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    What is a Hosting?

    It’s a type of Internet service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own websites accessible via the World Wide Web.

    Cloud service

    It’s a new type of platform that allows customers to receive powerful and scalable service based on clustered load-balanced servers and utility billing. Removing single-point of failures and allowing customers to pay for only what they use versus what they could use.

    Dedicated service

    It’s a type of Internet service where the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone. This is more flexible than shared service, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc.

    Reseller service

    It allows clients to become web hosts themselves. Resellers could function, for individual domains, under any combination of these listed types of hosting, depending on who they are affiliated with as a provider. Resellers’ accounts may vary tremendously in size: they may have their own virtual dedicated server to a colocated server.

    Shared service

    It’s when one’s Web site is placed on the same server as many other sites, ranging from a few to hundreds or thousands. Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. A shared website may be hosted with a reseller.

    VPS service

    It’s a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers that each has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted.

    General FAQ

    How to open a new account?

    First you should define what plan you are looking for as technologies, server resources and so on, then to find a company which provide it, and click on the “Sign up” button which could also be “Create an account” or “Add to cart”, follow the next steps providing your users details and make the payment. Most companies will send you your new account credentials in a couple of minutes.

    How to pay for a new account?

    Usually you could make a payment via credit card or Paypal, some companies also offer additional methods as checks, bank transfer etc…

    How to cancel my account?

    It should be very easy, in your control panel should be button called “Cancel” or “Terminate” the account. If not, then you should ask your provider about the steps.

    Should I have a domain name before purchase a new server?

    No, this is not a mandatory, you could purchase your domain later. You will receive some virtual web address as by example your-server.webhostingbrowse.com, so you could use it to access your server.

    Why is my domain not working?

    To work your domain you should pointed it to your server, this could be done if you use the DNS records of your Web Host, or to create a new “A” or “cname” host records.
    It could also take some time, the DNS propagation usually takes 12-24 hours.

    Is it difficult and will I receive help to migrate my current website from my recent provider to another?

    It’s not difficult to migrate your website, you could backup (files, database, emails etc…) it first and after that to restore it to the new place. You could use for this the existing control panel (WHM/cPanel, Plesk) or to make it manually. Also to ask the new provider for assistance, many plans include as option – free site migration.

    How to deploy my website?

    The most common method is to copy your files (scripts, images, styles) using an FTP client, the other option is to use the control manager -> File Manager or SSH/Remote Desktop connection. For the database you could create an install script or to use some of the SQL administration tools (for example phpMyAdmin).