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Are you still looking for an affordable Cloud Web Hosting Service Provider with a particular emphasis on speed, scalability and security? Then EagleProHost.com may be for you!

The Domain Manager plan now with email service

The Domain Manager plan now includes the option to create and manage mailboxes and send/receive emails, just like a regular web hosting account does, thus taking the plan one step closer to the “real” hosting service.

What is the Domain Manager upgrade about?
The Domain Manager plan is the smallest of all the packages on our platform and it targets a specific niche – namely people who do not need or are not yet ready to commit to a fully fledged hosting account.

This change, will allow you as a customers, to order sole domain name registrations/transfers from our store and to manage all of them from one and the same place without the need to invest in a web hosting account to achieve it.

The Domain Manager plan is great for users who want to lay their hands on an attractive domain name for a given future project before anyone does.

So far, domain owners have only been able to register and transfer domain names and to edit some basic settings (Whois details, name servers, domain parking pages, etc.).

The integration of the emailing functionality takes the Domain Manager plan to a whole new usage level.

It allows domain owners to send and receive electronic messages, i.e. to make actual use of their domain names.

This way, you as a client, can have personalized email addresses for your individual or business needs right from the start.

Why is the email upgrade so valuable?
The addition of the emailing functionality to the Domain Manager plan represents a great selling point for your basic offering.

Here are its two key advantages:
1- added value for domain owners
The Domain Manager plan-included email service, gives domain owners the option to manage their emails from their accounts, which takes them one step closer to becoming full-fledged hosting clients.

Also, with this option included in our Control Panel, users wishing to avoid the hassle and the expense of building and managing a full-blown website just to have custom mailboxes for their business or personal use, is just unbeatable.

After all, it’s much more affordable with us than the competition and this is exactly what we are giving you. If, for example, you are a freelance translator and do not want to invest in a website for the time being, you can register a domain (e.g. ema-translations.com) via the Domain Manager and add a mailbox under it (e.g. info@ema-translations.com).

How to make use of the new email feature?
The new emailing functionality is available to all new and existing Domain Manager plan users.

You will recognize it by the Mail’s icon on the domain management dashboard’s index page:

Once you’ve clicked on it, you’ll be taken to the well-known Email Manager interface, which is accessible to all regular web hosting account owners who are using the Hepsia Control Panel:

From there, you will be able to create mailboxes, to set up email forwarding and autoresponder messages, to create mailbox spam filters, etc., i.e. they will be able to perform all important email management operations:

By taking into account the regular email usage on our platform, we’ve set specific quotas with respect to the maximum number of mailboxes and the total amount of email storage space.

This way, we’ll prevent the use of the emailing functionality for abusive purposes and will cater only to customers’ real email hosting needs.

Uses can find more details in the Account usage section of their Domain Manager accounts.

Cloud Web Hosting Explained

“Lately, almost every web hosting site I visit, claim to be offering cloud hosting services but when I look for their cloud hosting definition, I find no clear definition of it”. That was the comment I heard from one of the guys having coffee in Starbucks.

And because we have been offering cloud web hosting solutions for a while now, I decided to write an article in our blog explaining what cloud hosting actually means and what are the benefits of using it.

But first, let me start by defining what Shared Hosting is.

What Is Shared Hosting?

Shared web hosting service refers to a web hosting service where multiple websites are hosted on one server sharing the same resources with other users; such as CPU, memory, disk space, storage, bandwidth, databases, etc.

This type of hosting is the most popular hosting solution offered by most hosting companies around the globe, if not all, and it is the most inexpensive available nowadays.

But one of the problems in using a shared hosting solution is that, apart from sharing the same resources on one server with other users, the servers running shared hosting accounts are almost always fully loaded. And the other problem is that if one website overloads the server, all users hosting their sites on that server will suffer from low speed, limited disk space, memory issues, and/or downtime.

What Is Cloud Hosting?

Cloud hosting is based on a hosting solution where websites are hosted on a cluster of servers, instead of having it hosted on just one server. It is the most innovative cloud computing technology, which allows numerous machines, often pulled from different data centers in different locations, to work in synchrony as one entity.

So even though there is an aspect of shared resources, in case of an issue, the servers are able to fully isolate the problems from other users and actions on the server that may affect the functionality of your site. On top of that, your site can always be migrated to another server, avoiding in this way, a prolonged downtime.

Here at EagleProWeb, we have done it once again.
First when we took the decision to opt for a different Control Panel – the Hepsia Control Panel, bringing to you a modern hosting approach so that you can discover the functionalities of one of the most reliable cloud web hosting solutions available on the market today.

Each and every one of the plans we offer, grant you access to our amazing SSD-operated servers. You’ll be able to enhance your web sites making use of the site acceleration tools included in our custom-made Control Panel.

And as far as data protection goes, we make use of ZFS-powered storage (protection against data corruption, support for high storage capacities, efficient data compression, etc.), and ModSecurity firewall (providing a rule configuration language known as ‘SecRules’ for real-time monitoring, logging, and filtering of Hypertext Transfer Protocol communications based on user-defined rules).

So now that you know the difference between the two, we leave it in your hands to make an informed decision, focusing not only on your likes but also on what can best improve your business growth.

Mistakes to Avoid When Registering Domains

When starting a new website, whether as a way to promote your services, publish a new book, develop an informational site for your organization or even a personal blog, one of the first and foremost decisions you will have to make is choosing a Domain Name. The choice you make will eventually affect the success of your website in nearly every area, including search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing (SMM).

Why is it so important?

The Domain Name is a representation of you on World Wide Web (WWW). It is the representation of your business on the internet. Therefore, before deciding for one, you should carefully search for a name that is simple and easy to recall. It should reflect your business so that people looking for your company on the internet can locate you without much hassle.

The other point you should consider is always making sure that your domain register is not one of those companies whose system is based on closed-source software, because then, you will be putting yourself in a complicated position in the event you want to transfer the Domain Name to a different register.

How bad is it if I choose to register a domain with my web hosting company?

There is nothing wrong in having your domain and your website on the same account. In fact, it is convenient to have your domain registered with your web hosting provider, that way you don’t have to login to two different accounts.

Domain and Site Manager

Though there may be some claims indicating that it is a bad idea to have a domain registered with your web hosting provider, due to the fact that they may make it difficult to transfer it to a different register, in the event you have a disagreement with them – that it’s simply not so.

Unless both your domain and site are hosted with companies based on closed-source software, like I have mentioned above, or their domain policy indicates a non-domain transfer, you can migrate both your site and domain to whomever you wish with no problems whatsoever. Just make sure that your site content (content, database and email folders), is correctly backed up and downloaded into your pc.

And if you are not an expert on the matter, you can always contact your new web hosting provider to do the job for you, which I am assuming it should be for free, at least the first time you perform the site migration.

Moreover, if you believe that by having the Domain and Site Content under the same account, you are running the risk of being hacked, please think again. The hacker can still mess with your site – if not fully protected – whether you have your Domain Name registered with your site-hosting provider or somewhere else in a separate account.

Likewise, if one of your concerns is that hackers may claim ownership of the domain once they have hacked your site, which is unusual to happen, then, you are supposed to make sure that all the supporting documents of the purchased domain are safeguarded so you can present it to your hosting provider to claim for its ownership.

Besides, hackers don’t usually go after domains, they go after sites.

Domain ownership certificates

So worry not. If you choose to register your domain with hosting providers like EagleProHost.com, where the customer has the advantage of managing his/her Domain and Website from a singular location, running the risk of losing a Domain because of hackers is no longer a concern; if there was any, to begin with.

As of to the writing of this article, we have come up with yet another feature that will help you increase your brand awareness, namely our new domain certificates. These certificates will be delivered to any customer who has registered a new domain, has renewed their existing one or has updated their domain’s WHOIS settings.

What are the domain ownership certificates all about?

The domain ownership certificates are still very little known on the hosting market. Their main purpose is to substantiate the ownership of a given Domain Name in a visually appealing way.

Each registrant will be issued a professionally designed certificate even if the website associated with their new domain is not yet ready. It can be printed, framed and placed on the respective registrant’s office wall, for example.

Each certificate will display the following information:

  • The domain owner’s name;
  • The domain name that has been registered/renewed;
  • The domain’s validity period.

 

Domain Certificate Details

Apart from the above-listed details, we will also include the name of the hosting provider from which the given domain name has been purchased.

So, let us get straight to the point and talk about Domain Name and Domain Name System (DNS).
Why did Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decide to use names instead of numbers? Names are easier to remember. The Internet addressing scheme is not very effective without them.

How does the DNS work?

Each computer on the World Wide Web (www) has an Internet protocol (IP) address; a unique string of four numbers separated by periods, such as 126.255.255.254. Since remembering the IP addresses of all of our favorite websites can be almost impossible, a group of computer scientists headed by Paul Mockapetris back in 1983, created the domain name system (DNS) now used to assign a unique name to each numeric IP address.

But Domain Name are much more than just a string of four number separated by periods or a technical shortcut. A well thought of, simple, short, memorable and easy to remember Domain Name can make a difference between creating a successful online presence and getting lost in cyberspace.

It is said that one of the most essential prerequisites for setting up a successful online presence is the domain. It is what visitors will observe first when they discover your website and what they will identify you with.

Therefore, it has to be personal. You have to own it. It has to travel with you everywhere you go, literally. You have to like it and love it, because in the end, a good chosen domain name will add credibility to your business. It becomes your brand.

Why?

Brand recognition starts with the very name of your business. The way you communicate it out to your audience could have a great impact on your success.

In fact, many experts on the subject suggest that in order to ensure a positive brand image right from the start, it’s recommended to register your domain for at least а few years in advance. This way, if a trust-sensitive prospect performs a WHOIS lookup on your domain online, they will see that you have serious business intentions.

Your customers will thank you, and your business will benefit from it. The shorter and easier your Domain Name is to spell and remember, the more likely your customers will be to type it in time and time again. It will eventually reinforce your brand, making it easier for customers to return to your site over and over.

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