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The crucial elements of linux based hosting plan have made it more popular.
If you want to hire a hosting service to build your website for your small business then you need to know its basic things. You need to consider that what required features are and what about your budget.
The following are the important features one must consider while selecting a Linux Based Hosting Plan.
Control Panel - This is the most important aspect that is mainly obligatory if one wants to maintain his/her website by own. With this, one can do anything means any sort of amendment. After one signs up for a Package, he/she is instantly provided a control panel for managing the web space.
FTP Accounts & Virtual FTP - Here one can make any change such as uploading of files, deletion, updating etc. This is again provided along with the control panel. The user is offered plenty of FTP sub-accounts also to make available his/her clients/users password protected directories. This is the most essential feature in which the clients / users can use the FTP to upload /download files from particular password protected folder of one's website.
Bandwidth - Bandwidth is the sum of data transfer that you are allowed to have for a hosting package. One must decide the Hosting Plan that gives adequate Bandwidth for one's website.
POP3 email Ids & Aliases - The website owner must be provided with plentiful of POP3 email ids and it also depends on the package size.
PHP & Mysql Support - All the Linux Plans maintain PHP & Mysql. One must ensure that he/she must get this free of cost with the hosting plan. A number of providers charges extra for MYSQL Database Support & PhpMyAdmin.
Web mail & SMTP - One must check if the Hosts offer with WEBMAIL to check mails through a web based interface using Squirrelmail or Horde. Corporate Users mostly choose downloading mails through Email Clients such as Eudora or Outlook Express. One can avail this choice only if there is a facility of SMTP or IMAP support. So one must check in advance if SMTP support is provided or not.
SPAM ASSASIN - It is another crucial element as no email user is free from a Spam attack. Therefore one must ask for Spam Filters installed on the server where his/her website resides. Backup - This is the feature which is mostly overlooked by the users but is quite important. One must check if the Hosts take Automated Backups.
Web Statistics -Visitors plays a key role in the success of one's website. One must review the report using Statistics Application that run in the server backend in order to see the number of visits each day so as to take proper action.
IP - Dedicated IP is necessary if one's website prefers SSL Support (https://) in future. Nearly all of the websites are hosted on shared IPs. One must ask his/her Hosting Provider for the extra charges involved in getting a dedicated IP and SSL Support. For SSL (https://), one needs to buy a Digital Certificate.
Thus the above were 10 most important ingredients that one must consider while choosing a Linux based hosting plan.
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