General Web Hosting FAQs

Q. Why should I deal with your company when a lot of popular brands are available in the market?

Ans: Generally, people believe on the attractive advertisements of popular brands, but the fact is most of them do not provide the services which they usually advertise like unlimited space, unlimited data transfer, etc. Even though some of popular brands in the market place advertisements on their clients website without any permission to promote their services. You will never see something like this happening with our hosting company.

Q. Do I choose the cheap managed hosting program?

Ans: Yes, if you do not require the massive amount of resources.

Q. Should I look for a web server hosting Windows or Linux?

Ans: First, I invite you to read the articles and discussions on Windows vs Linux in our knowledge base, Blog, and Internal Forum in this regard. You need to understand the each OS has its own unique set of characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Although it is difficult to say which is the best one, but it is not difficult to determine which is the choice for your requirements. Actually, the language in which your website is programmed is what defines beforehand the type of hosting platform you need. Please note that the operating system you have on your desktop machine (Windows, Mac, etc …) has utterly nothing to do with the hosting platform that is used to host your website.

Q. If my company is also offering small hosting packages then does this pose a problem?

Ans: Absolutely not, you can choose a reseller hosting program. You will most likely get better support in this case. However, keep in mind that you will not get root access to your hosting account but you’ll get WHM control panel to assign a separate control panel to each domain you host. So it gets easier for you to manage your domains as well as your clients domains in the right manner. As a primary hosting company we will provide you the necessary technical support, free billing software, etc

Q. What is PHP, MySQL, Java, IP addresses, etc …?

Ans: These are abbreviations of Internet and computer technologies. You can browse Google to find out their exact respective meanings. Most of the hosting plans include all these features.

Q. What is meant by Web Space and Data Transfer?

Ans: Web space is the amount of space that you can use on the server to host your websites. All your files, images, videos, html are included in your hosting account space. Email messages, databases are also calculated to monitor the space used by your website on the server. The data transfer is the amount of traffic your website can consume per month.

Q. What is a domain name?

Ans: A domain name is the name of your website. This is what a visitor will type in their browser to access your site. For example, our domain name is “BODHost.com”. You’ll need to register a domain name for your website. You can also register a domain through our website. Nevertheless, we always recommend that you register your domain name with a domain registrar independently.

Q. What is domain parking or parking domain?

Ans: Domain parking allows you to use more than one domain name for your website to prevent cybersquatting or you can reserve it for the future development of your website. For more information regarding this subject you should browse Wikipedia.

Q. What is shared hosting or virtual?

Ans: In a shared hosting environment your website will be hosted on the server where other customers websites are also hosted on the same physical server. If your website is not heavy and does not require large amount of bandwidth, web space, and CPU usage then it is pretty ideal for you. Even on a shared hosting server you have your own IP addresses if necessary. On the other side the virtual private server hosting offers more features and a similar environment like dedicated hosting where you get root access to your account, can choose operating system of your choice, get the ability to install software, etc … Overall virtual hosting means that one physical server is being isolated into multiple VPS hosting accounts to offer more independence to the users.

Q. What is the service uptime?

Ans: The service uptime is usually measured in percentage. The number reflects the length of time that the server works for you over a period of time.

Q. For what reason I need to change the nameservers?

Ans: The conditions refer to the nameservers used by a domain name. Usually when you change the web hosting provider you will need to update the information of nameservers for your domain name. So that your domain can begin to resolve or redirect to the new server hosting company. The details of nameservers can be updated at the company where your domain name is registered. Generally, most of the domain registrars provide an interface for management of the domain name where you can manage your domain names whenever you want. You’ll receive the information of nameservers in a welcome email once your account is configured. It would look like this:

  • ns1. Example.com
  • ns2. Example.com

About Paul Lopez

Paul Lopez, a technology writer and sales & marketing executive at bodHOST.com, a cloud & dedicated server hosting company based in New Jersey.
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