It seems as though the government spying into our communications has the United States in a firm and fearful grip. Understandably, no one wants to be spied on. And if you are looking for a company to host your web site, one way to protect any transmission of data between your site and customers is to use PGP encryption. This is short for ‘pretty good privacy’, and is basically used for email security. Most experts say that PGP is the closest to military-grade encryption that a web site owner can possibly get.

PGP is a combination of public-key and conventional encryption. Plain text is first compressed, and then a session key is created, which is basically a one-time-use key. The key works with an algorithm to encrypt plain text and then convert it into a garbled mass of text, called ciphertext. Once data encryption has occurred, the session key also gets encrypted. Both personal and business users seeking the best website hosting may wish to ensure the company being considered offers PGP. This pay be available with the basic plan offered by some hosting companies. And there’s no worry about any bugs, because PGP has been protecting the transmission of data since the early 90s.

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Most business owners understand the importance of having a web site in order to make money. There’s nothing more lucrative than putting your service or business in front of a world’s worth of potential customers. But what if you are only a beginner in the business web site game? If this is the case than there will be little more valuable than a web site hosting option which provides you with tools that are easy to use. Of course, this will apply to business owners who plan to run their web sites on their own.

Some beginners worry about how secure their web site will be in the hands of a web host. And the truth is that no security measure will protect any site from viruses or hacking one hundred percent. But signing up with a reliable host is the first step to ensuring that as many steps will be taken as possible by the company to protect you. Small business hosting that is worth its cost is a company which will regularly back up the data of all of its clients on a regular basis, as well as provide its clients with the tools they need to protect themselves.

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The operating system used by your web host’s server is the first thing to consider when looking for a provider. And there are several to choose from, including Unix, Mac and Windows. Among them, Windows and Linux systems are the most commonly-chosen operating systems, with each having many benefits to the web site owner. If you need FTP access to your server, then you will find that both Linux and Windows offer this access, with Linux also offering ssh and telnet access. You can get this access with a Windows system, but it may not be offered by many hosts.

 

When writing web pages, many users find that Windows and Linux allow for the easy creation of both JavaScript and HTML pages. However, Windows also offers FrontPage extensions. As far as security is concerned, HostingAndBackup recommends that any web site host you choose a host that has good security at the admin level, as this is more important than choosing a host offering good operating system security. As well, check with your desired host to see if they can offer you the other items you are looking for, such as enough bandwidth for your expected traffic and adequate support should your site run into serious issues.

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