Category Archives: Website Development

Silly Password Rules Make A Mockery Of Online Security

Password rules from Apple iTunes

Password rules from Apple iTunes

Have you noticed a major change on the Net lately? Everything we used to read for free has disappeared behind gates. Nothing is accessible any more, unless – we create an account!

And that account comes with a username, an email address and a password.  Often times, we end up creating another new password just to cater to the ridiculous password requirements of each new site.

As we have more and more online accounts, here is a problem that companies are failing to understand and solve for customers. The difficulty of maintaining passwords for different accounts is something that cannot be understated.  Continue reading

Why You Need A Hosting Service Provider

As you start your online business, one of the first things you do is to identify a hosting company to host your website.

You need to host your websites for a number of reasons. I list just a few of these reasons here.

  1. Most websites are online 24 hours a day; seven days a week. Your computer needs to stay on irrespective of the time or day. Most personal computers are not built for such performance. Hosting companies have very powerful servers that are meant to stay on without powering down for years at a time.
  2. Website Performance

    Your website needs to load as fast as possible. Most home networks are connected via Internet Service Providers lines which are not conducive to high speeds. Hosting companies have high speed backbones that make your website display at high speeds.

     
  3. Handling High Load

    Preferably, many people are using your site at the same time. On a personal computer, any kind of load will cause the processor to suffer and people start getting Page Load Errors. Hosting companies have high performance multi-processor machines that easily handle heavy loads with ease.

  4. Security:

    There is a need to constantly update your computer with the latest anti-virus software and security updates. Hosting companies have the manpower and the technical knowhow to carry these out constantly.

  5. Space: Over time, your website may grow to consist of many pages. A web host can offer you more space depending on your needs.
  6. Email: Your website also needs to have your own email address. Your web hosts provide the SMTP server for sending and receiving your email.
  7. Most webhosts now have website builders that help you put up a page with no technical skills required.

There are quite a few well known web hosts available.
GoDaddy.com
1And1.com
networksolutions.com
aspnethost.com
cera.net
fatcow.com
bluehost.com
inmotion.com
hostgator.com

Here you see a comparison of hosting sites.