25 Nov

Control Panel for Linux Servers – cPanel / WHM

Control Panel is one of the various important aspect that need strict attention when choosing your web hosting. Control Panel is a wonderful tool to manage both your website and virtual environment. There are wide range of control panels available in web hosting market that can somehow complicate your choice. Website owners considers cPanel control panel for effective and convenient management of VPS Server.

What is cPanel Control Panel?

As per the Wikipedia.org, the definition of cPanel is:

“cPanel is a Linux based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.”

cPanel is a simple web-based control panel to manage and access Linux Servers. It comes with useful graphical interface and automated tools to make operation of your hosting account easy and simple. It is available everywhere at very cheap rates. Moreover, cPanel gives web hosting user’s access to their website accounts. Since 1990, cPanel is a basic standard to manage any Linux based shared hosting or cloud server or VPS or Dedicated server.

cPanel is the industry standard allowing to access any necessary features fast and with ease. cPanel helps fast installation of any software / application or any kind of custom databases handling. cPanel’s intuitive, user-friendly interface can manage your virtual server with utmost ease. Website owners allow to handle any server related tasks with root level access and advanced control options. You will find a complete new level of web hosting experience with Linux VPS plus cPanel hosting.

What is cPanel / WHM?

cPanel / WHM, a unique combination of cPanel and WebHost Manager (WHM) is a full featured web hosting control panel system. Both customer and web hosting company can manage any domains and server related needs.

Why cPanel is preferable control panels for Linux Servers?

cPanel is a full featured web hosting control panel system. Speed, security, agility, flexibility, ease-of-use, support etc. are few among them.

Operating System Choices
· CentOS 5/6, Debian 6/7, Ubuntu 11
· Fedora 15.x, OpenSuse 12.x, ClearOS 5.x

Is cPanel License worth buying?

cPanel license is optional with VPS hosting accounts and it is available as an addon to host unlimited domains. If you are moving hosts, this should again make things more easy as it has account to account migration feature available which will migrate all of your web files / databases / etc from existing account to new one without manual intervention.

Working with Linux Servers needs some expertise of Linux Commands. cPanel makes your life easy and standardised if you are not familiar with such technical terms. There are many tutorials blog and videos available to teach you how to operate cPanel. Once you are comfortable with cPanel, you can easily work with any administrating task of Linux server.

Website Owners uses cPanel for the following tasks:

• Management of Webpages and backups
• Creating and managing email accounts, Auto-Responders.
• Installation of various web-based applications and Add-ons.
• Handling multiple websites, domains (also sub-domains, parked domains and add-on domains), Redirects
• Protecting of Website Content and bandwidth due to abuse
• View Visitors Statistics
• Error Logs for any issues in website

Server administrators performs following tasks through WebHost Manager (WHM):

• Create and managing customer accounts
• Alerts Management for Server down
• Installation of various applications and scripting modules
• Setup new web hosting plans
• Spam Blockage
• Staying updated with latest technologies

We offer a few cPanel-ready VPS server plans coming with all essential resources. You can also choose from unmanaged Linux VPS solutions with the optional cPanel / WHM control panels. Whatever package you select, rest assured to get first-class quality services that will not cost you a fortune at the same time.

11 Nov

Advantages of SSD Hosting

Introduction

SSD stands for Solid State Drives. With SSD based server, access time of websites, databases, E-Commerce applications speeds up significantly. When a visitor is on look out  for information on specific topic and in case it is not available at one address, they will shift and search at some other place. It takes few seconds for the user to close the opened tab and move on to next one. If your potential customer have to wait for their much needed information, it is not useful. To speed up your website, it is time to go for web hosting with SSD than the traditional VPS Hosting. SSD offers best performance, more power and extremely low access time compared to Traditional SATA HDD. Preference goes to SSD for bringing speed factor & reliability in web hosting. Here we will learn about various advantages of SSD Web Hosting.

1. Ultra-Fast:

The key advantage is that SSDs are ultra-fast than HDD since there is no physical head movement required. Hence, there is virtually no latency in data access.

2. Great Data Transfer Speed:

Moving parts in HDD slow down drive performance while SSD has no moving parts within it, which makes data transfer extremely faster. With more disk space, a high traffic site can host multiple images, videos and handle incoming traffic.

3. Data Safety:

Data is important to any webmaster with high secured storage capacity and accessibility. As traditional HDD consist of moving parts, it can result in wear and tear. Additionally, there are chances of losing data by some small mishandling.  There are no such moving parts in SSD and hence it eliminates all of the above factors of data loss. Hence, your data is extremely safe with SSD.

4. Environment friendly:

HDD consist mechanical components which consumes more power. While with stable memory chips of SSD, there is less usage of Power with the best performance and faster access of data.

5. No cooling needed:

SSDs do not need any cooling as there is no heat generated within it. There is a possibility of reduced lifespan with major temperature changes in drives which does not affect SSD’s.

6. Fragmentation:

Since there are no moving components where data is stored on SSD, slow access due to fragmentation that is encountered on traditional SATA drives is not an issue with SSD. Hence, you will get consistently fast performance at all times with SSD.

7. Stability:

SSD do not skip any data during data encryption or decryption process to make sure every single piece of information is safe. Also, considering the above factors of physical safety / cooling / etc, the drive is very safe.

8. Various Threats:

Websites with good web presence are more likely to get attacked by any of the threats – malwares, viruses, hardware crash, network failures, etc. With SSD, these threats are completely reduced or avoidable to large extent.

9. Durability:

Solid State Drives has microchip technology with more durability. This technology increases the longevity of the drive, reducing repairing cost of drive (if any in future).

10. Reliability:

Since SSD uses better technology than HDD. With Microchip technology, SSD can withstand in this competitive market. SSDs are more reliable than HDD.

 

If you are looking for reliable, stable and fast access to your website, application or database, you can consider SSD-powered server hosting services from Softsys Hosting. Our SSD Windows VPS hosting and SSD Server accounts are powered by enterprise-class hardware for reliable and ultra-fast performance.