5 good reasons why you may need to change your web host now, before it is too late

Written by Staff, Web-Host-Search

There is a very high possibility that changing your web host now could actually save you a lot of grief inrepparttar near future. Inrepparttar 134334 past people have hardly paid attention to their web hosts and have thus been ignorant torepparttar 134335 fact that this is a choice that makes a huge impact on performance and ultimatelyrepparttar 134336 success of any online venture.

1)Security at your web host matters The security settings of your web host matter. They actually matter a lot. So much so thatrepparttar 134337 security of your site from hacks and allrepparttar 134338 other increasing online dangers depends on it. An intensive review of your web host may lead you to look at a few other web hosts and their infrastructure withrepparttar 134339 intention of moving your hosting elsewhere.

2)Ddos attacks on another site in your hosts network will affect you The danger of Ddos attacks is onrepparttar 134340 rise. Ddos or Distributed Denial-of-service attacks have been targeted at various well known sites inrepparttar 134341 past costing losses.

These arerepparttar 134342 attacks where massive false online traffic is generated towards your site, thus crippling it. The attack is executed when thousands of compromised zombie hosts are directed against a target. These zombie hosts are unwittingly recruited fromrepparttar 134343 millions of unprotected computers online and are quickly build up waiting forrepparttar 134344 command to launch a Ddos attack. The symptoms are that a site receives impossibly high false traffic that literally shuts it down.

The protection from this menace does not come cheap. The most recent Cisco Ddos protection appliance costs about $200,000. What this means is that many web hosts will not have this protection. And what makes it worse is thatrepparttar 134345 attack does not need to be targeted against you for you to be affected. An attack on any single site a particular hosts' network will affect everybody.

Changing to a New Host? No More Worries!

Written by Priyanka Agarwal

John's online business is expanding. His customers are increasing day by day. However, he feels very frustrated atrepparttar moment as he finds his website is 'down' about every 4th day. Whenever he calls uprepparttar 134333 support team of his web host, he getsrepparttar 134334 same old answer that his problem will be rectified soon. Ifrepparttar 134335 problems do persist it will surely hamper his business. He has been with his present hosting provider forrepparttar 134336 last year but now he feels he has to find a new web host as soon as possible because his present hosting package is also not able to meet up with his growing demands. This is not a one-off occurrence that has happened only to John, it happens with many people like him. Changingrepparttar 134337 web host might become a cumbersome task if John and other people like him don't knowrepparttar 134338 correct procedure of doing it. So, let's have a look atrepparttar 134339 following easy and simple steps:

First of all, it's very important to have a backup of your website and everything related to it, like databases, scripts etc. It will be very helpful in case there is data loss because of any unforseen reason. Save at least 2 copies of everything and store them separately, so that you can work with one andrepparttar 134340 other one will function as a backup. You can take backup in various ways. One is by using software programs like a FTP program (e.g. Smart FTP http://www.smartftp.com/) for downloading data. Now,repparttar 134341 time is to look for a new web host that meets all your requirements and provides better technical services than your previous host. Since you have already been throughrepparttar 134342 search procedure it won't take you much time to come across a reliable hosting company.

Once you have taken a new web-hosting plan and you are ready to upload your web pages, databases etc., check that you have received an IP number, FTP or FrontPage login, and password from your new hosting company. Now, upload all your files torepparttar 134343 new server; you are just repeatingrepparttar 134344 same procedure that you've done inrepparttar 134345 past when you uploaded your files forrepparttar 134346 very first time.

Only a few more steps more and you will be completely done. Before transferring your DNS servers over from your previous host to your new one, debug and testrepparttar 134347 new site from an individual IP number. Check that allrepparttar 134348 web pages exist,repparttar 134349 links point torepparttar 134350 right pages and that all your scripts are running. One important point which people always forget is their domain name expiration date. If you plan to move nearrepparttar 134351 expiration date, it could cause you lots of problems. To be onrepparttar 134352 safe side, make sure that you have at least 3-4 weeks in hand beforerepparttar 134353 domain name expires, or just renew it for another year.

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