As a web host, we are always engaged in ways to improve your experience in using your hosting orders. As many of you may know, we offer Plesk control panel on our Windows hosting to help you manage your websites and your hosting package efficiently. The latest version of Plesk, Onyx represents a generational change that enables you to make the most of your hosting and we’re happy to announce that we have upgraded our Plesk installations to this edition. Let us have a look at what Plesk Onyx is and the features this update has to offer.

What is Plesk Onyx?

Our Windows Web Hosting products namely Windows Shared Hosting, Windows Reseller Hosting and Dedicated Windows use Plesk as the control panel. Earlier we used Odin Plesk (Parallels Plesk) and as of 15th October 2017, we have migrated to the latest version of Plesk, Plesk Onyx 17.5.

Plesk Onyx simplifies the website management as well as provides a good infrastructure and security by automating several server related tasks. These latest upgradations will benefit a lot of our customers both existing and new.

NewRUpdated Features on Windows Hosting

This upgrade to Plesk Onyx means you can now enjoy several advantages on ResellerBytes Windows Hosting products. Here’s a list of these features are, namely:

New and more intuitive Panel interface

Higher Versions
supported for PHP are (5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6,7.0 and 7.1), ASP.NET 4.5 and MVC 5

WordPress Toolkit 2.0enables users to easily install, configure and manage WordPress. With this toolkit you as users can:

  • Create a perfect copy of your WordPress website in a matter of seconds
  • Copy changes made to the files and the database from one WordPress website to another
  • Effortlessly import WordPress websites hosted elsewhere into Plesk and manage them using WordPress Toolkit
  • Easy to stay up-to-date by configuring WordPress Toolkit to automatically install all WordPress updates, security updates only, or no updates at all
  • If your WordPress website is not yet ready for the prime time, make it invisible to search engines by disabling indexing and much more

Better Security: Plesk Onyx comes with a series of security improvements helping you to harden your server.

  • Integrated Mod Security
  • Integrated ServerShield by CloudFlare
  • Daily scans for malware detection

SSL Certificate:
Users can get a free certificate for their domain from the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority and can install this certificate to secure your domain, webmail and a “www” subdomain for the domain and each selected alias

Operational Benefits:

  • Faster performance and better application pool management
  • Database Management: Users can download and upload database dumps in native format using the Plesk interface
  • Support for incremental backups. An incremental backup, as compared to a full one, takes up much less disk space and finishes much faster

New and improved E-mail features:

  • Enhanced performance with Mailenable Pro
    • EHLO Blocking
    • Real-Time IP Abuse Blocking/Unblocking
    • Fully Indexed Webmail Search
  • ClamAV Antivirus Scanner
  • Mobile Webmail
  • POP retrieval to pull messages from remote POP mail accounts
  • DKIM, DMARC, SPF, SRS support: Email spam protection
  • Additional security with SSL/TLS

Amazing new Log Browser:
With the new Log Browser, users can save selected logs for future use and even add custom logs

Conclusion

The new and improved Plesk Onyx is sure to enhance your Windows Shared Hosting experience, do write to us in the comments below and share your experience of the dashboard. If you haven’t yet tried ResellerBytes’ Windows hosting products you can check them here,

Windows Shared Hosting
Windows Reseller Hosting
Windows Dedicated Server

Also, what do you think about the Windows variant of Cloud Hosting? Windows Cloud Hosting will provide – 2x faster performance, instant scalability of RAM/CPU Cores and higher memory availability. Do let us know your views on the same with your comments.

By definition, web hosting is the business of providing storage space for websites. There are various types of hosting services namely, Dedicated, Shared, Colocated, Cloud Hosting and Reseller Hosting. This comprehensive infographic outlines the advantages and disadvantages of a few of them:

If you are a large business, dedicated hosting is the ideal service for you. This type of hosting is where the entire server is provided solely to you alone, not shared with anyone else. While it is expensive & requires a superior skill set, it has its many advantages like unlimited software support, strong database support & more.

At ResellerBytes, we’re offering Dedicated hosting starting at just $79 as part of our May Hosting Fever promotions! Get upto 50% off on Dedicated Hosting till the end of the month NOW!

Got questions for us? Please leave them in the comments below & we will get back to you!

Get the power of CLOUD now on our data centers located in India! You can now enjoy faster load speeds by hosting closer to your audience with our geo-located Cloud Hosting! As promised, we continue to add new and improved products to the ResellerBytes marketplace to empower web hosts and web professionals alike. Here are a few reasons why our Cloud technology can help you to take your business to the skies:

Why Cloud Hosting?

  1. Proximity & faster page loads – You can now cater to your customers’ needs closer to their home. Hosting closer to your customers means lesser latency which is brilliant for your customers’ websites & business.
  2. Powered by SSD – What’s unique about our India-located Cloud Hosting? Experience a performance boost as our Cloud is powered by SSD (Solid State Drive).
  3. Flexibility – You are completely prepared for any bumps or dips in traffic. Expecting an influx of website traffic? No stress, you can monitor and allocate additional resources on-the-fly!
  4. Redundancy – We deploy tried and tested high-redundancy storage architecture to deliver tremendous reliability.
  5. Fully Managed Support – Ready to harness the benefits of Cloud but not sure what that exactly means? Don’t worry, our team of expert support agents is here every step of the way. With our Managed Cloud Hosting offering, we take care of optimizing the cloud infrastructure so you don’t have to.

Our Cloud Hosting consists of low-density servers coupled with Varnish caching layer to ensure that your customer’s website speed increases by two-fold! Now that you know a little more about our product, let’s run you through our plans and pricing.

  Personal Cloud Business Cloud Pro Cloud
CPU Cores 2 4 6
Disk Space 50 GB Unmetered Unmetered
RAM 2 GB 4 GB 6 GB
Bandwidth Unmetered Unmetered Unmetered
Websites 1 Unlimited Unlimited
Launch Price
(1st Month only)
$4.99 $4.99 $4.99
Renews at
(per month)
$12.99 $15.99 $22.99

We have a lot more from where that came from! Sit tight because we have more products and integrations coming soon!

Web design and development is a challenging business. With an increase in the number of websites and new businesses coming online in the last decade, a whole new window of opportunities has opened for you, one of them being reselling web hosting. The entry to this business is open and requires almost no cost and can be setup at home. If you already have a web design and development business running, selling web hosting to your clients can help spin off your reselling business. In this post, we’ll explore how you as a designer or developer can start a web hosting business offering much more to your customers by simply including a web service and thereby help you retain your market share as well as stay above your competition.

By offering web hosting as a service in addition to your web design or development business, you can tap clients from other cities and countries and set up multiple revenue streams. Offering web design, development, and hosting solutions all under one brand builds trust between you and your customer. It also reduces the hassle of looking for web services from various providers.

It’s a common myth that setting up your own web hosting business involves heavy expenditure and added labor. Time to debunk that. Reselling hosting is cheap and requires little or no investment. ResellerBytes provides a ready-to-use interface and 24×7 support that ensures there’s always someone for your needs. While web design and development remains your core service, you can additionally offer web hosting to your customers.

A Spin off to your web design and development business

People often think that the web hosting business is complex. What they don’t see is that setting up a reselling business is easy and the best part is, you don’t even require extensive technical knowledge. All you need to focus on is your customer and his requirements.

1) Upscale your business with an additional revenue stream

Offering web hosting with your web design and development business is an opportunity for a parallel stream of revenue. This does not require you to shift focus from your core business, but instead adds to it and enhances your customer’s experience.

2) Enter new target markets

Those looking for web design and development services will most likely look for hosting solutions which you can offer. This enables you to reach a wider target market. Entering new markets enables you to grow your clientele with people who are eagerly looking for web hosting services over and above the traditional services you offer.

3) Complement your web design and development business

In today’s challenging world, the customer is looking for convenience. By reselling hosting you bring more to the table, enhancing your customer’s’ experience. There is a window for you to up-sell hosting to him. Let your customer know that you cater to all his needs.

4) Build your own storefront

While you continue your web design and development business, you now have an opportunity to build a virtual storefront of products that your customer will need. You bring in the project and then show him your utility store that might add value to his business.

5) Increase customer trust and loyalty

Reselling web hosting will enable you to sell an array of hosting products like Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting and more that you can conveniently offer to your customer to fit every type of business. By meeting all his requirements, you’re enhancing his experience and also saving his time. This increases the likelihood of your customer returning to you as well as recommending your services to others.

Your aim as a web professional is to stay in the business and ahead of your competition by offering multiple web solutions to make your customers’ experience more seamless. By reselling web hosting products you not only have an edge over your competitors but also an entry into a new market. With the increasing number of products and services launched daily, this can help you future-proof your business. As the first step to this is signing up for a reseller hosting account. ResellerBytes offers great reseller hosting plans to suit your hosting business needs. Click here to know more.

Hope this post has assisted you in starting a web hosting business at home.

Managed hosting means outsourcing your business’ technical requirements. Someone needs to manage it on behalf of you. You can both choose to hire an in-house team or outsource this job to someone and let them take care of it, while you pay them for it. However, not all businesses consider web hosting as a priority, and is often substituted by web design.

Those looking for web hosting solutions for their websites may often feel confused while choosing the most suitable option. You can, however, choose between shared and dedicated hosting amongst other hosting solutions.

If you think your site will increase its outreach in near future, or if you have plans for expansion, but still have very less knowledge or limited staff to deal with server administration, then it is indeed a good idea to go for a managed web hosting solution.

What is managed web hosting?

Managed web hosting is when the web host looks after the server administration so that you don’t have to. There was a time when the term managed web hosting was specifically applied to dedicated hosting. This terminology is still prevalent, however, these days managed hosting solutions are also known for co-location, cloud hosting or VPS solutions.

If you have limited knowledge on how to look after your server appropriately in order to operate your business smoothly, or if you can’t find the time to do so, a managed hosting solution may be an ideal option to consider.

When should you consider managed web hosting services?

If your core business has nothing to do with IT, if you don’t have the expertise or a technical staff, you need managed hosting services. You could go for managed web hosting services for various other reasons. Generally, these services are used by individuals as well as businesses to cut down a number of manual resources required for IT work for server administration in order to keep it maintained.

If one has limited IT knowledge, then he should opt for managed web hosting services. For websites that are immensely popular and have an ever increasing amount of traffic every day, it is beneficial to go for a robust web hosting solution. You, as the owner of the business or your staff, can concentrate more on the business rather than focusing on IT issues, especially when you do not know how to administer the server space properly. A managed web hosting service will ensure everything is set up properly.

That was one reason, another reason would be when you do not have ample time. Your company may have a few resources which are dedicated to other tasks, and hence there may not be enough resources who could look after server administration as required. So, even when there is enough of IT knowledge, lack of time available to devote to it may hamper your business. In such cases, managed hosting services are a convenience.

One of the biggest benefits of having a managing team on hand is that they can look after the server whenever a problem arise with your web page. Outsourcing your business’ technical requirements can save a lot time, energy, resources and cut down the stress in case anything goes wrong. A managed service is safe, they help keep your business competitive, and allow you to focus on your business.

Check out our offers on managed hosting here.

Got questions for us? Please leave them in the comments section below.

Remember the first time you wanted to host your Website? You went to the site, checked out the plans, and just when you understood how much Bandwidth and web Space you need (after a LOT of research and deliberation), you needed to decide one more thing – Windows or Linux?

Every Reseller I speak with, whether novice or experienced, always had a different take on why one should choose Windows over Linux and vice versa. Below is a low down on which is the ideal choice.

The answer lies in a very fundamental question–What do you want your site to do? What do you want to offer on your Website? If you’re new to hosting and your site is non-revenue generating, then Linux is the best solution overall for you because Linux hosting costs less. However, if you want an interactive Website with lots of features like members only area, e-commerce etc. then you might need to choose the server operating system as per the requirements. Interactive Websites usually rely on ASP, PHP, or Perl type languages. Hence, Windows would be a better option.

Security would be another issue. In this case, the UNIX-based servers have better security. Mainly because these operating systems have consistently been reliable while Windows is a big target for exploitation. However, for hosting, it is also important for the host to configure your site correctly and regularly update it. Speed wise both are equally good. The hardware, however, is a factor which depends on your host again. A Website designed to be hosted on a Linux based web server can be hosted on a Windows web server easily, where as the reverse is not always true. On the downside, Linux based web server is not fully compatible with Microsoft technologies. If you are using any specialized applications or features for development of your Website, it is preferable to host with a Windows-based web server.

In conclusion, neither of them is actually better than the other. Both Linux and Windows can provide secure, powerful and reliable hosting services. It’s only in the context of a particular Website that one of them could be better than the other.

We are pleased to announce Varnish which is now integrated with some of our shared hosting servers. Varnish is a web accelerator which allows websites to sustain very high traffic and load pages exponentially faster by caching static and dynamic content (Images, CSS, plain HTML, etc). It can speed up a website by up to 1000%. Varnish is pre-activated on all new websites added on our Shared Hosting as well as certain servers.

You can easily toggle the option of caching on and off as per your requirement. Just log in to your control panel to learn how to manage Varnish. Older accounts and more granular customization of caching will be available very soon. Learn more about Varnish Cache.

Benefits of Varnish Powered Hosting

  • Makes websites with static content, fly!
  • Makes your popular CMS’s (WordPress/Drupal) almost 3-10x faster to load
  • Handle many more requests via the same package. No need to upgrade to sustain more traffic
  • Reduce client wait time considerably which helps retention of your clients
  • Faster website results into your website being more visible to search engines which increase the chances of your website moving up in ranking on search engines

We tested the loading performance for a few popular PHP – mySQL apps on one of our shared servers and were able to draw out a few comparisons. You could have a look at the graph below for more details:

 

The time shown is the total time taken in seconds for serving 100 requests with 10 concurrent threads. The network from where the test was run had an average latency of 236 ms to the destination server.

Please Note:
If your site serves dynamic content, caching might result in wrong data being shown on your website. In such a scenario, just log into your cPanel and disable Varnish for the affected domain name. We will soon be enabling Varnish cache life value and an option of manually flushing your Varnish cache. Sites running on https will not be served via Varnish. They will continue getting served by Apache directly.

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