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Frequently asked Questions
Web hosting is the activity or business of providing storage space and access for websites.
Domain name is the part of a network address that identifies it as belonging to a particular domain.
Creating a website can be done in many ways. Many web hosting providers provide website building tools and software. This is the easiest method of building a website. Alternatively, you can use programs such as FrontPage and Macromedia Dreamweaver to create your website. It all depends on your comfort level.
You can also learn HTML or Flash, or you can hire us to build your website for you.
The cloud is a wildly inaccurate metaphor, a marketing buzzword, and a legitimate approach to web hosting. Web infrastructure providers have access to vast amounts of computing power — nearly countless stacks of server hardware and storage, connected together to form amorphous computer networks that can act as a giant supercomputers, and which can be then partitioned off into virtual computers of highly variable size and configuration.
This is "the cloud." It's a wildly inaccurate metaphor because there is nothing cloudy about it. It isn't a weightless mist of computer ability — it is stacks and stacks of very real computers, in gigantic air-conditioned rooms, connected together with copper cables and fiberoptics. The cloud is also a marketing buzzword. Web hosting companies like to use it to cover over the fact that they are just renting their computing power from another provider — often from one you could rent from yourself for less money. Software companies sell software as a service subscriptions on top of "cloud based" infrastructure because it's cheaper for them, but they market this fact as if it seriously makes a difference to you, the end user. All that being said, cloud computing is a completely legitimate approach to web site and web application hosting.
If you are building a new web application, or a for profit web site, and you need it to be able to scale up to handle large amounts of traffic, the most economical solution is probably to use cloud hosting. Because your site or app is being host on a virtual machine, running on top of a variable pool of computing power, cloud hosting makes it easier to increase or decrease the amount of available power as needed. This can keep your site running no matter what kind of traffic you experience, and can help keep your expenses down by allowing you to only pay for what you use, and only use what you actually need.
  • Use mature, Open Source software
  • Install an SSL security certificate
  • Force HTTPS for all connections (this requires a security certificate)
  • Use trusted payment processors
  • Follow all of the security precautions listed above.
That depends on your own needs and preferences. We recommend that you do not get hosting unless it has 24/7 phone support. 99% of the time, nothing goes wrong. But when something does go wrong, it will always be at the most inconvenient time. It is best to have phone support which is available to you anytime.
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