Archive for May, 2011

Cloud Computing And Managed Service Providers.

May 30th, 2011 Comments off

Cloud computing is treated as the latest evolution in hosting businesses. Due to its great features like high availability. Flexibility and being cheap cloud hosting provided high reliability and value for web hosting client’s money. Small scale and medium scale businesses owners are suppose to be gain maximum due to cloud’s arrival in the hosting services, but it will be interesting to see how does this affect to the managed services providing companies which provides IT support, support, and server monitoring services.

Small and medium business owners are predicted to shift to the public cloud and larger business websites of big organizations would move to their own private cloud which is also know as consolidation through virtualization or colocation services. This process has started rapidly and getting faster and and faster each day. In traditional way the main role of managed services provider was making available of infrastructure required by its client but now the opportunities are for helping those clients to shift from current premises to the appropriately selected cloud platform, as this migration is not so easy to be understood by webmasters. Cloud integration is little bit critical one so these managed services providers need to make sure about the all the lines of business applications should have proper communication among them even these applications are hosted on different web hosting servers, because this is the specialty of cloud hosting services. As its not easy job to track these different applications situated on different servers these managed service providers can play an important roles in it.

Network Management Through SLA For Small Businesses

May 30th, 2011 Comments off

Small businesses are not able to arrange quality server support and server management at their own as they are running with a limited budget options. Unlike large scale industries which has ability and infrastructure to set up high class support, and their web hosting accounts are not likely to small as cpanel shared hosting accounts, small scale industries are not capable of doing the same. But now a days things are changing for them also because the similar level of server support and server management can be provided which is provided to large players in the industries.

Hosting management of small businesss
Hosting management for small businesses

Network Monitoring is the first and very important aspect of IT management, there are many IT services providers offering graded network monitoring solutions for industries with the options from a small single server to a wide networks of many servers. Arrival of cloud interface has made this task very cost effective and cheap one. The charges for such services are adjusted according to the type and size of your websites and network without compromising the quality and importance, and small business owners need to pay less even they enjoy the same level of service which is provided to giant organizations.

Helpdesk is the second aspect of this management. Helpdesk is a software which can be used in customized mode as per the requirements of your businesses. Furthermore there are also options for payment based on the per user of device count. You can get 24 x 7 support by using helpdesk support services.

Finally few system integrators have the ability to provide the complete set of Managed IT services which also includes assets management, helpdesk, 24 x 7 server support.

Uses Of .htaccess File For Authentication and Authorization.

May 12th, 2011 Comments off

The .htaccess stands for ‘Hypertext Access this file used for configuring a web hosting server and to control its activities. This file plays an important role in security and performance of the websites residing on that particular server. It is popular among webmasters for keeping control on their websites.

There are multiple ways to configure .htaccess file, in this post you can see following two important factors of .htaccess file.


Authentication and Authorization.

The .htaccess file controls and provides, authenticationa and authorization for the visitores of your website, it also has to ability to restrict certain pages of your websites from getting views by particular visitors. This is a great utility to get rid of spam-bots, spam mails, form submissions and uwanted comments. Through .htaccess file a webmaster can block any particular domain name of IP address from which is facing spammy visits. This was all about blocking the access and further more a webmasters can also set specific permitted access by setting password (.htpasswd file) for his websites, so that authorised people can only enter in to protected webpages which may contain sensitive data, of his websites. This uritlity is very useful for a blog or a collaborated website where multiple people are responsible for updating them.