Don't Get Fooled by the Web Hosting Wolves in Sheep's Clothing!

Written by Kai Virihaur

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It became clear that several very large and well-known web hosting companies had surprising amounts of negative customer ratings against them. There were many angry customers that related stories about incompetent or non-existent customer support, billing disputes whererepparttar company kept charging ex-customers after they had cancelled their accounts; and more.
One may say that any company with many customers is likely to have a few that are hard to please. But in these cases, there were scores of reviews, andrepparttar 134361 majority was negative! Since certain hosting companies are known to prosecute those who have criticized them in public, I will not mention any names here.
In conclusion: I advice anyone looking for a reliable and honest web hosting provider to be very careful and not put too much trust inrepparttar 134362 web hosting ratings commonly found at hosting review sites and similar places. Also be aware thatrepparttar 134363 customer feedback published byrepparttar 134364 web hosts themselves on their sites is of course filtered - and may even be faked.

I am a researcher, an artist, and a web developer. On my website,, I have gathered some information on the good type of web hosts - the kind that has a majority of happy and satisfied customers. I hope this may be of some help to people looking for good web hosting.

Elements of Web Hosting

Written by Daniel Punch

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HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language. This is (usually) what you'll be using to make your website, whether directly or indirectly. Don't be scared byrepparttar name,repparttar 134360 'language' is very easy to learn.

FTP: File Transfer Protocol. This is a method for sending pages and files from your home PC to a server. It is quite simple to use and your host will provide login information if this isrepparttar 134361 method that they use for file access. Typing "FTP://" into My Computer on a windows box allows you to use FTP as if your server were a regular windows folder.

POP3: This is a common email 'post box' system. It is use to store emails for retrieval.

SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. A common protocol used to send emails.

The beginner will not really need to know too much aboutrepparttar 134362 above two email technologies. If they're listed, good. It means you have email accounts with your website (i.e.repparttar 134363 email will reach you, somehow)

There are many 'languages' used to enhance websites, such as Java, Perl, ASP, .NET, PHP, etc. If you're just starting out you should try to learn simple HTML first before you worry too much about these more advanced languages. In general they're not too difficult to learn, but you'll want a solid grounding before you tackle them.

The Internet is a wonderful source of knowledge, so whenever you want information just fire up your favourite search engine and type in your problem. The Internet is full of sites aboutrepparttar 134364 Internet, sorepparttar 134365 information you want shouldn't be too hard to find.

Building professional websites takes a lot of time and skill, so many companies hire people to do it for them. If this isrepparttar 134366 situation that you're in, talk torepparttar 134367 designer you're hiring about hosting, as they may have struck a deal with a webhost to provide clients with cheaper hosting packages. Also,repparttar 134368 professional designer will know what features you're going to need in a hosting plan.

The world of web hosting is not as complicated as people would like to make out. Just make sure you do a little bit of research before diving in and you'll be less likely to get burned by a shifty 'here today, gone tomorrow' company. Check outrepparttar 134369 host's rankings on a few Web Hosting Directories, do a search for reviews ofrepparttar 134370 company, contactrepparttar 134371 support staff before signing up and enjoyrepparttar 134372 world opened by having your own online presence.

Daniel Punch M6.Net Daniel Punch is an Internet Promoter helping to unravel some of the technobabble that obscures the world of web hosting.

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