27 Mar

How Reliable Linux Web Hosting Services Help Your Business Grow

Whether you are looking for a simple shared web hosting service, dedicated server hosting, or even reseller web hosting to become a web hosting provider yourself, your choice of server operating system can have a significant impact on your chances of success. Since an operating system is responsible for managing the way that software on your server runs, it is important that you find the best possible web hosting operating system for your needs.

In the vast majority of cases, the solution is Linux. Linux hosting services are, by far, the most popular option for launching a reliable, dependable, and consistently responsive web presence. Linux is an open source operating system, specifically designed with reliability in mind, helping to minimize the likelihood of unexpected downtime or slow, sluggish web content. Why give your visitors anything less than the great online experience they are looking for?

You can find out more about Linux hosting plans in Setting the Foundations for Success with Linux Web Hosting Solutions, a recent article published by Certified Hosting. We have drawn on our years of experience as a leading Linux hosting company to explain what Linux web hosting is, along with the key features that make Linux hosting so attractive. In the article, you will also learn the implications of open source software, and you will learn about the massive savings your business could make by adopting a Linux hosting solution.

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15 Mar

Why Certified Hosting Offers Quality Linux Web Hosting Services

What is the first thing you consider when choosing a hosting plan for your web presence? Maybe you think about your preferred type of hosting service, whether it’s shared web hosting or dedicated server hosting. Maybe you focus your attention on the network infrastructure that will keep your website online, available, and always ready to handle your visitors.

But the truth is that the best web hosting depends on several different factors linked together by a quality operating system. After all, it is your web hosting operating system, or OS, that will keep your chosen service fully functional. Even if you find a hosting provider that can offer the network availability you require, or the hosting type you need at a price you can afford, make sure the hardware responsible for your website uses a proven operating system that meets the unique demands of the Internet.

At Certified Hosting, our core web hosting services use various distributions of the Linux operating system. In fact, we prefer Linux because we’ve seen how the right Linux hosting plan keeps websites responsive, keeps data processing faster, and customers happy and successful.

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12 Mar

Speed Up Page Loading and Make More Money with Varnish Cache Web Hosting

Although there are various factors that can be used to analyze the success of your web presence, your website conversion rate is a significant metric. Referring specifically to the percentage of visitors who not only view your web presence but also turn into paying customers by placing an order, a high conversion rate ensures sufficient return on investment (ROI) and profitability from your shared web hosting, reseller hosting, or dedicated server hosting plan. It’s no surprise that webmasters invest their time and resources into developing the kind of persuasive web content and functionality that drives sales.

Unfortunately, even if you offer your potential customers the best content and rich, dynamic web applications, a lack of performance and/or stability in your shared hosting solution can seriously damage your conversion rates. For example, take the length of time that it takes to load a single page on your website. Your visitors do not like to be kept waiting, and if your website takes an unusually long time to load, visitors will simply turn their attention to one of your faster, more capable competitors.

Certified Hosting understands the importance of keeping page loading times down, and we are pleased to announce the addition of Varnish Cache to all of our web hosting services. Varnish Cache is a new, state-of-the-art technology that makes your website loading times lightning-fast, at no extra cost.

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05 Mar

Protect Your Website With Site Lock

Protect Your Website, Your Clients and Your Reputation

Everyday hackers across the world launch sophisticated attacks against small and medium sized businesses through the use of  SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS) and various other techniques.

Their relentless efforts can lead to stolen client data, crashed websites and a ruined reputation.  They can even lead to your website being blacklisted by Google. 

So how can you protect your customers, your website and your reputation?   One of the best ways is by keeping your application scripts up to date.  Another is by being proactive and using Site Lock to monitor for any potential threats to your website security.

Certified Hosting has partnered with Site Lock, an industry leader in small and medium business website security. Site Lock uses a combination of Proactive Scanning and Blacklist monitoring to ensure the protection of your website and your reputation. 

Site Lock security includes many features:

→Daily 360-Degree Scanning for:

  • Applications
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Malware Blacklisting
  • Spam Blacklisting
  • SQL Injections
  • Viruses

→Alerts and Email Notifications

→Dash Board Reports

→On-Demand Expert Services To Help Fix Any Security Issues With Your Site

Protected Customers Equal Happy Customers

In addition to the proactive protection Site Lock offers your website.  It can provide your site with something even more valuable, customer confidence.

Site Lock Trust Seal

Statistics show that more than 70% of web consumers look for a verifiable security certification before providing any personal data.  Any secure website using Site Lock is given the Trust Seal icon to display.  That little icon can go a long way in boosting consumer confidence in your website and substantially increase your sales and conversion rates on your ecommerce sites.

 

 Interested in Site Lock?

You can order Site Lock from your cPanel.  We offer a range of plans to suit any sized website and budget.  With web site security starting as low as $2.95 per month, why wait? Protect your investment and your customers with Site Lock from Certified Hosting.

Click Here to find out more about what Site Lock can do for you, your customers and your website.

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02 Mar

Social Network Hosting: Where to Start

Technology has changed the way we interact with each other. Our social circles have become larger and more geographically dispersed as we begin to replace in-person interactions with virtual means of socializing. This trend is reflected in the way we use the Internet. Statistics show that social networks make up the fastest-growing category of websites, with continual increases in traffic and user engagement.

From the smallest virtual communities to Facebook, the mother of all social networks, users flock to online social venues. The demand for social networks is definitely present, and where there’s a demand, there is always a lucrative business opportunity.

If you would like to create a social network but don’t know where to start, you may want to read a recent article published in the Certified Hosting resource center, which provides an overview of some of the best social network hosting solutions available on the market. In Top 8 Social Network Hosting Applications, you can learn about powerful social network hosting applications such as Dolphin, Elgg, phpFox, and StatusNet – applications which you can use to build a community portal, an online dating site, a social network, or any other type of social website.

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02 Mar

Certified Hosting Implements Varnish Cache for Faster Hosting Services

Shared web hosting experts Certified Hosting roll out Varnish Cache to all hosting plans, improving page load times for users.

Los Angeles, CA (PRESS RELEASE) February 27th, 2012 – Certified Hosting, an experienced web hosting provider with a service range including shared hosting services, reseller hosting plans, and dedicated server hosting solutions, announced today the addition of the Varnish Cache system to all of its servers. By introducing this state-of-the-art HTTP caching technology across all web hosting plans, Certified Hosting’s web hosting customers will be able to provide faster page loading times, and as a result, improve their conversion rates.

“The impact of slow page loading times is big,” says Kacy Carlsen, co-founder and CEO of Certified Hosting. “We can offer the best unlimited hosting services in the world, but the features of our web hosting services would be useless unless pages load quickly. Varnish Cache turbo-charges websites, giving visitors a better experience and making it far more likely that they will turn into paying customers. Varnish Cache’s ability to do this with no user-input is ideal.”

Once installed on an existing web server, Varnish Cache is an automated solution for handling incoming traffic and serving website visitors with the fastest pages available. Usually, when a visitor attempts to visit a website, their request for data is handled by the hardware server supporting the web hosting plan. In the event of large amounts of traffic, the server can quickly become overwhelmed by demands for content and act sluggish and slow to deliver pages. Varnish Cache intelligently looks at incoming traffic, and if a user requests a static page that does not require the processing power of the server, it immediately deploys a stored, or cached, version of the page.

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