November 30, 2015

WordPress security: 13 steps to make your website bulletproof

Let me just say it: WordPress is awesome. Millions of people have flocked to the platform and use it in their daily business. However, there’s a dark side to the growing popularity of WordPress: Because it powers more and more websites, the number of hackers and other shady individuals who target WordPress is also steadily growing. As a consequence, security is an increasing concern for all WordPress users. Yet, at the same time, it is a much neglected topic, because, quite frankly, many find it boring. You know what else is boring? Health insurance. But just like WordPress security measures, you are glad it is there when you really need it. That’s why we will now take a look at how to keep your precious website safe and sound.   The key points are: Use a reliable hosting company Improve your login information Stay up to date Be vigilant about […]
November 24, 2015

Most Important Features of Shared Web Hosting Explained

These are the most important factors to consider before choosing a web hosting company. cPanel cPanel is a web based hosting control panel for website owners, allowing them to manage their websites from a web based interface. This program has a graphical interface to control and configure hosting and its features. The tools provided are designed to simplify running and controlling a website. It has many sections mail, logs, security, database, software etc. cPanel is generally accessed using https on port 2083 or simply by adding “/cpanel” to the end of the host name e.g. http://mydomain.com/cpanel or http://mydomain.com:2083 Diskspace Disk space is the amount of data you can store on your web server or hosting account. HTML files does not take much space but if you have large images or videos, you obviously need more space. Data Transfer The data transfer refers to amount of data that is transferred to […]
November 16, 2015

Shared hosting or VPS or Dedicated server

We may have three types of hosting services for our website, Shared Hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Server) and Dedicated Server. The pricing of these services varies from provider to provider and resources you like to have. Lets examine the differences between these three services: 1. Shared Hosting : Shared hosting is a service where many users share a single server. All the users have a separate directory to upload their files. This is usually most economical option because overall cost of the server is distributed. The server is administered by the hosting company and all the technical tasks like managing servers, installing server software, security updates, technical support, etc. are the responsibility of the server admins. These servers generally use control panels like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, Interworx, etc which allow the users to manage their websites. 2. VPS (Virtual Private Server) : VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a virtual machine […]
November 8, 2015

Difference between Domains vs Hosting vs Website?

When a website visitor enters your domain name into a browser, it initiates a series of events: the domain name is translated into your server IP address the server sends that user your site files their browser represents these file as a typical web page Without each of these 3 elements, you won’t really have a web-site. Domain Names Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses. For example, the domain name microsoft.com represents about a dozen IP addresses but usually it points to one IP address of web server. Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. For example: com – commercial business net – Network organizations org – Organizations (nonprofit) gov – Government agencies edu – Educational institutions us – USA ca – Canada pk -Pakistan The Internet is based on IP addresses and not domain names, […]