Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Sockets Layer

Hosting and SSL: What to Begin With

A web server may use SSL in order to attain cryptographic protection of information which might be useful when working with confidential personal data of visitors on a website (e.g. credit card numbers, personal passport information etc.). Firstly, a visitor must be sure that the data he or she sends will not be intercepted. Secondly, the SSL certificate confirms that the user sends their data to the server indicated in the browser address bar. SSL settings and possibilities to use it are directly connected with the functionality of the website’s hosting. Continue reading

What is DNS?

Domain Name System - DNS

Modern internet users got used to symbolic site addresses, e.g. test.com. Indeed such addresses are easier to type and to remember. Symbolic addresses actually function thanks to DNS or Domain Name System which operates in such close companionship with the Internet that the absolute majority of users don’t even give a thought about its existence. And a certain number of “experienced” users think of DNS only when there arise problems with it. Continue reading

OpenVZ VS Xen

OpenVZ VS XEN

As you probably noticed, the majority of VPS hosting providers offer you a choice of tariff plans differing in technical characteristics, as well as virtualization technology. As for the latter  parameter, in most cases we are talking about the two platforms – Xen and Open VZ. A user can clearly see that the Xen virtualization technology is usually 35-50% more expensive than OpenVZ. Why is that? Mostly, because of the resources distribution technology, and also because of some other differences that can explain the higher price. Continue reading