How to choose a Linux hosting

Posted by Avijit on August 30th, 2010

Choosing a perfect web host is really a difficult task for any beginner web masters; no matter you have a business web site, blog or even a personal website. You must need a web server to place your site or blog. So, selecting a perfect web hosting company is need more penetration, otherwise you may loose your customers and visitors.

To ensure your best quality hosting, you must consider couple of things ?

First thing is ? Data back up is the prime aspect of any Hosting plan. Data back up ad recovery is very much important for your website. It is really necessary to back up your web site time to time.

Second consideration is ? bandwidth and disk space. Now a day, every one looking tries to make their web site more and more interactive by using Audio Visuals. Every multimedia effect depends on the bandwidth. If your bandwidth is not fare enough for your web application, then your application suddenly disappears from your visitors. Means due to poor bandwidth, you can?t reach to your visitor.

Third Consideration is - Disk Space, if you are running a business, definitely you need a high volume of disk space for your product details, and their images and other related information. So, if you have low disk space, you are not able to keep more files into your web server.  

Forth Consideration is ? The server software; All Linux web servers comes with basic Linux software like ? Linux (The operating system itself), Apache (Web server), PHP (Server-side Scripting language) and MySQL (Database Server). If you need more audio / video codecs like ? Image Magick, LAME, FFMPEG or any other kind of codecs, you have to make installation
request to the hosting company. All of the codes comes with GNU/GPL license and does not include any cost and Most of them running perfectly under Linux with great efficiency. Not only that, many of the Linux based web hosting companies comes with different web applications like ? phpBB, VBulletin, WordPress and many more open source software along with the one click installation.

Apart from this, the fifth consideration is ? customer support. It is recommended that, before purchasing any hosting plan, make sure that, they have 24X7 customer support available with different communication channel like ? telephone, mail and other mediums.

Finally, the most important consideration is ? Server security. Most of the hosting company provides the basic level of firewall security, virus protection and other security services. There are also some more things you must check like ? MySQL database, Additional FTP account, and Additional sub domains. They are equally important for your site in long run. So please don?t ignore them while you are purchasing your hosting plan.

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