Parameters From Basic to Advanced you need to know
Before buying Hosting, you often pay attention to the parameters that the provider shows such as capacity, bandwidth, Host type and price. These parameters only help you see the surface and immediately meet your use needs, but you do not know if this Hosting package has any additional support. Therefore, the following article will explain basic to advanced Hosting parameters, thereby helping you understand more about Hosting and make the best choices for you.
I. Basic Parameters
1. Disk Space
Any Hosting package has this parameter, this is the term for the capacity of Hosting, similar to the capacity of the hard drive on your computer or USB. Each Hosting package has a different capacity depending on your needs, you have the full right to Up / Down files and source code on this Hosting package as long as it does not exceed its limit.
Bandwidth is the total amount of File Up/Down traffic of Hosting in 1 month. When the available bandwidth of Hosting exceeds the limit in 1 month, your Website will report a 502 Service Temporarily Overloaded error. So you have to reasonably calculate the number of website visitors in a month to choose Hosting with more or less bandwidth. Or you can refer to DIGISTAR Hosting packages with unlimited bandwidth.
3. Parked Domain
Is the number of domains running in parallel with the main domain on your Hosting. It uses the same host data resource (same web source) as the main domain. When a user enters the park domain or the main domain, they both return a single web page with the same content.
4. Addon Domain
Is the number of additional domains added to your Hosting. With an Addon Domain, your Hosting will be chopped up into many smaller Hosting to accommodate that number of Addon Domains. You can use the Host data resource separately (different from the web source) with the main domain name => You have a completely new website, but your Hosting will have to bear more because it is cut from space to Ram and CPUs. Therefore, if you use this function, it requires the Hosting package to have a large capacity and powerful configuration.
5. Sub Domain (subdomain)
When you want to develop a new field or category on the website, use this function. For example, the main domain name is digistar.vn, the sub domain will be bitcoin.digistar.vn or batdongsan.digistar.vn. Usually, hosting providers will not limit the number of sub domains so you can create as many as you like.
6. Email Account
Is the number of Email accounts available under the domain running directly on Hosting. Because this is an Email under Hosting, they are not appreciated, often have low capacity, are prone to blacklisting and are less stable.
7. FTP account
Is a communication port for you to transfer and manage files and folders such as images, text, audio, video, etc. available on Hosting except Database. All Host packages you use that support management software such as CPanel or DirectAdmin support FTP via the default connection port of 21 (this port may change if the Hosting provider changes the port).
8. MySQL account
Is the number of databases (Database) of the Hosting package. Usually, cheap Host packages will have MySQL of 1 corresponding to a running website.
II. Advanced parameters
Is the parameter of the CPU as well as the % CPU in use of the Host. The higher this parameter is to the threshold of 1/1, the slower the website will load. Usually, vendors will split up many packages with CPUs ranging from 75% to 250%.
2. Memory Ram
This is the same parameter as your computer. Any Hosting package has Ram parameters, it can share Ram with other Hosting or use a separate Ram stick. The higher this index, the stronger and smoother your website will be.
3. I/O (Input/Output)
Is the limit of data transmission rate from host to user and is calculated in Kb/s. The higher this index, the faster the user will load the website, thereby increasing the better user experience.
4. Number of Process
This is the total parameters of the process running on Hosting. Usually vendors will leave this information hidden and it will range from 50-200 processes. If this parameter threshold is exceeded, when users visit the website, they will receive a 500 or 503 error.
An SSL digital certificate is a protocol that encrypts information on the way from the user’s device to the Website. Each SSL certificate is only created for a single website. Usually, major providers always pre-install Free Let’s Encrypt SSL when you buy any Hosting package. But if you want peace of mind about security as well as increase the professionalism of your Website, you should buy a paid SSL with more functions.
Limits the maximum number of files in your Hosting folder. This parameter usually only appears on Unlimited Hosting, because it is Unlimited Hosting, the provider will find a certain parameter to limit to avoid behaviors that destroy Hosting space. However, in regular Hosting packages, this parameter is usually very high (average is 250,000 Inodes) so don’t worry too much. If you have a need to generate more files on the host, you can contact your upgrade provider if your reason is good.
7. Private IP
Each Hosting will always have a constant default IP address. If you have a need, you can buy an additional IP to handle specific tasks such as making web mail or doing another IP website like Blog/Satellite Sites. Usually, providers will sell IPs other than class D because it’s common, but if you want to do SEO with Blogs or Satellite Sites, you should buy a different IP from class C.
8. PHP Version
Is the programming language that Hosting best supports for websites with many versions for you to choose from. Vendors usually have PHP versions from 4x -5x and the latest is PHP 7.1. In addition to PHP language, the Hosting always supports other programming languages such as HTML, .NET, JS, Java, etc.