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How to Select a Webhost that Fits Your Needs
Web Hosting Guides
Friday, 05 March 2010 14:33

webhost-serversWhether you're considering starting a website or you have one and want to possibly move it, this article can help you decide what the best webhost means to you.

To begin, every website is hosted on only 3 platforms: Unix, Windows NT, Macintosh.

Very few sites are hosted on a MAC server, so the majority of webhosts use Unix or NT. For these reasons we will focus on only those 2 platforms.

Unix and NT both offer various options and have different abilities. Your choice of which platform to use depends on what applications you want your site to run and the amount of control you want to have over your site.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 11:51
 
The Basic Features of a Hosting Plan
Web Hosting Guides
Sunday, 07 March 2010 05:24

serverDisk Space

All hosting accounts offer a certain amount of disk space that you can use to store all your files. Exactly what is, and isn't counted towards your disk space usage will vary from host to host; so make sure you check exactly what files you will need to allow for when deciding how much disk quota you will need.

It would be a good idea to have some sort of estimates on what you need for various tasks. How much space will you need for storing your email, web files, databases and log files? By breaking down your usage like this it will be much easier to work out how much space you should go for (once you know exactly what files are counted towards your disk quota).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 11:50
 
Uptime Explained
Web Hosting Guides
Sunday, 07 March 2010 07:07

downtimeUptime - for some people it’s the most important factor to consider when choosing hosting, but how much faith can you really put into these guarantees? What does uptime actually mean? Is it really worth paying attention to the figures that hosting companies give you?

Failure *is* An Option

 “100% uptime” does not exist. I’ll say it again, “100% uptime” does not exist. Offering “100% uptime” is like offering a “100% life” guarantee - it doesn’t make sense.

Nothing lasts forever, and in the world of technology, we as consumers are probably doubly more aware of that fact. Things can and will just stop working for no reason at all, and web hosting is no exception. Every web host on the planet will, at at least one point in their lifespan, experience some form of downtime. When you’re dealing with hardware it’s an inevitability. Hardware aside, there are numerous factors (some even beyond the hosts control) that can occur, making websites unavailable.

To promote and offer the concept of “100% uptime” is very misleading and essentially false advertising. What we need to look at here is basically the small print.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 11:47
 
What is Overselling
Web Hosting Guides
Sunday, 07 March 2010 07:37

oversellOverselling is essentially the act of selling more than you are able or capable of providing to the end user, simply because a web host knows that they won't use it. It plays on the mindset that most clients want as much as possible for as little as possible, despite never using it. It's a bit like buying a high performance sports car and using it for domestic purposes. You're sold on the image that you have all this power, but you can never use it. Attempt to use it and you'll either get into a nasty accident and crash (like a server), or you'll have your license taken away (be suspended for "excessive resource usage on a shared host").

To really understand what overselling is, how it works, and why it's a problem, we need to look at the hard facts and mathematics.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 April 2010 14:39
 
Same web host company but different name
Web Host Analysis
Monday, 08 February 2010 13:21

jigsaw350_4a0b9f78b0ac4The danger of web hosting is that we are always deceived by lots of web hosts to believe that they are different. The truth is some web hosts are actually from the same company, but operates under a different domain or entity. This includes large web hosts who bought over small web hosts.

This investigation may not show that web host companies operate under different names is bad, and that they may not be the same management too (which likely being bought over). Chances are if you have trouble with any of them, you should stay away from its affiliates.

Here in our first research in Web Host Analysis, we are listing down which web hosts are actually under the same roof.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:37
 
WARNING: Your account is TOO LARGE (Over 50,000 Inodes) for cPanel backups.
cPanel
Sunday, 19 April 2009 09:02

Problem

When you do a Cpanel Site Backup, you received this message below, and your site is not backed up.

[ ! ] *************************************************************** [ ! ]
[ ! ] WARNING: Your account is TOO LARGE (Over 50,000 Inodes) for cPanel backups.  Please contact support. [ ! ]
[ ! ] *************************************************************** [ ! ]

block_curr     2231572
block_soft      1023998976
block_hard      1023998976
block_timelimit 0
inode_curr      132827
inode_soft      0
inode_hard      0
inode_timelimit 0
--------------------------------------------------------
As a rule of thumb: one inode = one file. So if you have 20,000 inodes, means you have 20,000 folders/files in your web hosting account.

The above error message appears what you have more than 50,000 inodes, that means more than 50,000 files limit in your web hosting account.

Solution

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:38
 
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