How To Build A Great Small Business Website: Server Administration
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With good technical support, you can purchase scalable, secure website hosting
The business offering the services necessary for a website to be viewed on the internet is known as a website host (or sometimes called a website hosting provider). When users visit your domain name, they see the website you store in your hosting account, as you connect your domain name to your hosting provider.
Purchasing a yearly hosting plan can save you money compared to buying a monthly plan.
The following are some guidelines for choosing a good website hosting plan:
Even though you can get a “shared server” hosting plan for as low as $2 per month, I would typically advise against it. Shared hosting means you share a server and its resources with other customers, which can affect the performance of your website. It is also possible for your website to be infected if one of the other websites on your shared server is hacked.
The dedicated server hosting plan is the most expensive option-it can cost anywhere between $100 and $2,000 per month but it will run your site at its best. It is more secure, as long as the technology is optimal, to have a dedicated server plan because the physical server machine is exclusively for your site, which means all the resources are yours. Small businesses usually cannot afford it because it is so expensive.
In most cases, it is recommended a virtual private server (VPS) hosting plan that offers the best of both worlds. The cost ranges from $20 to $50 per month, which is an affordable price for the hosting services you will receive. One virtual private server is divided into multiple machines, which gives it similar affordability to shared hosting, with the same levels of security and performance potential as a dedicated server.
A problem that needs to be solved immediately can often take too long with e-mail support. Phone support is best, but chatting is also highly effective.
To access your server, you need an easy-to-use interface such as cPanel. Unless you can afford to hire a professional server administrator, you should not have to use terminal commands to view your server’s contents and make changes.
Be sure to check what kind of security the server you are considering has in place. SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) will be necessary for you to access your server. Daily backups of your server’s contents should be made. Regular security updates need to be performed by the hosting company. You should be able to review your hosting company’s security protocols to determine how they keep their servers safe.
Where can I find a System Administrator?
Fieldengineer.com is the Best Freelance Marketplace to hire a freelance Server Administrator. The site helps you to find engineers with the relevant skills looking for jobs. In 195 plus countries, it has more than 60,000 engineers specializing in various fields, making it convenient for employers looking to fill specialized roles.
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