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The Benefits of Using Cloudflare in your Website

We have been a Cloudflare partner since 2015, where we make it easy for you to enable CloudFlare on your account to take advantage of the benefits that CloudFlare offers. If you aren’t using CloudFlare on your hosting account, here are some reasons why you should:

1. Increase in Site Performance

We use the best quality hardware and network available, so naturally our web hosting is already fast… but CloudFlare provides an increase in website performance through their global CDN (Content Delivery Network). When enabled, the CDN will automatically cache your static files (JavaScript, CSS, Images, etc.) on their servers located across strategic data centers around the world. When a visitor visits your website hosted with GreenGeeks, CloudFlare’s Anycast technology will load those static files from a server located nearest to the visitor and your dynamic content will load from our servers. This results in faster load times due to decreased latency between server and visitor. Through feedback from customers, we’ve seen increases of 50% or more on site performance when CloudFlare is enabled.

2. Built-in Security

Security and performance is a big criteria for us at HostWebSolutions. We do everything to ensure our servers and customer sites are secure from a server standpoint, but most website defacement’s occur due vulnerabilities in the website code it self.  With CloudFlare, you’ll be protected against a range of threats: cross site scripting, SQL injection, comment spam, excessive bot crawling, email harvesters, and more. This is done automatically and will stop most attacks without the confusing configurations that are required with other security plugins and tools. Simply select your security level from High,Medium, Low and Essentially Off. CloudFlare will even learn about your site and traffic patterns and adjust its security on the fly.

Of the sites that are using CloudFlare with our web hosting, CloudFlare stopped over 200,000 threats in just one week.

How to Choose Between a VPS and a Dedicated Server?

Summary: If you have more than one website or if you are providing web hosting services, then you may be in need of a server. There are two types of servers and one would be Virtual Private Server and the second would be a Dedicated Server. Naturally, their costs would be different, but their performances and their functionality would also be different. This article discusses the features of both types of servers and how to choose between them.

Internet has undoubtedly become the most important dynamo for knowledge on the planet. With the internet, it is very easy to reach any sort of knowledge in a matter of seconds. Moreover, internet doesn’t have an owner as it is made up of hubs and millions of servers across the planet. For any website to function, it is essential for it to have a web server which contains the site along with its content, database and software. If you need to host more than one website, then it may make more sense for you to just get a server of your own.

Basically, you have two choices. You can have a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or you can have a Dedicated Server. Basically a Virtual Private Server is a server which is created with a software and you can have many VPS servers on a single machine. By using a VPS, you can host a multitude of websites and it can help you to put all of your websites under just one roof in an affordable manner. However, the downside would be the fact that you won’t have your own dedicated machine and the resources of a VPS would be distributed. Hence, basically you would be sharing the resources of the same machine with many other VPS which are installed on it. Hence, if you have websites which are resource intensive, you may be faced with a resource crunch.

A dedicated server on the other hand would allow you to have your own server, which is dedicated only to you. This would help you to have the resources planned and managed only by you. This can especially be useful if you are having very resource intensives websites such as streaming sites, game sites, chat sites, social media sites etc.

Of course, there will be a serious cost difference between a dedicated server and a virtual private server. You will have to make sure that you have a budget as well as a technical plan of the needed resources. If you are planning to have only regular websites then using a VPS will usually be enough, but if you are thinking of using a streaming server such as a Shoutcast server, then using a dedicated server will be a good idea. For some people, the best way would be to start with a virtual private server and then gradually move toward a dedicated server as your income revenue increases. Also for major companies, it is always a good idea to have your own dedicated server for corporate security of your files and website as these types of servers will also be more secure as you don’t share them with anybody.

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How to Choose the Best Web Hosting?

The two things that are important for the success of any website is the content of the website as well as the hosting quality of the website. How many times have you turned back from a website just because it didn’t load fast enough? Or how many times have you tried to reach a website, but the screen kept displaying an error. All of these can cause many websites to lose their clients and their visitors needlessly. Hence, if you are an owner of a website, then you should know that the selection of your web hosting company is an important one.

The first thing that you need to ask about your webhosting company is that do they have a hundred percent up link facility. This means that they should be covered for electricity outages as well as for bandwidth outages. The second thing that you need to ask yourself would be whether your webhosting company is able to give you full support for variety of scripts. Especially after the advent of Web 2.0; it has become a common practice to use a lot of interactive things on websites such as a Joomla module, interactive blogging, social bookmarking as well as social networking components. Hence, your webhosting will need to support criteria such as PHP, Frontpage or ASP. Moreover, it should be compatible with variety of Java scripts, as many new codes and scripts are devised every day. Thus, your webhosting should not have any compatibility issues with these scripts, so that your website will not become unresponsive.

If your webhosting company supports all of the technical aspects above and if it has a hundred percent uptime guarantee; then you can be sure that your web hosting service is reliable. Of course, the trick is to make sure that you get all of this reliability along with an affordable web hosting solution. Once you have ascertained the above facts; then you can start comparing the hosting prices. Naturally, you will need to go for the cheapest possible price for the best possible technical service. Luckily for you, there is a lot of competition out there and you can get some really good deals if you try.

However, be aware of the fact that the cheapest price doesn’t mean low quality and consequently highest price doesn’t mean that you will get high quality web hosting. If possible, see whether you can have a trial run of their services, as you will be able to test their services before you commit yourself to web hosting. If you do your due diligence properly, getting a reliable web hosting and a cheap web hosting at the same time can become a reality.

Dr. UGUR GUVEN is an Aerospace Engineer (PhD) who worked as academician as well as technical director of various TV Channels. He is currently working as a Technical Consultant. For further information, you can consult his website for reliable and affordable web hosting solutions as well as for internet tv broadcasting solutions and international phone solutions at https://www.guventechnology.com or you can contact info@guventechnology.com.