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Shared Web Hosting in India with Dedicated IP for SSL Certificate

July 13th, 2012 Comments off

In order to get your website online where it can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, you will need an India web hosting plan from a professional web hosting company such as Host.co.in that can offer you the disk space to host your website and the domain registration services necessary to create a permanent web address at which your website can be accessed. For beginners, Host.co.in offers a range of shared web hosting services that offer new users the resources necessary for the hosting of a small website; full support is available from Host.co.in’s 24×7 support team so that they can assist you with the setup and configuration processes if you are unsure of how to proceed.

A shared web hosting plan from Host.co.in can offer you the following features to enable you to get your website online:

  • Email hosting is a standard feature of all of our web hosting services and means that you can use your domain name for email services, so for example you can setup email addresses ending in [email protected] as this will offer you an opportunity to convey a professional image to your visitors online
  • Support is offered for a wide variety of scripting languages on both our Windows and Linux platforms; scripting languages lie at the core of all dynamic web applications and are seen as the key to tapping into a server’s full potential and allow you to develop highly functional web applications
  • Generous bandwidth assignments are offered so that you can receive thousands of visitors to your website on a shared web hosting plan before there is a need for you to upgrade to the next web hosting service.

Uploading you website to your web hosting account is a fairly simple procedure as it can be done via FTP, which basically entails copying the files from your local computer and pasting them into your web space. FTP accounts are available with any web hosting service and there are a number of FTP applications available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX operating systems. Furthermore, both the cPanel control panel (for Linux hosting) and Plesk control panel (for Windows hosting) feature web-based file managers that will allow you to manage the contents of your web hosting account on the fly.

With any cPanel Shared Hosting plan from Host.co.in there is the option to purchase a dedicated IP address for use with your website. A dedicated IP address can provide benefits including portraying a more professional image through the use of reverse DNS and a reduction in the chances of the IP address that your website is hosted on becoming blacklisted; however, the main use of dedicated IP addresses with shared web hosting is for SSL certificates so that you can provide a secure connection between your website and your visitors’ computers. Host.co.in also offer SSL certificates that you can choose from to match the level of security that you are looking to achieve for your website.

Web Hosting Security

Developing a secure web hosting environment for our customers is one of the core policies that we take into consideration when configuring new servers for our shared web hosting plans. Host.co.in’s support staff are fully certified and use the latest methods to ensure that our Linux servers and Windows servers are secured to the highest standards possible; however, at the same time we believe that it is important for customers to realize the important part that they play with regards to the integrity of server security by ensuring that they use the latest coding techniques when developing dynamic web applications to ensure that hackers aren’t able to compromise holes in their web applications.

A dedicated SSL certificate is another way in which webmasters are able to create an extra layer of security around their website. An SSL certificate is responsible for encrypting the information that is exchanged between a visitors’ computer and your website; if you are going to be handling the personal information of your customers or other sensitive information is going to be entered into your website, it is vital for you to be encrypting data transmissions. As a further measure many websites are now choosing to implement SSL certificates as standard regardless of whether confidential information is being entered and processed.

Using Web Hosting Billing Software with a Reseller Hosting Account

July 9th, 2012 Comments off

Starting your own web hosting business is one way in which you can make money online, but to do so takes dedication to making your business work as well as time and effort to achieve this. Host.co.in offers a range of reseller web hosting plans that offer those wanting to start their own businesses with the perfect opportunity to get their hosting efforts off the ground; although not offering a dedicated hosting environment, reseller plans offer a more confined environment which will be more than suitable when getting use to the new software and system architectures.

Your reseller web hosting plan from Host.co.in will be hosted in our brand new data center located in Nashik, India. Unlike the data centers of our competitors, we maintain a 24×7 on-site staff presence so that our technical staff not only monitor our network and servers directly from the control room around the clock, but they are in a position that will allow them to identify and sort issues at any time of day before they are able to cause noticeable impact on the performance or operations of websites.

By offering a range of Windows reseller plans and Linux reseller plans, Host.co.in can put you in a position where you can offer your own web hosting clients hosting on both platforms. Although you may not be able to appreciate it at the moment, there are benefits to be had for any web hosting business by offering hosting on Windows and Linux because there will be customers seeking hosting on both platforms; if you offer hosting on one but not the other then you could potentially put yourself in a position where you are losing customers (and additional revenue).

If a reseller hosting plan from Host.co.in isn’t able to satisfy your demand for resources and uptime, Host.co.in offers fully managed VPS servers and dedicated servers that can also serve this purpose, just to a greater extent and with additional benefits.

Web Hosting Billing Software

Web hosting billing applications are designed to simplify the processes that web hosting companies and resellers carry out daily to maintain their business and to provide customers with a stable and consistent hosting experience. Running a business of any sort involves daily processes to make sure that your financial records are kept up to date and in the case of web hosting, that your new customers receive their orders almost immediately after having their payment processed. A high quality web hosting billing application will integrate with many of the applications and services that form the basis of your business; this can include server control panels, fraud prevention systems and finance management applications.

A majority of web hosting billing applications are built with support for the following components of a hosting company:

  • Control panel support ensures that customers ordering shared web hosting products have their accounts setup for them once they have completed the checkout process; if looking to use a web hosting billing application with your Host.co.in reseller account, choose an application that has support for the cPanel and Plesk control panels
  • Managing finances is important for any business and so any good web hosting billing application will be able to provide you with figures related to the sales of your business so that the process of putting together final accounts for your business can be simplified
  • Keeping tabs on the clients of your business is also necessary so that you can offer them a personalized service; all web hosting billing systems act as client management applications and will keep a record of clients’ contact details and the services that they have purchased from you.

Support is a core concern for many web hosting business because it is important for customers to receive replies to their queries and issues in a timely manner. Although there are other support ticket management applications available, choosing a web hosting billing system that offers built-in support management will allow you to streamline your support methods as you will be able to access everything about a client from a single interface, therefore reducing the amount of time that it will take you to diagnose an issue and respond to the ticket.

An Overview of R1Soft (CDP) – Ultimate Back-up solution

March 31st, 2012 Comments off

If you run a business oriented website then security is the area which needs to be specially taken care of. Backup is one of most important tasks on your website hosting account because it is the only hope for getting all your data back in disastrous situations like website got hacked, data is stolen away keeping your website totally empty, corruption in databases or data lost due to human errors. R1Soft is a backup solution for the organizations which want to backup daily change which happens in between the two backups performed. It is also well known as cheap and highly reliable disk to disk server backup application for both Windows Server and Linux server, this utility is known as CDP (Continuous Data Protection) in Web Hosting Services industry.

Conventional backup solutions are found with certain limitations especially when the data needs to be protected continuously. In these old type of backup solutions the total data of a server is needed to be backed up at each time you need to perform a backup. This causes the load on your server to rise and such large files become difficult to manage, you need more disk space for it. R1Soft came up with the backup solution which is capable of detecting files which have been changed since you performed your last backup, and it only takes the backup of such files. R1Soft overwrites such changed files only and saves not only disk space but also the other resources on your web hosting account. Furthermore for reducing the size of the data backed up compression technology is used efficiently which further makes improvement in speed while the backup and restoration process goes on.

According to the official website of ‘R1Soft’ near about over 200,000 mission critical Windows and Linux servers use R1Soft’s high performance disk to disk server backup software around the world.

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.

Factors To Be Concerned Before Making Selection Of Unmanaged Hosting Services.

December 16th, 2010 Comments off

Majority of Webmasters think that its wise decision to go for managed web hosting services. And the reasons may be different behind ‘why they think so?’ Many webmasters are also businessmen and they can not spend much time in managing their servers and websites. Almost all the web hosting service providers provide 27 X 4 support to their clients at an affordable rate. Going for unmanaged hosting involves lots of risks and also requires that much experience of server handling. Webmasters who are newbies and has never performed any activities regarding server modification and changes are supposed to go for managed web hosting and they also don’t have any other option because of lack of knowledge and experience.

Here I would like to raise some questions which can help each webmasters to make the decision between managed web hosting and unmanaged web hosting.

  • Do you have enough access to web server in the hosting package you want to buy?
  • Do you have enough experience and knowledge for fixing the Server issues?
  • Do you have knowledge to patch a server remotely and with new security issues?
  • Do your website has any special requirements which can not fulfilled by support staff of a web hosting services provider?
  • How much you are going to save by selecting an unmanaged web hosting service?
  • Can the time spent in server managing be utilized for more beneficial business activities?

After considering the above question one can judge easily either to go for managed hosting or unmanaged hosting.

Main Reasons Of Downtime For Your Websites

December 10th, 2010 Comments off

For a webmaster its one of the most annoying thing to see his website down. When a website is not accessible, it stops all your business activities. Its little bit fair if such downtimes are informed by web hosting provider ones but unexpected downtime affects very badly to your businesses. There are various reasons of nonexistence of your online presence in the form of website’s downtime. In this post I would like to mention some frequent ones.

  1. Server connectivity failure :- This is the most frequent reason to make a website down and which takes place when Server is down or unreachable due to some issues with network or firewall and such issues causes a web server times out while attempting for connection.
  2. Timeout event while pageload :- When the connection is successful but web page takes more time to get loaded due to overloading of server or network connection, timeout event takes place.
  3. Error 503 Service Unavailable : When Server is temporarily fails to receive request of pageload due to corrupted software or getting overloaded.
  4. Connection refusal by server :- When server responds but refuses any connection due to get overloaded or internal server issues.
  5. DNS lookup Issue :- Due to faulty setting or incorrect configuration of DNS server setting related to domain name, DNS lookup issue arises and domain name can not be resolved.

So here we can understand the importance of the role which web hosting companies have to play to keep a website up for maximum time which is generally called Uptime. In case of Dedicated servers user has right to  take charge of the server but due to some malfunctions performed by him may cause to suffer a downtime of the websites hosted on it. This is also applicable to VPS Hosting as Virtual Private Servers also provide few rights to their clients up to a certain limit.

Responsibilities of Host.co.in as a Web Hosting provider in India.

October 1st, 2009 Comments off

Most of the users are unaware of the actual of a Web Host.It is a common understanding that a Web Hosting service provider is the one who offers their servers or space of the server to host your websites.But,as a matter of fact,there are many more responsibilities that they need to play.

Basically it is the responsibility of the web host to keep your website up and running smoothly over the World Wide Web.There are various factors that a hosting provider is responsible of to keep the site function smoothly.

To name a few, below are few basic responsibilities that a Web Hosting provider should keep in mind when offering services to customers.

Web-Hosts-Responsibilities A) Server Monitoring service: Usually, server monitoring service is offered by web hosts with Managed Web Hosting packages.It is the responsibility of the host to monitor the servers on which your website is hosted.With managed web hosting packages you are freed from the time consuming server monitoring tasks, hence you can concentrate on the other aspects of your business.The staff of the web hosting provider takes care of various tasks such as scanning event logs, tracing the problems and rectifying them if any.Server monitoring is a service that needs to be done round the clock,hence it is suggested to host your website/s with a web host that is operational 24×7.

B) Installation of Software/s: It is the responsibility of the web host to provide the software platform or applications that are required by your website.Inaddition to that, they are responsible for the messy task of its installation,its testing and deployment of the software for you.

C) Software Upgradations: A Managed Web Hosting service provider takes care of upgrading the softwares with latest patches and updates. A professional web hosting provider would not wait for their clients to ask for upgrading the softwares used on the servers.

D) Hardware Upgrades: The Web Host should be capable of providing flexible upgrades or downgrades to your existing web hosting packages.It may happen that you start getting loads of sudden traffic to your website/s and your server starts falling short of resources,then it is necessary to  upgrade to a higher server. Upgrading the plan should be fairly simple, you can contact your web host and ask them to upgrade to a higher package.

F) Hardware Maintenance: Unless you have signed up for unmanaged colocation services with the hosting provider, you are not required to bother about the maintenance of the server hardware.The managed web hosting provider is solely responsible of fixing or replacing the faulty server hardware.

G) Data Back-ups: The provider should automatically take back ups of the website data stored on their server or alternatively should offer Back up plans.You can choose any of the suitable back up plans for your back ups.When choosing a web hosting service provider, make sure that the backup servers are located at a different DC than the one where your website is hosted.

H) Hardware Security: It is the sole responsibility of the web hosting provider to make sure that the hardware equipments have adequate protection.

We at Host.co.in strive hard to serve our customers, keeping our responsibilities in mind.We are well aware of the responsibilities as Web Hosting service providers, hence we have a good reason for our customers to choose our services.

Affordable Dedicated Server Hosting in India.

September 30th, 2009 Comments off

India has always been a hub of Information Technology in the East.Now, its making its way to be the future preferred location of the Web Hosting Industry. Hence, one can expect that more datacenters and webhosting companies to setup here in India. Host.co.in is such a Web Hosting company that was established in the year 2005.It has undergone constant technological advancements since then and have managed to prove itself as one of the highly preferred and recommended Web Hosting company for hosting your website/s.Host.co.in has earned the reputation of providing customers with excellent uninterrupted hosting environment.
Host.co.in is a Web Hosting company that is one of the highly rated dedicated Server Hosting in India.They strive to offer 24x7x365 Customer Support, High End Hardware and highly integrated technologies. Host.co.in has been successful in developing a reputation for honesty and brilliant technical service in Indian Web Hosting Industry.
With Host.co.in, you can find a wide range of fully Managed Dedicated Servers in India.They have also been reputed for offering custom dedicated server hosting plans.

Managed Dedicated Server Hosting India
Managed Server Hosting is type of hosting service offered by the company to make sure that the client websites functions smoothly all the time over the World Wide Web.They offer Clustering or Mirroring service with their servers,hence the ability to offer 100% uptime with high quality, reliable and affordable web hosting.
Webmasters and geeks have always been suggesting to opt for Managed web hosting solutions for your large and mission-critical websites.Hence,Host.co.in has been offering such services to their customers on the purchase of their affordable web hosting plans.
Managed Dedicated Server Hosting in India can be further classified between two types,namely Managed Windows Hosting and Managed Linux Hosting.With  this type of services, clients can concentrate completely on the other aspects of business.The server management and maintenance is  taken care by the team of experienced and highly professional administrators of Host.co.in.Their staff is dedicated to offer good quality support 24×7 at really reach prices.Technologies such as the Failover Clustering too is offered by them,which most of the web hosting providers fail to provide in India.
The servers offered to the customers are equiped with latest back-end processors and technology .Servers are setup on  100Mbps Dedicated Network with 5 x 10 Gbps uplinks to the Data Center. Each server has a 100 Mbps Nic card and are connected to 1 Gbps switch. Every server is fully managed with current PHP / MySQL versions, control panels, Operating systems with latest software updates and firewall protections from any external infiltration with complete backup restoration facilities.

Alongwith, Managed Dedicated Server Hosting plans,you can find various other plans such as Shared Web Hosting,Reseller Hosting and VPS Hosting are cheap prices.Inorder to get an indepth understanding of the various plans,you can access the Live Chat service at any point of time.Host.co.in staff have a friendly approach and strive to offer the best customer service to customers.

What is the Difference between Dedicated Server Hosting and Colocation Server Hosting?

September 24th, 2009 Comments off

Dedicated server hosting and Colocation services are two very common terms referred by webmasters. Both these types of services are usually preferred by large organizations and enterprises to carry out their mission critical business.Both share similarity from an operations perspective.The only major difference in these two is that, Dedicated servers offered by web hosting  companies are owned by the host. Whereas, in Colocation services,the server hardware is owned by the company/organizations/enterprises who have their website/s and other data placed onto the servers.
Dedicated server hosting also referred as Dedicated Web Hosting, is one of the highly secure types of web hosting services.Usually, this type of services are used by large businesses,organizations and enterprises.Highest level of data security can be availed with this type of web hosting service.
A Dedicated server can further be distinguished based on two of the highly popular platforms hence the services Linux Dedicated Server Hosting and Windows Dedicated server hosting in the Web Hosting industry.

Host.co.in Dedicated Server

If you sign up for a Dedicated Server Hosting package,you are the sole owner of the server and the server is not shared by anyone.It is similar to owning the server. With this server hosting package you get root or admin access of the server,which enables them to use the server as per your requirements.Further,you have the option to choose between Managed Dedicated Server Hosting solutions and Unmanaged Dedicated Server hosting. A managed dedicated server means that the critical part of hardware maintenance, data back-up, security,uploading patches etc.is taken care by the hosting provider. Whereas with an Unmanaged web hosting solution, the hardware maintenance, back up and other server administration tasks need to be taken care by you.In this the host offers plain server connected to the redundant network, power etc.

Unmanaged server plans are cheaper than Managed Servers.If you are a Web master and experienced with Server management,you may opt. for Unmanaged services, but it is suggested to choose Managed Hosting services,with it you can utilize your time and resources for other business while the hosting provider takes care of the server administration part.

A dedicated server offers optimum security as compared to other hosting types.You can get optimum performance of your website with this type of web hosting solution.With a dedicated hosting solution, one has the complete freedom to modify the server settings of sever hardware Datacenter Operations components and operating system as per your business requirements. You can also ask for customization of the server hardware.Inadition to these benefits, a web hosting control panel alongwith the server can add to the ease of managing the web hosting accounts. With a dedicated server, one gets complete administrative access to the server, with which you can install, uninstall, modify, delete, upload, download data,softwares of your choice.

The other type of web hosting service offered by Hosts is the Colocation Web Hosting service.Colocation which is also referred as “Colo”, is a Web server hosting service. In this type of hosting solution, you can place your own server hardware in the data center of the Hosting provider.To avail this service,you are required to have your own server hardware and software licenses to place in the data center. In this type of service, the customer has the flexibility to manage, secure and take care of maintenance of their servers. The host offers space for servers, security, redundancy,network connectivity, bandwidth etc.for your servers. Colocation service is one of the most expensive type of web hosting service.People with good experience in server administration use such services. Also, the maintenance, upgrades of the server is taken care by the owner of the server (though some web hosting providers do offer managed collocation services as well).

There are few advantages as well as disadvantages to both these types of services. With a dedicated server hosting you get the complete access to the server except that you are not the owner of the hardware. Whereas, in Colocation Hosting, the hardware is owned by you, therefore you need to bear initial set-up cost. In addition to that there is an additional charge for housing the hardware in the datacenter of the web hosting provider.Server hardware is expensive,therefore the investment cost is high.

What are the Advantages of Hosting your Website with a Web Hosting Company other than Hosting it Yourself?

September 23rd, 2009 Comments off

Most of the users do have a feeling that why spend on hosting a website on the servers offered by Web Hosting service provider and instead opt. to host it yourself on a home computer.Actually,there are many benefits of choosing a Reliable web hosting company to host your website instead of hosting your own personal,business or ecommerce website. To name a few, technical support, data backups, Secure_Web_Hosting_Server flexibility to upgrade,website security,data security etc. are advantages of hosting a website on a Web server offered by a Web Hosting provider.
Technical support for your website is the key factor associated with Web Hosting. A Web Hosting company has well qualified dedicated network and server administrators that has expertise in handling server related issues and queries.Most of the reputed web hosting service providers offer 24×7 support,which is not possible if your website is hosted on your own at your home computer.
The Web servers offered by web hosting providers are connected to the Internet 24×7,which is  utmost important for your website to be accessible to visitors over the Internet.Whereas, it would not be possible for a home computer to be online 24×7.If due to some reason a self hosted website has some issue or there is an hardware failure,the website for sure would be inaccessible,resulting in loss of revenue and customer as well. Therefore,it is very important that your website is hosted on good quality,reliable servers offered by a Web Host.
When you choose a hosting company you can rely on technical support which is reliable and available 24 hours 365 days.Most of the reputed Web Hosting providers operate even on Social Holidays and weekends,hence you can ask for technical support even on those days.
In addition, the support staff of the host, include people with expertise in various niche, therefore you can be rest assured,no matter what problem you have regarding your website.You need not be stuck trying to figure out functionalities on your own.
When you choose a hosting company you can avail the benefits of backups.Depending on the host, you are not required to purchase a backup server nor will you have to worry about recovering files. If you don’t run your own backups and the files of your site are deleted then you may be looking at long periods of downtime while you rebuild your site from scratch. Whereas if your Personal_Computer website is hosted with a reliable web hosting server, you may restore the back up at anypoint of time and save the downtime.
Flexibility is one of the most useful advantage of hosting a web site with a hosting company. When you want to integrate new features or upgrade to a higher server,it can be done in few minutes from the time you raise the request.When you choose a web hosting provider,it is important that you make sure that they offer flexible upgrade options. Flexibility is very important but it is not offered by every provider. Most users face this issue when resources allocated by the host starts falling short and there is a need to upgrade to a higher and better server.So one must make sure that your short listed web hosting company offers flexibility in upgrading the package.
Security is the most important factor  when it comes to Website hosting.If you have a web site that involves online transactions,it is important that there are enough security measures taken inorder to safeguard yours as well as your customers banking details.A reputed web host offers servers that are applied with ample security measures and online attack protection systems.Inorder to further strengthen your website,you may ask the web hosting provider to provide an SSL certificate for your domain.

In addition to the above mentioned benefits, there are various types of Web Hosting services that are available to users such as Dedicated Server Hosting,Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting,Reseller Website Hosting and Shared Web Hosting.You can choose any out of these as per your website requirements.You may also contact the hosting provider to help you choose an appropriate package based on your requirements.
These benefits of hosting a website with a Web Hosting provider instead of hosting it on your own can help you get rid of some major drawbacks of hosting a website on your own.
Remember to check out that the web host offers Reliable hardware,24×7 technical support,back-up service and prompt response to your issues.