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What Is a Web Host and Why Do You Need One?

Posted on June 12, 2013

web hostIf you are planning to publish your own website online, you will need several elements: a domain name, website content, and a web host. The domain name is simply the name and address to your website. The website content is the collection of all the HTML documents and images for your website content.

Now that the name and content of your new website is ready, where can you host your website so people can access it from all over the world? After all, if you simply keep the files on your computer, visitors have no possible way of seeing your website, don’t you think? So this is where a web hosting solution comes to your help.

What Is a Web Host and Why Do You Need One?

A web hosting company simply provides you with a web host service where you can keep all your website files on their servers – which are universally accessible from all over the world. So once you choose a web hosting package and upload your data online, you can launch your web presence online.

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How to Backup Your Website in cPanel Easily and Securely

Posted on May 8, 2013

cpanel web hostingWhen starting your own website online, you put a good amount of hard work on creating it. So it is important to keep it safe with a secure backup that saves the result of all your hard work in case something happens. Just like computers, websites also sometimes break down because of server issues or even someone hacking into your webmaster account. So unless you have a secure backup, you may lose your blog or website worth of years of your time – in an unexpected incident.

Lucky for you, if you are using a Linux server with a cPanel Web Hosting account, you can easily create automated or manual backups for all your domains and websites. Here is an easy guide to show you the basic steps.

There are two methods to create a secure backup in cPanel. You can choose the one you find the easiest.

1. Using the Backup Wizard feature in cPanel

You can find this in the File section on your cPanel homepage. After you click on it, you will see an easy 3-step method to create an instant secure partial or full backup from your websites. Since it includes a simple step-by-step wizard feature, it is the ideal solution if you prefer and faster and easier backup method.

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Analysing Website Statistics with AWStats

Posted on May 3, 2013

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AWStats is an open source tool to analyse log files that are produced by web servers and produce HTML reports against each of them. These log files are generated as user download pages and websites.

In a nutshell, AWStats is a web analytics and reporting system. Analysing website statistics with AWStats include streaming media, web, FTP servers and mails. The analysed data is presented visually with tables, graphs and texts.

Most of the major server log files are supported by AWStats. The various formats supported by the tool include Webstar, Apache, IIS and many more. As this is an open source system, it is open for developers to work on it and modify its capabilities.

AWStats is written in the language Perl. Therefore it is flexible and can be used on any operating system. That is why it has become so popular as a server administration tool.

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How to Create An Email Account In cPanel with cPanel Web Hosting

Posted on April 17, 2013

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cPanel Web Hosting comes with the industry leading control panel called cPanel.

It helps you control your hosting account with many tools including uploading your website, creating and managing your email accounts, and helping you install applications on the web server.

With cPanel, you can also perform the simply but important task of creating an email account.

Here is a guide to creating an email account in cPanel, in just 4 steps.

1. Log in to your cPanel using your given username and password.
- To login, go to your domain name link as follows: www.yourdomain.com.au/cpanel

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DDOS Attacks – An Explanation and How to Stop Them with CloudFlare

Posted on April 11, 2013

You may heard about DDOS attacks in the news, newspapers, blogs and almost everywhere on the internet. Many websites have gone offline or at least have been slowed down by an attack of this kind.

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service Attack.

The method for this attack is as follows: an attacker starts to send repeated messages in the form of request to the targeted website in such a frequency that it slows or shuts it down. This is because the server where the website is hosted “believes” it is providing information to many users at the same time in high volume and speed.

There are two sides to the story. First of all the attack is comprised of many multiple compromised systems which are usually infected with Trojan malware. These systems or computers engage in the attack without their owners knowing about it. They could even be using your own home PC.

The way these computer or systems acquired the malicious software is through infected files or through websites created with the purpose of getting access to your computer. It is important to note that the attack is comprised of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of zombie machines which are usually operated by one individual or small group of individuals who wish to cause harm to the target website – usually as a form of retaliation for some decision or perceived misdeeds caused by the company owning the website. Or, it could be for no reason, they are just ‘having fun’.

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Cloud Hosting Is The Future of Web Hosting

Posted on March 29, 2013

Cloud HostingWe are entering into exciting times for the internet. The web is changing and cloud hosting is the future of the internet.

Cloud hosting will enable companies to host all of their information online, and to access it from anywhere in the world. You will be able to recover lost data from computer crashes, and be capable of using powerful computers that would cost you millions, for only pennies.

Cloud hosting means that you can store everything from music to databases online. You just need a simple computer – hooked up to the internet and a cloud host to access huge amounts of memory and computer capacity. What this means is even if your computer is not very powerful, by connecting to the internet you can make your computer 1000 times more powerful.

You will be able to do things on your computer that would normally be impossible for it to do – with the power of cloud hosting. Some things are simply too difficult for a small computer to do, such as searching through billions of files in seconds. However, by using a cloud host, its huge computers can do this for you in a few minutes or even a few seconds.

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Difference between Linux Web Hosting and Windows Web Hosting

Posted on February 21, 2013

Linux Hosting Windows HostingLaunching your own website means choosing a suitable web hosting provider to host your site. You will also have to decide on the Operating System, and there are two main choices – Linux Web Hosting and Windows Web Hosting.

Linux Web Hosting

Linux is open source and is generally free. It is a popular choice among new business setups for web hosting as it is cheap to install and run. Recent changes in Linux have made it more user friendly as many companies are now offering graphical control panels. These graphical panels are similar to those found in Windows.

Linux supports: Perl, PHP, MySQL Databases and Ruby on Rails.

Windows Web Hosting

Microsoft Windows is the most popular OS used worldwide on home and business PC’s. As a result, a majority of people are familiar with all the features and it is easier to integrate with other MS products.

MS Windows supports MySQL databases, Cold Fusion and ASP.NET.

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