A Simple Guide to Web HostingWritten by Lester Boey
Personal Computers, Servers Or ISP?
You need a server to host your site so that it can be viewed over internet. This server can either be an Internet Service Provider or of your own. Most websites are hosted by an Internet Service Provider because they can provide powerful server hardware, high speed connections and reliable server support.
Most providers have very fast connections to Internet such as a full T3 fiber-optic (45 Megabytes per second) connections which is about 1000 high speed (56 Kilobytes per second) modems combined.
For those who are looking to set up their own servers and host their own websites, a personal computer is often not powerful enough to do job. As name suggests, a personal computer can hardly handle multiple visitors to your website- servers are needed to handle these visitors simultaneously.
Don't Get Fooled by the Web Hosting Wolves in Sheep's Clothing!Written by Kai Virihaur
Are you looking for web hosting? If you want to set up a personal website, or a modest commercial one, you are probably in market for an inexpensive shared hosting plan. Those entry-level plans may cost $5-10 per month, and often boast very generous features for that modest prize. However, strong competition often causes companies to oversell, and then have difficulties living up to their promises. And how do you go about telling good ones from bad?
Maybe you go to one of many web hosting review sites. Those places may offer extensive listings of various web hosting companies and their features; which is certainly helpful. But be aware of fact that these review sites are out there to make money by referring new customers to hosting companies! Therefore, they tend to praise those companies that pay them best.
I used to be naive about these things, trusting review sites. That was until I began some serious research on subject myself. Were they really so good, those much-praised web hosting companies? Soon, I was able to uncover large amounts of customer testimonials that told a different story.