Common FAQs

GENERAL QUESTION

A domain name tells people (and the computers they use) how to find your homepage on the Internet. Your hosting provider assigns each domain name to a numerical IP (Internet Protocol) address. People remember names better than numbers, but computers translate www.yourname.com into IP address numbers.

Registering a domain name for your business or organization is essential to your marketing efforts. A domain gives your business credibility and a unique identity on the World Wide Web

DNS stands for “Domain Name Server”. It translates domain names into IP addresses that computers understand. For example, if someone wants to access our website (www.Interactive Villages.com), the DNS will translate the domain into the IP address 216.251.32.100, which will allow the computer to locate our web server.

Shared hosting allows multiple websites to utilize a single server. Usually, you’ll have no idea who or what websites you’re sharing the resources of a server with. Each customer will usually have a limit on the total amount of server resources they can use, but this will be defined by your hosting package.

Shared hosting is easily the cheapest and most economical option for your needs. However, the cheap price comes with limitations, which we’ll get to below. Since most hosting companies will offer the same amount of space and storage it’s important to choose a company you can trust.

  • It’s by far the cheapest hosting option you’re going to have available.
  • Most hosting companies have multiple levels of hosting available, so you can upgrade your hosting package with time. This makes shared hosting a great place to start.
  • Shared hosting usually comes equipped with a built-in cPanel, which makes it easy to manage your site.
  • No technical maintenance needs to be done on your end to the server, as this is usually included in part of your hosting package.

Put simply, shared hosting can be a great option for website owners with a small budget, or those just getting started online. You can always upgrade to another hosting package with time, as your budget allows, so you’re not stuck with this level of hosting forever.

There aren’t any specific alternatives to a shared hosting plan. There are upgrades, but no alternatives that are as cheap as shared hosting.

The alternatives to shared hosting include WordPress dedicated hosting, running a VPS server, and other semi-dedicated hosting options. All of these will end up costing more than a basic shared hosting plan, but they will provide you with greater levels of customization and performance.

Shared hosting is a great choice for beginning website users whose sites don’t receive a lot of traffic. Remember, you can always upgrade or change hosting environments with time

Reseller web hosting is an option that involves one company (a hosting provider) renting hard drive space and bandwidth to another company (small-mid size business), who then rents the space to third parties (entrepreneurs-small business). Simply put, reseller hosting is the ability to provide hosting to your own clients as if you yourself were the web hosting company. This is typical for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start their own web hosting firm or for current web developers and designers who desire to add additional services to their brand.

  1. Purchase the reseller package that meets the goals of your business
  2. Know and understand your target market to locate your new customers
  3. Create your own branded hosting packages
  4. Decide your price
  5. Sell hosting packages to your clients
  6. Earn profit
  • Get to act as a hosting company – make money hosting and creating websites
  • Easily make profits
  • Design your own hosting plans and packages that are tailored to your own business and clients
  • Host and bill your customers using your unique brand
  • Make independent cPanel control panels for each of your clients
  • Save money with its low initial start-up costs with the opportunity to upgrade later

VPS hosting utilizes something called a Virtual Private Server. Essentially, this style of hosting mimics a dedicated server, but it utilizes a shared server environment.

Your physical servers will be housed in a data center. And a VPS is the portioned part of this physical server that has its own operating system, disc space, and bandwidth. Your VPS offers extensive server customization options, similar to a dedicated server, but at the fraction of the cost.

VPS hosting is technically a combination between both shared hosting and dedicated hosting.

With dedicated servers, you rent out an entire server, which can get pretty expensive fast. With shared hosting, you end up renting a portion of a server that’s shared with other users. Shared hosting is a solid option for beginners, as it’s generally much cheaper and provides you with the necessary resources to get your site started.

VPS uses a single server and that server is partitioned out into different virtualized server environments. This differs from shared hosting because with shared hosting you have limits on the amount of CPU and memory available, as well as other software restrictions. VPS usually offer baseline resources that you’re guaranteed, plus additional resources available at a moments notice should your site experience a traffic spike.

If you require a unique hosting setup, or you have a very large and high-traffic site, then you’ve probably thought about getting your own dedicated server. But, there’s only one problem. Dedicated servers are expensive! This is where VPS comes to the rescue.

VPS can be totally customized to your liking and give you much more control over your hosting environment when compared to a shared server. VPS hosting can also grow with your site as your traffic levels and resource needs increase.

VPS hosting is also generally more secure than shared hosting environments, as you’ll be the only site using the set server resources.

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