Web Hosting

Cher’s Web Hosting Starter Guide

Web hosting is the service that provides Internet users with a system to store information, images, video, or any content accessible via the web. A somewhat good analogy for that is “lodging, hotel accommodations or rooms” where one occupies a certain size of space. In the case of web hosting, it refers to the space taken by a web page, website, system, email or any files files etc.

The companies that provide space on a server to its clients are often referred to as web hosts. They don’t take part in developing. Unlike Wordpress Developer London, they just provide the infrastructure.

Web hosting although not necessarily a service, has become a lucrative business for Internet companies around the world. It can be defined as “a place for your website or emails,” though this definition simplifies a bit. In reality web hosting is actually space on the Internet for virtually any type of information, whether files, systems, emails , videos etc. A good example can be found here or just use Google.

More to come!

Cyber Monday Hosting 2016

Hey, I just wanted to make a super quick post about the coming Black Friday / Cyber Monday insanity. Technology companies are running major promotions the entire year. You don’t want to miss out.Black Friday Special

Black Friday Hosting Offers are awesome in many ways. This is the time to buy website hosting or domain names. Although tt’s great that you can buy cheap hosting when Cyber Monday hits, but you should also be careful what you go for. Here is a list of what to pay attention to.

PHP Scenarios

PHP is a powerful tool for webmasters allows them to create Web-tools for everyday tasks, such as management of related sites, mailing lists, SEO and much more. Scenarios, or is in the wrong technology scenario is used to spread the use of resources scripts on multiple servers.

It’s Powerful

Terminology should not be confused with XSS, security vulnerability, which in Web applications, where hackers can add malicious scripts on the web site. The idea of providing webmasters the ability to run scenarios is powerful and a lot of resources are not banned from the web hosting provider.

But It Can Have It’s Limits

While most web hosts that offer cyber monday deals will only allow a maximum script execution time of 30 seconds, the default php.ini file, scripts can be expanded using the maximum runtime (set_time_limit ()), and is set to another value.

As an example, the maximum execution time can be changed to 10 seconds each time the cycle ends. If the cycle is repeated, the script will always work. This is something that you can get your hosting account is prohibited, since virtually all web hosting companies claim that the excessive use of server resources, a violation of their conditions.

Keeping Resource Usage Low

Depending on the complexity of the script to run on any PHP or ASP, the use of server resources can be very high. To minimize the use and try to avoid detection station in the network, developers can integrate the amount of sleep (x) reporting (where x is the number of seconds) to write easier to walk on the server.

The problem is that while this solution works most of the time, it’s really not practical for business-critical applications, because these statements add to the dream that leads to a lot of wasted time.

Of course, the final decision to set up your own server specifically for running your own scripts without limitations of the web sites. This is not an option for the server webmaster outsiders who do not have time to learn how to configure and manage their own server.

So the next option is to spread the consumption of resources your script uses multiple servers from different vendors. Most of the existing teachers on the Internet may have more than one site, so this is a practical option, much easier to create your own server at home.

This is particularly easy to implement, if the developer made a PHP script object-oriented, not procedural, but either will work well on multiple servers to get the job done. For example, if we have a script that checks for more links partners links to our site 2 or 3 servers can be home to a script that is used only to verify the interaction and MySQL for data processing and management of URL-link partner, and the other server can be add another script that automatically sends a message to remind partners to install or configure to communicate with us.

Meet Curl

One of the main functions of its use for this type of Cross Site Scripting is Curl. Curl is a library of functions that can be used to create these links between the scenarios on different servers. “Master” script can construct a problem that needs to be done, and published in the “slave” scripts on other servers.

These scenarios are a slave, after the completed results back to the main stage. The results are often contained in a variable as “$ MyVar”. Curl was designed for effective communication and powerful in the URL. Most web servers support Curl, as part of modern production PHP.

If you are a web hosting provider does not allow cURL, then cross site scripting will not work. So pay attention while you are browsing the deals.

Three Types of Web Sites

An individual web site (or a section of a large site) can have only one primary purpose and remain effective. The primary purpose of all web sites can be:

  1. Alternative Distribution,
  2. Build Traffic or
  3. Build Product Demand.

Alternative Distribution

An alternative distribution site is distributing information (e.g., catalogs, product information, manifestos) through an alternate channel. The most common alternative distribution sites are online stores. This category can also include sites that distribute information or services to members or subscribers online. One of the more interesting experiments in this type of site has been Stephan King’s online distribution (i.e., publication) of his serialized novel.

Alternative distribution sites often require more development of the backend programs, particularly security, and in user interface design. This is where the bulk of the time and money are spent. The success of an alternative distribution site is usually measured functionally such as accurately handling transactions, number of downloads and so on.

Build Traffic

Traffic building sites are seeking eyeballs. They want lots of visitors so they can convey a particular message. The most common traffic building sites are information sites such as cnn.com, salon.com, morningstar.com and so forth. These sites are usually attempting to attract a particular target market to expose to advertising or PR. This is often the purpose of Phase 2 of a SOHO or independent professional’s web site. The success of a traffic building site is usually measured quantitatively by the number of unique visitors, the demographics of the visitors and, hopefully, the impact of the advertising upon the visitors.

But what about the dancing hamsters and babies?

While gimmicks, such as multimedia presentations of dancing 3-D babies or bobbing hamsters, can generate a lot of traffic, they are usually not effective in creating a professional image or conveying a memorable message, especially since they are rarely designed for a specific target audience beyond impressing other technologists. Out of the millions of people who visited the “Dancing Baby” site, few could even remember the site’s other content — or even the name of the designer who built the baby! In addition, the appeal of a gimmick is short-lived and, unless it hits the right demographic, unproductive. Even folks who just want the “Fame & glory of it all”, are trying to get their messages across.

Traffic building sites require fresh content constantly. Site maintenance, particularly adding and replacing content, eats the majority of a traffic building site’s time and budget. There are some forms of “self-generating” content such as online mailing lists, bulletin boards, classifieds and so forth, but these require larger backend development and regular monitoring and maintenance. They can be very useful but should be approached with a serious study of maintenance demands.

Build Product Demand

The product can be many things from tangibles to political action. Sites designed to build product demand can range from extremely complex sites with multimedia and interactivity (such as those promoting new youth-oriented movies or games) to simple online brochure sites. The purpose of product building sites is to generate name recognition and increased interests by prospective clients or customers. From the standpoint of maximum return on minimal time and financial investment, the “brochure site” is often the best initial option for the independent professional or small organization. It can also be expanded and built upon, acting as a foundation for further online development. Often these types of sites begin adding traffic building content targeting the audience of their products or services via internal advertising.

A site that effectively builds product demand provides the necessary information for the potential client or customer to see a benefit to themselves of following the action desired by the site builder. This can be very simple and direct, such as this site, or complex, such as the Sony or Nintendo sites. Ideally, there should also be a call to action included throughout the site just as there would be in an effective print brochure or broadcast ad. The success of the site is measured by the amount of inquiries (e.g., email) and name recognition generated.

5 Quick Improvements to Any Web Site

1. Focus, Focus, Focus 

Choose a specific target audience. Provide a benefit to your target audience that is uniquely useful to them. Make certain everything on your business site pertains to your topic and your business. Include a call to action.

2. Don’t Waste Your Visitors’ Time 

Get to the point. Make it easy for the visitor to find the information desired. Avoid long download times without warning. Provide all the necessary information for the visitor on the site. Don’t force the visitor to contact you for “more information” as a marketing ploy; provide as much information, including costs or price ranges, as possible.

3. Keep It Simple 

Clear the clutter — both verbal and visual. Increase the visual “white space” of the page. When in doubt, eliminate. Use a consistent format, layout and interface. Use a page template.

4. Keep the Essential Information on Every Page 

Include the site title and contact information or link on every page. Put your slogan or message tag on as many pages as possible. Always include a link to the home page. Ideally a consistent navigation menu should appear on every page.

5. Support As Many Browsers As Possible 

Use standard HTML. Clean out browser specific tags. Use an HTML editor that doesn’t add tags, particularly browser-specific or server-specific tags. Don’t require a particular browser or plugin to view essential information pages. Make your site handicap-accessible. Provide a text-based interface option.