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Important Things to Consider Before Buying Fish Servers
Fish Servers are used to allow the user to host their very own websites, which they can do from their home, on the internet. However, for this, one would need a server that can run not just the basic functions, but also offer customised extras like PHP development platform, database integration (using MySQL or any other system, for that matter), and of course, support for operating systems like Windows and UNIX. But with so many companies offering these services nowadays, the choice becomes quite perplexing for the consumer, especially when it comes to choosing a reliable company offering these services.
Fish Servers are not easy to install. In fact, it is among the most difficult server type available in the market. The problem with fish servers is that there are numerous components required, and one cannot simply download and install all of them on one's system. Although there are free options available, it is recommended to choose one of the paid ones. One reason is that with a free option, it is likely that the service provider will block advertisements, which is a big no-no.
Installation of a Fish Server is not a very complex process. It is actually a relatively easy task, provided one has the right tools. One of the most important components that one needs is an FTP access, because this is the connection between the Fish Server and your website. Without this, the server's functionality is totally blocked. Also make sure that you download the latest version of your web hosting package.
There are two types of web servers, dedicated and shared. A dedicated Fish Server offers full features that can be hosted by any other company. On the other hand, a shared web server does not have any features of its own and is provided by many other companies. It is therefore important that when looking for Fish Servers, make sure you look for both the types.
Some of the most important things that one would need to consider before buying a Fish Server are the price, bandwidth and storage. Prices are obviously one of the most important factors. However, it is also important to know that there are many companies that offer these services for cheap. So be careful where you purchase your Fish Server from. Also check the bandwidth that you will be provided with and the storage capacity that you will get.
One of the most important things that you need to do prior to purchasing a Fish Server is to go through the customer testimonials of that particular company. In doing so, you will get to know about the efficiency and reliability of that particular hosting company. It is also important to determine if they offer the backup services that will be needed for your website in the case of any disaster. Many people fail to realize the importance of backup services in case of any problems. If you fail to back up your vital information, you could face serious consequences as a result.
It is also important to look into the bandwidth and storage offered by a Fish Server. You will need to understand the fact that every web hosting account comes with limited resources. Therefore, you will need to make sure that you allot a significant amount of space to accommodate your site. Depending on how much traffic you are expecting to generate on a daily basis, you will also need to look into the number of disk drives that will be provided with your account. If your website gets heavy traffic, you may require more disk space than someone who is not expecting much web traffic.
Another very important thing that you need to do before choosing a Fish Server is to ensure that you get an uptime guarantee for at least 30 days. The reason why this is important is because you will not want to host a website that is down on a regular basis. An important thing to note is that even though it is quite expensive, you will come across some discount deals that will help you in getting a reliable hosting service provider at an affordable rate.