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Web Hosting Glossary


What are Some Common Terms I Should be Familiar With?

Some of the common terms you will come across that you should understand are:

  • Bandwidth –  Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred over the network in a fixed amount of time.
  • On the Net, it is usually expressed in bits per second (bps) or in higher units like Mbps (millions of bits per second).  28.8 modem can deliver 28,800 bps, a T1 line is about 1.5 Mbps.

  • Disk Space – This indicates the amount of disk space that will be available to you on the hosts server to hold your web site files. Normally because HTML files are small, a web site (unless it has extensive graphics or database functionality) will be small, as low as 1 or 2 MB in most cases.

  • Inodes – Data structures that contain information about files in Unix file systems that are created when a file system is created. Each file has an inode and is identified by an inode number (i-number) in the file system where it resides. Inodes provide important information on files such as user and group ownership, access mode (read, write, execute permissions) and type.
 There are a set number of inodes, which indicates the maximum number of files the system can hold. Server – A computer, or software package, that provides a specific kind of service to client software running on other computers. The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a WWW or HTTP server, or to the machine on which the software is running.

  • VPS – VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The key word there – virtual. This type of hosting let’s you have the functionality of a dedicated server, but in reality, VPS is actually a kind of shared hosting. Your “virtual server” will be included, along with others, on one physical machine.

  • Dedicated Server – A more expensive type of account in which the web hosting company provides you with an entire hosting setup including your own server hardware that only you can use. This usually means a much faster loading time for your site because the entire computer is “dedicated” to running the server software. Control Panel – An online package of tools permitting easy site management and editing. Almost all hosting companies provide this option today. It is a very important feature to have. By having your own control panel, you can maintain basic information about your site, mail boxes, etc. without having to send emails to the hosting company or call them on the phone. (cPanel is one example)

  • Cloud Hosting – Cloud web hosting is hosting that uses the resources of several clustered servers. Basically, this means that your website uses the virtual resources of several servers to accommodate all the aspects of hosting your site. The load is balanced, security is taken care of and hardware resources are available virtually so they can be used when needed. The cluster of servers is the cloud.

  • Availability (Uptime) – Refers to the amount of time within a 24 hour period a system is active or available for servicing requests. For example, if a hosting company says it is available 99.9% of the time, they are claiming that your web site will be up all the time except for about 8 seconds each day. Over the course of a year, in this example, the hosting company is claiming that your site will only be unavailable (couldn’t surf to it) for 48 hours.

  • Backups – Web hosts back up data on their servers. Many host packages offer backups every 24 hours. This is supposed to prevent the loss of data should something happen to the server. . If you think you may need to restore old data in case of a disaster, it may make sense to choose a hosting company that performs regular backups.
  • MySQL – Is a system used to create databases on web servers.
  • PHP – PHP is an free, open-source server-side scripting language.  PHP code can be embedded in HTML. It is integral for installation of popular blogging platforms like WordPress
  • Domain Name – Domain name is an easy-to-remember address that can be translated by DNS into server’s IP address. This is your website address. FTP – File Transfer Protocol is the Internet protocol defining how to download and upload files between a client and an FTP server. IP Address – Internet Protocol Address.  A unique number identifying all devices connected to the Internet. 
  • SSL – Secure Sockets Layer.  Protocol developed by Netscape to provide encryption for commercial transactions data that should be protected while traveling over the Internet, like credit card numbers.  SSL uses https protocol.  Before using SSL in commerce, you’ll also need to get is a certificate from a Certificate Authority. These definitions were courtesy of the following websites:

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SSL – What it is and why you need it


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When you are on a website, you may notice that some web addresses use https:// while others use https:// . The difference seems subtle, but what it really means is that a website on https:// is secure.

Any data sent online will be protected when submitted through a website that has that secure connection.
SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layer” and is a standard protocol used to protect information transmitted online between a website and a browser.
When a website is encrypted with SSL, information you submit to that website cannot be intercepted by third parties. Usernames, passwords, banking transactions, and other data transfers will remain private and protected
Why you need SSL
Securing your website creates user trust. Questions about security is one of the top reasons shopping carts are abandoned online. By encrypting your website with SSL, you help assure your customers that their information is protected.
Additionally, having SSL will give your company’s website a boost above a non-secure website in Google search result pages. On the flip-side, if you have a non-secure website, you can expect a drop in your search page rankings.

How to tell if a website is using SSL

The security of a website you are visiting can be seen in the website’s address bar.

You may see any of the following icons next to a URL in the browsers address bar.

Below you will see treatment of secure websites vs. non-secure websites for Chrome version 67 and earlier:
 Websites that show a green padlock in the address bar are secure.

images/sln/info_icon.png Websites using an “info” or “i” icon are not using a private connection
And now with the release of Google Chrome 68 non-secure sites will be labeled as “Not Secure” as shown below

 Websites with this “alert” icon are labeled as “Not secure” and the additional details will say the site is possibly dangerous.

How Sliplink Network can help
Now that you have a basic understanding of SSL, you also understand the importance of having your website secured.
Sliplink Network takes care of the security certificates for you!  All websites hosted on our award-winning, mobile-responsive platform can utilize our SSL certificate.  It doesn’t matter if you are hosting with us or taking advantage of another competitors platform.
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For your business to succeed, customers need to trust that you’ll protect them from viruses, hackers and identity thieves. Count on our security products to keep your website secure, your visitors safe and your business growing.

Why website security?

Malware doesn’t discriminate.
It doesn’t only infect popular sites. In fact, most malware attacks are automated, which means you’re as much of a target as anyone. And if you do get infected, it can do more than disrupt your site it can ruin your reputation.

Securing your site is just like locking your doors at night. You don’t do it because you expect something bad to happen you do it because if something did happen, it would be devastating.

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What Are Your Goals?


What Are Your Goals?

The very first question you need to answer has nothing to do with potential web hosts.

Before you even Google the term “Web Hosts”, you need to look within first. Sorry if I am getting a little Zen on you, but this really is important. You need to figure out what YOUR goals are.

Before worrying about technical details, you need to consider what you want to accomplish with your web hosting. It is an obvious first step. If you just want a daily journal you can find that for free.

If you have the next great idea for a social network, then you might be looking at a big investment. Make a checklist of all of the things you need and plan to do on your website.

Think of every action you want people to take on your site. Write down things like…

  • How much traffic do you expect/need for your website?
  • Do you want to sell things on your site?
  • Will you be hosting large file downloads?
  • Will you have hi-def photography or video on your site?
  • What are your monetary goals?
  • Do you need an extra secure connection? (If you want to accept credit cards you might) Is website speed very important?
  • Do you need email accounts?
  • Will you need regular backups?
  • Do you want to control the hosting yourself, or have it managed? Etc…

Your end goal here is to have a big list of things that you want or need in a website. You can even consider, splitting your list into two columns; things you need right now, and things you want eventually.

Some hosting methods make it very easy to expand your operations as you go (while others don’t.

You may be able to settle for a cheaper hosting solution, while you build up your website audience.  Right now, this list might not seem extremely helpful, but when you begin your research it will be an invaluable tool. Keep the list handy when doing your research.

I’d actually have a version of it right on your computer as you work through the next questions.

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What Is Web Hosting


A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their own website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server they own or lease for use by their clients as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center. (source:wikipedia)

In basic terms — Web hosting allows you to put your website(s) on the internet.

If you are interested in making money online, and you are serious about it – then you will one day have to deal with buying web hosting . Yes, there are some free options out there, but at some point you will max out those free options, and will need to turn to your own hosting.

Even if you don’t want to make money, and are just an online hobbyist – web hosting is important. Owning your own web hosting gives you a freedom on the net, that no free options provide.

When I started working online, I got to the point where I needed to buy web hosting. The only problem is, it was like a different language for me. I had no idea what I was looking for.

I eventually bought web hosting from an ad I saw on Facebook. Things went smooth at first, but one day I found all of my sites down and realized I had lost not only a nights profits, but Google ranking for a couple of my sites.

I had a hard time reaching customer service, and when I did, I ended up having to pay a higher monthly cost to cover my new found traffic (or so they claimed).

It was a nightmare. Luckily, I ended up working with a tech whiz, and he let me know I was paying too much, where I could get a better deal and more importantly what to look for in web hosting .

That is why I created this guide. Included will be ten chapters, and each chapter is a question you must ask before you dive in and purchase web hosting .

Once you have read this guide, you will be able to make an educated choice on what web hosting is right for you. Click here to get a FREE copy of sliplink_network_web_hosting

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