The success or failure of your online business can be very much dependant on your website and stability of your hosting services. Many webhosting companies available on internet. The problem many small to medium sized business don't know about hosting and its elements and don't know how to to choose the right one that suits their needs and fulfill your requirements of business.
Here are some terms you must know before contacting a web site host about a hosting plan.
The web server is a relatively operating software that accepts requests over HTTP and delivers HTML pages and Image files.
Web master can transfer files to and from the server using the FTP. To put your HTML and image files on a server you will generally use FTP to upload (transfer to) your files to the server running on the web server.
The mail server consists of two parts POP (Post Office Protocol) and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). POP is where email is received into your mailbox and SMTP is what is used to send and receive email between mail servers.
A database server is used to gather data from visitors to your site; orders, feedback, discussions and the like. Some of famous database server like Mysql is used to programming with php and ASP.
This is a very simple piece of software that allows you to view the server folders and files in your web host account as if they were files and folders on your own computer. You can then drag and drop files between you computer and your web host account.
This stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. This is the way web pages are transferred from one place to another. It is how the Internet works.
Contact our hosting support team today, we will guide you steps by steps all the webhosting terms.
Now that you have registered with KingOfHosting.com and your web site is
way to completion,
it is time to take a closer look at some of the
KingOfHosting.com offers to help you build a more powerful and effective
Our services facilitate the construction of web sites that provide more
than just static
information. Successful and effective web sites utilize technologies
information processing behind the scenes to create interactive content
and involves your visitors.
These resources which are made available on KingOfHosting.com servers,
you to build a better web site:
Microsoft IIS WEB SERVER
This is one of the most widely used web servers on the internet today.
Over 40% of all web
sites on the World Wide Web run on IIS. Efficient programming gives IIS
extra edge over its competition. Serving tens of thousands of web pages
stability and elegance, it is simply faster than the competition.
non-commercial development methods enable bugs to be fixed just hours
As it is, IIS's core abilities are powerful in themselves, but new
abilities can be
added in the form of plug-in modules. In day-to-day operations of your
some of these functions may be used more often than others:
- Server-side Includes -
By including certain text in HTML documents, you can give
instructions to the IIS server to perform certain actions on your HTML
before it is
sent out to a visitor on your site. A common way to use this is to
include a 'footer' at
the bottom of all the web pages on your site. By including a 'server
side include' (a
small extra tag) at the bottom of each HTML document, the web server
will attach a
file you specify to each page. Then, instead of wasting time and disk
this footer by hand and double-checking to ensure you have not missed it
the web server can do it for you. For example, 'copyright, your company,
rights reserved' can be added easily at the bottom of every page this
- HTTP logs -
If you have used free web hosting services prior to
KingOfHosting.com, you have probably discovered that using 'counters' to
the number of visitors to your web site is not a great way to monitor
traffic, simply because they are just not designed for the job. The IIS
maintains its own HTTP Logs, namely, accounts of every file served up by
site, who viewed them, when, and with what browser. With this
information, you can
make use of Log Analysis Tools to analyze your traffic patterns during
of the day, to specific areas of your site, and other trends.
- CGI-BIN -
To ensure that your site is more than just another 'electronic brochure'
comprising endless static pages, it must offer interactive content. To
do that, your
site needs to offer functionality to your visitor. This can take the
form of a simple
guestbook or message board, to an elaborate online ordering and tracking
CGI or Common Gateway Interface is the way to achieve this. This is a
way to run
programs on the web server itself, as well as send and receive
visitors to your site. CGI programs can be written in many different
computer languages and we support most of the common ones, among them,
Python, and Tcl.
A strong e-mail system behind your web site is one of the best ways to
and enhance communication with your site's visitors. Make sure that your
is easy to remember since email is often the first line of contact to
your visitors after
your home page. You may already have your own email addresses through
your internet service
provider, so being able to incorporate your KingOfHosting.com emails
with your existing
emails is important here too. Here are some of the tools available to
you with KingofHosting.
- POP Accounts
POP accounts are email addresses to store received email on the server
for your collection later,
just like your email account with your ISP. When you register an
account, you will get one of
these, and you can later add extra addresses to your domain so that more
people in your
organization can receive email at your domain too.
- E-Mail Forwarding
When you need an extra address at your domain, but do not require
another place to store your
email prior to collection, you can use a forwarder. Forwarders are email
addresses that redirect
email that is receives to another email address for collection. A simple
way is to set up a
'email@example.com' address that forwards the emails to your
email address at your internet service provider.
- Auto Responders
Sometimes, it is not possible to respond to every email that arrives in
your mailbox in the same day.
However, if you do not provide an immediate response, your customers and
business associates may wonder if
they have managed to contact you. It is also part of good service to
provide an instant reply so that
your contacts are aware that you are always on hand for assistance. To
solve this problem, you can
use auto responders to offer information that is required on demand.
- Mailing Lists
Mailing lists have always been an efficient way of facilitating
communication between interested parties
and they work in the same way as their actual physical counterparts
except that the people subscribing
to the list are allowed to send their own messages to the list to be
received by the other subscribers.
- FTP ACCESS
File Transfer Protocol [FTP] is the most commonly used and reliable
method of transferring files via the
internet, and it is the recommended tool for managing your web site at
KingOfHosting.com. FTP clients
are available for all network-capable operating systems and some
elements of site management can only
be performed with an FTP client.
Structured Query Language [SQL] has been the defacto standard for
accessing databases over a network.
SQL servers provide data storage and management services that can be
accessed conveniently from many
scripting languages and CGI systems. Using SQL is both faster and
simpler than storing and accessing
data from a flat text file.
KingOfHosting.com implements the TCX MySQL database server; MySQL has a
reputation for speed,
stability and ease of use. While there are SQL servers that are much
faster than MySQL, its accessibility
and adherence to standards make it the perfect choice for web site
- Database Storage/Processing
The basis of the SQL language is the concept of storing data in tables
of related information and
retrieving this data according to certain criteria, for example: 'show
all inventory categories with
less than ten units remaining', or 'show all accounts whose payment is
due next week'. This data could
comprise customer accounts, product information, or order records since
SQL is extremely flexible in
the kind of data that can be expressed and contained.
- Commerce applications
The successful development of an online commerce solution can be
accomplished through the use of the
SQL language. Furthermore, with the speed and security of data stored in
SQL databases, much of the
criteria of a successful commerce site is fulfilled.
PHP, a server-side scripting language with built in methods to access
database services through SQL,
is a powerful alternative to CGI applications for processing data prior
to viewing by site visitors.
For more information, goto www.php.net
PHP has many uses:
- Rapid Database Driven Site Generation
Database access used to be possible only through using a CGI application
running on the server.
However, this meant extra modules and lengthy codes. PHP, like other
server-side script languages such
as ASP, Cold Fusion, etc, actually speeds up this process by providing
fast, direct access to SQL databases
in very readable syntax. Unless you have very specific needs or a
pre-built system, the fastest way to
build database services for your web site would be by using PHP.
- Dynamic Page Generation
Another common usage of PHP with an SQL server is for creating instant
web pages. Using a template page
written in PHP, you can easily retrieve images, text, etc from an SQL
server to construct the final HTML
page that is seen by the web browser. A good example would be product
information pages. Instead of
generating hundreds of HTML pages, each describing a separate product
and consuming much disk space,
product descriptions, an SQL database can store photographs and other
information, and a template PHP
is generated. Whenever a client requests information on a certain
product number, the PHP template
requests the corresponding information from the database, and constructs
a completed web page of the
product information that is presented to the client. This saves much
work, especially with regards to
amending product information, adding and removing products, as well as
other site management tasks.