Frequently Asked Questions
Web hosting – what is it?
The main we get asked is what web hosting actually is. Web hosting is a service that allows organizations and individuals to post a website or web page onto the Internet. A web host, or web hosting service provider, is a business that provides the technologies and services needed for the website or web-page to be viewed on Internet.
Websites are hosted, or stored, on special computers called servers. When Internet users want to view your website, all they need to do is type your website address or domain name to their browser. Their computer will then connect to your server and your web-pages will be rendered/delivered to them through the browser.
What is shared web hosting?
The concept of shared web hosting is simple: your website will be shared on a single server with other smaller websites. Not every website needs its own server, so often multiple website domains are kept on the one server to avoid wasted space. It will most often be of standard performance to the kind of space you have to work with. Shared hosting is often fast enough for a normal website, but larger websites may need more hosting space and power.
Those who cannot afford dedicated hosting, might find help with a more upmarket web hosting plan or VPS for the more advanced. This might give you close to dedicated server space in return. Most of the time, all shared hosting plans will come with the same tools and services for all websites on shared hosting plan to utilize.
What is the difference between shared and VPS hosting?
Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is almost the same as dedicated server hosting. You are provisioned on a special server that are used only for Virtual Private Servers, with your own OS (operating system) more dedicated power and memory, that simulates a dedicated server.
You will though share your VPS with other VPS users, but the server who control VPS containers are most often extremely powerful (as AplusHosting VPS server is) and simulate through software a real dedicated servers behavior like CPU RAM and access communication.
You are given your own private space on a virtual server to run your website or software from, with the ability to use more bandwidth and to have more heavy demanding applications and/or visitors without a drop-off in performance.
Should I avoid using shared hosting?
No. The majority of small to medium sized businesses do not need more than shared hosting. Shared hosting is affordable, cost-effective, easy to get ready for your business and usually requires little technical expertise on your end. They can often be easily adapted for things like WordPress, too, making it perfect for those with little time and ability.
Shared hosting is not the perfect choice for those who already have a big customer base will make their website usage more dedicated. It is easy to use, but it does have some limits. For one, you are not in control of the whole server, this means that server space and bandwidth is limited. You cannot adjust or improve your server, and it means that you may need to migrate if you soon outgrow the shared space that you are using. So, these are important things to consider.
Shared hosting is most commonly aimed at those who wish to get their website started. As you grow in size and reputation, traffic demands might mean that you have to move to a more robust hosting option. If this is your first time managing a website, though, shared hosting is often the best place to start for affordability and ease of setup.
Does SSL matter for my website?
Reputationally and structurally, yes. Many people will not wish to use a website if it is not fully secured and encrypted. If you are not using any of our web hosting packages, You must receive SSL certification from a Certificate Authority – and doing that will make people much more likely to use your website.
We recommend that you do so as soon as is possible. Contact us today if you would like to know more about our SSL policy, so that we can get your set-up put in place to protect your online usage.
The majority of SSL certificates will come from an authority who uses Trusted Root CA certification. To find out who provides your certification, click on the little padlock that appears next to the domain name of the website on your browser. This will show you the issuer, and let you then research their protocol and purpose to determine if they are legitimate and trustworthy.
As ever, feel free to contact us if you are unsure about the credibility of a provided SSL certificate.
AplusHosting provides every web hosting service we have with free SSL
Is my website stored anywhere as a backup?
You should always look to back up your website as regularly as you can, and we recommend that you do so by using plug-ins that are built in to your website control system. You could also lift the website files directly from the server using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client.
Aplushosting.asia make frequently secure backups on all web hosting packages for all of your website needs. You also have the option to configure your own backup ratio in your client page, both for web hosting and VPS hosting. Contact us today if you are interested in making sure that your website details are secured in the correct manner.
Still need help?
Then do not be afraid to contact us. We want you to fully understand the benefits of web hosting in Thailand Asia. Whether you want more help with SSL security or for picking the right kind of hosting/project, we will be more than happy to help you do that.
Contact us today, and we can help you to make the right calls as soon as is possible.