Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce

Written by David Leonhardt

Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce By David Leonhardt

Inrepparttar real world, businesses come in every size, from self-employed entrepreneurs like me to mega malls like Wal-Mart.

Onrepparttar 134372 Internet, companies come in every size, too, from a stand-alone ebook sales page with webmaster and owner all in one, to 300 pound gorilla like Amazon, with over a million pages requiringrepparttar 134373 entire population of a small country to serve as webmaster.

If your site is a single page, it is its own network. But if your site is any bigger, and you have plans to grow, it is a network or is fast becoming one. You need network monitoring.

Most ecommerce webmasters are at least somewhat familiar with website monitoring. Many use a website monitoring service or software to keep track of "uptime" and "downtime".

At your local shopping mall, serious business requires more than just knowing whenrepparttar 134374 front doors are open and when they are closed. Serious ecommerce needs to know more than just whenrepparttar 134375 site is accessible. That is what network monitoring is all about.

Chances are, your e-business owns one ofrepparttar 134376 following, or uses one ofrepparttar 134377 following remotely:

DNS servers: These are used to translate your site name, like, torepparttar 134378 numbers called "IP addresses" that computers understand. If DNS servers are not working properly, end-users will not be able to find your site and will get an error. Usually only an external or remote monitoring service will detect such a problem.

An FTP server: File Transfer Protocol servers are used to help you exchange files with remote users. If you use FTP, a monitoring service can make sure it is always up and running.

POP3 and SMTP servers: These are used for exchanging emails. If you are using email, chances are you are using SMTP and POP3. If your SMTP server is down, everyone who sends you email will receive an error, stating that your mail server is down and cannot accept incoming email. To say thatrepparttar 134379 impression this leaves your customers is bad would be an understatement. If your POP3 server is down, you will be unable to retrieve email from your mailbox. Once again, only external monitoring will prevent such a problem.

Six Main Things To Consider when buying a reseller hosting package

Written by Abdillahi Abdillahi

Six Main Things To Consider when buying a reseller hosting package

Are you ready to start your own web hosting company? The best way to start your own web hosting company is to get a reseller hosting package from a hosting company and start your web hosting company instantly without buying or installing any softwares.But When buying a reseller hosting package, there are many things to consider . So today this article listsrepparttar six main things you should consider before buying any reseller package .

1: Control Panel and WHW(Web Host Manager)

This one is ranked number one I guess. Make sure you get a control panel , Cpanel isrepparttar 134371 best and widely used control panel for any reseller and non reseller accounts.WHM(Web Host Manger) lets you easily manage your customers and hosting business.It lets you set up , delete , monitor web hosting accounts.

I heard that some companies which offer reseller hosting packages set up accounts for you . You shouldn't go with such companies because You want to manage your customers and Your customers want their own control panel where they can manage their sites.

So you need to make sure that you get Control Panel and WHM withrepparttar 134372 reseller package you get .Also any account you create should get its own control panel without paying any extra $$$.

2: Private Name Servers and Dedicated IP address.

These two are very important if you want to keep people from knowingrepparttar 134373 original hosting company.If you don't have a private name server then you will be usingrepparttar 134374 original hosting company's name servers ,e.g. and ns2.hostingcompany.You don't want people to make a who is search and find out about thatrepparttar 134375 original hosting company . In order to hiderepparttar 134376 original hosting company you must be able to make your own private name servers. Most ofrepparttar 134377 times companies that offer reseller packages give you that but sometimes you need to ask them before making any payment .

Why do you need a dedicated IP address for your site andrepparttar 134378 sites you are going to host? Well here isrepparttar 134379 answer . When you get a reseller hosting package , you don't get a dedicated IP address instead you will have to userepparttar 134380 shared IP address whichrepparttar 134381 company is using .Even though you can hide them with your private name servers but it will be easy to find them ifrepparttar 134382 IP is resolved.There are many tools out there that can be used to find out such things, so wouldn't it be better if you were using an IP address that your site andrepparttar 134383 sites you host will be using instead ofrepparttar 134384 one whichrepparttar 134385 company and millions of their shared hosting customers are using? I'm sure it would be.But getting a dedicated IP address can cost you like $2-$5 per month and as you can see it worths .After all you don't want potential clients to gorepparttar 134386 the original company so make sure you get those two ready for your new hosting company .

3: Quality Customer Support

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