Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce

Written by David Leonhardt

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Firewalls: Many businesses use firewalls to protect their internal network from un-authorized traffic, such as spyware, viruses and sabotage by competitors. Furthermore, a firewall is your first line of defense. If your firewall goes down, your whole network may actually become inaccessible from outside. In other words, if you host your own web site and mail servers, those will become inaccessible torepparttar outside world if your firewall goes down. Once again, remote network monitoring is required to detect that a problem exists and quickly get it repaired.

Internet connections: Users come to your network from multiple backbones, depending onrepparttar 134372 company they use to connect torepparttar 134373 Internet and their location. It is important to ensure that your connection performs well for each user. A remote monitoring service can ping your networks from multiple locations aroundrepparttar 134374 world, thus testing most major routes to your web server or network. Before hiring a network monitoring service, check to see that they have both your customer geography andrepparttar 134375 Internet backbone layout covered.

Very few websites of any size and functionality are anything less than a complete network, and many networks rely on servers in different parts ofrepparttar 134376 world.

A good network monitoring service can ensure, as a base, that all servers are properly functioning, that data can be sent to and received from each server, and that each function sharingrepparttar 134377 server responds as required. An advanced network monitoring service can even remotely monitorrepparttar 134378 temperature of your servers.

What you need to monitor depends on how extensive your network is. A network monitoring expert can help you determine what needs monitoring. If you ownrepparttar 134379 servers, or are remotely hosted on dedicated servers, you most likely need everything monitored. If your site is hosted on shared servers, you might need fewer functions monitored.

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Six Main Things To Consider when buying a reseller hosting package

Written by Abdillahi Abdillahi

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Well here comes another important one . Once you start a web hosting company , it can be very stressful. Clients keep opening tickets . So for that reason and many other reasons you will need efficient and friendly support fromrepparttar company which you are buyingrepparttar 134371 reseller hosting package from .They must be there for you 24/7 to assist you with any questions you may have.

And make sure they don't charge you any $$ for offering support to your customers because Some companies do charge extra $$ for offering great 24/7 support for your customers .

4: Branding

They should allow Cpanel and WHW branding. What is this?Well let me try to explain it. Cpanel and WHWM branding is customising them with your own graphics usingrepparttar 134372 branding function in WHM(Web Host Manager). The reason of why this should be considered before buying any reseller hosting package from any hosting company is that you might need to use your own graphics for your cpanel andrepparttar 134373 cpanel of your accounts so for that reason and many other reasons it is better to make sure whether or not they allow Cpanel and WHW branding.

5: Established Data Center

Well most ofrepparttar 134374 time web hosting companies have well established data center . But still you should check and read their network and data center information, e.g where it is located , security facilities they use, and any other thing that is needed to know aboutrepparttar 134375 data center .After all you don't want to host your site andrepparttar 134376 sites of your customers on a server which is inrepparttar 134377 living room of someone :)

6: Acceptable Use Policy(AUP) and Terms of Service (TOS)

This one is also important.You must readrepparttar 134378 AUP and TOS ofrepparttar 134379 company and see if they mention anything about resellers.Sometimes companies providing reseller packages will make you use their AUP and TOS , which means your site and allrepparttar 134380 other sites that you are going to host will accept that policy. So if you want to set up your own AUP and TOS then being with a company that doesn't allow such thing will be a big problem .

There are many reasons which you should consider this , lets supposerepparttar 134381 company which you are going to getrepparttar 134382 reseller package doesn't allow adult hosting onrepparttar 134383 server but you want to host adult sites ,anysite, for just building a great client base so as you can see that policy of not allowing any adult material onrepparttar 134384 server will lose you many clients and also will make you look for another company.

I think that is one enough reason to read and triple readrepparttar 134385 policies of any hosting company that you want to get a reseller hosting package from .


There you go , These arerepparttar 134386 six main things you should consider before buying any reseller hosting package . Now that you know these main things then you should start searching forrepparttar 134387 best hosting comapany that will meet your needs and your client's needs.

About the Author: Abdillahi Abdillahi is a web designer, founder and president of , a company providing affordable web hosting and web design solutions to small to medium sized businesses and individuals. For more information , please visit

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