What is Web Hosting and What You Need to Know!
Web hosting is a service that all website owners need. The ability to have your customers view your website online is provided by a hosting company. They provide the servers needed to securely manage your small business website on the world wide web. SecureGlobalPay is a payment provider that provides merchant services, payment processing and a secure payment gateway for your small business website.
Various packages usually include a suite of tools that you can use to help secure and protect your website. These packages will also allow you to maintain and update your website. Web service providers also provide redundancies and back up plans in the event that a server goes down. These redundancies will allow you to grab a copy of your website and move it to another server if needed.
Bigger companies often have various shopping cart services available that easily integrate into our secure payment gateway. This will allow you to securely accept credit and debit cards on your website. Ask one of our sales professionals on what shopping carts work best for your particular business type.
Occasionally you will see domain services as separate packages. Yet, they must work together in order for your website to be available to your customers. To access your website, your customer will need to type in your website address into their browser of choice. The domain name will point to the address where your website is located and connect your website to the users browser.
Most companies and merchant service providers require that you own your domain in order to host with them and get approved for payment processing services. If you do not have a domain, the hosting companies will help you purchase one.
Oftentimes hosting providers have a control panel that allows you to perform many specialized functions within your hosting environment. The most common control panel is often called the cPanel. This control panel offers many powerful applications to manage your websites from a web based interface. The flexibility of the channel graphical interface allows you to control a portion of the hosting server.
The specialized cPanel tools are designed to help efficiently run and control a website. There is no need to be concerned about any one individual having too much or too little access on your server. The panel allows total control of the level of access via a tiered hierarchy structure through the channel.
Administrators and end users can control the different aspects of the server and the website directly through their browser. If you ever need assistance accessing your channel, you should contact your provider. They will provide you with a specialized URL that will allow you to login to the back end.
Shared Hosting vs. Dedicated Hosting
There are rather large, yet important differences between shared vs. dedicated hosting. Shared hosting may seem appealing as you are often promised cheaper pricing and unlimited bandwidth. The best solution for you most often depends most on your specific needs.
Most shared hosting environments offer unlimited bandwidth. However, please keep in mind that you will most likely not get “true” unlimited bandwidth. Your hosting provider will decide on the amount of space that you may need with a shared plan.
It is often difficult to have consistent performance in a shared hosting environment. This is especially true if the site has many pages and is heavy with content . A shared hosting plan will always have limited resources and you will never be certain about your site’s performance.
With a dedicated web hosting plan, there is no need to worry about the traffic of other websites on your server. Dedicated hosting means that you are the only website on the hosting server.
There are millions of website owners sharing hosting space with other websites. Many business owners consider the security of a shared hosting planless secure. It is possible that you are sharing a hosting environment with users who are online for malicious reasons. If a hosting company identifies your server as malicious… your website can be shut down as well.
Generally, with a dedicated server your website is hosted on a platform that is more secure and reliable. Dedicated servers are heavily monitored to ensure that your site is running smoothly. That is why a dedicated server generally costs quite a bit more than shared.
It is important to know that managing a dedicated hosting plan may require advanced knowledge about hosting servers. You can also pay your hosting provider a fee to manage it for you.
Hosting really depends on a variety of factors including budget, server and the needs of your website. It is important to spend time planning out exactly what your website needs. For the tech stuff, consult those highly tech savvy people when needed. Remember that a good and smart decision will determine your online success.
For Web Developers:
SecureGlobalPay Merchant Services has developed strong and successful partnerships with web developers, web development companies and hosting providers. They are one of the nation’s leading providers of secure payment processing and technology. Rest assured, you will always have the correct tools to process your non-cash payments effectively and efficiently.
SecureGlobalPay delivers web developers, web development company partners and members tremendous cost savings and quality customer service. Ask one of our seasoned professionals what services might work best for you and your business.
Referral Partners Enjoy many Benefits:
Our diverse product offerings are among the most comprehensive in the industry. SecureGlobalPay can customize the right product solution based on your customer’s unique business needs.
By choosing SecureGlobalPay as your merchant service payment provider and partner, you will be able to offer multiple processing solutions. They offer integrated payment processing solutions of all types. From traditional storefront brick and mortar businesses to internet businesses and online entities, SecureGlobalPay has you covered.