When you open a business in the physical world you need an address and a space
in that address that holds your chairs tables, brochures, products and personal.
Internet is no different from the brick & mortar world. For having a presence on internet you need an address
we call it a DOMAIN. And you need some space for that address which is basically
a hard disk space which will hold all your web pages which describe your
products, your business profile, you point of contact, and all the promotional
material. This space is called "HOSTING"
Visitors to your business will type your address (Your Domain name) in the
browser and will be taken to your hosting where they can read about you, see
your products and can interact with you You will also interact with the visitor.
You can interact with several different ways i.e. Email, customer relationship
software, online chat or chatting or even phone call.
Now a little more technical stuff
A web hosting is service that allows individuals and organizations to
provide their own website accessible via the Internet worldwide web (www).
Web hosts are companies that provide space on a round the clock fast
internet connected server they may own, have it leased or rented, for use by
their clients. Web servers are connected to very fast internet speeds
typically in a data center. Web hosts can also provide data center space
where once can physically keep a whole server and mange it remotely
The scope of hosting services varies widely. The most basic is web page and
small-scale file hosting, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer
Protocol (FTP) or a Web interface. The files are usually delivered to the
Web "as is" or with little processing. Many Internet service providers
(ISPs) offer this service free to their subscribers. People can also obtain
Web page hosting from other, alternative service providers. Personal web
site hosting is typically free, advertisement-sponsored, or cheap. Business
web site hosting often has a higher expense.
Single page hosting is generally sufficient only for personal web pages. A
complex site calls for a more comprehensive package that provides database
support and application development platforms (e.g. PHP, Java, Ruby on
Rails, and ASP.NET). These facilities allow the customers to write or
install scripts for applications like forums and content management. For
e-commerce, SSL is also highly recommended.
The host may also provide an interface or control panel for managing the Web
server and installing scripts as well as other services like e-mail. Some
hosts specialize in certain software or services (e.g. e-commerce). They are
commonly used by larger companies to outsource network infrastructure to a
hosting company. To find a web hosting company, searchable directories can
be used. One must be extremely careful when searching for a new company
because many of the people promoting service providers are actually
affiliates and the reviews are biased.
Multiple racks of servers, and how a datacenter commonly looks.Hosting
uptime refers to the percentage of time the host is accessible via the
internet. Many providers state that they aim for a 99.9% uptime, but there
may be server restarts and planned (or unplanned) maintenance in any hosting
A common claim from the popular hosting providers is ‘99% or 99.9% server
uptime’ but this often refers only to a server being powered on and doesn’t
account for network downtime. Real downtime can potentially be larger than
the percentage guaranteed by the provider. Many providers tie uptime and
accessibility into their own service level agreement (SLA). SLAs sometimes
include refunds or reduced costs if performance goals are not met.
Exalogics Communication offer a one single plan for all basic sites to cater day to day business. This package is good for the following type of web sites
1. Online Shopping site for restaurants, Cafes, Grocery shops etc
2. A business site for any type of small or medium size company
3. A personal site of a celebrity, a book, a building etc
4. A portal to offer online services
What this plan Includes
|Lowest Price Per month||US$ 2.50|
|Disk Space||500 MB|
|Bandwidth/ Transfer||5000 MB|
|FREE Domains Included .com.pk
||1 ( If paid for 2 years)|
|Domains can be hosted||2|
|Dedicated IP||US$ 3 per month|
|Script||CGI Perl, ,PHP, Python|
|Operating System Platform||Linux|
|My SQL Database||1|
|SQL Database (Windows)||N/A|
|Free Installation||WordPress, Megento, Drupal|