Tweaked Linux, MySQL, PHP and Apache
Email with Webmail interface.
Hosting your website on GoDaddy or another provider, and want to move to ZOBOLT? We will move your website for free to your new ZOBOLT hosting account.
Easily change hosting settings with your online web hosting cPanel. An industry standard, our cPanel uses the standardized paper lantern theme. Add mysql databases, check your stats and even author your own website with “Site Publisher”. Our billing management system directly interfaces with cPanel. Add email, change passwords or login to your cPanel via our billing management system.
Our website in a minute system installs a quick and easy website on your hosting account. Use our site publisher for your next website.
Our Enterprise Grade disks are configured in a RAID 10 Storage Area Network (SAN). We use redundant disks, power supplies & Active-Active controllers to ensure high availability. Your information is safe and sound on our highly secure website storage system.
Security is paramount. Our systems use a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall, Login/Intrusion Detection and Security application for Linux servers. While other providers claim to provide security, we ensure it. If you are using WorPress, we will install and setup additional firewall plugins in your website. These plugins add additional security. Just open a ticket to get started.
The only way to ensure your hosted website is online is to monitor it. You might not have time to ensure your site is online at all times, but we do. Our network monitoring system checks our hosting servers every 60 seconds. Our services go beyond reliability, we verify reliability.
We backup your website hosting account daily. Our backup includes a full cPanel backup. On a monthly rotating cycle we keep 30 days of your web hosting account. We provide additional backup options, contact us for more details.
We tune and cache our MySQL database, Apache and PHP to provide fast response times for your WordPress site. Our servers are 100% WordPress compliant. You can use the auto install for WordPress or contact us to manually install WordPress for free. We will even add a theme of your choice.
Our email offers advanced spam filtering using state of the art SpamAssassin. You can change the level of spam filtering via your cPanel. Check your email online using Webmail. Our Webmail application is quick easy and reliable.
With our QuickInstall tool, you can create virtually any type of website: blog, forum, CMS, wiki, photo gallery, E-commerce store, and so much more! We use Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, thousands of existing applications and software are compatible.
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Web Hosting is simply renting a percentage of storage space, CPU and bandwidth on a computer system. You are renting a computer twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Why rent someone else’s computer? That’s a good question. Here’s the simple answer: so people can view your website, blog or web application at all times. When someone types in your domain name: www.example.com, they are directed to your website IP number, which is like a telephone number for your website. Your website IP number is assigned to the web hosting computer. That computer sends all the data about your website. You wouldn’t want to use your own computer for Web Hosting. Web Hosting uses lots of bandwidth and the computer needs to be powerful. Plus, Web Hosting requires special software to operate and your computer would need to be on at all times. Web Hosting is very affordable, considering all the complexities it takes to display your website to visitors.
You need Web Hosting if you want to access your website or blog via the internet. Web Hosting gives you the ability to publish your website onto the internet. When you purchased your website, it might not have been clear what you needed to do next. Your web designer is only designing the layout and adding the content to your website files. They might also be hosting your website. That is normally arranged when you make the web design purchase. At first, your website is only located on files, which are physically on your web designer’s computer. To display those files, they must be published onto the internet. Web Hosting allows you to publish your web files onto the internet. If you are using a Content Management System, such as WordPress. In that case Web Hosting may be required from the very start of your project.
Back in 1991 you needed your own computer to host a website. In the early 1990’s many people used dial-up modems and bulletin board systems. High-speed internet connections, like cable-modems and fiber optics, where just a dream. In 1995 GeoCities, Angelfire and a few other companies began to offer Web Hosting. It wasn’t until 1996 that Bluehost and Hostmonster started to offer somewhat affordable hosting plans. During the mid to early 90’s, Web Hosting was somewhat expensive. You could expect to pay $50.00 monthly or more for a modest website hosting plan. Over the years the demand for hosting went up and the prices have dropped dramatically. Computer servers have also changed over the years. In the early days hosting companies built low grade computers to offer Web Hosting. These computers did not scale properly and required large amounts of maintenance. During the 1990’s computer hardware was also very expensive and lacked the power we have today.
Email is not Web Hosting. I know, that’s strange for many people to hear. While hosting companies offer email with their website hosting, they are separate services. At the start of the internet, users might purchase email only accounts. Companies such as AOL and AT&T still provide service to many of these old email only accounts. Your parents or grandparents may have one still today. The fact is, large scale adoption of email happened before large scale adoption of web hosting. As hosting has evolved, email and other services have emerged. Email is now a standardize add-on to Web Hosting. The email delivery application physically runs on the same server as your website, in most cases. Under shared hosting, the email server is shared among all users of the shared hosting computer. At times, this can cause issues with email delivery. Email reputation has become an important part of the anti-spamming solution. If you are on shared hosting, you share the email reputation of all users on that web server.
Free hosting sounds like a great deal, but it’s what they don’t tell you that hurts. I like to say, the devil is in the details. Many companies offering free hosting do so by adding advertisements to your website. They will place banner ads and side bar ads to your website, which looks completely unprofessional. These companies may also require you to sign up for tons of email spam from their affiliates. You might be thinking you can avoid their email spam by using an unmonitored email account. Not so fast. That will only get your free hosting turned off, without notice. For just a few bucks a month, ZOBOLT will host your website and support it!
Shared Web Hosting provides a low cost solution for hosting your small business website. When you use Shared Web Hosting, you are sharing the resources on a computer server with other users. All users on the shared computer server have separate user accounts. These separate accounts do not have access to each other. They cannot see your files or emails and you cannot see their files or emails. Each account is divided based on the plan you’ve selected. These hosting accounts are physically divided based on web storage space, which is also referred to as disk space. In most cases CPU processing time is not divided on a shared account. Disk space is normally the way shared hosting differs in price. In our case, we divide our shared hosting based on domain quantity with the shared account. Restricting domains determines the amount of space that is normally allocated to a hosting account.
In rare cases, a Shared Web Hosting account isn’t the best way to host your website or blog. While it is the most affordable, Shared Hosting is also the most restrictive web hosting. Shared Hosting locks many advanced features of web hosting, like memory and CPU performance tweaks. Many shared hosting accounts lock the type of server features you can access. Web Hosting as a whole is complex. The more resources you need, the more complex it becomes. This type of hosting doesn’t allow root access on your account. This means that all of the administration of the account is performed by the hosting company. When you need more dedicated resources and the ability to tweak your hosting, VPS hosting is the way to go.
Gimmicks are a big part of web hosting for some companies, but not ZOBOLT. Many hosting companies offer lots of special software add-ons with their hosting accounts. These companies also offer special speed features or turbo speed. These are all hosting gimmicks. The fact is 99% of customers never use these type of features. Normally, software add-ons are all free software or open-source tools. These free open-source tools are not supported by the hosting company. If these software add-ons break or don’t work as expected, the hosting company will not support you properly. Since they don’t own the software or developed it, they can’t properly support it. Sure, they have quick installation for these software titles, but that’s as far as it goes. Speed gimmicks are normally based on complex file system configurations on your hosting account. Configurations you might not understand how to use properly. In the end, they all end up being web hosting gimmicks. If you are seeking a good web hosting company, look past the gimmicks.