The internet has truly expanded since its initial creation. Originally there were very few options for domains to choose from, mainly just .com and .net. As the internet began to evolve, more domain types were added for specific uses, such as .org for organizations and .edu for educational institutions. More and more domain types were created, such as .biz, .info, .gov, .net, and .mobi. Now there is an endless variety of domain types to choose from depending on what your website is for, or more importantly, where your website is going to be based. Most large countries have their own domain type. The US is .us, the UK is .co.uk, and Singapore’s is .sg. If you’re in Singapore and wanting to launch a website, you may consider a .sg domain...read more
Category Business Web Hosting
One of the first things you need when you are building an online business is a website. Your website will be your public face and will largely determine how people perceive your business. That’s why it’s so important to choose your web hosting company with care. This is a decision that can have important consequences for your business. Here are some of the criteria you should use when selecting your web host.
1. Identify Your Hosting Needs
Your specific needs will depend on the type of website you will be building. If you are starting a fairly simple business website, you don’t have to worry too much about technical specifications. However, for some types of sites, such as a large e-commerce site, you may have special needs.
• Is Linux hosting appropriate for your site or would you...read more
If you’re taking the plunge and finally putting up a blog or designing a website for your small business, chances are you’ve run across different hosting providers and are having trouble selecting the best one. After all, with your website on the line, you can’t just pick any old provider. Well, here are some tips and useful advice to help you pick the right host for your new site.
✈ Consider Server Up-Time ✈
When launching a commercial website and checking out various web hosting services, it’s vital that you keep an eye on the up-time of your host server, which is basically the amount of time that the server is on and your website is up and running.
Most hosting providers offer plans with 99 percent uptime, but ideally you should choose a host that provides an up-time of...read more
If you’re serious about your online business, colocation is a hosting option you should definitely consider (read more about Why Would You Need Server Co-Locations From Your Web Hosting Provider? ). In a nutshell, it allows you to place your own server in a data center owned by a third-party company. You are fully responsible for your own equipment and retain ownership of it. The hosting company provides you with a rack, Internet connection and power for your server. Once you get your server running, you can connect to it remotely, just like you would to a rented dedicated server. The only difference is that the server remains yours.
There are several advantages to using a colocation provider. The cost savings over running a server in your own facilities can be significant...read more