The idea of migrating accounts to a new hosting provider can at times be an intimidating experience even for a seasoned webmaster or a web hosting reseller. There can be a range of potential and unpredictable problems which can come out of nowhere, such as your websites going offline when settings are updated. If you don’t have experienced assistance you can even run the risk of losing vital content and data during the process of account and site migrations. Even if you are an expert at migrations you can still face a significant time investment even if the entire process goes smoothly.
HostingZoom and ResellerZoom values its clients and we want every account to receive the highest level of service possible. We can help alleviate the stress that some may encounter when migrating accounts. That is why we offer you the assistance you need for your migrations. We are able to eliminate many of the potential problems you might encounter and in doing so you can offer your own clients and other accounts a higher level of quality service with our assistance.
HostingZoom and ResellerZoom can help migrate your accounts over from your previous hosting provider to our servers. The information included below is designed to help our new and existing clients learn more about our migration policy and how it combines generous restrictions coupled with a flexible approach. We are here to help you migrate a single account, dozens of reseller plans, or an entire dedicated server. So, don’t be left guessing, keep reading to learn how we can better assist you with your needs.
Dedicated servers offer several advantages over other common hosting arrangements such as shared hosting and virtual private server hosting. With shared arrangements, the resources available to your website are much less limited. Dedicated servers are ideal for hosting websites that expect to receive large volumes of traffic and utilize significant quantities of resources in terms of video, images and applications that require large memory storage and performance capabilities.
Access and Reliability
With a dedicated server, there are no other ‘neighbors’ taking up space or using valuable resources. Therefore your website data has complete and unhindered accessibility unlike a shared hosting setup. With shared hosting, other customers using the server may hinder the performance of your website due to excessive utilization of resources. A dedicated server eliminates this problem and provides the highest guaranteed level of uptime for your site.
Bandwidth (the speed at which data is transferred from point A to point B in cyberspace) is crucial to the effective functioning of a highly trafficked website. A dedicated server offers the best option for handling large volumes of bandwidth compared to the other common web hosting arrangements. The providers that host these dedicated servers have the necessary fiber optic infrastructure network in place to ensure that bandwidth capacities for your hosted websites are at very high levels.
Root Access to the Server
When you sign up for a shared plan, the hosting company does not give you access to their server to change programs or install your own configurations – in others words, no administrative access allowed. When you rent a dedicated server, you have the freedom to do whatever you want in terms of custom modifications, installations and configurations, as well as the ability to monitor and evaluate the level of resources you use.
You have total control over what type of software applications are loaded onto your dedicated server. This provides an enhanced level of security because you are not subject to the decisions made by other users sharing the same server.
Other advantages of using a dedicated server include the advanced technical support available to solve any issues you are facing and getting the benefits of having your own server, without the need to store the server at your location.
Web Hosting and Web Forwarding are in fact totally different in their function and purpose. Both tasks involve the task of making webpages available for viewing and access; however, as we shall see, each service is geared toward fulfilling separate goals. In fact web forwarding is a tool used by many webmasters under the umbrella of a web hosting service. The following information explains both services.
A web hosting company provides a service that allows customers to have their websites available to the general public on the World Wide Web. In essence the web host is the middleman in cyberspace between the individual or company and potential website viewers. Through a web host webmasters rent server space and bandwidth for their websites so they can be published and accessible to everyone online.
How Web Hosting Works
When a person attempts to access a website address either by directly typing the domain nameor via clicking a link, they are connected to the site through a web server belonging to the particular web host. At that point, the pages of the site are downloaded to the individual’s computer and become viewable and accessible. Shared, VPS and dedicated servers offer different configurations, but all of them perform an important function in the hosting of websites.
Web forwarding, or domain forwarding as it is sometimes called, allows you to have multiple domain names redirected to your designated website address. Depending on your primary domain name, it may be advantageous to register and redirect other similarly sounding or spelled domain names to your primary domain. Various versions of your main domain may include alternate spellings, common misspelling or extensions. Redirecting these additional domain names to your primary domain can help you secure as much traffic as possible to your website.
How Web Forwarding Works
When domain forwarding takes place, the user attempts to access a website with an alternate domain name. At that moment, the domain name itself then redirects to the primary domain. The alternate domain name no longer appears in the address bar. Rather, the primary domain name appears with the primary domain’s website page downloaded.
HostingZoom and ResellerZoom have both made great strides over the past years and today I’m happy to announce that we are celebrating 15 years as a web hosting provider. It is an incredible accomplishment to have come this far and it would not have been conceivable without the amazing people who work behind the scenes and on the front lines. The attainment of this milestone would also not have been possible without you our loyal clients. I want to thank each and every one of you for standing behind us for the past 15 years. It has been an amazing experience.
My main objective over the years as CEO of HostingZoom and ResellerZoom has always been to bring our clients the best possible technology and to couple that with excellent customer service. These past few months many systems have been enabled in order to bring you an improved hosting experience that meets all of you needs and expectations. We have continued to add more power and bandwidth to our network. We have also moved all of our systems and servers to our Atlanta Tier 4 data center. At the beginning of this year we upgraded our fleet and while last year Reseller Cloud plans were added and offered, these past few months we have also added VPS Cloud plans. These new plans and network upgrades will allow us to continue in the spirit of providing you with the latest advancements in hosting technology.
The level of service and support that we are able to offer is also a reflection of our dedication to our clients. Many of our departments have added additional staff to bring you not only faster service but a higher quality of service. Many of our newest team members are hosting industry veterans with almost as many years in the industry as myself. The quality level of our ticket responses has also been refined and enhanced in order to provide you with a better understanding of the issues you may face when problems arise. Backup and restoration teams are now staffed by industry experts that have been able to produce some of our fastest restores to date . My staff and I have worked around the clock in order to bring you the best that this industry has to offer and it is my promise to you that these types of system upgrades and client support trends will continue into the next 15 years and beyond.
I know it is possible to make HostingZoom and ResellerZoom the best hosting company the industry has yet to see and it is my intention to continually bring you the newest technology, features, customer support services and offers that are possible.
Thank you again to all of our clients for allowing us to achieve 15 years in this industry. We could not have done it without you.
cPanel v.5 Puts You in Control of Self-Restores
The ability to restore you own data is now in your hands with the newest version of cPanel. If you have an account on one of our shared, reseller, cloud or dedicated servers and you are using cPanel v.5 then you can use this feature. Click on the enabled icon in your cPanel and navigate to the browser based area where you can select from mulitple restoration points. The self-restore feature article contains a wiki link which virtually holds your hand and walks you through the easy steps you can perform to take advantage of this feature.
More Choices for Better Control of Your Hosting Environment
We have added more features to our hosting arsenal to help you better control and maintain your website’s security, performance and backup tasks. While CloudFlare will improve your website’s performance and security, data lock boxes can ensure that your data is always on hand for a quick restoration. Self restore options now give you the means to expand your backup restoration options and to decide how often and you want to restore your data. Our high quality additions will streamline your operations. Look into the details to find more ways to utilize these new opportunities for smoother website management.
Feature Packed Cloud VPS Plans With Free Full Management
Experience the difference with our new fully managed Cloud VPS plans. Our Enterprise class Dell Sans, Supermicro hypervisors and state of the art software will have your website running at 100% uptime. You can build your managed cloud VPS the way you like. Choose from nine different plan configurations and enjoy the benefits of free daily backups, 24/7 managed services and our multiple GigE backbone connections.
Powerful and Flexible Cloud Hosting Plans for 100% Uptime Confidence
Our Cloud servers offer an OnApp platform using Super Micro controllers and hypervisors. Resellers on Cloud can choose from three robust packages. HostingZoom users can enjoy cPanel shared cloud hosting with a free domain, free shared SSL and a free site builder. Discover how our cutting edge Cloud plans can bring your hosting experince to new levels with 100% redundancy coupled with our top of the line technology and hardware.
Front Page Server Extensions No Longer Supported
As of November 4th we will no longer be supporting FrontPage Server Extensions. Microsoft discontinued production of the product in 2003 and server extension updates are no longer available in cPanel which could create security issues. Many new platforms for creating and managing websites are now available. If you must still use FrontPage please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make arrangements for special VPS pricing so that you can still use the product.
HostingZoom offers high availability cPanel hosting solutions. We offer a web hosting environment with real-time data replication that will automatically route all network traffic to a cluster of servers. Daily backups, epic support, Raid-10 servers, and redundant networks create a hosting experience you won’t find anywhere else.
RellerZoom offers reseller hosting plans for every budget. Our enterprise class servers deliver power and reliability with complete redundancy.
The number of web hosting companies competing in today’s online marketplace is much larger than it was even 5 or 10 years ago. The question for both individuals and businesses looking to get their domain name functioning as a published website is: what should I look for in a quality web hosting company? Below are several key features your web hosting company should offer.
Virtual 99 to 100% Uptime
Whether you have a business website or even a personal website that is accessed by visitors on a daily basis, poor uptime can negatively affect your online efforts. You should obtain a guarantee of at least 99% uptime and a promise to provide a refund for any extended down periods during the month.
Customer support is the hallmark of any reputable business. In particular with web hosting issues, there may be times when you need immediate assistance. In such cases it is absolutely invaluable to have around-the-clock customer support – someone you can speak to directly to answer and provide the necessary solutions and answers to your questions. Make sure the web hosting provider you choose provides 24/7 person-to-person support.
Large Bandwidth & Disk Space
Most websites do not see large traffic numbers during any given day of the month. However, with many small business sites and larger corporate sites, traffic can be quite high. In order to handle such traffic without any problem, larger bandwidth is needed. For growing sites and those with extensive images, videos and hundreds of pages of content, you should make sure your web hosting company offers the necessary bandwidth options or increased disk space with dedicated servers.
Control Panel with Up-to-Date Features and Tools
A quality web hosting company will provide its customers with many tools and features available through an easy-to-use Control Panel. Within the Control Panel, you should have the capability to add or remove email addresses, regulate user access and more. As well, particular web development features should be available, such as PHP, SSL, FTP, MySQL and more.
High Level of Security
The security of your website data is very important – especially for businesses. You web host should offer a back-up service that enables you to store various versions of your site as well as allow you to easily make changes and have those changes saved instantly – ensuring that none of your valuable content is lost.
Make the right decision for your website by carefully using the above criteria. By doing so, you’ll help ensure the efficient operation of your site and the long term security of your data.
The whole world is talking about cloud computing and the potential it has to change how we go about things both at work and in our individual lives. However, what many people aren’t aware of is how cloud computing actually works. Of course, if you’re an end user of a platform that uses the cloud, such as iTunes or Gmail, then you might not be too bothered about how cloud computing works, so long as it does what it says it will do and doesn’t cause any impact on your life.
At the same time, many consumer and business users of the cloud are interested in what it’s all about. Here’s a summary of how cloud computing works.
Bringing Systems Together
Although many people refer to data ‘in the cloud,’ the cloud is actually a cluster of computer systems all working together at once. Whereas a typical computer network in an office that allows everyone to access all files will be linked via servers and connections, the computers that are active in the cloud interact over the internet.
In effect, cloud computing has been possible to use since the internet was first introduced, although it is only in recent years as it has been discovered how to make this collection of machines act as one, which is what makes the cloud a reality and allows it to work.
How This Happens
Online networking and a variety of software systems work together to ensure that this collection of computers behaves like one. This is why end users can often access and be using the cloud without realizing it. The cloud system thinks it is a standalone computer, and as such behaves like one, which is the experience it then portrays to users.
The cloud is so powerful as it is able to use all of the resources from the connected systems in order to create a much stronger platform. If you’re a cloud systems operator and you need to increase your resources, there’s no need to upgrade a system, you simply link another one to the network so more is available.
Why ‘The Cloud?’
This system is called ‘the cloud’ as a physical server doesn’t actually exist, and as such, the components that make up the system can be moved from place to place, much like a cloud moves in the wind.
While people knowing how the cloud works is unlikely to make a difference in how it is used, understanding how cloud software is made possible will likely make people much more appreciative of just how beneficial a technology it is to use and the benefits that cloud web hosting plans offer.
Are You Still Using Microsoft FrontPage?
Microsoft FrontPage has been a popular program used by many over the years. Some users don’t realize that Microsoft actually quit producing any new versions and packaging FrontPage in its Microsoft Office versions in 2003. It discontinued support for the product in 2006. Microsoft no longer provides any extension updates for web hosting servers. Features such as hit counters, mail forms, guest pages and search boxes and other items may now result in errors or very simply fail to work at all. In addition to the fact that server extension updates are no longer available cPanel is forcing an EOL (end of life) because the Apache software foundation has discontinued support. This additional lack of support will open security holes due to the lack of updates.
What Does This Mean to FrontPage Users?
As HostingZoom moves forward towards our end of life date on Novemeber 04, 2013 for enabled FrontPage server extensions, new sites will be able to use only the basic non-script features of FrontPage 2003. Basic text and images on a FrontPage site will still work after that, but any features that requires FrontPage server extensions may stop working at any time unless you make changes to the special scripting that FrontPage has enabled on your web pages.
Many hosting companies have already quit supporting FrontPage extensions or will do so in the very near future. FrontPage 2003 FTP publishing and basic page design will remain intact but FrontPage 2002 and earlier versions FTP will fail and you will need to consider newer methods.
What Should I Use Now?
Many new options have become available for web publishing and web design since the Microsoft FrontPage product has been discontinued. WordPress is a popular web design platform which can be installed through your cPanel, coffee cup is a very nice HTML editor. There is also an editor within the cPanel file manager and RVSite Builder is another option which is offered free toHostingZoom clients.
Since FTP for FrontPage versions before 2002 will no be supported you can consider.
• FileZilla FTP is a good FTP program which will allow you to publish or add files.
• WebDAV – Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that facilitates collaboration between users in editing and managing documents and files.
HostingZoom’s support area includes several FTP options for you to explore as well.
Additionally, Microsoft addresses what you should do when your hosting server does not have FrontPage server extensions enabled.
While FrontPage offered many users an easy to use and near universally supported platform for web design and publishing, the program has now been replaced by many other choices which are capable of creating web pages, supporting special scripting needs as well as FTP functions which are much more sophisticated and more well suited to the updated server configurations which most web hosting companies now utilize.
What Can I Do If I Absolutely Still Must Use FrontPage?
If you still feel that you really must continue to use FrontPage then an alternative is available. We can offer a 10% discount off of our VPS plans for those of you who still require the use of FrontPage and would like to have it even though Apache will no longer be updating it. You can contact email@example.com, open a live chat session or submit a ticket to our sales and billing department if you need additional information or would like to take advantage of this particular offer.
We are here to help!
If you are still using FrontPage and you need assistance because of this change then we are here to help you. We understand that this change may create issues and display problems on some users web pages and we will be able to assist you. Please contact our technical support department and they can assist with the needs you have to make this a smooth transition. Remember EOL is November 04, 2013 so please contact us before you have issues.
Cloud server hosting is starting to gain popularity with the online community. While cloud server hosting has existed for many years, it is probably the least understood of all cloud platforms and services. However, as other cloud-hosted services have already done, cloud hosting is starting to grow and gain traction to the point where it will quickly become a dominant part of the market.
Currently, the traditional hosting options of shared, virtual private, and dedicated servers continue to lead the industry.
Cloud Hosting: The Basics
The principle behind cloud server hosting is the same as other cloud services. Instead of data being hosted on a physical server, it is hosted in the cloud instead. Browser interactions, from e-commerce transactions to the submission of inquiry forms, all work across the cloud, too.
For website owners, this means they can often enjoy a more cost effective hosting solution as they’re not paying for the maintenance of a server or for the space within a data center.
How it Works
A cloud server is actually a collection of servers, meaning a cloud-hosted site isn’t on just one server. Data is stored across these servers while power is drawn from all of them, too. As a result, cloud hosting is extremely reliable, as if the power fails on one server, a site can simply take more from another. Contrast this with the traditional options explored earlier, where a power outage instantly means downtime and a loss of business.
An additional benefit of cloud server hosting is it is scalable; your server can increase the power and resources it uses based on how much traffic you have. In this respect, cloud server hosting is similar to VPS hosting. The big difference, however, is that with a VPS server, you’re committed to the power of that one server. A cloud-hosted site can pull resources from all across its servers in order to meet demand.
As a result, users of cloud servers can enjoy much more flexibility with pricing as they can pay for what they use, in contrast to a VPS or dedicated service where they’d pay a monthly fee irrespective of the volume of resources used. In some cases, things like bandwidth may be capped, or come with added charges, beyond a certain point, too.
This level of flexibility means a website owner can easily manage the organic growth of their site without having to worry about upgrading from a shared to VPS plan, or from VPS to dedicated, as they can simply take more resources from the cloud.
Hybrid cloud server hosting is becoming popular, too. This involves using a VPS or dedicated server in conjunction with the cloud, and then storing data on the cloud while managing traffic and transactions through the physical servers. Many people choose hybrid solutions based on concerns around cloud security, but when working with a leading hosting company, a hybrid solution, although available, will usually be unnecessary, owing to the added security protection and options for managed services that will be available.
Cloud computing is one of the most important technological innovations to occur in recent years, and is set to become central to everything we do at work and in our personal lives, if it isn’t already. Popular services from the leading social media sites to the likes of iTunes and document sharing services all use the cloud. While consumer users widely use the cloud without realizing they are doing so, businesses actively seek to use cloud solutions in order to enjoy all of the benefits associated with it.
What are these benefits, and why are they so important?
By using cloud computing, businesses immediately eliminate the costs associated with storing data on physical servers, from the cost of the server itself to the purchase or rental of a data center, the large volumes of power a server uses, and on-going maintenance and management of the servers.
Access for All
The biggest visible impact on businesses has probably been the way cloud computing allows more people to work from home or in the field. Cloud computing allows any employees to access relevant documents or data from wherever they are. Not only does this lead to more motivated and driven employees in the majority of cases, there can be added cost and emissions savings through needing a smaller office and fewer workstations.
The huge reduction in power consumption is a feather in the cap for the modern business that needs to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. The above two points combined can save an enormous amount of power and reduce the carbon footprint of a business massively. As businesses and consumers become more eco-conscious, they want to know that the people they’re dealing with share the same values.
Cloud software is always as relevant and up to date as possible, as it is easy for developers to create updates and for businesses to download and install them. Contrast this with the old way of working which might have involved a lengthy installation to a server or an individual piece of work on every system in the office, and it’s easy to see why this is a win.
Whether it is in respect of the wide choice of applications available or the ability to pay only for the resources used, the cloud offers choice and flexibility on a scale never seen before. You’re also able to switch between whatever applications you’re using at a given time. If there’s one weakness with the cloud, it’s that it can be difficult to migrate data across applications, which can take time if you want to view data using a number of platforms, or decide that you want to change to an app better than the one you’re currently using for a given purpose.
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