Friday, January 21, 2011

Popular Web Servers.

We have spent quite a bit of storage space talking about Apache web server, but it is, by no means, the only web server on the block. In no particular order, here is a list of popular web servers, both free and commercial.

Apache HTTP Server – The most widely used of them all, Apache is a free and open source web server that is available through most Linux distribution repositories.

Microsoft IIS – IIS comes standard with Windows Server 2008 and previous server versions. Although other web servers will run on Windows, IIS is the primary one. It is distributed on a commercial license.

Sun Java Web Server – Before its acquisition by Oracle, this was Sun’s primary web server technology used on Sun’s hardware appliances. It is, however, cross platform, and some of its source code is released under a BSD-style license.

Ngnix – Pronounced “Engine X”, this lightweight web server is a very popular alternative to Apache. It runs on Unix-like and Windows operating systems and is available under a BSD-style license. It is the fourth most popular web server, according to NetCraft.

Lighttpd – As the name implies, this web server is designed to be lightweight in its CPU and RAM usage but is actually heavyweight in its ability to withstand onslaughts of traffic. It does not have a lot of the modules offered by Apache and others, but it makes up for that in speed. Popular high traffic sites like Wikipedia and YouTube use it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Website Hosting for Web Designers

Web Designers have a lot to consider when setting their clients up. They need to first promise a great design, then agree on how fast they can deliver that design, and finally choose a price that’s suitable for their customers but also profitable for their business. Sometimes, customers come fully-equipped with their own web hosting accounts, but a lot of times, inexperienced webmasters seek assurance from their web designers as they search for the best website hosting company around. And if you’re a good web designer, you’ll have one company you work with, where you know the ins and outs of all their features.

But along with recommendations for their clients, every good web designer needs an affordable website hosting solution for their own business to run properly. Web designers cannot afford to pay thousands of dollars per year if they are just starting out in the business or only have several clients who need a good web host. A lot of hosting providers will try to sell web designers on the most expensive plans in order to be successful, but here at centriohost, we prefer an honest approach and have a variety of options for your web design hosting needs.

Reseller Hosting

If you’re just starting out as a web designer, only have a handful of clients you’re going to host for now (with the possibility of adding more later), or want to have complete control over your customers billing and support concerns, our Reseller Hosting Plan is perfect for you!

The best part for most web designers who are running their own businesses is that your clients will never know you are hosting with centriohost – in fact, you are welcome to brand the whole plan under your own company. Plus, since you take care of each customers’ bills and support inquiries, centriohost never contacts your customers directly. All you need to do is sign up for a Reseller Hosting account, add the domains for each client, and you’re done. Each customer has their very own cPanel control panel, where they can control their domains, sub domains, emails, and manage every aspect of their accounts. Plus, you get an administrative area where you are the boss and control every customer under you. The best part is that you don’t have to worry about allotting each customer their own specific requirements, like storage or bandwidth, For more resources, try our Master reseller Plan.or Alpha Master reseller Plan

With Reseller Hosting you can also allot your own pricing to each customer, which means you can make big bucks, depending on the kinds of services you offer. We will charge you the same price no matter what, with volume discounts depending on how many customers are hosted with you, so if you’re charging $20/month to your customers so you can manage their site as well, that’s completely fine!

Inexperienced Web Designers

Everybody has to start somewhere. If you’re still learning HTML but know good web design when you see it or are building sites for friends and family, you’ll love Reseller Hosting

Using any of the methods outlined above, you are sure to not only impress them but offer them a great resource for all their web hosting needs. And because Centriohost is an affordable web hosting solution, you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars to get what you need. We’re here to work with you, and we love catering to web designers and other design professionals!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Top 3 Free Twitter Applications of 2011

Twitter is growing daily and controling your Twitter account is becoming easier than ever before. Here are some of the best Twitter applications to help you control your Twitter accounts and streams.

Chromed Bird (Chrome) – Free

Installing Chromed Bird adds a little birdie to your Chrome toolbar. It covers the essentials: timeline, mentions, DMs, favourites and even lists. Unlike most Twitter clients, it hides away when you’re not using it.

DestroyTwitter (Windows, OS X, Linux) – Free

DestroyTwitter is a multi-platform client which supports additional services including Foursquare and Gowalla and handy filters to get rid of unnecessary tweets. The default interface is a bit hard on our ageing eyes but themes enable you to completely customise DestroyTwitter’s appearance.

Sobees (Windows) – Free

The desktop version of Sobees is developed in .NET so only for Windows machines. Sobees supports Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn as well as multiple Twitter accounts.


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