The process of migrating a server from one hosting provider to another can be stressful. Most businesses depend on their websites as key marketing channels, not to mention a source of sales revenue and leads. With the risk of downtime inherent in any migration, it is no surprise that some businesses are reluctant to make the leap to a new hosting provider.
For Corine Tran, Photographer, Editor, and Owner at Studio Tran Photographers, persistent website and email downtime made finding a new hosting provider essential. Remaining with the same company was costing Studio Tran Photographers money and potential sales every time their hosting company failed to deliver.
But who could be trusted to handle the migration to a new provider and maintain quality of service throughout the switch?
One of the most appealing things about cloud hosting is its ease of use. Even though the underlying infrastructure that supports your virtual private server is “in the cloud,” the server of a cloud VPS hosting plan behaves just like a server in any other VPS hosting plan. At the same time, cloud VPS hosting delivers unique benefits in terms of performance and uptime, without adding to your workload.
But a cloud infrastructure is complex. Although your workload does not change when you switch to a cloud VPS hosting plan, your hosting provider should spend time and resources on establishing a robust cloud network and, most importantly, maintaining the network long-term.
Without the right maintenance, the performance of your cloud VPS hosting will suffer, resulting in a substandard experience for your website visitors and users. In some cases, a lack of maintenance can result in your website going completely offline.
Read on to learn about the cloud maintenance your hosting provider should include as part of your service, and how good maintenance keeps your virtual server online and ultra-fast.
Most webmasters and web developers who choose virtual private server hosting (VPS hosting) are in the growth stages of their business. If you are a VPS hosting user, you probably have some experience with web hosting, know how to get your website online, and are willing and able to maintain your website on a day-to-day basis.
But even as a more advanced hosting user, there will inevitably be occasions when you need additional support from your VPS hosting provider. Whether you have encountered a problem with your server or just need some expert advice, most hosting providers offer a wide range of support services with every virtual server that you can use to resolve your issue.
However, there is nothing worse than asking for help and not receiving a prompt reply. If you have to wait for days or even weeks before you can continue working on your website, it is impossible to keep your workload balanced. Worse, if your virtual server is not working correctly and your web hosting is offline, you could be losing out on sales until your hosting provider responds to your question.
At Hostek.com, we are committed to providing the best possible support in the industry. As a result, we are always available to help you meet your service level objectives and keep your customers satisfied. Across our knowledgebase, forums, and 24/7/365 expert support, we can give you the help you need, whenever you need it.
When most people think about website security, they consider weaknesses in their applications that may lead to their hosting being breached. However, your online data faces many different security risks every day. From spam comments to full-scale theft or deletion of your data, protecting yourself against rapidly changing threats can be a time-consuming process.
But just as cPanel makes it easier for you to manage your domains, files, and mailboxes, it can save you time and effort on securing your web hosting plan. cPanel comes with a collection of impressive features designed to improve your security, protecting your mission-critical data against destruction, theft, or misuse.
Experienced cPanel hosting provider Hostek.com has recently published a new article, Is Your cPanel Web Hosting Plan Secure? By reading the article, you will learn how cPanel works to make your web hosting plan more secure, and what you should be doing to maintain high security standards whenever you access your control panel. In addition, you will learn about a few of the best security features of cPanel hosting, discovering how these simple features can defend your website and all of your data.
cPanel web hosting is incredibly easy to use, and takes care of your most essential security processes for you. Simply using the cPanel control panel ensures that access to your settings and web hosting configuration is secure by using SSL connections and a confidential username and password pair.
However, there are certain best practices every webmaster should keep in mind to maintain the best possible security on a web hosting plan. As you make the most of every feature in cPanel, you will potentially open up more weaknesses in the security of your system. And it is your responsibility as the webmaster to do everything you can to control access and user authentication.
Fortunately, cPanel comes with the features you need to secure your website quickly and easily. Read on to learn three effective guidelines for improving web hosting security and how cPanel can help you follow them.
Reseller web hosting gives you the opportunity to start your own hosting business with little capital. But like all potentially great opportunities, you only get out of reseller hosting what you put into it. The secret to success is good marketing.
Resellers who spend time on marketing inevitably use the same few ideas, including banner advertisements, pay-per-click, and search engine marketing. If you are doing the same things as your competitors, how can you ever stand out?
The most effective forms of reseller hosting marketing are the ones other resellers are ignoring. Let’s look at three ignored ways to market your reseller hosting business and why they are so effective.
Whether you are launching your first website or searching for a plan to keep up with your website’s growth, there are numerous hosting services to choose from. Many hosting companies offer similar service ranges, including shared hosting, virtual private servers (VPS hosting), and dedicated server solutions.
But occasionally, a web hosting provider launches a distinctive service. Shared dedicated hosting is designed to meet the unique demands of certain businesses, but because the term is not frequently used, it can be difficult to understand its impressive benefits.
A common use of shared dedicated hosting is to support rich, dynamic web applications. That is why ColdFusion shared dedicated hosting is such an ideal solution for people who develop in ColdFusion, or who plan to use existing ColdFusion software.
In a new article published exclusively by experienced web hosting provider Hostek.com, Take Control of Your Website with ColdFusion Shared Dedicated Hosting, we demystify shared dedicated hosting and explain why the service is so valuable for the ColdFusion community. Read the article to learn about the key features of a ColdFusion shared dedicated plan, including how the service combines the affordability of shared hosting with the power of a dedicated server. By reading the article, you can make an intelligent, informed decision about which hosting service is best for you.
If you are a ColdFusion developer or use ColdFusion to support your online applications, you know how important it is to access hardware resources. Every process your application triggers will require RAM and CPU, not to mention disk space for file storage, bandwidth for incoming and outgoing connections, and database systems, such as MS SQL.
To maximize your hardware resources and guarantee great performance for your applications, you must look beyond the entry-level features of a shared hosting plan. Of course, until your website becomes popular, you probably will not need a dedicated server. Most developers and business owners want a hosting plan with the resources of a dedicated server, at a price closer to that of shared hosting.
A shared dedicated server is a compromise between a dedicated server and a shared hosting plan, offering dedicated server performance at a low price. But most people find it difficult to understand the difference between a shared dedicated server and a virtual private server (VPS hosting) plan.
The benefits are largely the same, but what makes these two types of hosting unique? Read on to learn the answer and discover why ColdFusion shared dedicated hosting could be the ideal solution for you.
As you explore the different web hosting services available to you, you will probably compare features against cost. Every webmaster undertakes the same careful balancing act, finding a middle ground between feature-packed hosting and a service they can afford from month to month.
The Linux operating system (OS) and Linux hosting services continue to be the most popular choice for webmasters. Six in ten web servers run a Linux distribution because it is the foundation for the features you would expect from a high-end web hosting plan, at a price that is accessible to even the smallest businesses.
Here is a quick and easy guide to what makes Linux an excellent choice of operating system for your hosting plan, whatever your budget.
Businesses should demand outstanding technology when it comes to having their websites and applications run on a virtual private server (VPS hosting) plan. Allocated hardware resources, enhanced data security, and stable, consistent performance are all important factors most business owners need in order to maintain a great online service for their customers. But along with the technical features, businesses need a VPS hosting provider they can trust to deliver on its promises of excellent customer service and support.
Alexandra N. Ryan, Vice President of Change and Learning at Evantec, depends on the company’s website to serve e-learning to corporations, including learning portals and a range of learning management services. Another division of the company, Evantec Lab Supply, also has a website that runs on VPS hosting to showcase its variety of laboratory consumables. Before discovering Hostek.com, Evantec chose a VPS hosting company that rarely did what it needed to do to keep these websites online.
In Hostek.com’s latest Customer Success Story, learn how Evantec was continually let down by an unresponsive hosting provider and was eventually forced to find a new provider fast. You will also learn how Hostek.com supported Evantec by providing excellent services at an affordable price, and assisted with the complex process of migrating the company’s data.