W eb hosting @ Compunet SystemsHosting services at Compunet Systems is easy, our aim is to take the complicated headaches out of internet service hosting, one of the ways we does this is through the level of support our technical support and server administrator provide to help with the demands required by online services in today’s market place.
If your business requires a hosting company to provide simple and plain instructions and guidance into new online markets through hosting a simple website through to the most complicated e-commerce web shops then look no further.
We have created a brief outline of what web hosting is and the more common terminology and their brief explanations. Also at the bottom we have provided what you can expect from our hosting services.
What is Web Hosting?
• Your registered domain name which forms the URL is hosted on the registrars Domain Name Server (DNS) this has records for the domain name one is a Host record for www that points to the IP of the web server that is hosting your website.
• Web servers and other hosting services can be used the same IP but use different ports on that server, a web server thou would normally respond on port 80 for normal web requests and port 443 for secure encrypted or SSL page requests.
• A Web Server is a computer that stores on its hard drive web pages that are written in a Hyper Text Markup Language or HTML that have the information or catalogue data in that your business wants to promote and make available.
What is a Domain Name, DNS, Server and IP address?
A Domain Name, TLD or registered domain is a piece of text that identifies computers to you or your business and it comprises of a record on the root Domain Name Servers (DNS) that identifies to other computers, the servers that will respond to the query’s made against it. It is normally either the name of the business, brand or product that most commonly get used, but it can be any text/keywords you want as long as it is not already in use. Different countries and more recently named service extensions are used on the end.
The most common ones are .com and country which is .co and a two letter indicator like for the UK .co.uk, although since the release of the newer extensions .info, .cafe, .repair and so on are now available.
This is the server that responds to TLD or top level domain requests, the domain name servers are linked together and query one another when a request is made for the record that points to the server of that request. Domain name servers have various records on that give the requester’s access to the relevant computer information, like where the emails are to go and where the web server is are just some of the information contained in these records.
Servers are computers on the internet that are configured to be continuously on, with high amounts of RAM and CPU processing power to deliver the services they are setup for like email, database or web pages and so on.
This is a computer address on the internet, that is a bit like a telephone number in the sense its unique to that server and each server on the internet has its own unique IP address to identify it from the others, it is made up from four decimal numbers representing 8 bits or a value between 0-255 each separated by full stops like 192.168.0.1, but there are some extra rules for private LAN networks were a Class A, Class B and Class C address have been allocated for business and private networks but were not talking about private networks but more the internet a public network.
What is a Static IP and can I have one?
All web servers or any server on the public network or internet used for providing a service will have static IP address, but sometimes it is desirable to have your own dedicated IP address that is a static IP Address that no one else will be using just your web site or service, as web servers normally use host headers to allow thousands of web sites to run from a single IP address.
What is FTP and do I need it?
The file transfer protocol is used to transfer web pages, images, video and other files up to the web server, although FTP is not the only method as depending on the server and its configuration web authoring maybe setup and upload may be achievable through http or the hypertext transfer protocol which is used mainly for web page delivery, note in the top of your browser in the address bar the bit at the begging of the URL http://, but ftp does have its benefits like uploading large amounts of data quickly and draw backs, as FTP was not designed as a secure protocol leaving it susceptible to brute force, bounce back, spoofing and other types of internet/network attacks.
What is a Security Certificate?
This is a file that contains a table used for encrypting purposes, there are occasions that require you to use them and sometimes just best practice would also mean their use, for instance a e-commerce web shop processing credit card payments would require one, and good practice would be to use https for logins as well but there are various types, like self-signed these are generated by the web server itself and the server looks after its on CRL Certificate Revocation List or a log of bad certificates that are no longer in use, but for web shops a certificate authority will need to be used as the retain information on compromised and bad certificates so this links back to their CRL server and this makes the certificate not display the red or pink bar or other representation the certificate may have an error but more a green bar or no messages about certificate at all.
What is SSL?
What can I expect web hosting at Compunet Systems?
Compunet Systems web hosting check list.
So is your Business ready to host a website check list:
Is your website ready in html, with all the images compressed for the web?
Are the offers dated correctly from your start/upload or going live date?
Does your website require Displaying of Registered Company Information?
Are you VAT registered and if so is this on your web site?
Have you considered getting the SEO looked in to for your website?
Do you have a registered Domain Name and control panel access?
Do you know how to FTP or have a FTP program for uploading the website?
Do you require business email services for your Domain Name?
Web Hosting we provide?
Web Hosting Packages @ Compunet Systems that we provide:
Web Space 1500MB, On Demand FTP access, Fresh install CMS (WordPress or Joomla)
for only £ 19.99 per month
Web Space 2000MB, On Demand FTP access, Fresh install CMS (WordPress or Joomla), SSL Support, Technical Assistance
for only £ 39.99 per month
Web Space 5GB, FTP access, Fresh install CMS (WordPress or Joomla), Static IP Address (if required)*, SSL Certificate and Domain name Included, Technical Assistance
* Subject to availability (Limited availability).
for only £ 59.99 per month
Our terms and conditions apply to all packages please read them for further information on these packages.
What can Compunet Systems do for my business?
Increase the figure on your bottom line?
Through our vast IT expertise we can help to improve your bottom line. Everyone is in business to make a profit and run a successful company at the end of the day. In today’s current economic climate downtime is measured in pounds sterling not hours and minutes.
High level of service
Is the main reason our customers renew their service and support contracts with us year after year with an enviable customer retention ratio that any company would be proud of.
With a combined experience of over 20 years within the IT industry we are familiar with all of the mainstream manufacturer’s products and base our recommendations on the most reliable, cost effective and expandable solution to suit your individual businesses needs. We know how frustrating and stressful it can be for you and your employees when things go wrong and we are always on hand to get any issues resolved as soon as possible.
We'll take you through every stage with our simple KISS system, without the jargon and leaving the technical stuff in the safe hands of Compunet Systems.
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