Help Me Choose: Linux vs. Windows Web Hosting

Written by Paras Shah

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One ofrepparttar 146793 biggest misconceptions is that you have to selectrepparttar 146794 same operating system for your hosting account that you use on your own computer. That is simply not true. This means you can select Linux for your hosting account if you currently use Windows 95, 98, NT/200, or XP on your own computer. We suggest that everyone who chooses a shared hosting plan, host their Web site on Linux if they are not utilizing ASP, Cold Fusion, or MSSQL 2000.

There are soo many Web Hosting providers out there in market, but I would like to recommend few of them: VIP PowerNet Web Hosting (, The Hosting Guide ( They are reliable and affordable web hosting providers.

I hope this article might help you chooserepparttar 146795 right hosting provider for your web site.

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How to Start Your Own Hosting Services

Written by Matt Colyer

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You'll need to keep your servers up to date withrepparttar latest security patches. You'll need a good firewall,repparttar 146195 firewall is first defense you have and may be your best. It's essential to monitorrepparttar 146196 servers allrepparttar 146197 time for any errors, hackers or virus, one slip-up can cause all your servers to be hacked into and then all your customers will be leaving.

To getrepparttar 146198 highest possible server uptime you'll need multiple Internet connections. Depending onrepparttar 146199 area which you reside in, it may be hard to find a Internet connection provider. You will need a fixed IP address, that won't change after each use. Some providers won't offer this, so make sure you check before you choose.

How much are you going to charge for your web hosting services? Ifrepparttar 146200 price is to high people will leave, but ifrepparttar 146201 price is to low people may think your servers are overcrowd with another web sites and that you offer terrible services. What plans will you offer? Shared, reseller or dedicated hosting or maybe all of them.

When you really think about it, it's a lot harder then it seems onrepparttar 146202 surface. Your best choose may be to go with a reseller hosting plan, this will at least give you taste of what you need to do and help build a customer database.

Matt Colyer began as a SEO Specialist in 1997. He founded Superior Webmaster in 2004 as a source of articles and tutorials for Web site owners looking to improve their Web site.

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