Microsoft Windows VPSs can come with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, or Microsoft Windows Server 2016, installed and are ready for use within minutes after placing your order. Windows VPSs are optimized for our environment and can be deployed to any of our data center locations.
Windows Servers come with Remote Desktop (RDP) access as well as Virtual Network Computing (VNC) access to your server. You have full Administrator access to any Windows VPS, which allows you to manage and configure it. You can also choose to install a web hosting management control panel such a Plesk or SolidCP to make managing your server easier.
A virtual private server (VPS) allows you to host software applications (extranet, portal, wiki, collaborative solutions, CRM, etc.) and websites (e-commerce, media, content, storefront) with efficiency and ease. It allows you to isolate one application from the other within the same container. The VPS container may share infrastructure or physical resources with other containers, but its resources are dedicated to your processes. Our Managed VPS solutions give you the developer friendly solutions like PHP and Apache while giving you the room to install an SSL certificate or other software without a dedicated server. Our Managed Linux VPS hosting is best for companies who want more power than a Shared Hosting account, but with the same ease of use.
When shopping for email hosting, the first decision you need to make is how you’ll host your email. You have three main options:
Most web hosting providers also offer email hosting. For example, if you host your website through a provider like InMotion, you can host your email there as well. Often, email hosting is included with your web hosting subscription for free.
If you have your own servers, you can host your own email instead of going through a third-party provider. While self-hosting provides more control and customizability, it has its disadvantages. The added costs of servers and systems admins to maintain them, along with the challenge of keeping your email from being marked as spam, often makes third-party hosting the better option.
If you need more features than what your web host provides, look into hosted email providers. A third-party email host lets you avoid the costs of self-hosting. Plus, a subscription to a hosted email service often comes with other tools you need to run your business: shared contacts and calendars, built-in video conferencing, team chat, and more.
Based on demand from IT governance and the campus IT community, as well as an internal need for the scalable management of large numbers of sites built on CMS platforms, ITS plans to build the following services:
- Managed CMS – a highly managed, turnkey website solution built on the Drupal CMS, offering University-branded design and pre-built site features.
- Hosted CMS – a flexible, cloud-based website management platform which allows users to host sites built in either Drupal or WordPress, with software update support available from ITS on a fee-for-service basis.
Domain registration is the process of registering a domain name, which identifies one or more IP addresses with a name that is easier to remember and use in URLs to identify particular Web pages. The person or business that registers domain name is called the domain name registrant.
Domain registration requires utilizing the services of a domain name registrar, an ICANN or national ccTLD accredited company that has the authority to register domain names. Registrars help individuals and organizations register a domain name that has an extension like .com, .org, .net, .info, .biz, .us, .mobi, .name, .pro, .tv, etc.
cPanel is a web based hosting control panel provided by many hosting providers to website owners allowing them to manage their websites from a web based interface. This program gives users a graphical interface from which they can control their portion of the Unix server. The tools provided are designed to simplify running and controlling a website. It uses a tiered structure that allows different levels of access. Administrators and end users can control the different aspects of the server and the website directly through their browser. CPanel is generally accessed using https on port 2083 or simply by adding “/cpanel” to the end of the host name. Depending on the hosting provider the cPanel will generally have some sort of auto installer or package dedicated to content management systems like WordPress.
With an interest in Plesk Hosting, it’s obvious you want an easy-to-use solution. You’ll get that and more from A2 Hosting. Our solutions are user-friendly, ultra-reliable and high performance. Your site comes hosted on our high performance SwiftServer platform. You can even choose to host on our Turbo Servers featuring up to 20X faster page loads compared to competing Plesk Hosting providers.