Web hosting is a process of buying a server space for making websites available on the Web.
Once your website is made available on the internet, it can be accessed by other computers
connected to the internet.
Hosting service provider offers web hosting services.
A hosting provider will setup server spaces and functions according to the needs of the users with a specific charge.
cPanel is one of the popular web hosting control panel for managing hosting services.
cPanel allows you to manage domains, databases, emails and website settings, through a web interface which can be managed by anyone who is having basic technical knowledge.
A data center is a large group of computer servers that are connected together which centralizes the operations and equipments used. Data center is essential to store, manage, process, and distribute large amounts of data.
Uptime means the amount of time the server is stayed up and running.
Downtime determines the amount of time the server keeps offline or not functioning well.
A domain name is simply a Website identification name. In definition, Domain name is a unique address on the internet to identify a single IP address or group of IP addresses.
It is difficult for humans to remember each and every IP address and because of this domain names are developed.
Domain name registration is the process of reserving a name on the internet for a certain period of time. The registration process is controlled by ICANN.
DNS stands for Domain Name System. DNS is naming system, which connects the domain name with their IP address.
A DHCP Server is a network server that automatically assigns dynamic IP addresses to DHCP clients within your local network.It relies on the standard protocol known as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol or DHCP.
There are six most commonly used hosting types,
1) Shared hosting
2) Virtual private server (VPS) hosting
3) Dedicated server hosting
4) Cloud hosting
5) Reseller hosting
6) Colocation Web hosting( Normal)
Shared hosting means, A website can host under a server shared by other websites.
All domains will share the same server resources like RAM, CPU etc. Costs of this type of hosting will be comparatively low.
Bandwidth describes the maximum amount of data that can be transferred via an internet provider within a specific time period.
When it comes to web hosting, bandwidth refers to the rate at which data can be transferred between a website and computers connected to it within a specific time.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, which is used to transfer files between computers on the internet.
Using FTP, a client can upload, download, delete, rename, move and copy files on a server.
A Database is an organized collection of data, which can be easily managed and updated.
Data is arranged in the form of rows and columns in a table format and all the data are indexed to make an easier way for finding information.
IP stands for Internet Protocol. The IP address is a unique address used for each device connected to a network so that it can send and receive data over the network.
The most commonly used versions of IP today are IP Version 4 (IPv4) and IP Version 6 (IPv6).
Dedicated hosting provides servers to customers which have full access to the server resources like CPU, Memory and Disk space.
The customer has complete control over the dedicated server so it has more performance, flexibility and can configure the security according to the customer needs.
Collocation hosting means customer rent some “rack space” from a data center. This means customers are responsible for the server software, data storage, backup procedures, etc. If hardware fails, customers are responsible for replacing it and getting the server back up and running.
VPS stands for Virtual private server. Virtual private servers share one physical server but act like multiple, separate servers called virtual machines (VM).
Each virtual machine is independent and the customer has the administrative privileges (root-access).
WHMCS is client management software for online business.
It is most commonly used in web hosting business for client management, Billing, Client Support, Domain Registration System and Management Client Automatic Invoice, Billing Reminder, Hosting and Domain Order System Product, Service Ordering, Support ticket requests and many more features.
Cloud Linux is a linux based operating system including kernel level technology (LVE). Cloud Linux is advanced for better security, resource management and performance optimizations.
This feature helps hosting service providers and datacenters provide better support to their customers.
The hosting provider will provide complete help with managing their servers. The support team will help customers with every technical request they are having.
Semi-managed server means our support department will handle any hardware, operating system, or basic configuration issues which may arise with your server. Some examples of issues we will assist with on a semi-managed server may include but are not limited to:
– Adding additional IP addresses
– DNS management
– Re-installations of the operating system and control panel
– Kernel upgrades
– Load issues
– Hardware failure
– Network related issues
– Basic task automation
– Basic firewall setup or troubleshooting
– Troubleshooting of pre-existing configurations
– Assistance with some other common issues
Both POP3 and IMAP are protocols used between mail clients and email servers to access messages. These protocols allow people to use programs like Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail and mobile devices to manage their email. The way these protocols work, however, is very different.
POP3 downloads messages off the server to the mail client and can be configured to delete the messages of the server, save them on the server for a specified period or leave them indefinitely.
IMAP synchronizes messages and folders between the mail client and the server which can be especially useful for working on multiple computers and devices. IMAP also keeps track of message status and conveniently synchronizes messages as read or unread across all connected computers and devices
A Linux server is a most commonly used type of servers which is running with any of the Open source operating system based on Linux. It is widely used because of its security and capability of handling most of the major server based requirements such as web server, DB server, web and mobile application server etc. The commonly used server Operating systems are Centos, Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD etc.
Windows Server is a group of operating systems designed by Microsoft that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications. Windows Server is generally capable of providing server-oriented services, such as the ability to host a website, user management, resource management across users and applications, messaging, security and many other server-focused services.
WHM (Web Hosting Manager) is the administrative console for cPanel based web hosting servers. WHM, specifically, allows backend access to cPanel, letting you perform several operations and functions you would otherwise be unable to do. WHM is used to create individual accounts, add domains to your server, manage hosting features, and performing basic system and control panel maintenance.
SMTP is a standard TCP/IP protocol used for email sending and receiving process on a network. The SMTP server controls the pickup and delivery of an email like a postman is doing. The default SMTP port is 25.
Wordpress is a most commonly used content management system. We can customize the platform as per our requirements. It is a PHP based CMS and there are a lot of plugins are available to manage things in a simple way. There are many simple websites, shopping carts, blogs etc. are created with this platform.
PHPMyAdmin is an open-source database management tool. It can be installed on the server and access via any web browser graphically and can control the databases such as MySQL, MariaDB. We can do almost all the common operations such as the DB creation, Table creation, editing, removal backup and restore etc.
Softaculous is a software auto installer for control panels that can install scripts and PHP classes. It is fast, well designed, and widely used in the hosting industry as it helps install applications with the click of a button. A wide variety of applications are available to be easily installed, including web portals, e-commerce solutions, content management systems, blogs, polls, forums and more. Softaculous also has an easy-to-use backup feature, allowing for the backup of installations at any time.
The firewall is a system used to filter and control the network access, mainly the non-legitimate access. There is a different kind of firewalls are available such as software-based and hardware-based. The rules can be added in different ways like IP based, Port-based, Country based etc. based on the requirements.
IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) is the most commonly used version of the Internet Protocol, a group of rules that define how data is sent and received over a network. As its name implies, it is the fourth revision of the Internet Protocol. In this IP version, addresses are defined by using a decimal and 32-bit format that looks like this: x.x.x.x. Each “x” represents a potential number between 0 and 255. An example of IPv4 address looks like 184.108.40.206
The IPv6 can be considered as an upgrade of the IPv4 addresses. We can use it for transferring packets over a network by assigning IP’s on both source and destinations. The IPv4 was 32bits whereas IPv6 is 128bits, which is created based on the numerous growth happening on the internet and to make sure that we have enough IP addresses are available to use. An example of IPv6 address look like 2A06:3D80:1:3c5e:7354:0:5db1:1
Nameservers are a fundamental part of the Domain Name System (DNS). They allow using domains instead of IP addresses and help to translate IP addresses into domain names. This makes it possible for a user to access a website by typing in the domain name instead of the website’s actual IP address.
Drupal is a content management system mostly used by people they need to use confidential contents on their websites. It is considered a better platform compared to WordPress. More specifically, a CMS like Drupal is a web application that allows one or more users to create, edit, publish, and control access to a website using a graphical user interface (GUI).
OpenCart is an open-source PHP-based web-based shopping basket framework. Opencart is a fast-growing and well-known eCommerce platform with which you can start your small or medium size eCommerce business. It is PHP-based, using an MYSQL database and HTML components. Support is provided for numerous languages and currency, and it is freely available under the GNU General Public License.
A content management system, often abbreviated as CMS, is software that helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website without the need for specialized technical knowledge. A few of the open-source applications include WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc.
Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is an encryption-based Internet security protocol. SSL uses a combination of public key encryption and private key encryption and other cryptographic functions to secure a connection between two machines, typically a web server or mail server and a client system, communicating over the internet or another TCP/IP network.
A CDN (content delivery network), also called a content distribution network, is a group of geographically distributed and interconnected servers that provide cached internet content from a network location closest to a user to accelerate its delivery. Content delivery network architecture is also designed to reduce network latency, which is often caused by hauling traffic over long distances and across multiple networks.
There are many scenarios where you might have to move your data and services from one server to another. In the case of cPanel shared hosting plans, we are offering free account migration from other hosting services and in case of VPS servers, we will assist our customers for moving data from other servers.
A domain transfer refers to the process of changing the designated registrar of a domain name. If you wish to transfer a domain from your current registrar over to us, please contact us beforehand to check your eligibility as there are a series of the process involved.
A domain renewal extends your ownership of your domain name by another year or more. When you register a domain, the registration typically only lasts one year. This means that you must renew the domain on a yearly basis if you want to remain the owner of that domain.
A solid-state drive, SSD is a type of non-volatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. The architectural configuration of the SSD controller is optimized to deliver high read and write performance for both sequential and random data requests. Unlike a hard drive, an SSD has no moving parts which give it advantages such as faster access time, noiseless operation, higher reliability, and lower power consumption.
A hard disk drive, HDD is a non-volatile memory device that permanently stores and retrieves data on a computer. A hard drive is a secondary storage device that consists of one or more platters to which data is written using a magnetic head, all inside of an air-sealed casing. Internal hard disks reside in a drive bay, connect to the motherboard using an ATA, SCSI, or SATA cable, and are powered by a power supply unit.
Railgun is an optimization technology to speed up the website performance and ensures that the connection between the origin server and the Cloudflare network is performing at its best. Railgun uses alternative compression techniques to speed up the performance of non-cached site pages and ensures that the connection between the web server and the Cloudflare CDN is as fast as possible.
Plesk control panel is one of the web hosting control panel software, like cPanel, that lets you easily manage your web hosting account through a web-based interface. With Plesk, webmasters can conveniently perform all kinds of routine website management tasks including setting up a mailbox, create FTP accounts, manage DNS autoresponders, add domains, manage files on a domain, and create MySQL databases.
The IP firewall mainly does the job of filtering the IP addresses based on different parameters and deciding if we need to allow or deny them on a network. The rules can be created and customized based on the requirements.
A backup is a copy of your data files saved to a device other than your allocated storage space. Backing up your data helps prevent data loss if anything unfortunate happens like your data files get deleted or hacked and you need to reinstall your OS and start from scratch. We do offer weekly and monthly backups for cPanel shared hosting and monthly backups for VPS servers.
Malware scan is the process of deep scanning the files to prevent malware infection. The virus scanner searches for viruses, trojan horses, malware, and other threats. It does this by using databases from several sources. We recommend using any of the malware scanners in your VPS servers and run the scan regularly.
Payment gateways are a secure platform to do online payments which can be used on websites such as e-commerce websites, business websites, etc. which are having a requirement of online money transfer. The gateways can be simply integrated on the websites using codes and which is linked to different banks and other payment providers to make the money transfer simple and secure.
Unmanaged service means that you are in charge of managing the server. As you are aware that we offer fully managed services for our VPS plans and cPanel shared hosting plans. For dedicated servers, we are not offering the end-user support, however all the server hardware, OS installs, and basic troubleshooting will be handled by our support department.
It is a per-user file system which encapsulates each user and preventing from seeing each other’s sensitive information. This is implemented in Cloudlinux OS by default.
Customers can create their own nameservers with the names of their domains. This needs to be registered with the domain registrar end also needs to be pointed to the server IP. Rest of the settings needs to be done at the server side.
This is a registrar-side feature which prevents unauthorized transfer of a domain from one registrar to another.
As the name says, an IP address dedicated to one domain or a single customer. He can use it dedicatedly for his domains.
The DoS attack usually uses one computer and one Internet connection to flood a targeted system or resource to deny its usual working.
The DDoS attack uses multiple computers and Internet connections to flood the targeted resource like doing a distributed attack.
Usually we use the term cluster when setting up a failover setup to make sure high availability and scalability. The commonly used load balancing method is also based on clustering by distributing the loads across different machines.
This is a platform used for email spam filtering. This uses a wide variety of spam-detection techniques, including DNS-based, Bayesian filtering, external programs, blacklists and online databases.
We can make an IP address or a domain name to blacklist if noticing continuous abuse activities, failed login attempts etc. This will prevent the IP/domain to get connected to the network again. The blacklisting can be done at firewall level, software side etc.
We can allow some trusted IP addresses to make sure that they are not getting blacklisted even if it notices some failed attempts etc. Usually we whitelist our own static IPs to make sure that we are not completely getting blocked.
The disk space stands for the allocated space to store our data.