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FAQ

Q. Why do I need?
In order for people to see your website, it needs to be published online, this enables you to publish your website online.

Q. How does it work?
Think of webhosting like renting office space in a busy commercial building. The web host provides you with space on their server where your website will be located and then they provide support service to help you keep your website running effectively.

Q. What kind of package is best for me?
There are a number of packages to suit different needs right from beginners to experts. It is a good idea to evaluate your needs first before a package can be recommended. You can check what is on offer in the different packages and decide if it attends to your needs.

Q. I do not know much about all this online stuff, how easy will it be for me to use?
The software used today is designed to be user-friendly, as long as you have the basics of managing a website, you should be able to use the service, however, you can also depend on the support team. Providers, always have support teams to help users with whatever problems they may have.

Q. How long does it take to set up?
Once you have chosen a package, it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to set up.

Q. What is a domain name?
A domain name is like an address. The same way houses need to have addresses, a website needs to have a domain name. Now it would be very hard to memorise the IP address of a website but it is much easier to memorise a domain name like www.xyz.ie. So a domain name is an easier way to identify a website.

Q. What is shared hosting?

This is where your website is put on the same server with many other websites. It is appropriate for websites with moderate traffic and if you are looking for cheap web hosting. Web sites on a shared server will share RAM and other similar resources.

Q. Are there any disadvantages of shared servers?

If your site has high traffic, then it may be slowed down. Sites on shared servers also can be affected by the performance of the other sites they share the server with.

Q. What is VPS Hosting?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server, it divides the main server into private servers so that even if the sites are sharing the server, it will still seem as if they have independent virtual servers. Users have root access to their virtual space and it has better security. It is a cheaper option compared to dedicated server.

Q. What are the disadvantages of VPS?

Because you are still sharing a server, the traffic levels are limited and there is still a degree of risk that your server can be affected by other sites sharing the server.

Q. What is Dedicated Server Hosting?
Just as the name suggests, a website with a dedicated server has its own server dedicated to that website. No other website is stored on that server. The main disadvantage of this is that you are buying an entire server so it will obviously cost much more that shared ones.

Q. What is cloud hosting?
This is a package that enables multiple computers referred to as a cloud that are able to handle increased traffic and spikes from multiple websites. The disadvantage of this is that there is no root access and the website owner cannot add software. It also comes at a higher cost.

Q. What is bandwidth?
This is the rate at which a maximum amount of data can be transferred, usually measured per second. Small explanation of what it is and how it can be affected.

Q. What is data transfer?
This is the amount of bandwidth that is consumed.

Q. Can I find a good and cheap website package?
It is a common misconception that you need to spend more to get a good website host. The truth is it depends on your needs. There are some really good packages that you can get for as low as 5 Euros. It is best to find out what standard features come with the package. It is advisable to check out a comparison site to find out what you are getting for a particular price.

Q. Why should I register many domain names?
Registering more than one domain name is protection against competition registering a similar domain name which will drive traffic away from your website. It is advisable to register domain names that are similar to your domain name so that no one can use them for a different website which will affect your brand.

Q. Will my website be unavailable when the package expires?
Before the expiry of the hosting period, you will receive a reminder to renew or upgrade, this will help you keep your website online. You can also choose automatic renewal so that you do not have to worry about the website going off.

Q. Is Unlimited hosting really limitless?
It is really hard to imagine anything without limits. The truth about unlimited offers is that there is still a kind of limit that you may need to find out. in most cases the limitlessness applies to a particular feature while others will still have a limit. Take the time to find out what limits exist within the unlimited offer.

Q. What are the advantages of Linux hosting?
One of the most common reason people prefer Linux is the access it provides to other platforms which include: MySQL, PHP and Python among others. It also provides the option to personalise the website to suit your needs. A user can easily make improvements or corrections when a problem is identified. Linux is known to have the least amounts of crashes which means there will be fewer downtimes in comparison to windows. This makes it the hosting option for high traffic sites.

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