Fortunately, Verio is the know-it-all for domain hosting, dedicated server hosting, shared server hosting, and all the other types of hosting.
As the global Web hosting leader — with more than 1,000,000 Web sites in over 170 countries — Verio has compiled this convenient five chapter Web Hosting Guide. It includes basic definitions to answer your most basic questions about what a Web site is, how Web hosting works, what plan is right for you, and more. You can read straight through, or skip to the chapter you want.
Once you find the answers you’re seeking, trust Verio to help you register a domain name for your Web site, help you build it, promote it, and watch your online presence grow.
What is a Web site?
Not sure you need a Web site? Want to know what it’s all about? This is the place to start.
People are using the Web for everything from researching schoolwork to buying dinner. It’s quick, it’s convenient, and you never need to leave your desk. Even people who prefer to shop off-line are researching products on the Web. These days when people are trying to find you, the first place they look is on the Web – and if they don’t find you, they will probably find someone else!
Those might not sound impressive, but don’t forget that you’ll be able to do those things for people around the world at any time of day or night. You have the potential to become a house-hold name 10,000 miles away.
What is Web hosting?
You know what a Web site is, but what is a Web Host? What part does Verio play in your Web presence?
Think of a Web Host as the landlord of a building. A landlord rents out storefronts to various businesses. Each business decorates and runs their store differently, and doesn’t worry about the maintenance of the building. In a similar way a Web Host rents out space on a Web server, (or entire Web servers), to various businesses. Each business builds their own Web site and never has to worry about the maintenance of their Web server.
In other words, the Web Host provides the place on the Internet where your Web site lives. It’s a lot cheaper than buying you own server, and you don’t have to hire the technical staff to take care of it.
Shared servers offer clients the ability to host their Web site on a powerful, professionally managed server, at a low monthly cost. Shared servers provide individual Web sites with redundant connectivity, 99 percent uptime and 24/7 monitoring for a fraction of the cost of a dedicated server.
Shared server hosting provides a cost-effective way for entry-level Webmasters to maintain a reliable Web presence without extensive technical resources.
Virtual Private (VPS) Server
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) combine the flexibility of a dedicated server with the economical prices of shared server hosting. VPS is a hosting environment that gives you your own Unix virtual machine. Each VPS is a private and protected area that operates as an independent server, maintaining an independent set of applications, allowing the client to share the expenses of hardware and network connections while maintaining a secure allocation of RAM and CPU.
Managed Private (MPS) Server
Our Managed Private Servers are the perfect solution for companies with high-traffic, resource-intensive Internet sites. The MPS is a dedicated hosting solution comprised of hardware, software, and managed services. By outsourcing your hosting requirements to us, you eliminate costly expenditures for administration teams, security, hardware equipment, bandwidth, data backups, and connectivity. Most important, you’ll have the freedom to concentrate on the success of your business rather than worry about disk drives, routers, and switches.
Managed Private Servers are a step up in resources over our VPS. You enjoy the benefits of the VPS combined with the advantages of owning all the resources. As you outgrow a Virtual Private Server, you will find the Managed Private Server is the perfect fit for your expanding needs.
Dedicated servers are a single computer fully devoted to the needs of one customer. They allow for faster access to information and provide the customer with greater flexibility to add advanced database and e-commerce applications. As the customer does not share RAM, disk space or a connection to the router, dedicated servers provide customers with the most advanced Web hosting solutions.
Dedicated servers provide high levels of security, connectivity and scalability, to support high volume and mission critical Web-based applications.
What is the procedure for building a Web presence?
In this part of the Web Hosting Guide we explain the process you need to follow, from start to finish, to establish a successful presence on the Web.
If you are not planning on building your Web site right away, you might still want to consider registering your Domain as soon as possible. Thousands of Domain Names are registered every day, and there’s no guarantee that yours will still be around when you decide to build your site.
Verio also has many Web site Consultants dedicated to helping you establish your site. You can give them a call at 1-888-438-8374. They can help you decide on a hosting plan, answer any questions you might have, and even walk you though the order process.
When you have decided which Web hosting plan best meets your need, click on the buy button on that plan’s page to start the ordering process. Placing the order is easy and your site will be running in a matter of hours.
All Verio Web hosting plans come with built-in tools that you can use to help you analyze your traffic. Once you become a Verio customer, it is easy to log into a custom control panel and access current site statistics.
All Verio web hosting plans come with built-in tools, such as Urchin Web traffic reporting, that you can use to help you analyze your traffic. Once you become a Verio customer, it is easy to log into a custom control panel and access current and historical site statistics.
Learn More » What is ecommerce?
You’ve heard about it. You’ve probably even done it. Ecommerce is the ability to purchase one product or service — or thousands of items — with secure shopping software from a Web site’s electronic store on the Internet.
Which hosting plan fits my needs?
Verio has a Web hosting plan for just about everyone. Unfortunately, that means we have enough different plans that it’s not always easy to know which is the best for you. Keep this tip in mind: It’s better to over-estimate the popularity of your site than to under-estimate it. Choose the higher capacity plan to ensure that you’re not so swamped by your visitors that your web site performance is compromised!
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