Choose the right hosting

As people increasingly carry out their daily lives online, ownership of a personal website is becoming a more common occurrence. Regardless of why you decide to build your own site, you first need to learn some important factors about the concept of hosting. Read on for some very useful advice on how website hosting works and how to choose the best company for your needs.

With all the different types of hosting available, it can be confusing as to which one is right for you. Do you choose shared, a VPS, or a Dedicated server? What is the difference? How can you know which type is right for your use?

Shared Hosting
Shared Hosting is very similar to living in an Apartment Complex. All residents are in the same location and must share the available resources with everyone – such as the pool, parking lot, and play ground. In shared hosting, all accounts (sites) must share the available resources with all the other accounts on the server – such as CPU time, memory, and disk space. you have very limited control on the server. For someone just starting out or someone with a small site that won’t be getting a whole lot of traffic shared hosting can do the job for the least amount of money.

VPS Hosting
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. similar to owning a Condo. While you still share things on the property, you are ultimately responsible for maintaining your own property and repairs inside the condo. There is also significantly less residents per building and assigned parking. Your still sharing a server with other customers. With VPS however you are given a higher guaranteed amount of RAM and CPU limits as well as more control over the server itself (often times you will start with a clean operating system you can configure as you see fit). With it comes a heftier learning curve and price tag. In the case of the learning curve, while it might be nice to have a lot of extra control, making use of that control can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t know what you’re doing. Also, whereas prices for shared hosting are often less than $5 dollars per month, VPS hosting usually start around $15 to $20 per month and goes up depending on how many resources you will need.

Dedicated Hosting
Dedicated Hosting can be compared to owning a house. You are allowed and have access to all resources available on the machine. No one else’s account resides on the machine (your house) and would not be capable of tapping into your resources. Dedicated hosting is only for the heaviest of power users. The ability to control your own operating system often can mean your on your own when it comes to software support and by the nature of your own customizations, should the hardware fail it can take more time to recover your site. If however you have security sensitive data on your website or a very high traffic load a dedicated server may be for you as you alone have access to the system meaning that all RAM/CPU/disk space/etc is under your full control.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud hosting, as used in services such as Amazon Web Services, is often hosting what to the customer seems like a full server without ever dealing with any of the hardware. That is you don’t know how many are using the same physical hardware, and you don’t care. If one piece of hardware fails another will just take over. With that transparency comes scalability. This is the ability to seamlessly add resources such as RAM and hard disk space (or reduce them) with little to no input on your behalf. If your 500mb server is too small due to a spike you can make it a 2gb server for a few hours to handle it and no one will know it but you.

Cloud hosting isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires a rather heavy knowledge of web server software to handle effectively. In addition, due to its scalable nature you have to be diligent when using cloud hosting as resources are often billed by the hour and can easily exceed your budget if you don’t pay attention.

On the positive, cloud hosting can be very cheap (currently hosting this site is free for the 1st year on Amazon AWS and will be about $15 a month after that), reliable, and very customizable. Cloud hosting essentially lets you scale the resources you need when you need them and only changes you for what you have used. For a site that is growing rapidly or subject to severe traffic fluctuations the cloud can be a very effective solution.

In the end the type of hosting you pick depends on both your experience level and the number of visitors you plan on seeing at your site. The higher either one of those variables gets the more it will cost you.

 

IPVanish Now Offers Over 120 Worldwide Anonymous VPN Servers

IPVanish, the world’s fastest, most reliable and only true tier-1 VPN service in the world, today announced another round of network expansions to include VPN servers in 2 new countries:
•Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
•Tirana, Albania
This latest network upgrade brings the IPVanish server count to over 120 anonymous servers, all at no added cost to new and existing subscribers.

To recap, IPVanish has added the following 6 VPN servers in just the month of May:
•New! Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
•New! Tirana, Albania
•Kharkiv, Ukraine
•Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
•Zurich, Switzerland (2nd server)
•Athens, Greece

IPVanish’s international VPN network now stands at a milestone 14,000+ anonymous IPs on 120+ servers in 54 countries and 68 cities. Also, as the only tier-1 VPN network on the market, IPVanish consistently tests as the fastest and most redundant service globally while maintaining industry-best security and reliability. This is because 100% of all traffic is carried over IPVanish’s private, wholly owned and operated network. All new customers are invited to test IPVanish with a risk-free, 7 day money back guarantee.

 

How To Find the Best Web Hosting

A web hosting is a service provider that places your web site on a computer that is connected to Internet. This then gives people who surf Internet a way to access your website.

Finding the best web hosting for your company’s Web site is one of the most important steps when taking your business online. Not only will your host be responsible for placing your company’s site on the Internet; it will also be responsible for keeping it there and being available to potential customers.

Now, let us take a look at the steps to be followed when choosing the right hosting company:

1. Know how your site is going to work. This tip may sound confusing, but it is important to know what your goals will be for your web site. If you plan to have a great number of large files hosted on your site, then you want a hosting that gives you ample amounts of space. Bandwidth should also be taken into consideration. Is the site a personal site, or a commercial site? If you plan on making money with your website, than a larger investment for more storage space and bandwidth is justifiable. If you are making your site a blog and hosting it with a service such as TypePad, you want a one that allows domain mapping.

Programming Languages such as ASP, PHP, Perl/CGI, JSP and ColdFusion are used to create a lot of popular scripts (software) to help your website function. Make sure your web host supports the language used by you. Also, if you are planning on selling services or products from your website, make sure the web hosting plan you choose offers some type of eCommerce solution.

2. Know your budget. Having an idea of the general amount of money you are willing to spend will save you a great amount of time. If a certain one is simply too expensive, then you move on to the next one with no issues. Additionally, if you set a specific price range, you can search for the best offer within that price range. I’ve found decent web hosting for as cheap as $4 per month but generally pay around $15 per month if I want all the bells and whistles that I’ll need to host a larger site. A lot of people worry about hosting fees, but I’ve had the experience that I generally get what I pay for. Finally, I’d look carefully at the web hosting company’s refund policy. Most offer a full refund if you aren’t happy with your service. If you are paying for a full year of web hosting up front, you might want to examine the company’s refund policy in detail.

3. Check for references. Take your short list of hosts and search on Google and Yahoo for the customer review or feedback. Go to web hosting forum, find how they say about the provider.

4. Check their customer service. Pick up the phone and call customer support at 2 a.m. Drop customer support an e-mail to see how fast they respond to you. Do what it takes to feel comfortable with your service provider before you enter into any type of business relationship.

Choosing the right Web host is easier if you approach it the way you would approach any other major purchase for your business. It can mean the difference between success and failure for your online venture.

 

Titanfall Sale

Amazon’s Deal of the Day is one that gamers should enjoy. For today only, Amazon is selling Titanfall on Xbox 360, Xbox One and the PC for $36.99, which his 38% off the MSRP of $59.99. This is a good deal for a game that came only last month. It’s also scored mostly positive reviews, and if you’re an Xbox One owner who likes first-person shooters, this is going to be one you want in your collection. Click here to go buy it

 

VyprVPN added a new server

VyprVPN added a new server in Mexico City, Mexico!

The new server is available for all VyprVPN protocols, including PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and Chameleon.

VyprVPN users now have access to 43 servers, located in 38 countries, and they will continue to add additional server clusters throughout 2014.

 

IPVanish Doubles VPN Anonymous IP Addresses to 14,000

IPVanish Doubles Anonymous IP Addresses to 14,000+

IPVanish, one of the only TRUE tier-1 VPN networks in the world, today announced that it has doubled its number of anonymous IP addresses from 7,000+ IPs to 14,000+ IPs! This upgrade, which comes at no additional cost to new and existing subscribers, gives IPVanish customers double the IP space for protecting their online anonymity and ensuring anonymous Internet access. Now at 14,000+ IP addresses on 110+ VPN servers in 47 countries, IPVanish users truly have a global online security network at their fingertips, for the best price anywhere.

For as low as $6.49/month with an annual subscription ($10/month with a monthly subscription), all IPVanish customers get:

•Direct access to IPVanish’s tier-1 VPN network, the fastest VPN network in the world
•Unlimited VPN use + unlimited server switching
•2 simultaneous connections to secure multiple devices at once
•Free IPVanish software for Windows and Mac
•Free Android and iOS apps
•7 day money back guarantee for all customers
•And now, 14,000+ anonymous IPs!

 

Winter Olympic Special VPN Deal

IPVanish would like to extend a warm offer to help celebrate the Sochi Winter Games. Though it’s been a cold winter, you can still catch all the action of the Russian Winter Games from your computer in the warmth of your own home. And you can do so 100% securely and anonymously using IPVanish VPN!

Starting today, Feb 5th, all new subscribers will receive 25% off any IPVanish VPN plan when they use the coupon code: SOCHI, Promotion expires February 24th, 2014.

For 25% off of the original plan price, you get:

•Direct access to IPVanish’s tier-1 VPN network, the fastest and most reliable in the world
•Over 7,000 IPs on 110+ servers in 47 countries (and growing!)
•Unlimited VPN use + unlimited server switching
•2 simultaneous connections to secure multiple devices
•Free IPvanish Software for Windows and Mac
•Free mobile apps for Android and iOS
•Open VPN, L2TP, and PPTP protocols
•7 day money-back guarantee

 

Biggest VPN Discount

Single Day Biggest VPN Discount Of The Year – 50% OFF at ibVPN beat Black Friday and Cyber Monday price

ibVPN is having an anniversary promotion, celebrating their projects 4th anniversary.   With   this   occasion they are having their biggest single discount of the year.

So if usually you can get their entry VPN packages at $4.95/month, with this  campaign you can get them  for as little as $2.47/Month – a truly incredible offer for any provider, especially coming from a key player like ibVPN.

This discount will be available for only one day, January 28th, and it’s available only once a year.
So go to the ibVPN site, choose a plan and use this promotional coupon code to get a 50% discount:
4YAF50(case sensitive). You will use this code at the end of their Checkout process.

Make sure you check out their new ibDNS service for media streaming. It makes viewing Hulu or Netflix so much easier

 

Find the best VPN

Every VPN provider has its own unique features and pros and cons, it’s up to you to decide which one suits your personal needs and tastes best. Things you need to consider when choosing a VPN provider are:

1. Server locations and scope of the networks
This is the first thing that you need to compare and probably the most important if you will be relying on a VPN for all of your internet needs. The scope of the VPN network that you will be channeled through will dictate how reliable it is, how fast it runs etc.

If accessing geo-restricted content is important to you (e.g. watching Hulu from outside the US), then it is vital that the provider has servers in the country that the services are restricted to. Similarly, P2P down loaders should chose a country that is P2P friendly (Hong Kong, Panama, Sweden, Netherlands, Romania and Switzerland are all good choices). The closer a server is to you geographically the less lag you will suffer (as the data has less distance to travel), but if privacy is important then we recommend always choosing a server outside your own country’s legal jurisdiction.

2. Supported devices and how may devices can connect at the same time.
In a world where we increasingly access the internet from our laptop, smart phone and tablet, it is ever more important that more than one device can be connected at once. Not all provider support your smart phone and tablet. Some don’t have app to install on your device and you can only rely on the built in vpn client of your phone or tablet. For some provider you need to buy expensive premiums service or have more than one account if you want to connect multiple device at the same time

3. Router support.
Do you have Wii, an Xbox 360 or other fancy multimedia appliances that you would like to use to access Netflix, Hulu or other multimedia services? These devices don’t support vpn, the only solution is go with VPN route. VPN router will extend the advantages of your VPN to all your devices. you don’t need second account or premiums service, it will save your money. Check this information before choose your VPN route.

4. Free trail or Money back guarantee.
It is especially imported in country where VPN service may be blocked. So you can try it without payment or at least get the money back if it doesn’t work.

5. P2P & VoIP support
Not all do, so if that’s what you want a VPN for, you’d better make sure.

6. Protocol & encryption.
OpenVPN is the most secure VPN protocol these days, then comes with L2TP/IPsec over PPTP (which is laughably insecure) whenever possible. For encryption 256-bit should be at a minimum. AES is better.

Most of the companies have the data you need to be able to make a choice on their website. But to make it easier for you to compare them side-by-side we created a VPN comparison chart with the best VPN services.

 

VPN router reviews

 

 

VPN Router reviews

Easily compare the features and specifications of the best VPN routers. The VPN routers in this comparison chart are top quality best sellers selected by the network experts at FlashRouters in conjunction with other editors.

 

Rank #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Cisco Linksys E4200 ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless-AC1750 ASUS RT-N16 Netgear WNDR3700 Cisco Linksys E3000
Image Cisco Linksys E4200 ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless-AC1750 ASUS RT-N16 Netgear WNDR3700 Cisco Linksys E3000
Main Features
DD-WRT Yes Yes Yes Yes yes
Tomato Yes No Yes No No
Frequency Band(s) Dual Band

2.4/5 GHz

Dual Band

2.4/5 GHz

Single Band

2.4 GHz

Dual Band

2.4/5 GHz

Dual Band

2.4/5 GHz

Wireless Data Rates N750 N1750 N300 N600 N600
Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Hardware
Ethernet Ports 4 LAN

1 WAN

4 LAN

1 WAN

4 LAN

1 WAN

4 LAN

1 WAN

4 LAN

1 WAN

Ethernet Port Type Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps) Gigabit (10/100/1000Mbps)
# Antennas 8 3 3 8 6
# USB Ports 1 1 2 1 1
Processor Speed 480 MHz 600 MHz 480 MHz 680 MHz 480 MHz
VPN Services
Integrations Astrill

ExpressVPN

HideMyAss

IPVanish

OverPlay

Private Internet Access

PureVPN

StrongVPN

VyprVPN

Astrill

BTGuard

EarthVPN

ExpressVPN

CyberGhost VPN

HideMyAss

IPVanish

OverPlay

Private Internet Access

PureVPN

StrongVPN

VPNMe

VyprVPN

Astrill

ExpressVPN

HideMyAss

IPVanish

OverPlay

Private Internet Access

PureVPN

StrongVPN

VyprVPN

Astrill

ExpressVPN

HideMyAss

IPVanish

OverPlay

Private Internet Access

PureVPN

StrongVPN

VyprVPN

Astrill

ExpressVPN

HideMyAss

IPVanish

OverPlay

Private Internet Access

PureVPN

StrongVPN

VyprVPN

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