Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Know about Domain Name Registration Process

Whenever you want to launch a website with the help of a web hosting service provider, you have to choose a domain name for your website which becomes the URL address of your website. You need to choose a domain name very carefully as it is going to play a vital role in success of your website, ranking, and position of your website on Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). This blog aims to provide you with sufficient information about the Domain Name Registration process. 

Why choose Unique Domain Names?   

When choosing a domain name for your website, you must choose a unique domain name because the same domain names are not allowed. When you enter a domain name on the website of a hosting provider, the website connects with the server of ICANN to verify if the entered domain name already exists. If the entered domain name with selected extension already exists, you cannot register that domain name with the selected extension.

What is ICANN?

ICANN standing for ‘Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’, is a non profit organisation that keeps records of registered domain names through several databases.

How web hosting service providers allow you to register domain names?

Web hosting service providers allow you to register domain names because they have received accreditation from ICANN or domain name registries to offer website registration service to the public.

Process of Domain Name Transfer:

When you want to transfer a domain name from one domain registrar to a new domain registrar, you will have to follow the below mentioned process.

  1. Your personal information including e-mail id available to the existing registrar should be correct and updated.
  2. Retrieve the UDAI transfer code or authentication code from the current registrar.
  3. To register the domain name with new registrar, you need to apply through a standardized form of authorization. You can also apply through mail by using the same e-mail id which is registered with the old registrar. You also need to provide authentication code to the new registrar.
  4. The old registrar will contact the registered user to confirm that the user wants to transfer the domain to another registrar. 
  5. The new registrar can register your domain name only when the old registrar gives the authority to the new registrar. 
  6. You can update domain server information while registering with the new registrar or continue with existing information.

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Monday, 14 September 2015

When you should think to upgrade your shared hosting plan?

Though Shared Hosting is a cheaper option to host your website in comparison to Virtual Private server or dedicated server hosting, times will come when you have to upgrade your shared hosting plan because of increased hosting requirements. In Shared hosting, you share the server space with many other websites so you have to incur a lesser cost. However, there are many limitations with Shared Hosting plans; for example you get limited bandwidth, limited memory space, and limited number of applications to run. A time may come when your website will require more support from your server and you have to think to switch from Shared Hosting to an upgraded hosting plan.

Here are some situations when you have to think to upgrade Shared Hosting.

Excessive Traffic: As your website popularity will grow and more number of visitors will start visiting your website, the website will consume more bandwidth. When the website will start consuming more bandwidth than allocated bandwidth, your website will no longer function properly, the website will slow down and many of its features may not work at all. This is the time when you have to switch from Shared Hosting to either a VPS or Dedicated server plan.

Upgrading website: When you have a need to upgrade or customize your website, you will require more authorities which will come with an upgraded plan of VPS or Dedicated Hosting. With an upgraded plan, you can use more plug-ins, add new features, and run sophisticated applications such as MySQL, PHP, Perl, and Java scripts.

SSL Certificate: You can install SSL certificate on your website to make it more reliable and secure. In order to install SSL certificate, you would require a dedicated IP address, which comes with upgraded plans.

Security: If you want to make you website secure from unknown hackers and spammers, you would need an independent working environment which is available with only VPS Hosting or Dedicated Hosting. Shared Hosting is not as secure because you share the same server with many other websites. 

Boost the Performance of website: If your website is slow performing with shared hosting, you can boost the performance of your website by upgrading the hosting plan.

When choosing between Virtual Private Server and Dedicated Hosting, you should carefully take your enhanced hosting requirements into account. In some cases, Dedicated Hosting is the best option for you. So, you must consult with hosting provider regarding which hosting package is right for you. For UK SSD Hosting, Best VPS Hosting UK, and best dedicated hosting plans, please visit 4UKHost.UK  ‘4UKHost’ offers many advanced hosting features with every hosting plan to its worldwide clients.