WEBSITE HOSTING FEATURES EXPLAINED?

WHAT IS SSD WEBSITE HOSTING?

SSD stands for solid state disk drives and these devices are comparable with external hard drives or memory sticks. Unlike, the traditional spinning hard disc drives , SSD hosting are significantly faster. Most noteworthy, results of tests done by Dell showed, that even under heavy load, data transfer was almost 3x greater than traditional drives. However, the total speed to retrieve data from SSD servers also depend on the user’s ISP and internet connection speed.

WHAT IS WEBSITE TRAFFIC OR BANDWIDTH?

In a server network, bandwidth is the rate in which data transfer takes place between internet users and a website hosting server. In addition, some hosting companies cap the bandwidth limit or their users. As a result, when the bandwidth limit was reached the website is cut off and unavailable to visitors. On the other hand, hosting plans that provide unlimited bandwidth does not restrict visitors to access your website.

WHY DO I NEED UNLIMITED EMAIL ACCOUNTS?

For sure, not all hosting companies allow you to create unlimited email accounts. The benefit of no restriction is you don’t have to concern yourself about the number of accounts you want to create. Instead, only focus on the mailbox size you require. Maybe, you are running a business with a number of employees and you want to create email accounts for them. As a result, you might end up with hosting features you don’t need but, you have to pay for them! For this reason, we ensure flexibility by not limiting you to the number of email accounts you create on any of our hosting plans.

WHAT IS AN ADDON DOMAIN?

We offers unlimited Addon Domains for all our hosting plans. I suppose, the first question will be, what is an addon domain? First of all, let us take one step back. When you register a new domain, you will have access to a control panel from where you can manage the (Primary) domain and its resources. Now, with an addon domain it does not have its own control panel but rather share the primary domain’s control panel. Normally, all websites has a unique control panel that only manage one domain’s resources. But now, with an addon domain both your primary and secondary (the “addon” domain) can be managed from one control panel. So, by creating more addon domains you may host several domains from one control panel and link them to your hosting plan where you may create websites and also share the primary website disc space available. In other words, you login to one control panel and also, create email addresses, forwarders and more, the same way as with a primary domain.

THE BENEFITS OF CREATING ADDON DOMAINS

As already mentioned above, addon domains allow you to create multiple websites within one host using the same control panel. It can use all the resources of your web hosting plan, such as bandwidth and disk space. Creating addon domains, you will benefit from almost all the similar features that you get from the primary domain. This way, you login to one control panel and manage all your hosting activities from there.

HOW DO I CREATE AN ADDON DOMAIN?

Well, first of all, you must register the addon domain with a register before you may add it to your current hosting account, just as you did with your first (Primary) domain registration. Then only, you can make use of you primary account to create addon domains. After creating an addon domain the following will be evident:
Your hosting server creates a folder in the ‘public.html’ directory for example;
mysite.co.za/addondomain
Also, a subdomain is created for the primary domain and attached to the new folder, for example;
addondomain/mysite.co.za
The new addon domain name is associated with the subdomain, for example;
addondomain.co.za
All of these paths ways lead to the addon domain resources.

WHY DO I NEED MySQL DATABASES?

MySQL is open-source software and is published under the terms of the GNU General Public License, and it is is a component of the LAMP web application software stack (and others). LAMP is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python. MySQL is used by database-driven web applications, also including Drupal, Joomla, phpBB, and WordPress. Currently, MySQL is used by websites like Flickr, Facebook MediaWiki, Twitter, and YouTube.

WHAT MAKES PARKED DOMAINS SPECIAL?

The right domain names can be hard to come by, especially those that will attract huge interest. Everyday there are thousands of new domain names registered. So, for this reason, the possibility of owning that one special domain name becomes very slim. Whenever you plan to start a business whether or not it is an online or local business you must first of all, test to see if your business name is available for use on the internet. To ensure you claim that special domain name before it is taken by someone else, you can, in advance, register it although your website is not ready for publication. So, the concept of domain parking is the registration of a domain name without that domain being associated with a website. By doing this, you reserve the domain name until such time when you are ready to make use of it with your new website or email.

HOW CAN I USE AN FTP ACCOUNT?

FTP can be explained as a file transfer protocol between your local computer and a host server. An FTP account is normally generated on your host server and then by using a dedicated FTP program it is the quickest and easiest way to transfer files. In order for you to connect your device to your host server through an FTP client, you need to have rights to access that server. All this is possible by creating a FTP account which in turn will also give you authorization and a secure connection to transfer website and other file to that server.

CREATE MORE SUBDOMAINS!

A subdomain form part of your primary domain name. For example, sweets.mysite.co.za is a subdomain where the addition of the word “sweets” create the basis for the subdomain. In principle, a subdomain can be used for many reasons, maybe to specify a service you render or a product. No matter the reason, a subdomain empower you to create additional websites with different themes as well as emails, than the primary website. In this way, you can create a unique identity for each subdomain. There are no limits to the amount of subdomains you create on one hosting account. In fact, it is a valuable method to increase your website’s Google page ranking. Since search engines see your subdomains as individual sites, you can improve your rankings by creating more subdomains. They will appear with the main website on search results pushing down you competitors down the list of results.