Friday, December 21, 2007

www.ashop.com.au : Domain Registration

Ashop Commerce is a leading provider of shopping cart software that also offer the domain registration service. Ashop Commerce gives the best freedom on choosing the domain name extensions from .com till .ru so the users will have such a lot of choice in creating the domain name. The best part is Ashop Commerce offers the discount price when we are buying more than 10 domain names.


Price: $ 14.83/ per year (not in the discount rate).
The most popular domain name extensions
(.com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us)
Live sale customer support
The direct phone call for all customers around the world
Domain name registration terms from 1-10 years
Easy-to-use control panel with DNS management

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Web Hosting ASP Server

ASP.NET 2.0 did develop the web applications much easier with such less code! ASP.NET is a set of technologies in the Microsoft .NET Framework for building Web applications and Web(XML). ASP.NET pages execute on the server side and generate markup such as HTML or XML that is sent to a browser. Besides, ASP.NET supports multiple .NET languages including built-in support for VB.NET, C#, and JScript.NET, since if we are working with ASP.NET we will choose which the language it is. Hence, the ASP web hosting that come with the 2.0 feature might be easier for the .net sites for all.

Some of the cheap and best asp net web hosting services are:

1. ASP.Net 2.0 hosting

2. ASP / ASP.Net 1.1 hosting

3. MS SQL Server support

4. Unlimited ODBC / DSN

5. Unlimited sub domains

6. Unlimited mail boxes

7. Flash MX, ado .net, xml, vb .net, c#

8. soap, wsdl, wap, wml, .net 2.0 hosting

So, those people who need the good web hosting ASP sever could consider on using the ASP.Net 2.0 hosting. The price is nice but the performance is still be at that good!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tutorial: Solution for changing the New Domain Name (modifying the .htaccess file)

Well this tutorial is on overcoming the problem when you do change your domain name to the new one. Refer to my last article. Let us, straight to the point. I consider in this case your old web site did have the .htaccess file in the web directory or the web host allows you to put the .htaccess file. There is one thing that should be considered; generally the web hosting that use the Apache server will have that facility.

Take this code for the example in the .htaccess.

When you do that actually you tell the server to ask the browser to load the new site when the visitors are in the old domain name. So, how about the searching engine? The searching engine also follow the link to index the new URL, and transfer the page rank of your old page to the new one.

But what if we don’t have the .htaccess file or the web host doesn’t allow doing so? Well, you could set up an automatically redirecting page by inserting the following META tag in the "head" section of your web page. Keep it all in one line in your page.



Well, I hope this tutorial will help you a lot out there!! Adios!!!

Switch to The New Domain Name Issue

Since, I did cover so much on the basic thing about web hosting, so I got no such idea on the basic topic that I should discuss about. Suddenly, I thought about an issue on changing the url. For an example a company of beer maker, the Bristol (www.the-bristol.com) wants to change the domain name to be (www.beer-bristol.com).

In this article I want to discuss on the pro and cons of changing the domain name. Well, I think I should point on the pro of changing the domain name first. In this case I do consider on this beer maker company. The most obvious pro on changing the domain name for them here is they are making their domain name (url) to be more SEO friendly by emphasizing the word of beer(make the beer as their keyword) in their domain name.

For the SEO friendly aspect that’s good but what will be happened to user that used to be accessed the web via www.the-bristol.com? They couldn’t reach the site by using the new domain name. That’s the most obvious cons of having the new domain name cuz for sure you’ll lose ton of your existing visitors.

Is it means I mustn’t change the domain name at all? Nah, it’s not like that. You have 2 solutions on that! The first one is making a page that could automatically forward to your new site (redirection page from the old domain name) and the second one is put a link in your old web site to let the users go to the new url.

But there is a problem on those both alternative ways. For the first solution, the problem that will be appeared is you might be lost the search engine listing. Generally (not all the searching engine did), the searching engines hate the redirection page. The old one will be deleted if they see the redirection page (when the spider returns to check your site).That’s mean you have to start the search engine listing from zero. Is that what you wish at?

The problem that been appeared for the second approach is when the visitors come to the old site, they just could see the new domain name asking you to go there. There is a possibility that the visitors feel that lazy to go to the new url. So, by using the second approach you still risk yourself to loose the visitors too on your new sites.

“Well, based on the discussion above, the new url just brings more harm to the new site”. That’s not true; you still could do something to overcome the problem! The best solution is by modifying your .htacess file. But I will not cover it here cuz it’s too long to be in this article and this might be made you bored to read the whole article. I’ll continue with it after this. Adios!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Part 2 : What should you when you change the web host?

This is the part 2 of the web hosting tutorial. I hope you guys out there enjoy the tutorial!

3. Update your DNS of the domain name

I do consider that you’ve been doing those 2 steps above. Hence, this is the time on working in the technical things. Since you are using the new web hosting so, you need to know on what is the DNS of the new web hosting. Copy the DNS number.

Login to your domain name account. Go to ‘manage your DNS’ part. Paste the new web DNS number in that section. Choose to save and you have to wait for some couple of hours before the DNS propagates (depend on the web hosting provider, some of them take 2 days long.


4. Add your domain name to the new web hosting.

Login to your helm or cpanel account. Choose on add on domain. If your DNS did propagates well, there is no problem in adding the domain name in the account. But, if it doesn’t an error message will be appeared on telling the DNS number is not match. That’s mean; you need to wait some other couple of hours.

5. Upload the files

If every thing is completely perfect, you could start to host your files to your new web hosting. Again, use the FTP software to make the uploading files. After you do this step, upload the database that you had save from the old server. Just use your .txt database file and it’s done!

Tutorial Part 1 : What should you when you change the web host?

mmm…for these few days, I’ve been thinking hardly on the topic or the web hosting tutorial that should I bring into this web hosting blog. After thinking in some while and being in some forum, reviewing their problems suddenly I got an idea. Thus, I’m going to come out with tutorial on the few actions that we should take if we are changing the new web hosting account. Remember, in this article I don’t mean we are changing our web site’s domain name. We only move to the new web hosting. It’s like we are moving to the new house. (I did explain on this in the last article)

  1. Copy all the files to your machine

Since you are moving the sites to the new web host, so the very first thing that you should do is copy all the files from the web hosting. What I mean is if you do have the web site or a system, copy all of them from the server. You could do that by using any FTP software. If you are kind of me (I save those files in my local machine all the time) so you could skip this stage.

2. Copy your database

This is one of the most crucial parts. You really need to copy the database in order to make sure when you are launching the web site in the new web hosting there are no such most update listing, info or the new members of the site been dropped since there is no such backup for the database.

Some of my friends ask me on how to copy the database from the server. They told me they hate to build up the database again. LOL!! It’s easy, if you are using the mySql just go to the list of the databse in your web server and choose which one of them. Then, you just dump the mySQL and save it as .txt. The size is extremely light but yet it’s really powerful though.

Since there are 5 steps to be included in the tutorial so I make a decision to split up the tutorial to be in part1 and part2. Hope you guys enjoy this article and may it could help you in your web hosting management. Have a nice day!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

What is The Meaning by Changing Your Web Hosting

Some of us might be in the first time of changing the new web hosting. We may change the web hosting plan or even change it to new web hosting provider. When We talk about changing the web hosting that's mean we are changing the web server only. Some of us may think "when we are changing the web hosting that's mean we are changing the url (http:// www.xx.com) too".

That's not true. Some of my friends simply confuse by this issue too. So, I wish to make the simplest example in order to make all of us understand clearly on changing the web hosting matter. As an example we live in the house with our friends : ellen, sally and sarah. Due to some reasons all of us are moving to the new house.

So, what could we figure it out is, the house is the web hosting. Thus, the new house is the new web hosting. The domain names are me, myself, ellen,sally and sarah. In this matter, all of us being together move in the new house. We are not changing our name, right?? Ha ha ha ha...that's the best example that I could think for the matter.

I hope this article do help a lot of people that wonder on what is all about on changing the web server. I'll come tomorrow with tips on changing the web server. Adios!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Virtual Private Server

When we are about to choose the web hosting service, usually we will see the list of the features and some many briefing there. Today I'll bring the topic for Virtual Private Server. The web hosting provider used to advertise "Get your virtual private server now!" and gave such bundle of advantages by using them.

Before you choose the service let me give you the brief on what the virtual private server is.

A virtual private server (VPS, is also known as Virtual Dedicated Server or VDS) is a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers that each has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted.

Well, so far we do know what the virtual private server is. But, what the exact advantage on us if we are using the VPS feature as our web hosting account?

Let us take a look on the usage of the VPS. The virtual private server bring the gap between the shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting service, giving the independence for the customer for their software terms but also give the less cost compare the physical private server.

The VPS is not about cutting the cost only to the customers but they give the customers have the superuser-level access to the operating system, and could install any software that could run within the OS. For the beginner, I think you should consider on this part since sometimes our internet connection gives some ban for the web hosting account. Thus, if we do have this feature we could install some software to pass by the ban.

I hope this article could help you a lot out there. Have a nice day!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Server Side Included (SSI)

Hi guys, today I bring a new topic on web hosting. I dedicate this article to all of you especially those who are the money makers. What do I mean is the those who work out for some advertising sponsor like adsense. Thus, I do recommend you on using the Server Side Included, SSI to make the auto insertion code. But, there is an issue on that. In order to use the SSI feature your web hosting must support the SSI.

So, how to make sure on it? Well, you could ask the support team of the web hosting. Nowadays, almost the web hosting company do support the feature but, if they don't this is the right time to change them to be the better one. It must be hard for you to insert the adsense code for every single page in your websites. Just imagine if you do have 1000 pages are you willing to insert 1000 time? Are you willing to do so?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tutorial : Choose the right folder in your web hosting

Few friends of fine did ask me, I did login to my web hosting but what I saw in the server was few folders. "I am so confused. Where should I put my web sites or system?" Those are the common questions that been asked from the newbie. First of all, find the language of your web site. As an example php, perl or .Net. In this case I consider your web hosting could host all these languages.

For the most common, there are some folders in the web hosting : www, cgi and etc. Well, if you want to host your .net and php choose the www folder and if you want to host the perl files, choose the cgi folder. I hope this this short tutorial will help all of the newbies out there.

Free Web Hosting for Perl / CGI (CGI-BIN) Access

As I mentioned in some few postings, there are some pro and cons by using the free web hosting. But if you are in some critical part of trying to host your web sites before buying your very own web server, you could try these few numbers of free web hosting provider.

But, in this post, I just emphasized on Perl web hosting. Some of my friends did ask me on it. I don't know why they simply faced some trouble to find the Perl web hosting provider. So, I did some study and found some useful list on it. So, here are the listings :

1. http://hostrea.info/
This free web host provides you with 300 MB of disk space, 8 GB of data bandwidth, the ability to host up to 5 domains, 5 subdomains, FTP access, 1 POP3 email account with SMTP, MySQL, PHP, Perl, etc.

2. http://www.100webspace.com/web_hosting/free_plan.html
This site provides you with 100 MB of data storage, 3 GB of data transfer, 3 POP3 email addresses, 3 email addresses, 1 MySQL database with 5 MB storage, CGI-BIN Perl, PHP, FrontPage extensions, web statistics, FTP access, etc. Note that you will not be able to send mail using your PHP or Perl scripts. Your files are limited to 500 KB in size.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tips To Handle Your Web Hosting

For the last 2 weeks, I did face a big major trouble for my sites. I can't login to my admin's page. As a webmaster it must be a dead sign for me! I can't update all my sites!! The clients kept calling me. A big gulp for my throat. What should I do then? What happened to my web hosting? I do believe some of us did face such problems. Don't be panic...I'll share my tips to handle your web hosting. :)

First of all, make a copy of your database and the web site's file from your server. Test it in your local machine. If you can't view the admin page, that's mean, you have to use your back and simply upload the new files and the new database.

In my case, I did the steps that I mentioned above but the result made me shocked! Nothing wrong with the database and the files. So what should I do? Well, remove the domain name from the web hosting. For the domain name, clear up all the DNS number (web hosting number).

Just let it be around 2/3 days. Then, re do all the steps for propagating for the web hosting and the domain name. By these steps I did manage my web hosting problem and I hope this tips will give you some ideas on dealing with them. :)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Unlimited Web Hosting Package

There are so many handsome offers on web hosting package. They claim with unlimited web hosting. For the newbie or any user that glance to the advertisement, it might be a golden box for our web hosting resource. But before you sign up you'd better examine all the details of any unlimited web hosting plan offers.

Some unlimited web hosting plan put the unlimited number of domains that you wish to operate to. The other plans might allow you to operate what we call unlimited for many people usage, 30 domain,perhaps.

You have to check what the unlimited is all about

Don't ever make the mistake of unlimited sub domain. Most of the web hosting package ofer the unlimited sub domain feature. So, don't be confused. These plans come with a very good deal offer and some of them just been bad. Some of them may offer an unlimited bandwidth but limit the number of add on domain to be one.

These kind of plans may save your money and you may get some profits by handling lot of domain names in one server.

The next issue is who will manage the hosting? Are the webmaster for all those web or your customers require themselves to be the webmaster?. If you are the only one webmaster, that's totally fine but if there are many webmasters, you'll find some problem in the security risk.

As a conclusion you must check out the unlimited plan offers in order to keep fit with your requirement, performance and of course you could save some money and gain the profits in the same time!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Web hosting storage : How Fast Your Site Is

When choosing the web hosting package, it's not all about the features themselves. But one of the factor is your web hosting storage. Why? Let say you want to fill one account with many web sites and domain names. The total of your server disk storage is 1G. But the total of your web sites size is 995Mb. So there is only 5MB left in your web hosting storage.

This kind of situation may effect on the capability on loading the pages. Besides, the are two other ways to increase the loading rate of your page. 1. Your bandwidth server 2. Learn how to ping them!

I give you a real simple example. Sometimes when we type www.yahoo.com, it loads rapidly but sometimes when we type www.xxx.com it loads for ages. For the users yahoo website is the best because yahoo could load very fastly. That's mean they don't waste their time for waiting the site load in perfect. If your web will load for ages there is a probability many users of web will run away.So How fast your site is.

Needless to say, speed is one the factors web users take into consideration when visiting a website. If they notice that a website's response is slow, they already deem the site to be unreliable and unworthy of their trust.

But, please don't let this happen to your website. Make sure that it has the ability to respond to users' requests very quickly because speed is now the measure of a website's success. So, how do you know if your website is fast enough to pass the standards of today's Internet speed demons?

What is Raw Access Logs?

There are many features in your web server. One of them is Raw acess logs. But what is raw access logs and what's the purpose for?Raw access logs is a file or a group of files that has all the details regarding the hits your website receives daily. Raw access logs report how many times your server have been accessed. It even shows the IP address, the browser type, and the platform used by the visitor, together with the date and exact time of his visit. To give you a clearer picture of what these logs are all about, below is a sample entry on a raw access logs file:

123.12.231.9 - - [28/Aug/2007:09:12:66 -0800] "GET /image.jpg HTTP/1.1" 200 1406 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1" "www.coolestwebsite.com"

If you're using cPanel web hosting, then you might have encountered the Raw Access Logs icon located at the main interface. By clicking this, you'll gain access to your Raw Access logs menu wherein a list of your managed domain or subdomains are shown. To view the raw access logs of any of your managed domain, just select one and download it. Open the log file using a text editor and begin studying its contents because doing so can benefit you in three (3) ways:

1. Spot Abusive Users

With a raw access logs file, you can detect if somebody is messing around with your files. If you spotted an abusive user, ban his IP address found on the raw access logs file, so he can no longer request files from your domain.

2. Clean Up Clutters

You can check which of your files is using up too much bandwidth from file requests using raw logs files. If this file is not serving a good purpose, then it's time to get rid of it to avoid consuming a large amount of bandwidth.

3. Get Ready for Some Changes

You see, raw access logs will help you determine if there's a need to buy additional space or a hosting account upgrade. Requests of important files may increase in numbers over time. And, the only way to cope with this is by applying changes, like getting yourself a new host or a higher hosting plan.



Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Dedicated server

Small websites are hosted on shared servers. A shared sever can contain hundreds of other websites. The entire website hosted on the shared server share an IP address with each other. Therefore dedicated server is best options for staring new large website.

Dedicated server can be used as Web server, Mail server, Database server or for your custom application which require huge server resources and bandwidth. Dedicated Servers are preferred for hosting large size web sites.

Hosting your website on dedicated server give you more flexibility on your hosting environment. If you run a high traffic website then dedicated server is the best option. Dedicated server lets you run your customized application with full priority and dedicated resources.

The server is dedicated to the customer and customer can host their all websites. Clients can host unlimited website on Dedicated Server. Website Company provides good customer service for Dedicated Server.



Web Hosting : Handling Your Host's Acquisition

Acquisitions are a natural part of the hosting game, and customers are one of the assets that most often become the subjects of those acquisitions. Although we don't often hear about the customer experience of transitioning from an acquired provider to a new service, there are issues that regularly occur in these situations, and the customer of a recently acquired host could benefit from looking for them.

Generally, some combination of the acquired host or the buyer will communicate the details of the transition to the customers, outlining the upcoming change. A failure to communicate the change at all would probably be the first sign of a rough transition to come. Some post a notice on their front Web page, others will release the news in the form of a press release, blog post, email or forum thread. Whatever the method, hosting providers seem to understand that their customers need to know what's going on, especially when there's a chance of downtime or other minor service issues. Though downtime can be problematic, scheduled downtime can, at least, be planned around, and your customers can be warned.


The problem most likely to cause upset during the transition is downtime. Although it's possible your service won't go down, if your hosting provider has properly prepared, sometimes you'll encounter an outage. In most cases these problems will be fixed quickly, and compensation issued. In rare cases, downtime and instability will plague the transition. It might not be a bad idea to do some research on a suitable backup host in case this sort of problem occurs.


Be prepared for the possibility that other issues could crop up with your new provider delivering a different style of customer service, glitches in email servers or lost emails, billing system problems, or in rare cases, information being lost during the migration process.


Overall, things go smoother if your hosting provider is open and communicative during the transition. It's likely that they'll try to fix your issues as quickly as possible as soon as they're done with the migration process. Not all Web hosts are that transparent, however, and if yours isn't, decide whether you want to wait for problems to occur, or take some precautions in advance.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Ecommerce Web Hosting

Hi, for this posting I want to discuss about the Ecommerce Web Hosting. In the hosting world there are tons of terms. Some of them are Ecommerce Hosting,Database Web Hosting, SSL certificates,Email Hosting Solution and many more. So what are they?? What is Ecommerce Web hosting?

But I don't want to bundle all issue in one package. In this posting I only talk about the Ecommerce Web Hosting. Actually the general function is to host a web or a system. There are no big differences from the others. But since we are talking about the Ecommerce, so the main purpose of having the Ecommerce web site or system is we want to allow those transaction via online. The transaction is absolutely the online payment that is made by the clients around the world.

So the main features in this ecommerce hosting are the product management since we want the Customizable, Automated Product Input & Management,Multiple Product Options,Live Stock Status and SmartMatch™ Technology,Real Time Inventory Management and many other functions in our site.

Besides, the hosting provider also provides customizable, administration and of course the feature of payment colletion va credit cards, pay pal, egold or even checks.

As a conclusion, in the non ecommerce web hosting we can't get all these features for the basic. That's mean we can't do the online money transaction without the features. So, that's it for now, cheers to all!

Web Hosting : Who.is lookup

Hi all, for this posting I want explain a bit on Who.is. I believe many of us did hear about Who.is. Sometimes they call it as Who.is look up. mm...wut the Who.is look up then? Wut's the purpose for? As we know there tons of web hosting in this whole wide world. But do we know who the owners are for some web hosting that we are looking for?

Sometimes it's really important for us to view the information for the owner of the web hosting. As an example a company claims that they are the USA web hosting company and do the business online for whole 16 years. So as smart user we can could check who they are by the who.is.

By using the who.is, we could know very well about the domain name registration, IP adress, the country where they register the domain, NIC handles and many more. So if they claim they are from USA but in the who.is we could see the IP is from Nigeria...so it's absolutely a big liar git!

this is an example of who.is. Go to http://www.who.is. You just fill any url that u wish to check out. Press the button and the information will lay down to you.

As a conclusion, the who.is function is very helpful for all of us on order to avoid such scam around. I hope this posting will help you guys a lot!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Reseller Web Hosting

Reseller Web Hosting

Reseller web hosting is someone who sells the web hosting package to the others. Let say the client will buy the web server from company A but the support system and the other tedious job will be handled by company B. Why? The truth is company A is not the real party who provides the web server. This company only helps the company B to sell their web server packages. So that's what we call as reseller web hosting.

So what do you think? I'm giving you a hint to those who love to make money online! It's sort of being a sub contractor but you could create your very own web hosting packages and prices that could gain such profits to your client! This Reseller Web Hosting package is such a great way for a small company to exceed their business features such as a web design or system developer company. That's mean they could offer the whole meal package for their clients. Web design or system with web hosting package with their own brand name.

I hope this short explanation helps you guys out there especially to the newbies in understanding what the reseller web hosting is.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Web Hosting Provider : How good they are?

Well, well, tons of the web hosting provider claim they are the best..they are the splendid, they are best hosting technology provider. With these kind of promotions we must be in such doubt in making the decision which one is the best!

Let me gives you some other tips in choosing them... 1st of all : list down all of needs and the issue that makes u confuse. In this stage I assume you to make a rough decision on the host provider. Go to email them or chat with them...Ask all your web hosting requirements and those issue that make you confuse.

This is the most critical part...check out yr email or their support ticket...are they giving you the precise answer for the issue? how long they take to give the feed back?

If you think they cover yr issue very well and give the support in such fast time...i think there won't be any trouble for that...

In my past experienced, I did face the trouble of a web hosting provider that did not know about add on domain!!! hahahaha..so u better be careful! Cheers

Create email in your cpanel or HELM

Hi all, today I want to talk about creating the email from your web server. In this case, I'm assumed all of us have a domain name and a web hosting. Many of the users today prefer to have our very own email with our name. This is an example scott@scottish.com. So how we are going to do it? What is the constraint? Can i put any name for @xx.com? Can I add some other name from my domain name?

I think that's the questions for the newbies. But, don't worry...I will cover those issues based on my knowledge and my experiences.

In order for you to create those mails, you must be in your web server. Check out for the emails feature. You could create the mail accounts from the email feature page. Normally, a web hosting account will offer such unlimited email accounts.

Now we are talking for the name of @xxx.com..I think of all us have our own desire name on it. But, although the web hosting package will say "UNLIMITED EMAIL ACCOUNT". That doesn't mean you can create any name, @xxx.com for it. The name must be based on your domain name.. As an example you have a domain name of www.snacks.com so the email will be yourname@snacks.com.

You couldn't create any name unless you have other domain name that match to your wish. E.g you want yourname@mybox.com.au Therefore you have to own a domain of www.mybox.com.au. I think my explanation is pretty clear and if u have any questions you may ask me. :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Domain names : How to choose?

In these days there are bundles of domain names that simply alive in the internet world. You can see various types of them. Some of them are very easy to be remembered and some of them are so hard! For the most easy like hotmail and yahoo, they must have the ten fold visitors. Why? Their domain names are so easy to spell and to remember.So make a good choice before you are making the domain registration!

Let me give you an example to make it more clear. I'm taking a simple example a company : dexterous technologies. They choose the dexteroustech.com. Wut a name! They tend to make the visitors in wrong spelling and it's hard to remember!

But, when we are talking on how easy the domain names to be remembered....don't make a nasty shot on choosing it. Since I'm telling you that the domain name must be easy, you just pick www.22.com for your jewelry web site. That's out of the mind and you will face a hard time with the searching engine (key word).

Let say you do have a company, a web site and wish to sell jewelries online. Your company is bestquality enterprise. So, instead of use the name bestquality.com,choose the www.best-jewelry.com. That's easy right? Your customer will remember you and in the same time your domain name will work well with the searching engines! So, do you get it? I think you are in the clear position about this issue and I hope it will help lot of people out there!

Free Web Server

There are tons of web hosting company claimed that they offer a free web server server service. The be fooled around by them. make a deep study on them. Check the features, the web space and the bandwidth. The most important part is to check whether they simply have the hidden cost or not. the hidden cost might be small or big. If the cost is small but the hosting features are nasty, that's pretty bad and for sure it's better for you to find the paying web hosting services.

The most horror part of all is when they actually hide the big cash hidden fees. It would be a horrible nightmare for you!

Since we call it as free web server, do the companies cover the 24/7 support for us? Check that!! If the technical service is bad your sites will be nothing and won't be alive!

As a conclusion, be careful on these free web server service. make a study on them! But not all free server companies give a bad service. Some of them do excellent! The most important part is you must make a deep study before choosing to use their services

website hosting without FTP

upload files without using FTP client
in uploading your files to web server you need a FTP client to do the job. Sometimes, we lost the FTP and feel that lazy to download the new one. Well, I have a solution for that!! :)


-U have yr own url :



so put ftp + url yr url in your browser :



this will require your username and password

you can see all the files in yr web server and if you want to upload your website just drag the files in the page.

**you can do anything on your files here, delete, copy and paste, drag files, create new

folders and etc


it's really easy right?? YOU DON'T HAVE TO DOWNLOAD ANY FTP CLIENT'S SOFTWARE!!! cheers!!!


my comment:

although this is the most easy ever but u need a high speed internet for making the files transaction sweet and smooth as ever. But if u have the slow internet just forget it cuz u need 100 cups of coffee for waiting the processes get over.

Video Tutorials on Hosting A Site (website hosting)

For the first time, I thought I want to give the step by step tutorial but I think again, it's much better if I use the video tutorial. At least you don't have to read the whole post..but just stay at the page and watch how the hosting processes all the way. I hope you enjoy with this video :) cheers!

Actually I did add some videos by default by the widget but I'm afraid if they just do the random video. I did view in the youtube and this is one of the best video tutorial on it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKV1HBxjxVI

What is FTP

Well, for many newbies they will use to hear about FTP. But it's a bit confused when some people ask "what is FTP?" and "what's the purpose for?" So FTP is File Transfer Protocol for the definition. Besides, FTP is a software that webmaster use to do website hosting or we call as host a site to the server.

mm...some people did ask me "how the FTP do the website hosting?' "how FTP helps web master to do the hosting?" In this case I like to use an analogy to make a better understanding on it. In the previous postings I did say the web server is a pencil box or pencil case.

So, right now on we can imagine our websites are the pencil,pen, rubber or even the sharpener. If we have those things for sure we will put them in the pencil case right? "So how to put them in the pencil box?" "We use our hand right?"

So, the same thing goes here. The FTP help us to put our websites in the web server. :)

FTP usage

Hi all, in the previous postings I gave you tons of explanations and briefings on web hosting. So today I think it's better for me to be straight to the point on how to host a web hosting or website hosting. Let say u did buy the web server and the domain names, so the big next thing is to host your web to be published in the internet.

Without hosting it, it's zero and useless for buying the web hosting, buying the domain name and do the domain name registration.

So in order for you to put your web sites in the web server, you need the FTP to do the website hosting. I know there are bundles of FTP software out there. So for the newbie it must be hard to do selection. From my very own experiences, the best FTP software is FileZilla FTP. It's really easy to use and the transfer time is much faster than the others. I'll stop now for this issue and I'll come with "what is FTP?", "Tutorial on using FTP" and "website hosting without FTP"

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Performance and Security : Linux Vs Windows

As I promised in the last article, Now I come with the issue on the performance between Linux and Windows web server. Actually lots of the experts and the newbie keep talking about the flaws between on them...Some of them did say the Windows works better cuz their machine works with windows. LOL!!! Some of them did say the hackers made a success riot in the Linux Web Hosting....

If u r a man minded on security...it's not about which package that you are using at. But, check out for the highly skill from the hosting provider...Are they skilled enough??? That's the most important part.

So, we are moving on the performance. Look, if you are using only PHP web site. In this case you are focusing in only one technology so u be better to use Linux web server... So, that's better cuz normally Linux will focus in one certain technology. But u must check it out whether your package did cover all technologies or emphasizing on one...

If u r working with some shared web server i.e u have the add on domain features...like u do have php, asp.net, vb.net web site n so on....so u must choose the package that cover all of them....So I think u do understand on that right? :)

If u do have some questions just leave them here n i'll give my best shot then...Adios!!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

What is Linux and Windows Web hosting?

For many newbie, they used to keep a question "what is Linux web hosting?" and "what's Windows web server?". When i was “that baby” I used to search about those 2 issues.. but the result went bad. it was because there were not so many articles that elaborated this issue precisely. The worst part was they just gave the answer based on their very point of view.

After a long searching, at last I got the answer! Well, I won't use the hard approach on the briefing. I know many of the readers are not the IT guys...so i 'll use the simple word ever!

Windows web server : It's developed and owned by Microsoft . (it's not free)
Linux web server : It's an open source and generally it's free

Since I did give such a short brief on those servers. So there is a question rise up. “Which kind of server that I should buy at?”

To answer this question I have some questions back. “What kind of technologies that you want to run at?” and “What the databases usage are?” Well, well….if you are intend to use Microsoft product such as ASP, FrontPage, the .NET environment, Windows Streaming Media, Access, MSSQL, or etc (Microsoft family), you need to use a Windows host, probably.

A question rise up again “Is that mean I can’t host my .Net web in the Linux Web server?”

Generally, these technologies are limited in Linux but if they do cover the Microsoft products they could be more expensive than the Windows.

Again “why?”. As I mention on the short briefing, the answer is Linux is open source and they didn’t develop the Microsoft. Hence, if they intend to add the Microsoft features, they must be need more budget to inject those things in the package (Linux Web Server).

I think I did explain this issue with the simplest word that it could be. Since I don’t want to bundle all issue in one article, I’ll separate it to be the smaller one. After this I’m going to cover on “the performance and the security between both of them” after this. Adios!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Contact Us

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Criteria on Buying the Web Hosting

well, when we are buying a new web hosting seems to be we are buying a new car for us. Since we want the best hosting service for us so there are some criteria that need to be considered at. for the first of all, list down your very own requirement. Do you need to host many websites in one server? (we call it as add on domain. I did explain in the previous posting!) What is the technology that you want to use at? ASP?, .Net? PHP? or coldfusion?

So check out the web hosting package. Are they covered your requirements? The second part : make a study on the web space and the bandwith. You must make sure how big your files are. Just like a simple example : The total of your files are 5G but the hosting plan just provides 3G for the web space. So you can't make it!

Check the bandwith : if you do have many websites in one sharing web hosting, make sure the bandwith is big enough. If you do have the small one, I suggest you to find the bigger one. It's very important if you do have the tons gold mine traffic or you do target on the large sum of new visitors to your sites.

Thirdly : Check the additional features that they have. It's like unlimited email account, site management features (i.e hotlink protection and IP deny manager), and pre installed scripts.

Fourthly : check their profile on how good they are in the hosting services area. It's very important to know their past background with their customers.Are they too slow on overcome the customers problem? Are they capable enough?

Fifthly : Make many comparison for the web hosting plan with many web hosting company. make sure your money is worth enough for your web hosting service.Well, be a smart user ! :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What Is Add on Domain?

Hi all, today I come back with the add on domain issue. many of the newbie did ask me about "am i must buy the new web server every time i want to host a new web?" and some of them said "is it possible for us to share it with many domains?"

well, well, the precise answer is you can add many domains in one server. For your info, this process we call as add on domain. I think right now on u r clear enough with this.

But, before that u mustn't cheer up in joy cuz u have to check out your server package. Do yr package cover the add on feature? How many numbers of the domain that could be covered?

So, if your package don't have the feature that's mean u can't any of them. If yr feature just cover 5 domains for maximum that's mean u can't more than 5 sites in once.

So, i think u r pretty clear with this thing right?? i'll come back with the other issue later. adios!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Can I used Linux web hosting in windows OS?

Well, we used to hear about windows and linux web hosting. Some friends of mine did ask me what's the differences between of them. Some of them said "since my machine works in windows so I should buy windows web server." Some of them said " I don't want Linux web server cuz it's fussy and i'm using windows OS"

mmm...that's absolutely wrong!!! the precise answer is you can use your linux web hosting in any OS that you use for your machine. It's okay if you use windows XP and operate your Cpanel there. Nothing wrong with it! It won't slow down your work, making some functions couldn't work properly and many other thing that across in your mind by using linux server in your windows machine.!!! No, nada!! It just goes smooth and sweet as well!! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What is domain name?

“what is domain name”? “I think domain name is bundle in web hosting” Those were the question and the comment from my friends when somebody did ask them on a domain name. Some of them simply couldn't make any differentiate between domain name and “web hosting”. So let me give you some explanation on it and give some short and simple analogy.

Domain name is the name of our web site as an example we have yahoo web page, it's
www.yahoo.com, so the domain name is yahoo.com

Another example we have hotmail web page, so the domain name is hotmail.com. You still don’t get it? Let say, we go to Kentucky Fried Chicken website via www.kfc.com. Thus the domain name is kfc.com

mmm..it's easy right to understand?? :) i'll come back with the other topic and review! adios!!!

My First Welcome

Hello to all, I’m the Lil’ Red Box. This is my first posting on this blog. Well, the main focus of this blog is I just want to write all about web hosting cuz I did face some hard experiences on understanding the web hosting when I was a junior programmer and junior webmaster.
It's really hard to understand some terms and how to deal with the package, database management and many more. Hence, I decided to up my new blog that just emphasize on one topic ----hosting. Well, I hope all of us could share the knowledge together and it will be benefited to all especially those newbie in web hosting. That's all for now and I'll come with the next post later.
Adios
-Lil' Red Box-

Monday, August 6, 2007

What Is Web Hosting?

“what is web hosting??Many of my friends said “umm..well web hosting is web hosting”!! What it's all about? and some of people just said "what the hell is that?" By these kind of questions I will give the definition with 2 terms : 1. with school books words 2.with some example to help u understand easier.

1. school books wording :
”Web hosting” is the space that you buy from the web hosting provider so you can publish/upload your website to that server for the whole world to see. That is web hosting in a nutshell.

You still don't get on what the web hosting is??? So let me give u some simple example on web hosting.

When you buy the school stuff e.g pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener n etc, u must have a pencil case to put all of them in one place together..... so, the same thing goes in this case

web hosting/web server = pencil case
websites or any files = the school stuff...

**web hosting is also called as web server. I think my explanation is clear enough for every body and I hope this posting will help lots of people out there. Cheers!!!