Monthly Archives: July 2012

Load Balanced Web Servers for Scalable and Distributed Hosting

What is Load Balancing?

Linux Load Balanced Servers requires a cluster of dedicated servers that can be designed to work together to share the load of a website or application that is the common link between these servers. Often the servers that form a load balancing cluster are of a high specification as websites that receive high volumes of visitors require powerful backbones that are capable of supporting every request that the website receives. Load balancing is applied to web servers more often than not because this is where a majority of requests are made to and in most situations there isn’t anything that can be done to reduce the impact of requests for web pages and scripts, but alterations can be made to database/SQL statements to reduce the number of database queries that are made in a single page request. read more

Do all bots and search spiders comply with robots.txt exclusion rules?

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Unfortunately, not all search bots and spiders comply with robots exclusion rules; nor do they have to either. While we’re not lawyers (and we could be wrong), as far as we’re aware, there is no U.S. law prohibiting search engines from ignoring robots.txt exclusions on websites. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no point in using them; as most of the major search engines comply with the robots.txt exclusions, including Google and Bing/Yahoo!

What search engines do not comply with robots.txt exclusions?

We have suspicion to believe Baidu, a popular search engine in China, does not comply with robots.txt exclusions. However, some smaller search engines worldwide may also not comply with robots.txt exclusions. read more

A look back: History of the PHP programming / server-side scripting language!

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PHP is one of the most widely-used server-side scripting languages for creating dynamic web pages and web applications. Some of the most popular web applications including forums, e-commerce shopping applications, content management systems and blogging applications are developed using the PHP programming language. PHP is incredibly easy and simple to learn but has a huge array of features for the most complex applications you’d need to create. A few prominent examples of popular PHP applications include WordPress, being one of the largest blogging software used in the world; phpBB, a popular bulletin board software and Joomla, a popular content management system (CMS) developed in PHP (among others). read more

Comparison of Web Hosting Control Panels

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Plesk Web Hosting Control Panel LogoBodhost’s Linux dedicated servers are offered with the choice of cPanel/WHM and Plesk if you require a web-based control panel through which you can manage your dedicated server and any hosting related services, for example clients and web hosting plans. As the only other method of management available to you as a Linux dedicated server administrator is through SSH, a web hosting control panel is strongly recommended as an addition to your hosting package so that you are able to fully utilize the features and power that a dedicated server can offer. read more

Architecture of the Shared Cloud Environment

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eNlight Enterprise Cloud

The shared cloud is offered to promote affordable cloud hosting that is accessible to users of all abilities and businesses of any size so that they are able to reap the benefits of the reliability and security that the cloud platform can provide. eNlight cloud hosting from Bodhost utilizes one of the core principles of promoting affordability in the shared cloud – the pay-per-use concept; the definition of ‘pay-per-use’ in this context is that you will be paying for the resources that you wish to have allocated to your server or are using and nothing beyond that. Furthermore, the eNlight platform allows for the expansion of virtual machines with just a few clicks so that resources are assigned immediately; with this feature we can assure you that no downtime will be incurred when adjusting the resource arrangement on one of your virtual machines. read more

Migrating Dedicated Servers and On-site Servers into the Cloud

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Cloud web hosting can be used for the hosting of powerful virtual machines that can mimic the performance of a dedicated server to some extent and the cloud is being seen as a more affordable option to dedicated server hosting by businesses of all sizes. The eNlight platform used by Bodhost for enterprise cloud hosting allows you to specify the precise units of resources that you would like to form the heart of your VM; this is designed as a method that can provide good value for money because you will only ever be paying for the resources that you want and are using, whilst if a virtual machine is going to be replacing a physical server then you can configure the resources of the VM to match those of the original dedicated server. read more

Windows VPS Web Hosting – Why It Is Worth The Investment?

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Windows is a preferred operating system and Windows VPS Hosting has also gained a lot of popularity because of this operating system. Most of the small and medium businesses prefer using US VPS web hosting for hosting their websites. It provides with a dedicated server like environment that ensures maximum efficiency. Industry leading features and managed backups have increased the popularity of this hosting platform.

It usually happens that a lot of time is spent on updating the server for ensuring the smooth functioning of the operating system; this does not happen with the US VPS web hosting platform. With Windows VPS, the uptime of the server is ensured at all times; and whenever new updates are available, your server will be updated immediately. You also get the capacity monitoring feature with US VPS web hosting. read more

How can a private cloud solution benefit my business?

Cloud hosting services are designed to provide reliability that isn’t available with other web hosting services, with uptime guarantees of 100% available with some cloud hosting plans. Even though there is the possibility of network or hardware failure occurring in the cloud, the design of Bodhost’s cloud infrastructure ensures that there is no single point of failure so that is there is network or server failure somewhere within the cloud, there is no noticeable impact on the performance of operation of the cloud as a whole. read more

bodHOST Dedicated Servers with Control Panels for Simplified Server Management

Bodhost provides dedicated server hosting from our Tier 3 data center, which is located in Chicago, USA. As one of the leading data centers in the USA, our data center provides facilities that allow us to offer an uptime guarantee of 99.9% with all of our dedicated servers; furthermore, with staff monitoring the network infrastructure as well as server hardware 24×7, you can be assured that the chances of downtime because of server or network issues are minimal.

We offer a range of professional server configurations that you can take advantage of to improve your business’s IT infrastructure and introduce a range of new IT applications that can help to streamline certain functions and business acitivities so that you can improve the productivity of your employees. Other server configurations available from Bodhost in the USA include: read more

US VPS Server Hosting with Root Access for Server Management

What is Virtual Private Server?

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine that is hosted on a physical machine with other VPS servers and provides a dedicated hosting environment similar to that of a dedicated server, but VPS servers are available at a much more affordable cost. Bodhost offers a range of Linux VPS servers and Windows VPS servers so that there is variety available to suit the requirements of all users. With root access provided with all VPS hosting plans, you will have full control of your hosting environment so that you can adapt the functionality and performance to reflect what you would like to see. All Bodhost web hosting services are hosted out of our Tier 3 data center, located in Chicago, Illinois; our data center is one of the most secure facilities in the USA and uses the most up-to-date technologies so that we can offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee with our VPS hosting plans. read more