perform well. So don't overload your servers.

Stay in communication - We all know that things happen. Sometimes servers do crash and once in a while they require maintenance. Let your customers know about important events. If you are concerned that they might consider it spam, give your customers the option to receive updates if they desire.

I had one host (Name Undisclosed) which performed, in my opinion, one of the most hostile acts that I have ever seen against a paying customer. I had a CGI script on my site which logged each 404 error in a text file. Normally this script was harmless and used little CPU. Unfortunately, with the new breed of worms striking the internet, 404 errors went way up and the script began using large amounts of processor.

One day I tried to reach my site and didn't get my friendly front page. I got a "forbidden" error. I freaked out and sent off a quick email to the web host support group. I didn't receive a response. Not a word (and it was only early afternoon). I sent another, then another. Nothing. Finally, 18 frantic hours later, I received a note that my site was closed down because of the script.

The number of four letter words that spewed from my mouth that day would have turned a street girl's face red. I was so angry - not because they closed my site, but because these idiots (again, Hostrocket) didn't tell me what they had done. Because of that, I wasted almost an entire day trying to figure out what was wrong.

What I would have done had I been the technical person in their company is simple. Just disable the script and send off an email to the web site owner explaining why and telling him not to do it again. If the owner ran the script again, then shut down the site (and, of course, send another email).

Needless to say, I regained access to my site, copied my databases to my hard drive, then switched web hosts. Within two days I had moved my site to another, much better hosting service (and, of course, I deleted the offending script).

Don't test on your production servers - I know you want to upgrade your Apache to the newest version or install the new control panel right away, but please don't immediately install anything on your production servers. Believe me, your customers don't care about any of this - they want working sites. Saying "everything is going slow because we upgraded" is not acceptable

- the host should know ALL side effects of any upgrades from actual testing long before any change, however, small, is made to a production system.
Do what you say you are going to do - I was with a hosting company called Bizland for over a year. They were good most of the time except for (a) excessive downtime, and (b) they didn't deliver on their promises. They kept saying CGI will be released in April, then May, then June. Finally, I decided I could not wait anymore (and also concluded the host was down too much) so I moved my site.

Free hosting companies seem to have a bad habit of using production systems as test beds. This is one of the strong downsides to using free hosts - they really don't care if your site is up or not, as long as the advertisements are displayed.

Acknowledge your trouble tickets - One web hosting company that I was with for quite a long time was Addr.com. These guys had easily the best support so far. What stands out in my mind is every single message that I sent got acknowledged by a human being.

The sequence was as follows: I would send a trouble ticket and get an automated response. A short time later, I got a note that the ticket was handled. I always respond with a "thank you", because I've been a support person before and I understand the power of getting thanked. Addr.com even responded to the thank you with a "you are welcome" message!

To contrast, another hosting company (Name Undisclosed), had a nasty habit of just closing tickets. I'd send in a question and get an answer, then ask another question as follow-up. I would never get a response, then check to see that the ticket was marked "closed". This is not the way to keep a customer happy.
Actually read your trouble tickets - I write very clearly in trouble tickets, precisely because I've been a support person and I know exactly what is needed. I'm constantly surprised at how many times web host support people simply don't read the ticket and thus do the wrong thing.

One particularly glaring example was a ticket which I sent in which said to set up a certain domain with bigmailbox. The support person (from Hostrocket) changed the MX record for an entirely different domain, in spite of my message clearly stating "change it for domain xyz". This caused my site to lose email capability for two days until they eventually figured out what they messed up.

Most importantly, remember where you get your money from - This message is for all web hosting companies everywhere. Your money comes from those people called webmasters. Free hosting companies get their money indirectly via the content provided by webmasters. With paid hosts the relationship is direct and to the point - money is paid by webmasters.

If you annoy your customers or don't provide service, then you will find yourselves out of business. And in these days of a looming recession, good customers are gold. Keep them happy and your company will prosper.
 

cpwebhosting silent partner of your E-Business

Already, e-commerce revenues are in the billions, and experiencing exponential growth. Any business that wishes to be competitive in this new marketplace--including your business--cannot ignore the power of e-commerce.
Many of you have taken that first step in putting your business
online: 
You have done your research, identified your brand, and chosen and registered a domain name that speaks to your brand. That was the easy part. If you haven't yet registered your domain name, don't fret! You can easily do it at:
http://www.cpwebhosting.net and Click on Domain to get started.
After domain registration, what follows next may be one of the most important decisions you make for your e-business...finding the right hosting company. This is as important to the quality of your business as finding the right partner, and many people--even experienced webmasters-- find the experience daunting. I would like to share my hosting experience with you-perhaps it will make your decision-making process a little easier.

RELIABILITY
 
Reliability. Hosting isn't glamorous, but as you know, it is the backbone of your web-based business. That is why I refer to it as the "silent partner." A good hosting company is dependable, with a steady "up-time" track record. After all, what good is a web site if it's down? A good hosting company should operate like the electric company--every day you wake up, it's there, working. However, even the most reliable companies need to periodically take the system down for maintenance. Your hosting company should inform its customers in advance, and perform that maintenance at off-peak hours--so as not to unduly burden your web business.
The next things to look for I call the "Four S's:" Service, Software, Support, and Space.

SERVICE

An extremely important (and often overlooked) factor is Service. Unfortunately, many hosting companies end their relationship with you the moment the server sale is made. This leaves unanswered the crucial question, "Okay, I've got a server--now what?" This is critical when you consider that some companies are so controlling that web masters are discouraged from customizing and/or managing sites for their clients! Other hosting companies give you space on a server, but nothing more--you have to configure the server and set up all the back-end functionality manually!
As you have probably done this before, I don't need to tell you what a time-consuming and laborious task this is. My best service experience has been with Cpwebhosting.net. So much so that I've spent the last 2 years with them! If you have questions, they are on-call 24/7 to answer them--they even have discussion boards where fellow customers can offer advice and helpful tips. Good service means providing a community of resources throughout the life of your e-business.

SOFTWARE

In addition to Service, the ideal hosting solution also provides easy-to-use web management tools. This is the third "S:" Software. Although many companies offer some of these features, my choice for the hosting company with the best overall tool suite is Cpwebhosting.net. They offer tools that are easy enough for a novice to quickly understand, and customizable enough for a web master to optimize. In my experience, one of the incredibly useful tools is the Cpwebhosting.net Email Manager.

The email manager has saved me a lot of time from manual configuration. You can quickly and easily set up email accounts, set up and remove POP/3s, create auto-responders, create aliases, and more. Cpwebhosting.net has 24 tools in all--certainly more than I can cover in this article! One of the best features of the Cpwebhosting.net hosting software suite is that it is totally web-based. This allows for instant accessibility, no matter where you are--certainly helpful if you travel frequently or have customers covering a wide geographical area.

SUPPORT

Even for experienced web developers, a primary consideration is Support. Questions always arise as you develop sites and add features and/or functionality. The ideal hosting company will be there to assist you along the way, as well as talk you through any rough spots. Since support issues are rarely constrained to regular business hours, make sure that your chosen hosting company offers support 24/7 (just in case), and offers a variety of means to contact support, such as telephone 800 number, email, and web-based access.

SPACE

Finally, "Space," refers to how much server room you will need to store/manage your digital data. How much space you need can be determined by how much content you will post, how much data you will store, and how much traffic you are expecting. Ideally, you should find a company like Cpwebhosting.net that offers both shared and dedicated servers--that way, you can start small, and expand as your online business grows. Most people 99.9% don't need a dedicated server but for those that can afford one we have them.

Shared servers are simply servers that are shared with other businesses. Most small to medium-sized businesses prefer shared hosting because it is cost-effective and can be scaled to the amount of space that your business needs. Cpwebhosting.net offers shared "Virtual" servers that range from the beginner, at 550 MB of space, all the way up to the Premium, which has 1250MB of disk space. Of course, if you require more space, a dedicated server option is likely best for you. Cpwebhosting.net offers different dedicated servers that range in size from 40 gigs (Pro) to the top Pre, which has 2/40 gigs of space.

I hope my experiences will aid you in your hosting selection process. You need to look at reliability, service, software, support, and space. That way, you can wisely choose the "silent partner," who will deliver steady uptime, sophisticated time-saving tools, and supreme customer support. After much personal research, and after consulting my good friend, Richard Rossy, I chose Cpwebhosting.net. From getting my domain name to finding the right hosting package for my needs, my silent partner-Cpwebhosting.net-made getting my business online impossibly easy.

Can i really make it online on the internet

For some six years now I have been designing and marketing websites, setting up cgi, php and just about any newsletters and articles that you can think of or so it seems. I started out in it as a part time business on the Internet , and soon realised that I could make a career out of hosting. It has been somewhat ofa roller-coaster ride you can say so far with it's fair share of ups and downs on the Internet. 
I did think for awhile, is it ever going to work, will I ever have a good web hosting business. Back then when I first started out, I soon learn't the hard way that all that was just a myth and Internet Webhosting was hard. I was even scammed more than twice on the net , falling to some "get rich" scheme which was full of nothing but hype. You can say we all have seen this on the net

Soon after I realise what the internet was about with all those scams and schemes. But that is not truly the hard part. The part of it where you have to work hard to achieve what you want, the part of it where you have to go months or years without success before you finally find a good Website hosting company. The internet is not much different from the offline world, only that it is cheaper to go into an Internet Webhosting business and were you are open 24/7. Well at least I try very hard to stay open 24/7 and when I can afford to get someone I will.

But one has to work just as hard and I have received my fair share of success for Webhosting. It wasn't easy to reach where I am right now, I had to deal with rejection , setbacks , lack of capital and a lot of other obstacles most of which were unforeseen. But without those obstacles in my way I wouldn't be were I am right now.

For those who are just starting their Internet business , you have to be willing to make mistakes and suffer setbacks and rejections if you are going to stand a chance of success with web hosting. I know as I have been there and it is very hard work. Being and having persistence will get you a long way in this business. Don't take my word for it, get a plan from us and try it out for 30 days and if you don't like it I give you your money back and that is a fact.

Changing my web host

For this, you would be change the nameservers for your domain . In this case the DNS propagation period will mean that some emails destined for your domain will arrive at your old host, and some emails will arrive at your new host (providing you've configured mailboxes etc. before changing the nameservers!).

So in terms of receiving emails, it's important to keep both old/new hosting accounts open during the changeover so that new emails aren't lost - and also ensure that you check your old hosting provider for emails about 24 hours after you've changed the nameservers.
Regarding emails that you've already received downloaded it to your computer

Web Hosting Uptime

Hosting uptime means the extent of time the server remains in running position. If you want to enjoy the best services of the host or want your site on the server for most of the time, then ask for higher uptime from your host. Uptime is important not only for web providers but also to the owner of the site, it is because if there is more downtime then it creates problem to the user of the site, and then to site owner as he faces loss of money and then to the reputation of the web host as he already took guarantee for giving higher uptime.
And this happens because all the three are inter linked with each other. Web host offer 99.9% uptime that means there will not be down time less than 2 minutes a day.

Particular directory access

The simplest way to authorize your friends to work with particular directories of your account is to create FTP subaccounts. An FTP subaccount is a combination of a username and a password, which gives full FTP permissions to a single directory, without giving access to the root directory, other directories or the control panel. No dedicated IP is required for FTP subaccounts.


To create a new FTP subaccount:
* Go to your control panel home
* Click the FTP Manager icon
* At the bottom of the page that shows, find FTP sub-accounts and click the Add icon.
* On the next page, enter the FTP login and password that will be used by this other user, and the directory this user will be restricted to.
The directory must be relative to your home directory. If you leave the directory field empty, FTP sub-users will have access to your whole home directory.

Virtual FTP provides ampler possibilities than FTP sub-accounts. You can give your authorized Virtual FTP users access to more than one directory and specify a different set of permissions for each directory. Virtual FTP users log right into your root, but can enter only those directories you allow them to enter.
The Virtual FTP functionality is only avaialable at linux-based servers.
how can we create Virtual FTP Access?
To provide Virtual FTP Access to a certain domain, do the following:
* On your control panel home page, click the Domains icon
* If you have several domains, choose the one to enable virtual FTP for.
* On the page that appears, switch to dedicated IP. Click here to read about the difference between shared and dedicated IPs.
* Go back to your control panel home page and click the FTP Service icon. Enable FTP for this domain:
* Click the confirmation link to agree with the charges
* On the next page, add server name for the new virtual host. This name will appear in the welcome message when guest users connect to your server with FTP clients. Also, enter the e-mail address by which FTP users can reach you with questions or comments.
* Click the Edit icon for FTP for this domain
* Click the Add icon for Virtual FTP Users and create a new Virtual FTP User
Click the Add icon for Virtual FTP Directories and enter the name for the new Virtual FTP Directory

Difference between Windows hosting and Unix Hosting

Here is a short comparison of key features, and which are available for the Windows and Unix platforms.

Unix Features:-

MS FrontPage 2000, 2002
Flash
Shockwave
Real Audio/Video
Cgi Scripts
Perl
PHP
SSH (Secure Telnet)
MySQL
Web-Based Control System
Anonymous FTP
Web Site Graphical Statistics
Web-Based Email System
Miva/ML
Cold Fusion
ASP (Active Server Pages)

Windows Features:-

MS FrontPage 2000, 2002
Flash
Shockwave
Real Audio/Video
Cgi Scripts
Perl
PHP
SSH (Secure Telnet)
MySQL
Web-Based Control System
Anonymous FTP
Web Site Graphical Statistics
Web-Based Email System
SQL 2000
Miva/ML
Cold Fusion
ASP (Active Server Pages)
MS Access
Visual Basic Scripts
Windows Media

Is Windows XP A big deal

The release of Windows XP is being heralded as another landmark achievement from Microsoft akin to the release of Windows 95 almost 7 years ago. So what’s the big deal? Operating systems are upgraded all the time to improve performance, right? I figured it was time I checked it out for myself. Far more than just another tweak, Windows XP feels like you’re operating in a whole new ballpark.
First of all, it’s the fastest Windows ever – 27% faster than Windows 98 SE and 34% faster than Windows 2000 in side-by-side analysis. One of the ways this is accomplished is through more efficient organization of disk input/output (I/O). During boot for example, XP overlaps requests by “prefetching” much of the operating system at the same time that devices are initialized. Then, after booting a few times, Windows XP actually “learns” how to optimize the placement of code and data on your disk needed for subsequent boots. This allows large disk I/O requests to be handled efficiently with high throughput. Prefetching also speeds up the initialization of network logons by safely eliminating many interactions across the network. When resuming from standby, Windows XP uses newly rewritten algorithms to overlap device initialization with ordering that minimizes the time required for each device to return to an active state. Likewise, the speed with which hibernation can be completed has been improved by optimizations in the compression algorithms, and by overlapping compression with Direct Memory Access (DMA) transfers to disk. As a result, the compression time is almost completely overlapped with the I/O for most hardware.
OK, obviously better performance when booting or resuming from standby and hibernation is really convenient, but let’s face it. Most of your experience with Windows XP will come from the system performance you get when it’s in its “steady state.” How well does Windows XP handle application startups and resource management?
Actually, many of the same mechanisms that allow a more efficient fast boot also streamline application startup. You can launch apps in Windows XP up to 50% faster – especially for those that used to take the longest using earlier versions of Windows. Much smarter than the average OS, Windows XP “watches” each application launch and learns how to accurately predict the I/O that will be needed and issue hundreds of requests at a time. Plus, it recognizes file access patterns during launch and uses them to periodically optimize the layout of files on the disk. This also greatly improves performance while you’re actually using your applications to get work (or play) done.
Which brings me to resource management – the main thing an OS does for you. Things like memory management, the CPU, and I/O. Windows XP is built on the Windows NT kernel and shares much of its approach to resource management but with many significant advances. For example, Windows XP uses idle times to perform system activities rather than relying on timers that may startup while you are working and slow down performance. Plus, Windows XP learns and adapts to its environment - constantly self-tuning itself to your hardware. This self-tuning also extends to the layout of file metadata, allowing Windows XP to decrease the footprint in memory – optimization that makes a big difference with today’s large capacity disks. Windows XP even reduces the amount of physical memory needed to operate your apps by learning to anticipate use patterns and figuring out what combination of physical and virtual memory will satisfy every memory access.
There are two other features exclusive to Windows XP Professional that I found very attractive– Remote Desktop and the Encrypting File System (EFS). Remote Desktop lets you set up your computer for connection from any other Windows-based computer which is great if you accidentally leave a file at home or don’t want to drag your laptop along. EFS allows you to encrypt your files and folders for added security of sensitive data against theft or hackers – need I say more?
Bottom line: if you connect to a large network or consider yourself a “power user”, Windows XP is a sophisticated high performer particularly well-suited for you. Stay tuned to see if it turns out to be as reliable as Microsoft promises.

Choosing A Domain Host Can Be Daunting

There are numerous types of Web Hosting companies that exist today, choosing the right one can sometimes be a daunting task.
Now in making a decision on what is a 'fair' price, there are so many factors involved that it is difficult to pin-point an exact price range to expect. However, taking this into consideration, the following are a few guidelines that we would like to help you with at Cpwebhosting.net:
Well, first thing you need to decide is what type of Web Site you want. For example, will it be a personal or business related site? Will you need e-commerce services such as a shopping cart and a merchant account? Do you have any special requirements such as the ability to run CGI scripts? How much can you afford to pay? The cost of Web Hosting varies widely, from 5.47/mo. to thousands of dollars per month. However, you will find that a typical Hosting account ranges from $7.95 to $24.95 per month, depending on the features available. These are just some of the questions that you should evaluate before searching for a Web Host.
It's really impossible to say which is the best for the money but there are certain features you should look for such as:
Free Domain Registration Unlimited Autoresponders Unlimited E-Mail Aliases Secure Web Space For Order Forms Unlimited Traffic CGI-Bin, preferably with installed scripts 24 Tech Support
Keep in mind that 'you get what you pay for'. At Cpwebhosting.net for $7.95 per month, you will receive any of the above features. It depends on what you need and what your requirements are too.
So stop searching and join Cpwebhosting.net today, we have everything you need and if you don't see it just call us on our toll free number or use our livehelp on the site anytime. Toll Free  1-866-628-7829
Trust US, You'll tried the 'free', the 'cheap' and everything in between but once,then you will change to us anyway, then you wouldn't change it again for anything.You will get everything you need (and more) for our very good every day prices per month and the tech-support is awesome here. I personally guarantee that with any support questions you send in, they'll get back to you in one hour or less.
One of the biggest complaints that many people have with their Web Host is a lack of customer support. Here at Cpwebhosting.net we can be reached 24 hours a day. Not only by email, livesupport on the web site and by telephone as well. Trust me, eventually, you will need support of some kind and by choosing us as your host and being accessable 24/7 will save you a lot of heartache and headache when that time comes.
Furthermore, we will not charge you for registering your domain name because any reliable company will do that for you for free. We will also transfer your domain name for you (if needed) at no additional charge.
Contact us today  866-628-7829  or visit our website and sign up today. http://www.cpwebhosting.net/

Free web hosting

Cpwebhosting.net does not provide free web hosting, otherwise it is best suited for small sites with low traffic like family sites or sites about hobbies.
It is not recommended for high traffic or for real business. Technical support is often limited, and technical options are few.

Very often you cannot use your own domain name at a free site. You have to use a name provided by your host like http://www.usa-webhosts/users/~yoursite.htm. This is hard to type, hard to remember, and not very professional.

You can say it if good, if you are going to host the sites like family, hobby or personal sites, as they will be low cost or almost free. But, I will not call any of them as your own personal, they will all be on the mercy and the restrictions of the free hosting provider.

These free hosting sites, would not be having no real domain name, few or limited real options which is on the will be hosting provider, limited security options- how would you be able to control the free hosting provider by not putting any of the paid advertisements on your site, limited or no database support - that is very much obvious - how much resources you can use when they are free, limited technical support- who want the botheration for the free services - You will agree with me that no-one.