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What is PHP Hosting?

PHP HostingPHP HostingPHP hosting is a server-side scripting environment that is used to create dynamic web pages. PHP is an abbreviation for Hypertext Preprocessor, an open source language, widely used by programmers and web developers. The fact that it is open source gives it a lot of advantages over proprietary programming languages. Due to this reason, PHP has been the most famous server-side scripting language, and almost all hosting providers offer PHP hosting services nowadays.

PHP is an object oriented language. The way PHP hosting works is that the web server would filter a request document using PHP, and generates the output from PHP to the web browser. These documents are usually in HTML format, with PHP tags inside. The tags can be run on both Windows and UNIX servers. In terms of output text, PHP is capable to generate any format such as XHTML and XML.

With PHP, web developers would be able to perform any CGI tasks, such as generate dynamic contents or send and receive cookies. PHP is also capable of outputting PDF files, Flash videos and images on the fly at high speed. This is possible due to its ability to save the required files in its file system and forming a server-side cache.

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What is Reseller Hosting?

reseller hostingReseller HostingReseller hosting is a type of web hosting package, where we can split up the allocated bandwidth and disk space of a hosting account, and then resell to other individual users as separate hosting accounts. It effectively means that we can buy hosting space from providers in bulk, and then subdivide it to be resold to other customers. It is a method for people to start making money of their own with web hosting. Interestingly, reseller hosting requires very little knowledge on how to get started. Hence, practically everyone who is comfortable with the internet, can start their own reseller hosting business.

The reseller hosting concept is a rapidly growing industry. This is due to the simple fact that it is an inexpensive way for hosting entrepreneurs to start doing business in this field. This type of hosting is normally used by companies, or individuals, who want to start a small web hosting company, and also chosen by developers, designers, or internet consultants. From the cost point of view, it is a cost-efficient method for webmasters who want to manage and host multiple number of sites, with separate control panels. It definitely has the potential to be a very profitable business, if the costs and margins are well-managed. Resellers are able to offer custom-made hosting packages for specific customers that are perhaps not offered by any of the current hosting providers. This, added by the fact that resellers can better control the quality of service, since they can pick their servers of choice.

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What is UNIX Hosting?

Web Hosting PlatformsWeb Hosting PlatformsUNIX hosting is the most common web hosting platform today. The term UNIX refers to a computer operating system, which provides the base operating system architecture for many open source companies, including Solaris (Sun), Linux (GNU) and others. UNIX has been around for years, and is the choice language for mid-frame computer users. UNIX hosting solutions is considered more available, due to open source distribution of its operating system. LINUX hosting is a version of UNIX that has gained popularity because of its stability as an operating system. You will find these two terms being used interchangeably, which effectively refers to the same type of hosting solution.

When it comes to choosing between UNIX and Windows hosting, the main thing to look for is what functions and programming languages will be required by your website. Primarily, it is a choice between PHP and ASP, in which the former comes with UNIX hosting, while the latter comes with Windows hosting. In addition, for plain and ordinary web sites, which use HTML pages with no or little database or dynamic pages, in most cases UNIX hosting would be the best option. UNIX should also be the option should your web site requirements include the use of PERL, PHP or Python.

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What Is The Difference Between Windows and UNIX Web Hosting?

Windows Server HostingWindows Server HostingWindows and UNIX are in fact two different systems, and of course we are referring to computer systems. A web host uses computers, (we shall refer to them as servers, just computers, but sometimes larger) to host websites, and all computers need an operating system, so Windows and UNIX are the operating system.

The Windows used is normally Windows NT or 2000, and of course, as you know Microsoft charges for it's software, while UNIX is an open source operating system, this means that the original creators of the system have given up the rights and anyone can use it, change, improve or do anything they want, free of charge.

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What is VPS Hosting?

virtual private serverVirtual Private HostingVirtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is the hosting of separate entities for different customers in a single server. This technology allows the hosting provider to partition and create multiple virtual servers from one physical server. Customers would share the server which includes the hardware itself and the connection. However, they would enjoy the benefits almost similar to dedicated hosting such as their private operating system and file system, allowing freedom of accessibility and security. Hence, VPS hosting can be considered as a hosting environment in between a shared and a dedicated hosting. Ultimately, an advanced performance and privacy can be achieved at a lesser cost than for a dedicated hosting.

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