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Welcome to Ebukiet.Net!

We have rethought and redesigned the site and hope you will find it useful. Filling up the site with content is going to take some time, but we are onto that. Just be patient. Hopefully this time I will not get lazy and will keep on blogging.

In the first post let’s go over some basics about web hosting. Web hosting is a service offering space for storing information, images, or other content that is accessible via a website. To ensure speed and safety, and to ensure that a web page or site is always available, they are stored with a hosting company.

Hosting can be divided into several types:

Free hosting

Usually comes with limited capabilities. Running scripts (e.g., PHP) and the usage of your domain is often not possible. Disk space and bandwidth are typically limited. Sometimes the hosting company adds advertising to each page of your site.

Shared hosting

Multiple (hundreds) of websites on the same server are installed. This makes it possible for one site to slow down or even crash the other sites on the same server.

Reseller Hosting

This is for those who want to own a web host. Provides a lot of disk space and bandwidth that can be distributed over all the sites that the user adds to the account. It’s similar to shared hosting, but the buyer has more freedom and can sell web hosting.

Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting

It allows a physical server to house multiple virtual servers. Each customer has an administrator or root access to the server and can configure user rights. The customer can have a VPS for applications other than using it for Web sites. If a virtual server crashes, then the other customers will not notice. Processor capacity, bandwidth, and hard disk are divided by the customers.

Dedicated hosting

The customer gets his server (machine) and has full rights to set data limits and hard disk space.

Managed hosting

The client receives a server (or part thereof) but gives the administration and maintenance of the server to the hosting company.

Co-located hosting

The customer places his server in the space of the co-location provider. It is required to have a “19″ rack-mountable “server to place of 1, 2 or 4U (Units) 1U = 1.73 inch = 4.4 cm high. Again, the customer has to take bandwidth limit into account, but hard disks can be placed in desired quantity or expanded.

Cloud hosting

A new form of hosting on clustered (interconnected) servers, creating large scalability. The benefits include better availability, reliability, and speed.

Services of web hosting providers

There are many web hosting providers. Although in principle they are separate services, most of them provide the registration of a domain name and setting up name servers.

Most providers run servers under Linux operating system, using Apache web server, MySQL database, and the PHP scripting language. This combination is called LAMP and is particularly popular because this software has no licensing fees. Some Web applications, such as Active Server Pages (ASP or ASP.NET) and link to a Microsoft Access database are more suitable for a Microsoft Windows server, which, however, entails more licensing. Nowadays there are also opportunities for ASP on a Linux server.

That’s all for today. Stay tuned!

John Rashid
John Rashid

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