Too much popularity «SHARED» (virtual) hosting has long been a cause of the lack of understanding of the essence of this service have just started and sometimes even for experienced webmasters. Such popularity is paired with an excess of hosting offers, among which there are practically no properly balanced led to the spread of several misconceptions, we will discuss them in this article
All these misconceptions about which we will talk, were taken from the statistics, the most frequent service calls, and so we hope that this article will be useful for those who are already using HOSTLIFE and for those that just want to join them, and even help to all those who have not even chosen web hosting provider. Let's start!
Misconception №1. Can be placed on hosting any scripts if your hosting meets their system requirements.
Perhaps this is the most common misconception of users that is based on the fact that all do not pay attention to the main feature of the hosting - shared, it is a complete lack of customer dedicated resources. User rents on a virtual server specific cell on the server that is running a lot of customers. In simple terms, web hosting on the server receives requests that are processed by a web server Apache, the scripts are processed with the help of an interpreter PHP, a database maintained by a single server MySQL. This server allocates system resources dynamically, in the worst case, he would give most of the most downloaded projects, and all that remains, gives the rest. Therefore, the server administrator to avoid such situations provides control for even distribution of resources on the server, for this it creates certain restrictions on the work of the service, which will include a limit on the scripts. If the customer wants to deploy scripts (eg torrent tracker, video chat, chat, or a small search engine), which "eat" a lot of server resources, the placement of such resources will lead to serious problems in the form of disruption of the normal distribution of system resources that will cause disruption of the majority of users a server that can even affect the stable operation of the host. For such resource-intensive projects to work correctly, they use already guaranteed dedicated resources - VPS / VDS or other dedicated specifically for your project server, but that's another article.
To avoid problems before they place such a project, you need to get professional advice from support.
Misconception №2. For unlimited hosting is no border flow of resources.
The concept of unlimited hosting is a bit more than just a simple abolition of limits on disk size and flow trafika.Na today, unlimited hosting is a universal service, it allows the client to successfully develop their projects, no matter what restrictions. But also do not forget about the fact that the server is not "rubber" and make the resources completely unrealistic no limit, but you can remove the rigid framework, that is, to organize a number of resources, which is more than the server will not consume at maximum load. This hosting can formally be called unlimited, and following this concept, most users would take NL truly unlimited, since they exceed this level will be very difficult. And the other server users that use server resources is not intended, in the belief that resources are limitless and create services such as exchangers or cloud space, and so on. Before you place on the internet such projects need to create the conditions that is necessary to increase the amount of disk space to increase the computing power and then to consult with technical support.
Misconception №3. Configure the server hosting can be changed in any way.
Virtual Hosting now has incredible flexibility to configure. For example, most web hosting services support the ability to configure the server and Apache, using the file .htaccess, as well as an adjustable interpreter PHP polzovatelskim file php.ini. Hosting optimally configure it to work with all common scripts and content management systems, but in spite of it all, hosting providers are very much part users send messages that they need to install the library or component, and sometimes even change the server settings so that it meet the requirements of the script. Most often in this kind of request, providers are denied due to the fact that the hosting service is a public service and not individualnaya. Nastroyka, which is perfect for either a single user can not come to many others that will become a serious problem in the existing on hosting sites.
Modify global parameters shared hosting (ie, its server) for a single user is not possible, this service will be able to provide just a novice hosting provider which is not much yet, but in any case not the old company which has thousands of customers .
Misconception №4. Excess load on the host by a single user is not possible.
The cases where people who are placed on a shared host their projects, grow from small "fry" in heavy portals, or already have started initially, they have been warned that their project creates too much load on the server. Among the users of web hosting goes astray, the server creates a dynamic resource allocation, whereby projects are laden with more resources and smaller projects - less a warning from the provider that the user project consumes too many resources is just an attempt to make the provider customer to switch to a more expensive data plan. In fact, this misconception simply can not match the reality due to the fact that each service covers a defined range. Most of the sites that are hosted on a web hosting service, which is part of them on any will cause additional stress on the server than other sites combined, which naturally lead to some problems on the server. Ignore this load any hosting provider just does not have the right, as the interests of a single user can not be compared with those of thousands of users around the server, so he can not sell most of the resources on their server, which is required for projects of this kind, at the price of web -hostinga. Most companies prefer to create convenience and comfort for any client when working with the service, whether it is web hosting or a dedicated server, without a difference. Often, to provide a more stable operation of certain services, the hosting provider begins to warn users that they have created excessive load on the server, this is a necessary measure, and it should be treated with ponimaniem.Ved better to prevent problems, observing simple rules than to deal with the problems.
Misconception №5. The load on the hosting depends on site traffic.
When clients begin to select the tariff plan, hosting providers often listen to the same questions, the first of them - "How many visitors calculated this tariff plan?". Users when trying to build a direct relationship site traffic and tariff rates, it is often forgotten that the number of visitors is not the only factor that determines the load on the server, but sometimes it is not the most important. Load of the site, first of all depends on the script, that is, from its features. If the script will create an optimized and balanced for high attendance, respectively, and the load on the server will not create big problems, even if the site will be visited by tens of thousands of users per day. If the user will use the CMS is not adapted to the high attendance, or the script will not be generated under high load, then of course there will be problems even with a small attendance of a site.
Misconception №6. Regular backup is done on the host to the client.
Most of the web hosting providers to host a well-oiled system that regularly makes a backup of all user data. And there are no exceptions, some hosting back up all data every day, and to restore their data will always be available have been reserved for the last 2-3 days. Very often, customers of hosting providers are requested, on account of the restoration of already stored on the backup server, in order to cancel any incorrect changes to the site. No one provider can not refuse such usluge.No sometimes people are late with a request for data recovery - when the backup was created, the problem was already there, and copies that were created earlier, have been removed. In such situations, customers always blame the hosting provider, believing misleading that the provider creates backups of the server that the client can at any time cancel their incorrect action. And in fact, creates a backup provider to insure user data when unexpected situations, for example, the technique can not always run smoothly and clearly - at any time may fail. Backing up every day - it's a kind of insurance with the help of which you can recover any data in a time when even the main drive system and come out and collect the information from it is impossible. A custom recovery data on request, it is only small addition. Modern control panel such as cPanel and DirectAdmin are very popular for hosting large, allow users to create completely independent backups. Such a possibility does not get better, because if you need to make major changes, it is important to make a backup copy of the data, otherwise there is a risk of losing everything.
Misconception №7. Choose hosting need at a price.
While selecting a hosting can often see two great extremes - is to buy the most expensive offer or, on the contrary, the acquisition of the cheapest. Both options are almost always wrong, because the user selects the service, following only one criterion - the cost of services. As a result, inexperienced clients are often surprised by the provider warnings that they pose too great a burden, creating a large portal on the cheapest tariff plan, or on the contrary, he does not like the fact that he is not particularly see the benefits of its expensive tariff plan for a small site compared to a cheaper tariff.
To avoid falling into such a situation, while the tariff plan will need to consider what you will need from the site, and then to think about the cost of the tariff. It is necessary to determine for themselves a clear framework - in the amount of emails that are sent per day, traffic flow and your desired amount of disk prostranstvahotya least approximately. If the project will be created as a great portal you need to consider VIP hosting, where the number of users is much smaller compared to the conventional (eg in the usual hosting 200-300 people on the VIP and 50), and such a server is more efficient. If the site will be created as "light" and then we can take the cheapest tariff.
Misconception №8. Automatic test period - a guarantee of quality hosting.
The good old adage "trust but verify" will never lose its relevance even for it - services. Clients often wish to check with the hosting job, before you buy a service, it's all justified, which is why any provider can offer you a free trial period, mostly from three to seven days. Most providers of the test period is automatically activated, will simply mark the appropriate checkbox during the formation of the order. Some hosting providers go the other way, the test period, the hosting offer only after the client signs up. But this is a plus, the test period only users who have already updated, the provider will know that hosting is used directly to the destination. This approach is perfectly preserve a stable job hosting, because if there was the slightest chance he borrowed hosting, then immediately there will be many do not clean the hands of people who will try in every way to harm the provider. Such opportunities will not give any hosting provider that wants to provide a quality service, or, at least, begins to approach this .
Misconception №9. Refund should cover the entire period of hosting.
All my life people appreciated the quality of services provided - this fact known to all. But, sometimes, the service chosen by the user can, for whatever reason, is not suitable for him, and yet he learns about it only after working with her, even after working with it for example a month. To resolve this situation, hosting providers provide for the return of money spent. It also offers several options for return - the provider can give you the opportunity to pick up the money paid for the entire period, but these are rare cases, but the majority of providers will offer you to take a certain limit of funds. If it comes about virtual hosting then return your money only if you have used this service for the first time. Often people ask the following question of why the majority chooses this policy, the difficulties encountered during the refund, for example, six months after using the service. Here the answer is simple - no complications arise, but a refund is required to protect the rights of other users who really chose the wrong service or tariff plan and not those users who wish to abandon their obligations that they have undertaken before, without explaining the normal reasons. Absolutely any collaboration keeps to himself certain obligations on both sides, all these commitments are fixed what - or guarantees. If the user has paid for hosting once a long time it is a confirmation that it will be a long time to work with your ISP. To pick up the funds at any time - gives the customer the opportunity at any time to refuse any service provider, but if by the user does not have obligations, in accordance with their staёt less and the provider. In most of these cases, cooperation with such plans would not be long-term, respectively, and that successful. Return the money to the user for the duration of the order will be only one provider, who lives one day and does not want to think about the future of their company.
Misconception №10. On a good hosting no problems.
Wholly-owned work hosting all year is just a myth, which wants to be desirable for all users of web hosting, and at the same time a reference for providers to which they are so eager and want to be number one. In qualitative providers has everything you need for normal web hosting - a perfect base, professional staff who will always be loyal to their cause. But there is one thing but there are circumstances that do not depend on the hosting provider, and they simply can not provide. These problems are encountered absolutely any provider, create them as a rule by users of hosting, as shared-hosting - this is the case in which the service is not provided for each member of any allocated resources. As a consequence, it turns out that the stable operation of the server depends on the service users themselves. Rare but there are individual users, server problems that have emerged do not depend on them to such problems include DDoS attacks, accidental, allowable for him framework of resource consumption, placing portals that do not match the service or installation of scripts that create additional problems. Of course, most of the ISP has monitored the stability of the servers, and if you have problems hosting provider learns about them instantly, that will solve these problems as soon as possible, but it is impossible to avoid such problems. The servers hosting accounts are automatically opened, they are often tested, all can not be foreseen, but it really solve the problem at once, instantly after they occur. Such an approach can only guarantee company with years of experience, yet they will not lose for sure.
Let's summarize, shared-hosting, despite its diversity is a constructed type of accommodation services web portals on the Internet, in most cases it is the starting point for the development of major projects. For example, a VPS or dedicated server, virtual hosting has many advantages, as well as notable shortcomings that it is important to draw your attention even before you have chosen the service. It is necessary to provide a clear picture of their needs, plus the need to look at analyzes of independent experts, as well as reviews of the provider that will open your eyes.
Best after your project will expand to larger sizes, buy your own server where you can place your portal, it will give you a strong advantage over leased servers.