Windows Hosting FAQs

April 28, 2011 / FAQs Shared Hosting

Q. What is a Web Hosting?
Ans. In simple word we can explain it like this. The storage, complete management, and execution of a website on the Internet.

Q. We know what is Shared Hosting, but the real question comes to mind who should use it?
Ans: To define specifically, we can say it is useful for all-sized small businesses to moderate websites. That do not require large amounts of server resources. With affordability and basic functionality, shared hosting is perfect for personal websites or blogs.

Sometimes for e-shop websites as well. Actually shared hosting is a normal system of platforms that is used to support environments with low to medium amount of traffic volume. On the other hand, a website whose core mission is to capitalize huge market. (big commercial and e-commerce sites that require driven large databases) need to opt for VPS or Dedicated Server Hosting for more real-time benefits.

Q. What are the advantages of a Shared Hosting Environment?
Ans: Well the key element is cost saving. As multiple websites are shared on one physical server, the cost of maintenance is divided among several users. Which allows web hosts to reduce the cost of the plans considerably. The second important advantage is web host totally responsible for the management of all hosting accounts. This means technical support availability provides an extra layer of security to solve any issue that occurs with the server or particular hosting account on that server.

Q. What are the disadvantages of a Shared Hosting Environment?
Ans: When we talk about the disadvantages, it needs to be said that server resources are shared among multiple users, so if traffic to a specific account goes up than usual, it will utilize more server resources available on the server so other websites on that server will experiences slow performance.

Additionally, in a shared environment hacking activity, viruses, and any flood attacks directed at a specific website can affect all the hosting accounts on a server. To avoid this kind of certain issues the quality of support is a key factor. Which practically innovates new technological ways to make total customer satisfaction.

Q. What are the types of shared hosting?
Ans: Many different forms of shared hosting is available, but most probably it distinguished between Linux and Windows. The number of innovations offers high reliability with Linux and Windows Hosting. In addition, is well familiar with both platforms and have a huge extensive experience in integrating all popular applications.

Q. Suppose I am using a Windows Hosting, but on my PC I am using Linux, does it matter?
Ans: There is no matter, which OS you are using on your PC because it is totally independent from your web hosting service. The web server uses its own OS so it doesn’t matter, which OS you and your visitors use. In addition, you can access your control panel from any web browser, including Mozilla, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, etc..

Q. Do I need any special control panel software to manage my website activities?
Ans: If you choose Linux Hosting, then you will get the cPanel control panel. And for Windows hosting you can choose DotNetPanel or Plesk to manage your website activities.

Q. Do you provide 24-hour customer support?
Ans: Yes, we provide round-the-clock customer support through phone, and live chat. Email to help you with any problems or questions regarding to your hosting account.

Q. Do I have access to my website at any time to make changes?
Ans: Yes, you can access your website at any time to make changes. You can use FTP or Control Panel to access your website files and folders. Any changes you make to your website will take effect immediately.

Q. Do you provide Microsoft Front-Page Extension with Windows Hosting?
Ans: Yes, we provide all the applied applications for Windows Hosting, including Microsoft Front-Page Extension. Microsoft FrontPage offers a lot of features such as WYSIWYG (HTML Editor) and includes a publish feature. Also, it supports advanced features like hit counters and guest books.

Q. Regarding to database solution what options do I have?
Ans: You have several options here, but it is highly recommended to choose MS SQL for Windows Hosting and MySQL for Linux. If you want to use MySQL in a Windows environment, then you need to consider VPS or dedicated hosting.

Q. How can I analyze, which hosting plan is suitable for my website?
Ans: Well you need to analyze certain factors and a few questions need to ask yourself before going to take any decision. Like, what is your website for? Is your website going to use a lot of graphics and images?

Or your website is mostly based on text format? These circumstances all can determine the amount of disk space you require. And if you are going to integrate a shopping cart with your website, then some additional requirements that you need to consider.

Q. Is there any simple way to check how much disk space I need?
Ans: You check how many pages are included in your website. Each page can be any size and the number of pages in your site will give you a brief idea to find out how much web space you require. You should also consider the number of email accounts that you want.

This is all about disk space requirements, but you need to ask yourself one more question, “how much bandwidth do I need?”. You need to check the size of the files that viewed from your website, and the web traffic coming to your website.

Usually, web traffic to a new website is quite low at the initial stage, so this might not be a concerning issue for you. However, if you are planning or getting too much traffic through advertisements, or you have an extensive source or high-resolution photographs on your site, then you need to choose a web hosting package with a higher bandwidth limit.

Q. What Hosting Contract Should I sign up for?
Ans: Generally we suggest to all our customers sign up for an annual base hosting contract, which allows us to offer the best-discounted prices. However, you can choose a hosting contract according to your comfort level.