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.