8 essential points for choosing the right hosting

8 essential points for choosing the right hosting

8 essential points for choosing the right hosting
8 essential points for choosing the right hosting

In the article Introducing Hosts, we discussed the concepts of hosting and the types of hosts. We have already promised to examine the method of selecting the right hosts in separate articles. Now in this article we will try to examine the points that need to be known to choose the right host.
Choosing a good hosting company

The first step in choosing the right host is to find a reputable hosting company. So that the company can meet the needs of websites in terms of security, speed and resources and have appropriate support services.
To choose the right hosting company, pay attention to the following:

1- Company credit

Is the hosting company you are considering a reputable company with the necessary standards for hosting? Prior to hosting, make sure that you are able to maintain the company and fulfill your obligations, use skilled and technical manpower, use up-to-date systems, and… in the hosting company.

2- Server and host security

Security is always an important concern when it comes to site maintenance. As mentioned earlier in the article The Most Important Website Security Threats, Hosting is essential to maintaining a secure website. Sometimes we increase the security level of our website by observing security tips, but we get harmful attacks through vulnerable hosts.
Note that security refers to both physical security and software security.
It is important to keep the servers in a safe place under the supervision of the security forces, to strengthen the space against various events (floods, fires, earthquakes, etc.), to get help from monitoring and reconnaissance systems, and to maintain the physical security of the servers.

3- Quality and reliability of the hosts

An important point to consider is the quality. Using the right environment to maintain servers, powerful hardware systems, powerful software to manage and scan servers, as well as hosting fewer websites per host will increase the quality of the hosts.

4- Presenting different plans

A good hosting company should have different types of hosts with different plans to be able to meet customer needs at any level. Check if this company is right for you when you need more resources? Is the host you provided upgradeable? Paying attention to these tips will help you solve the problem without worrying when your website needs more resources.

5- UpTime

Get hosting companies that bring your site down to zero. If your site is up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, site visitors will not have a problem viewing your site and will feel more confident. Usually, a host with an uptime below 99% is no longer considered a suitable host.
Choosing a host with a high percentage of stability is an important point in SEO training and site optimization that Google always pays attention to in order to rank websites.

You can use server monitoring tools such as uptime robot to find out how long your site uptime is.

6- Customer support and services

One of the most important points in choosing the right host is paying attention to the customer service of the hosting company. A good company must be accountable to its customer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their answers, while maintaining politeness and respect, should be satisfactory and instructive for the customer. Suitable means of communication to communicate with the company such as telephone numbers, online chat system, tickets, emails, etc. are available. Also, the company’s expert staff must be able to be accountable in the shortest possible time.

To ensure the proper support of a hosting company, it is enough to contact them during non-office hours and ask them for advice on buying hosting!

7- Support for multiple addon domains

A domain is the ability to launch multiple websites with different domain addresses and content on the same host. If, after launching your website, you decide to launch one or more other websites, you will no longer need to buy new hosts.
So it is better to use a host that supports domain names.
There are companies that allow users to launch a large number of websites on a shared host, in which case the quality of the hosts is usually reduced.

8- Information about control panels

The control panel of the hosts is the software with which you can control (to the extent given to you) the purchased hosts.
Note that if you are new, get a host whose panel has the right graphical appearance and enough forums to answer your potential problems. The cpanel control panel is usually one of the most popular control panels.

Choosing the right host for your website

With the help of the 8 mentioned items, choose a suitable hosting company. Then you need to find the right host for your website.
In this regard, pay attention to the following points:

1- Site programming language

To choose a host, first check the language in which your website is programmed. If you have used to program your site, you must use Windows hosting and sql server database. Of course, Windows hosts also support php and mysql, but due to the higher cost of windows hosting and more compatibility of php language with Linux hosting, use Linux hosting to use this language.

2- The need for resources

Hosting companies usually put different plans in front of their customers. You first get the amount of bandwidth consumed, the total size of the website files, the number of sub domains required, and و and choose the right plan for you according to the resources you need.
Note that as time goes on and your website progresses, this plan may no longer meet the needs of your website. So your chosen plan should be scalable so that if you need more resources you can upgrade your plan without worry.

3- Host prices

Check the prices of different hosts and choose the host that does not have high financial pressure for you. The price of the host should be such that you can renew it and do not worry about it.
On the other hand, below-reasonable prices are not reliable. Sometimes companies try to reduce costs by using weak hardware, launching a large number of websites on one server, or even shutting down the night shift force, etc., which are to the detriment of website managers.

4- Backup preparation

Usually the backup time is different in the plans. Be sure to use a host that has regular backups at regular intervals.
In addition to hosting company backups, try backing up your website yourself so that you can restore the site to its original state when you encounter a problem.
In this article, as a guide to buying hosts, we tried to express tips for recognizing a reputable hosting company and choosing the right host.


What is the difference between a virtual server and a dedicated server?

What is the difference between a virtual server and a dedicated server?

You may experience a slow display speed after your website has been loaded on a shared service for some time. On the other hand, due to the crawl of the site pages (Crawl) by search engines, high traffic enters the host server, but you see frequent interruptions on the site. By reviewing the causes of these issues with your site administrator or hosting company, you will receive the answer that your current hosting service needs to be changed and you will be offered a dedicated server.

What is the difference between a virtual and a dedicated server? Dedicated servers are offered in two main types: virtual dedicated server and dedicated server, which will be selected by the user depending on the needs of the website in terms of performance, hardware power, cost, and so on.

When your website runs out of resources and you receive a dedicated server offer from your host, the question that comes to mind is what is the difference between a dedicated server and a virtual server? Which one is more suitable for hosting my website? Together in this article, we will answer these questions.

Virtual server a small and separate world

With a dedicated virtual server you will have your own small world. Imagine living in a luxurious and large unit of a residential complex. You live in an independent unit with its own facilities, but you are ultimately a member of a large complex. In this complex, you will share with other residents of the unit to travel or use the elevator in accordance with its rules. The virtual server, with the type of configuration it has, is just like this luxurious and seemingly independent unit. In some cases, it acts like a shared hosting in which several websites (which are virtual machines here) are hosted on the same server. Virtual machines, such as residents of integrated units, share resources with the host server in sources such as electricity, network cards, and the Internet. In virtual servers, other users use the resources of the host server with their own virtual machines. The number of these users is much less than the websites of a shared server, and thus more hardware resources are provided to virtual servers.
A hosting company can manage the resources of a dedicated server for multiple smaller servers. Virtual machines are allocated to multiple virtual machines (VMs) through virtualizers such as Hypervisor, Vmware, and hardware resources available on a dedicated server, creating virtual machines with unique features and capabilities. If you wish, you can read the article What is VMware.

Dedicated server resources are completely at your disposal.

In a dedicated server, resources are provided to your website or software in a completely dedicated way to put whatever you like on it, and none of the server features will be shared with the user or another server.

How to manage the service provided to users on dedicated servers is exactly like virtual servers. This means that the user can connect to the server operating system and manage it using the remote management tool. But in terms of hardware resources, there is a major difference between virtual and dedicated servers. Dedicated servers, unlike virtual servers, do not have restrictions on hardware resources. In this way, a server is physically and completely provided to the user and can manage it as he wishes. There are no restrictions on the use of resources for dedicated users on dedicated servers, and the user will use them as long as the server hardware has the processing power.
Dedicated server benefits:

One of the most prominent features of a dedicated server is its power and high performance.
Dedicated servers are the most important level of hosting in the world.
Lack of resources on a dedicated server does not make sense and can be upgraded if needed.
If optimistic performance is a high priority for you, a dedicated server is a good option.
It is possible to create multiple virtual machines on a dedicated server.
Some users prefer to host their website in a high-security private environment, in which case it is recommended to provide a dedicated server.

Differences between dedicated and virtual servers:

In terms of the cost of providing a virtual server is less than a dedicated server.
A dedicated server has very high resources compared to a virtual server. Finally, the virtual server is shared with other machines in some sources, such as power or network cards. It has nothing in common with a dedicated server.
Installing custom operating systems on a virtual server depends on the images of them hosted on the host server. If it is possible to install all versions of the operating system on a dedicated server.
As mentioned earlier, a dedicated server can be divided into smaller virtual machines and each machine can be used for one function. If this is not possible in a virtual server.
In case of need and any disruption, the transfer to another server in the virtual server will be much faster than the dedicated server. Virtual servers have more flexibility in this regard and can be easily transferred to another server.
Hardware power on a dedicated server is higher due to the lack of subscription and limited resources such as CPU, main memory, and data storage space.
When other users do not have access to a dedicated server, there is higher security for its information.
More dedicated bandwidth is provided on the dedicated server.

Considering these differences, if you decide to buy a virtual server, you can rent an Iranian virtual server or buy a Canadian virtual server, depending on your needs.

Is it time to upgrade your hosting?

First, you need to determine how much CPU, RAM, and storage space you need and how much traffic your website receives per month. If you have a large business that requires high hardware resources and your webmaster approves, use a dedicated server. But if your business is not large and you manage a small site that has enough resources for a dedicated virtual server, buying a virtual server is the best option. Virtual Dedicated Server offers you all the capabilities of a dedicated server at a limited price. In this way, you can also benefit from the expert advice of your hosting company and choose the most suitable server.


What is a virtual server and what does it do?

What is a virtual server and what does it do?

Virtual Server VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. A virtual server is part of a complete dedicated server. This is done with virtualization. In this way, a server is divided into several sections that are used for different purposes. Due to the fact that the resources of a complete server are divided into several parts, often and under the same conditions, the cost of purchasing a virtual server is lower than a dedicated server. In this article, we will fully discuss the virtual server and explain its applications. Please stay tuned.

What are the uses of a virtual server?
Virtual server has many uses and it can be used many times. The following are some of them:

Hosting a relatively high-consumption website or a number of medium-consumption sites
Use a virtual server for web services such as mail server, database server and…
Use a virtual server to control or improve system performance
Use of virtual server as secondary communication agent and data encryption
Using the services of sites that have imposed sanctions on Iran. Of course, if the IP is abroad
Doing things that require high-speed Internet with high traffic.
And dozens more…

Explain the process of preparing a virtual server
Depending on the technology and structure of virtualization, virtual servers are usually derived from one or more dedicated servers. Typically, multiple virtual servers are derived from a single dedicated server. To do this, virtualization requires an agent (virtualization software). Virtualization systems are available for free or for different operating systems, depending on their type and function. The server also needs to support virtualization technology. There are a number of specific solutions for creating a virtual server as Local or Public. For example, for each virtual server on the web, at least one IP must be considered in order to register it on the network. Non-virtualization systems can be configured individually or shared for each virtual server based on the number of CPU cores allowed, the amount of virtual RAM, the amount of hard disk volume, and so on. Dedicated or shared resources means that each server has the right to access resources in a completely dedicated way or can use shared resources in a shared way. Usually in shared mode, high quality and performance can not be expected. In the following, we will mention some of the virtualization technologies and operating systems supported by it.

Virtuozzo virtualization model
OpenVZ virtualization model
VMware virtualization model
Xen virtualization model
KVM virtualization model
And …

Each of the virtualization models has one or more special features that you can research….

Types of virtual servers
Virtual servers are usually categorized based on operating system, virtualization model as well as its technology. The following are the types of virtual server categories:
Linux virtual server (with the possibility of installing a variety of Linux distribution operating systems)
Windows Virtual Server (with the ability to install most Windows server operating systems)
Dedicated virtual server (with completely dedicated resources such as CPU, RAM and…)
Shared virtual server (with shared hardware resources)
Virtual cloud server (with a different structure to increase the level of performance, stability, security and…)
There are other categories that were mentioned as the most important and widely used.