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Getting Mailchimp to Work with Shopify: Part 1 – Using Shopsync

MailChimp parted ways with Shopify a short while back. While each had their own set of reasons justifying the split, clients using these two services together are to be impacted in a major way. Mailchimp has provided a roadmap with a few different options that e-commerce store owners can opt for depending on the requirements of their ongoing and future marketing campaigns. However, before moving ahead with understanding how to get Mailchimp to work with Shopify, let us first take a look at what Mailchimp is and how it helps businesses. Mailchimp is an email automation tool used to send out marketing and transactional emails in bulk – so if you have a business that caters to consumers online, it’s very likely you’re using a service similar to Mailchimp, or better yet, Mailchimp itself for sending out notifications and offers to your customers via email. Mailchimp, now a public company, owns more than 60% of the Email automation market, it is the go-to option for both brands and SMEs equally to start sending out emails for their online businesses.  Shopify, on the other hand, has a similar level of dominance in the E-Commerce software market and is the second most commonly used E-Commerce platform after WooCommerce, with 800,000+ merchants on their platform and growing. Once Mailchimp for Shopify app was launched on Shopify apps store, it gave users ease to automate a lot of transactional and marketing emails further augmenting Mailchimp’s adoption and user base. If you happen to be a user who used these two services together it’s not the end of the world, there are many workarounds to keep Shopify and Mailchimp running together. We’ll be exploring those options in this series. To be on the safer side, Mailchimp recommends that you integrate via a third party like ShopSync, Automate.io, Zapier, etc. before, disconnecting Mailchimp from Shopify. Further, subsequent to the installation of the new integration, it is recommended that you pause all active automation to avoid sending duplicate emails to your customers once the new automations are set up. In this 3 part series, we’ll be discussing the different options Shopify store owners have to keep using Mailchimp’s platform where they’ve been collecting a lot of data over time. The focus of this article is integrating Mailchimp with Shopify using ShopSync.  ShopSync is an app on Shopify built by a group of Shopify store owners and developers and was built specifically for this use case and has been live since March 2019. This is a completely free integration with features like trigger automation, customer segmentation, pop-up forms, recommended products, etc. Following are the features you could use on ShopSync –  E-commerce tracking and Reports’ feature Product Content Block Product Recommendation Content Block Promo Code Content Block Product Retargeting Emails Pop-up Signup Form Google Remarketing Ads Merge Tags Having seen what is ShopSync let us move on to the steps taken to integrate Mailchimp with Shopify using ShopSync. Steps to Integrate Mailchimp with Shopify using ShopSync Step 1 Log in to your Shopify store and click ‘App Store.’ Locate ShopSync on the list (or you can directly visit the app page here) and click ‘Add App’. Next, click on ‘Install App’ and then on ‘Connect’ Now, a popup window will appear come up in which you have to enter your MailChimp login information and then click on ‘Log in’ (Fig 1.1) ShopSync App page Should you fail to do so, one of the issues that could be faced is the disruption of campaigns that have a product recommendation block. (Fig 1.2) ShopSync setup page (Fig 1.3) Shopify – Shopsync permissions (Fig 1.4) Mailchimp data consent page After installing ShopSync and creating a new connection to your Shopify store, the next step is to pause and then migrate(Step 3) your active automations to ShopSync. This will prevent the sending of duplicate messages. The automations that need to be paused include abandoned cart notifications, order notifications, and product retargeting campaigns.  Step 2To pause your active e-commerce automations, go to the ‘Campaigns’ page and look into the drop-down(refer Fig 2.1) menu to get to the particular automation being sent from Shopify and then click ‘edit’. Now.’ Now, click on ‘Pause all emails’ or, for some automations, ‘Pause and Edit.’ Repeat the steps from ‘Edit’ and ‘Pause…’ for each automation. (Fig 2.1) Mailchimp campaigns menu(see edit dropdown) Step 3 For the Migration, visit this link. The Migrations will automatically complete and after that, you can disconnect the Mailchimp for Shopify integration.  (Fig 3.1) Shopsync dashboard in Shopify That’s it! You’ve successfully integrated your Mailchimp with your Shopify account and no longer need to depend on the Mailchimp for Shopify App – control what the integration does for you through ShopSync’s dashboard. The next part in this series, we’ll show you how to integrate your Shopify account with Mailchimp using Zapier and discuss the additional features Zapier offers compared to ShopSync. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Getting Mailchimp to Work with Shopify: Part 1 – Using Shopsync appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

6 Areas Where UX Designers Need to Improve

User experience, or UX, is often used interchangeably with user interface (UI) and other design principles. However, it’s much broader than that: Your company’s UX strategies define how customers and the public interact with your brand from top to bottom — not just your website. It can be a tricky thing to nail down, which is why UX designers should concentrate their efforts on these six trouble areas. 1. Build Feature Usability Among Desktop, Mobile and Apps Step one is building a website that performs as expected across desktop and mobile web browsers. That means photos load quickly and navigation is intuitive. Step two is becoming less optional by the day: Build a smartphone or tablet app to reach users on their preferred devices, and work toward making it their new destination for interacting with your brand and products. Step three is just as important: Make sure users don’t have to jump back and forth between these platforms to use basic features. Things like shopping, checking account status, customer service, product registration, initiating returns and more should be just as functional within your app as they are on your desktop website. When it comes to fast-moving industries like e-commerce, it is important to make sure you’re providing a seamless experience across devices, at the same time it is also important to make sure you’re making yourself available to consumers. Spending too much time in development worrying about feature parity can let competitors get ahead. 2. Facilitate an Actual Exchange of Value We’ve all been there: We visit a website, and within seconds, we’re met with a screen-blocking pop-up asking for an email address. There’s no quicker way to turn off your visitors and make sure you don’t get what you need from them. Here are some thoughts about making this aspect of user experience more beneficial for both parties. First, remember that the same principle applies after a user installs a mobile app. Can they demo more than just the basic functionality before they’re asked for payment or personal details to continue? How can you prove this is something they actually want? Remember to use calls-to-action and signup walls tastefully, and only after your visitors have the information they need to make an informed decision. They shouldn’t have to hand over identification to explore your products or services. Let them learn about you and your product first. Another thing you can do is offer a worthwhile trade. Give them something of value for their email address or phone numbers — such as a trial or sample, resources like e-books and whitepapers, a future discount or something else. Source: Indochino The sign-up form above is a great example of how e-commerce sites can make collecting customer data more beneficial for both parties. With this form, Indochino is able to retrieve the data they want while creating a sense of customer loyalty. On average, loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase, so offering 25% off right from the start is likely to help Indochino retain more customers and their wallets. 3. Give them a Reason to Show up in Person This is important for brick-and-mortar stores and online-first retailers alike. Your audience lives in the digital and physical world and will always have an affinity for local events and in-store experiences. One report indicates that for every chain that closed stores in 2017, 2.7 chains opened additional locations. Source: Nordstrom Customers aren’t abandoning brick-and-mortar yet — but they need a reason to come out and see you: Use your mobile app to bridge your physical and digital presence. Offer generous discounts or other perks to users who check in at your physical location using your app. Create pop-up displays in common areas. Explore new ways to develop a trade show presence to find new B2B opportunities. You could even sponsor local and charitable events to build name recognition and good PR in your immediate area. Nordstrom does a great job of using technology to bridge the gap between physical and digital. Customers can explore merchandise on their desktop or through Nordstrom’s app and request specific items to be set up in an in-store dressing room in their size. This is a great way to create customer engagement with a brand’s applications as well as engagement with their physical store. 4. Make It Effortless for Users to Provide Feedback Step one: Live by the mantra “improve 1% every day.” It’s common for us to be too close to our products, services and web properties to see their flaws clearly. However, it’s easy to provide interactive forms and surveys throughout the year so clients can suggest ways to make your products and customer service better. Step two: Providing user surveys might help curb some disappointed user reviews on your website or your online marketplace presence. When it doesn’t, make sure receiving a response is part of the expected user experience. Respond to negative and positive reviews and comments alike, whether on social media, a marketplace, a user forum or elsewhere. This goes a long way toward making your brand seem more human and amenable to change. 5. Revamp Your Search Function for Ease-of-Use Too many websites make it difficult for customers to find what they’re looking for — or don’t include this functionality at all. Improve your website search function by keeping usability and user experience in mind the whole way through: Include an easy-to-find search function on every page. Provide advanced filters after the initial search results are displayed, not before. Make sure the function searches the whole website and not just the current subsection. Give users a hand with spelling errors by providing similar matches. Why does Google have a near-monopoly on an internet search? Because it consistently delivers the most relevant results Use this as your model for search feature usefulness. Want to go a step above and beyond? Take some ideas from Wayfair which is one of the few retailers who have implemented visual search on their mobile site. With mobile shopping continuing to grow, this is a great way to showcase that your brand knows how your customers are using their devices. 6. Figure Out What Your Unique Value Proposition Is Somebody wise once said, “selling is a transfer of feelings.” Given the sheer number of choices in each industry and marketplace, customers need an emotional connection with your company and brand — “this product makes me feel something” — rather than just a practical one — “this product seems empirically better than the rest.” As before, ask yourself some questions to tackle this potential user experience weak point: How can you provide additional perceived value? Perhaps by offering a smooth and appealing website, products enjoyable to unbox, etc. Tell a story. How can what you offer to fulfil a need and occupy a place in your customers’ lives? What do you do differently? Sustainable manufacturing? Zero emissions? Giving back to employees and/or the community? Do competitor research. Which similar products rank better than yours in search engine results? Is there something obvious about their presentation that sets them apart? Do you have consistent and appealing branding? Does it look like passion goes into every detail? Think about the logo, colour scheme, typography, iconography, product photos and more. Do you exude personality in customer interactions and on social channels? In short, sticking the landing when it comes to UX means you have to be more than a collection of products. You need to frame yourself as a humanistic institution, in every way you can. If there’s a tidy conclusion here, it’s to remember to put yourself in the customers’ shoes as early in your business development process as possible. It’s pretty natural to want to jump ahead to product development or focus on something else, but UX consideration can be part of a strong foundation for future success. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post 6 Areas Where UX Designers Need to Improve appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

.LIVE: TLD of the Fortnight

‘Live’ has become quite the buzzword these days – be it Facebook Live, live streaming a cricket match, a live Coldplay concert, or simply consuming live world news from the comfort of your home. Allow me to share a few numbers from Techjury to emphasize my point: 80% of consumers prefer to watch live videos from a brand than read a blog (Source: Livestream) By 2020, live streaming is expected to account for 82% of all internet traffic (Source: Go-Globe) The streaming industry is estimated to reach $124.6 billions by 2025 (Source: MediaKix) Breaking news make up 56% of most-watched live content (Source: Livestream) 35% of marketers use live video (Source: MediaKix) Viewers spend 8x longer watching live videos than on-demand (Source: Tubular Insights) In stark contrast to early years where we waitedfor information, live serves in the immediate. A .LIVE web address does just that – it puts you in the center of the action and conveys immediacy. A .LIVE brings you in direct and instant involvement with the event, the concert, the interview or that cricket match. Why offer .LIVE to your customers? Brands using .LIVE iogames.live box.live With over 560,000 websites already using the word ‘live’ in their domain address (source: WHOIS), now is the right time to start offering .LIVE! The ResellerClub Advantage With ResellerClub, you can register .LIVE at a special price of $18.99 $1.99 valid only till 30th June, 2019! Don’t miss the opportunity! Login & set prices now! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post .LIVE: TLD of the Fortnight appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

New gTLD Report – May 2019

The Summer Savings Promo on the ResellerClub website, the registration numbers recorded by .ONLINE, .XYZ and .TOP and the 285% climb in the registration of the new entrant .WORLD –  all contributed to a 17% spike in the total registrations of the new gTLDs in the month of May. Let’s dive in to find out which new gTLDs, along with .SITE and .FUN  made it to the top 15 in the month of May. The new gTLDs that made it to the top 15 list are as follows: New gTLD Report – May 2019Infogram *Registration Numbers Facilitated by ResellerClub .ONLINE:  With a 19% climb in its registration numbers during the month of May, this new gTLD was able to fight its way back to the top spot. Being sold at the promo price of $3.99 has helped .ONLINE record the highest registration for the month and thus has been able to grab a 20% share of the total new gTLDs registered. .XYZ: The new gTLD that witnessed a 112% spike in its registrations during the month of May was .XYZ. The popularity of this new gTLD coupled with the promo price of $0.99 has assisted in boosting its registration in the global markets. .XYZ, that moved up a rank was able to capture a 19% share of the total new gTLDs registered in May. .TOP: Following the lead of .ONLINE and .XYZ, was .TOP that secured the third spot in the trending list and grabbed a 16% share of the total new gTLDs registered in May. The promo price of $2.99 has been sending registrations of this new gTLD soaring in the global markets. .SITE: This new gTLD was able to hold onto its fourth spot with a 9% spike in its registration numbers during the month of May. The drop in the price of .SITE to $1.99 has helped boost its registrations in the global markets. This new gTLD was able to capture an 8% share of the total registrations. .FUN: The new entrant to the top 5 list was .FUN, which saw a sharp rise of 72% in its  registration numbers during May. The promo price of $0.99 helped surge the registration of this new gTLD and was thus able to grab the fifth spot with a 4% share of the total new gTLDs registered. While registrations of .CLUB rocketed to a 346% in the month of May, the new entrant .WORLD stumped us with a 285% spike in its registrations..GLOBAL, that represented the TLD of the fortnight  in May also witnessed a 282% climb in its registrations owing to its promo price of $11.49..LIVE was able to secure the sixth spot with 2% jump in its registrations during the month of May. Here’s a peek into the exciting domain promos we’ve got lined up for the month of June: Resell .LIVE,  the TLD of the Fortnight for June at just $1.99, Help your customer’s build a website for their business with a .SITE domain at just $1.99 Get the all time trending domain extension .XYZ at just $0.99 for your customers! And that’s it folks! Check out all our trending domain promos here and get the right one for your customer’s business You can also head to our Facebook or Twitter pages to get all the updates about our trending domain promos. Just look out for the posts with #domainpromos. See you there! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post New gTLD Report – May 2019 appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

All You Need to Know About Hypervisors

Sitting at the core of virtualization is a well-known but little-discussed technology called the Hypervisor. The hypervisor is a layer of software which enables single hardware to host multiple, isolated virtual machines. It also helps with the management of those virtual machines. But before we talk about how the hypervisor works, the types of hypervisors and the benefits of this technology, let’s put some basic definitions in place. We’ll start with a technology that is tied very closely to hypervisors – virtualization. What is virtualization?   Virtualization is the creation of a “virtual” form of a resource, such as a server, a desktop, an operating system, storage space, network or files. With virtualization, traditional computing is transformed, as these resources become scalable as per a client or organisation’s needs. Virtualization has been around for decades and is now split into three distinct types – Operating System (OS) virtualization, hardware virtualization and server virtualization. Virtualization is used to consolidate workloads, systems and multiple operating environments on one single physical system. Essentially the underlying hardware is partitioned, and each partition runs as a separate, isolated Virtual Machine – which has its own Operating System. Now, this is where the hypervisor comes in. What is a hypervisor? The function of partitioning, or more specifically, abstracting and isolating these different OS and applications from the underlying computer hardware is what the hypervisor does. Therefore, it wouldn’t be incorrect to say that virtualization is enabled by the functions of the hypervisor. What this means is that the underlying hardware (which is known as the host machine) can independently operate and run one or more virtual machines (known as guest machines). The hypervisor also helps manage these independent Virtual Machines by distributing hardware resources such as memory allotment, CPU usage network bandwidth and more amongst them. It does this by creating pools of abstracted hardware resources, which it then allocates to Virtual Machines. It also can stop and start virtual machines, when requested by the user. Another key component of hypervisors is ensuring that all the Virtual Machines stay isolated from others – so when a problem occurs in one Virtual Machine, the others remain unaffected. Finally, the hypervisor also handles the communication amongst Virtual Machines over virtual networks – enabling VMs to connect with one another. How does a hypervisor work? To understand how hypervisors work, it’s important to understand – what are the types of hypervisors? How do they work? What is the difference? There are 2 types of Hypervisors. They’re also referred to as Native or Bare Metal Hypervisors (Type 1) and Hosted Hypervisors (Type 2). Type 1 Hypervisors: Type 1 hypervisors run on the host machine’s hardware directly, without the intervention of an underlying Operating System. This means that the hypervisor has direct hardware access without contending with the Operating System and drivers. Type 1 is widely acknowledged as the best-performing and most efficient hypervisors for enterprise computing. The ability to directly assign resources makes these hypervisors more scalable, but the advantages go further than that: Optimisation of Physical Resources: Organisations often burn funds quickly by buying separate servers for different applications – an endeavour that is time-consuming and takes up data centre space. With Type 1 hypervisors, IT can utilize server hardware, which frees up data centre costs and real estate and cuts down on energy usage. Greater Resource Allocation: Most Type 1 hypervisors give admins the opportunity to manually set resource allocation, based on the application’s priority. Many Type 1 hypervisors also automate resource allocation as required, allowing resource management to be a dynamic and customised option.   The best-known examples of Type 1 hypervisors are VMware’s ESXi and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Type 2 Hypervisors Typically, these hypervisors are built on top of the Operating System. Because of its reliance on the host machine’s underlying Operating System (in direct contrast to Type 1), it is referred to as “hosted hypervisor”. The hypervisor runs as an application within the Operating System, which then runs directly on the host computer. Type 2 hypervisors do support multiple guest machines but are not allowed to directly access the host hardware and its resources. The pre-existing Operating System manages the calls to the CPU for memory, network resources and storage. All of this can create a certain amount of latency. However, this is only the case for more complex and high-performance scenarios. Type 2 hypervisors are still popular home and test labs.  Furthermore, Type 2 hypervisors come with their own set of benefits, like: Type 2 Hypervisors are much easier to set up and to manage as you already have an Operating System to work with. It does not require a dedicated admin. It is compatible with a wide range of hardware. Examples of type-2 hypervisors include Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle VM Server for x86, Oracle VM Virtual Box, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion and more.   KVM KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) a popular and unique hypervisor – seeing as it has characteristics of both Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors. This open sourced virtualization technology is built into Linux, and more specifically turns Linux into a hypervisor. To be clear, KVM is a part of the Linux code, which means it benefits from every Linux innovation or advancement, features and fixes without additional engineering. KVM converts Linux into a Type-1 (native/bare-metal) hypervisor. It is a secure option, that gives you plenty of storage, hardware support, memory management, live migration of your VM (without any service interruption), scalability, scheduling and resource control, low latency and greater prioritization of apps. KVM also creates more secure and better isolated Virtual Machines, while ensuring that they continue to run at peak performance. Excited to use all of these features? Well, when you sign up for a Linux VPS Hosting plan with us, KVM will automatically become a part of the packages you create. Check out our array web hosting packages, here. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post All You Need to Know About Hypervisors appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Understanding the Architecture and Setup of VPS Hosting

From our previous articles on what VPS Hosting is, to types of VPS Hosting, or how to install or enable a certain plugin, etc. we’ve covered it all, however, there are two things that we haven’t, that is the architecture and setup. For anything to be built or function properly there needs to be a process or an architecture in place. And it is true even when it comes to your web hosting. The aim of this article is to make you the reader understand how VPS Hosting works and how to setup VPS Hosting on your hosting package. What is VPS Hosting? VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting, is the kind of a server that hosts several websites on a single physical server but gives the user the experience of an isolated server. Here, each individual server gets its own resources like CPU, RAM and OS with users having complete root access. Thus, VPS Hosting is said to be a combination of Shared and Dedicated Hosting. Working of VPS Hosting To segregate your physical server into multiple virtual servers, your hosting provider requires a virtualization software, known as a hypervisor. The hypervisor acts as a virtualization layer. It essentially extracts resources on the physical server and lets your customers have access to a virtual replica of the original server. This server is known as a Virtual Machine (VM). Each VM has its own dedicated resources like CPU, RAM, OS and individual applications. As you can see from the above diagram, in the virtual architecture a single physical server is divided into three separate servers and there is a layer of virtualization between the operating system and the physical server. Also, all these servers are isolated from each other. The advantage of VPS Hosting is that each user has full root access due to the isolated nature of the servers, which ensures privacy and better security. Now that we’ve seen how VPS Hosting works let us now move onto understanding how to set up a Virtual Private Server. For our benefit, we will be provisioning VPS on a ResellerClub hosting package. Let’s begin! Setting up VPS Hosting Login to your Reseller AccountLogin to our ResellerClub Control Panel, using your Reseller ID and Password. Go to the top right side of the dashboard and click on Buy to purchase orders. Place an Order In order to purchase VPS Hosting you first need to have a domain name linked to it. For your benefit, we would be purchasing both the Domain and VPS Hosting. Purchasing Domain Name To purchase a domain, go to ‘Select Product’ and select Domain Registration from the drop-down list Enter the domain you want and check if it is available. Should you want Privacy Protection you can add it at an added cost Purchasing VPS Hosting After you’ve purchased your domain name it is time for you to link it to your choice of hosting. Refresh the page and in the same ‘Select Product’ drop-down, select Linux KVM VPS Type the domain name you want to link the hosting with, as well as, all the product specification details as well (we will link it with the domain we purchased) Next, choose if you want any Add-ons, the control panels viz. cPanel and Plesk and, WHMCS (Billing) Add-on available with VPS Hosting. We have selected cPanel and WHMCS. If you don’t want any Add-On select None Accessing your VPS Hosting Post purchasing your domain name and VPS Hosting are now automatically added to your control panel To access the orders, go to the main dashboard and click on Products → List All Orders → Click on the Order you want to access. We will be choosing VPS Hosting Setting up your VPS HostingWith ResellerClub, your VPS server is provisioned instantly post purchase of the order and you need not set it up manually. To access your VPS server, click on the ‘Admin Details’ tab and a new window opens. You can now access the Server Management Panel, WHMCS and cPanel to manage your orders. Conclusion: With this, we come to an end on our series of VPS Hosting. We hope you now know how VPS Hosting works, as well as, how to setup VPS Hosting. With ResellerClub, setting up VPS is very easy. If you have any suggestions, queries, or questions feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Understanding the Architecture and Setup of VPS Hosting appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

How to Change the PHP Version in cPanel for your VPS Package

VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting, as we have covered in our previous articles, is a powerful and dynamic hosting infrastructure combining the qualities of both Shared and Dedicated Hosting. It allows you to manage your server seamlessly with complete root access. Since VPS is a self-managed server, it is important that you know how to enable various features on your VPS package. In this tutorial, we will cover, how to change the PHP version in cPanel for your VPS package, however, before we get to the tutorial let us first have a look at what PHP is. PHP stands for Hypertext Preprocessor (earlier called, Personal Home Page). It is an open-source, server-side scripting language that enables developers to develop web applications and can be embedded directly into an HTML code. Moreover, PHP also helps create dynamic web pages for web apps, e-commerce based apps, as well as, database applications. Along with this, it is platform independent and connects with several databases like MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, etc. Now, that we’ve covered the basics of PHP let us move on to understanding how to change the PHP version in cPanel. Follow these steps to know how to change the PHP version in cPanel for a particular domain hosted under the VPS package: Login to your Reseller Account Login to your ResellerClub control panel to see how many active orders, expiring orders are there in your account. Accessing your Products To access your orders, go to your control panel dashboard and click on Products → List All Orders (image 1) → Click on the Domain Name associated with the VPS package you want to access (image 2) image 1image 2 Accessing the VPS Linux KVM package After clicking on the Domain Name, you’ll be redirected to the ‘Domain Overview’ page (image 3). Scroll down to the VPS Linux KVM tab. Here click on Admin Details, and then click on the cPanel link to login to the WHM panel (image 4) image 3image 4 Accessing your WHM Panel After clicking on the cPanel link, the WHM page opens up. Here enter the Username and Password for the WHM Panel, and click on Login In the WHM Panel On the WHM dashboard on the Home page click on Software MultiPHP Manager There are a bunch of software plugins in this tab, to change your PHP version click on the ‘MultiPHP Manager’ plugin In MultiPHP Manager Plugin After clicking on the plugin, select the Domain name for which you wish to modify the PHP version. This can be found at the bottom of the page. Note: Do not change anything else on the entire page Set PHP Version per Domain Click on the drop-down option for ‘PHP Version’ and select the desired PHP version from the list of available PHP versions. After selection click on ‘Apply’ After this step, you will see your PHP version of the domain name has changed. Conclusion: With this, we come to an end of our quick tutorial on, ‘how to change the PHP version in cPanel for your VPS package’. If you have any suggestions, queries, or questions feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Until next time, folks! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post How to Change the PHP Version in cPanel for your VPS Package appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

How to Secure Your Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Today, many organisations and enterprises are moving into a more hybrid cloud environment. And why not? Hybrid clouds are agile – they adapt and change to the needs of the organisation. With their unique mix of private, on-premises clouds and public clouds, you can get the scalability, low cost and reliability of a public cloud, while you can get the security, control and customisation and flexibility of a private cloud- It is the best of both worlds. It is projected that by 2020, almost 90 per cent of organisations would have shifted to a hybrid cloud environment (source). However, due to this flexibility and these two worlds (private and public) the security of a hybrid cloud becomes a bit more challenging. In this article, we’re going to look at how to secure hybrid cloud. What is Hybrid Cloud? Simply put, a hybrid cloud is an environment that uses a mix of third-party public clouds and on-premises, private cloud – with orchestration between the two. When workloads move between these two platforms – the private and public clouds – you get greater flexibility and more data deployment options. This allows you to respond to computing changes and business needs with agility. Sounds good right? In order to establish this unique cloud computing environment, you need the availability of a public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) like AWS (Amazon Web Services) Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure. Secondly, you need the construction of a private cloud (either through a cloud provider or on your own premises). The third component is a good Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity between the public and private cloud. Finally, you need to make sure that your Hybrid Cloud is secure. This is where the matter of hybrid cloud security comes in – why is it important and what does it entail? Hybrid Cloud Security While you may have a firm grip on the data in your own private cloud, once you begin to venture into the public cloud space, things become more complex. As more enterprises move to a hybrid cloud environment, more data security concerns arise. These are the top concerns: Cross-Cloud Policy Management: While policies and procedures within the organisation’s private data centre are set, these policies might not transfer well when it comes to the public cloud. Therefore, the challenge is to create, configure and maintain a security policy that is uniform across the entire network. This includes firewall rules, user identification/ authentication and IPS signatures amongst other things. Data Leaks:A key issue for data security administrators is data visibility. When it comes to deciding where data should be stored, organisations must put in the time, care and a tremendous amount of thought. And even then, it’s easy to lose track of the data without ensuring proper data visibility. Data compliance: Before organisations can move data and applications to a service provider cloud, they must make sure they understand all regulatory compliance laws that apply to their data – whether that’s customer credit card data or data spread across multiple geographical locations. Ultimately, it’s the responsibility of the organisation to make sure data of any nature is well-protected. Cloud providers and Cloud web hosting service providers will tell organisations which compliance standards they adhere to. If more is required then the responsibility lies with the organisation to spell out those needs. Scalability: All security tools, procedures and practices need to be scaled for growth. If that hasn’t been done, companies can hit roadblocks because they neglected to build a security architecture that scales itself to the organisation’s infrastructure resources. This brings us to the final question: How to secure Hybrid Cloud? While hybrid cloud environments are more complex, there are multiple hybrid cloud security solutions and practices organisations can put in place, to keep it secure. Isolate Critical Infrastructure: Organisations store incredibly sensitive data on the cloud. However, access to this data needs to be isolated and restricted to a few key personnel, or those who specifically require it. Securing Endpoints: Using the cloud infrastructure does not remove the need for endpoint security. Often, threats and attacks start at the endpoint level. Accordingly, enterprises and organisations need to implement proper endpoint security by choosing comprehensive security solutions that offer application whitelisting and browser exploit protection. Encrypting data: Data – in transit and at rest – needs to be encrypted as a security measure. Organisations must also protect data, while it’s being used and processed by a cloud application. This will ensure that the data is protected for its entire lifecycle. While encryption methods vary according to service providers, organisations can choose the encryption method they prefer and then look for hosting providers who offer the same. Back up Data: It is essential that organisations backup their data – both physically and virtually – in case an attack or system failure leads to a loss of data (either temporary or permanent). Backing up data for your website and other applications will ensure that the data is accessible at all times.   Create a continuity and recovery plan: It’s vital that organisations create a backup plan to ensure that operations continue to run smoothly in a time of crisis (this could include power outages at data centres or disruption of services). A recovery plan could include image-based backups, which will create copies of computers or VMs, which can be used to recover or restore data. Risk Assessment: One good practice for organisations to follow is to constantly update risk assessment and analysis practices. That way, organisations can review the cloud provider’s compliance status and security capabilities. It also allows organisations to look at their own internal development and orchestration tools. Organisations must also keep an eye on operation management, monitoring tools, security tools and controls – both internally and in the public cloud. Vigilance like this allows security teams to maintain clarity and confidence in the controls that are currently in place and will give them time to modify them if required. Choose a Reliable Web Hosting Provider: When choosing a Cloud Hosting provider for your website, organisations must look at the security capabilities. The service provider should be aware that security is a key concern and they should provide adequate security measures to keep your data safe. Good Cloud Hosting providers use the storage systems to ensure unshakeable stability. This ensures that you don’t have to worry about the loss of data due to hardware failures. Ultimately, every hybrid cloud security issue has a corresponding solution. The trick is to identify specific problems early and then create a comprehensive security solution. If organisations do that, they will end up with a powerful hybrid cloud that functions smoothly, is easy to manage and remains secure. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post How to Secure Your Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

7 Steps To Get Increased Brand Loyalty Through M-commerce

Have you thought about how you can increase your brand loyalty? There are many ways to do that but m-commerce is one of the best ways. M-Commerce, that is, selling on mobile devices, is an absolute must for any business. According to Statista, by the year 2021, almost 54% of all online transactions take place by Mobile retail Commerce (M-commerce) as opposed to the traditional E-Commerce platforms. And that is logical too, after all, mobile devices are by definition more convenient. Added to that fact is the situation that Google, is now employing a mobile-first rule, meaning that its rankings will prioritize mobile-friendly sites above everything else. So, if more than half of your potential market is mobile-based, and Google no less is ranking sites by their mobile accessibility, these are two very good reasons to start developing a brand loyalty strategy via M-Commerce. Keep it simple Mobile platforms don’t need bells and whistles. In fact, those same decorative elements actually end up having a detrimental effect by sending potential customers elsewhere due to over-complicated and messy pages. Keep your message clear and concise, and allow the customer to do what they want to do easily and simply. Anything extra is just overkill. Take a look at the AcademicBrits website and see how they handled a lot of information but added simplicity as well. Overkill Example Good Example 2. Quickly reveal value We live in an impatient society, that’s a fact, and online it’s even more cutthroat. Just like in the previous point, get straight to the point and reveal instantly what value you can add to the customer. Don’t hide away terms and conditions, lay them bare, so the customer knows exactly what they are getting involved in, and allow them to take the plunge quickly. As for rewards, don’t make customers work too hard for them. Keep them within easy reach. If you don’t do it, someone else will, and there goes your customer. 3. Make your site customizable Another challenge for developers is that, as well as being simple, a mobile site must also be customizable. After all, no one wants a site that provides a host of unnecessary information and/or products. This is all part of a society that demands instant gratification, so allow your site to be customized in a way that it only displays the content that the user wants. It should be responsive for mobile devices, obviously. Make sure it loads quickly and that it provides a great user experience that feels seamless and effortless. 4. Provide memorable user experience Quite simply, nothing is really enough if you can’t produce some sort of emotional attachment to the user. Nowadays, people want imaginative and relatable experiences from the mobile sites they visit, and big data is not enough. To stand out from the crowd, you need unique experiences and content. “What we are talking about here is the term ‘big emotions’. This means that nothing else will do, and this is a huge challenge for developers and marketers. How can you create an emotional connection with your customer?” asks Sindy Peltier, a tech editor at 1day2Write and Writemyx. Customers are looking for an experience that provides a ‘wow’ factor that very first time. Once you have that first memorable user experience safely tucked into your belt, the next time becomes that little bit easier. 5. Engage the Audience A huge part of building a brand relationship is engaging the customer in the first place. That can be through any number of methods, but you have to maintain the conversation and show that you genuinely listen by taking feedback at every opportunity and using it. Meaningful engagements can be secured through the site itself, or through social media channels. Thus, you need to ensure that your communication quickly becomes an engagement. “Personalize that communication. In the past that used to be incredibly time consuming, but now automation software makes this a very accessible technique. It helps to develop an individual relationship which can be invaluable to a growing brand,” argues Lyndsay Stephens, an M-Commerce expert at Britstudent and Nextcoursework. 6. Use brand partnerships Utilizing a well-considered brand partnership is a really smart way of developing your reputation and quickly securing a loyal following. Not only is it an extremely financially viable technique of growing exposure by piggy-backing onto the already established marketing presence of another brand, by selecting the right brands to get involved with, it shows the customer that you are looking out for them by bringing together two (or more) products or services that you understand they are seeking. It increases convenience, and aligned together with reward schemes, can actually result in infinitely better customer experience with meaningful savings and perks. That is a sure-fire way of building a relationship to last. In summary The stats don’t lie. Mobile platforms are the present and the future of E-Commerce transactions, particularly with the increasingly creative ways of making payments and accessing information. Creating a mobile-friendly platform is therefore not just smart, it is essential when growing brand loyalty and seeking to increase the number of active engagements and conversations. Follow these simple steps to achieving a brand strategy that takes your business to new heights. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post 7 Steps To Get Increased Brand Loyalty Through M-commerce appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

5 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Or Free Cloud Hosting

Choosing the right website hosting is crucial to the success of your online business and so is the choice of the hosting provider. A quick google search would list a number of web hosting services for you to choose. From cheap to costly the options are many and at first glance, the price can be an important factor used to convert visitors to customers. However, not everything that is cheap is wonderful, sometimes it might just prove to be not worth it in the long run. In this article, we’ll talk about cheap or free cloud hosting and list down 5 reasons why it is best to avoid such web hosting services. So without further ado, let us begin! What matters? There are several features customers look out for when it comes to choosing web hosting for their website – performance and speed being the top two, with Cloud Hosting being the best bet. And in this quest of finding the best hosting service, we often times neglect another important feature – cost. This is probably because we see a lot of hosting companies offering free or cheap web hosting with reasonable features and it seems like the best bet especially at the start. Be that as it may, a free or cheap web hosting can really mess up your website resulting in poor performance and unhappy customers. Whether you are considering going for cheap Cloud Hosting due to limited funds or have already purchased it, we ask you to scroll down and consider the 5 reasons you should avoid free or cheap cloud web hosting for your website. 5 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Cloud Hosting Poor Page Load Speed Cloud Hosting, in general, is known for its fast page load speed and scalability. In fact, according to a report by Hubspot, the ideal page load speed for a website’s HTML should be less than 1.5 seconds. Given these statistics, it is evident that Cloud Hosting is the most logical choice for blazing fast website speed. However, with cheap Cloud Hosting, there are two factors to be considered: Is the Cloud Hosting cheap always or Is there some promo going on If the prices of Cloud Hosting are always on the cheaper end, chances are the server is hosted in a Shared Hosting platform. Here multiple websites share the same server which, in turn, might impact the page load speed of your website. However, if the case is the latter then do your research thoroughly because the Cloud Hosting might be good and the provider might just be running the promo to up their sales in the competitive market. Negative impact on SEO and rankingsSpeed impacts SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Google considers page load speed while determining the page rank it assigns to a particular page. In fact, this is of utmost importance when it comes to mobile searches. If your website speed is slow then your page will load slower from the server end which would eventually affect your google page rank. Thus, cheap Cloud Hosting has a negative impact on SEO and page rankings. Uptime/Downtime issues Cheap hosting spells server issues. If the server your website is hosted on is down there will be a lot of downtime. This is mostly true because multiple websites share the same server space and there is limited bandwidth. Thus, if a particular website receives heavy traffic it might not only affect the performance of that website but also of the other websites hosted on the server. Moreover, if your server faces a lot of downtime, it will indirectly affect the uptime and your website may not recover as fast as it should have. Security Concerns Everything comes with a price! Cheap or free Cloud Hosting doesn’t guarantee security. This means your website is vulnerable to security flaws, malicious viruses and so on. Furthermore, with multiple websites sharing the same server and a lack of firewall can increase your security concerns. You may have your own security in place, however, if the server is compromised all is lost. Customer Support Most cheap or free hosting services do not offer managed support to their clients. This means that if you are not tech savvy you might land yourself in a glitch. Before choosing a free hosting provider, make sure to check if they have good customer support via calls/emails/tickets/chats. If you feel anything is lacking then it is wise to not go ahead with the deal. After all, good support is helpful in times of need. Conclusion: Cheap Hosting may seem like a lucrative option at the start, however, in the long run, it is far more expensive than a slightly high priced hosting might be. So the next time you are tempted to opt for cheap Cloud Hosting we suggest you go a step further and research if it is really value for money or just making a hole in your pocket. We at ResellerClub offer affordable Cloud Hosting that assures blazing fast website load speed with the use of varnish cache, impeccable support, 99.9% uptime, high performance and scalability. Check out our Cloud Hosting plans. If you have any queries or suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments box below! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post 5 Reasons to Avoid Cheap Or Free Cloud Hosting appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

5 Best Online Payment Gateways in 2019 for your E-commerce Website

Running an online e-commerce business takes a lot of strategizing and planning. Right from setting up your website, to selecting the right web hosting, and most importantly choosing a payment gateway for your store. To make your work easier we have compiled a list of the 5 best online payment gateways in 2019. Do Payment Gateways Affect your Business? Choosing the right payment gateway is crucial when it comes to the success of your e-commerce store. Payment gateways are like a bridge between the buyer and seller. They permit fund transfer directly to the seller, keeping the security and comfort of the buyer in mind. As per a survey by Baymard Institute, 6% of the customers abandoned their cart because there weren’t enough payment methods available. Added to this, most users these days prefer mobile payment options as they are quick and effortless. Thus, it is imperative that you choose a payment gateway keeping these points in mind: Secure Well-known Easy to use Let us have a look at the top 5 online payment gateways to look forward to in 2019. PayPal PayPal is a global online payments platform that assists in online money transfer. It currently has over 277 million users worldwide and operates in 202 markets. Moreover, PayPal allows customers to send, receive, & hold funds in 25 currencies worldwide. One of the advantages of PayPal is that you need not have a PayPal account for processing payment. This is a great advantage of e-commerce stores as they need not worry if their customer has a PayPal account or not. Key Features of PayPal: Doesn’t require users to have a PayPal account to process payment Supports international payment and credit card Multi-currency support No withdrawal fee Fast mobile payment PayU PayU is a prominent online payment service provider that processes payments faster for both merchants and buyers. PayU covers 18 markets across Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa catering to over 2.3 billion consumers. They have over 300 payment methods for fast, simple and secure electronic payments across platforms. It supports one-click buy that allows users to purchase with a single click, thus improving customer conversion rates on your e-commerce website. Key Features of PayU: Easily integrate and receive all local payment methods instantly Supports one-click buy allowing users to purchase with a single click Mobile integration Web checkout Multi-currency support Amazon Payments Amazon Payments is a payment service offered by the e-commerce giant Amazon. The payment gateway is available to Amazon users both sellers and buyers to help smoothen their online purchase process. In Amazon Pay, the merchants can accept payment either online or on mobile. Moreover, it easily allows users to access their information from the merchant’s site so you don’t need to add any details like name, shipping address, credit card details etc. without compromising the security. This smoothens and fastens the payment process. Key Features of Amazon Payments: Has a faster checkout process Offers top-notch security There is a merchant website integration Supports automatic payments Fraud protection Braintree Braintree is an online payment gateway and a division of PayPal designed to make your payment process simpler. Braintree supports over 45 countries and 130+ currencies worldwide. One of the benefits for Braintree is that users can tailor their checkout flows any way they would like while remaining PCI compliant. Moreover, it saves your customers the time and hassle of re-entering their payment information every time they make a purchase. Key Features of Braintree: Merchants can customize their checkout workflow Easy data migration Dynamic control panel Easy and Faster repeat billing Advanced fraud protection Authorize.Net Authorize.Net is a payment gateway platform powering over 3+ lakh customers. It provides security and complex infrastructure to enable fast, secure and reliable data transfer. It offers plenty of options to its users for both accepting and processing payments. It offers an online payment system, as well as, at retail locations. The online payment system accepts credit cards and electronic cheques from websites and deposits the money directly to the merchant account. Key Features of Authorize.Net It supports multiple payment options viz. Mobile, retail, mail and phone payment It employs advanced Fraud Detection Suite It supports recurring billing It does not have a fixed enterprise pricing scheme It supports sync for Quickbooks Conclusion: We at ResellerClub, use PayPal and PayU payment gateways as we have a global presence, however, as an e-commerce store owner you need to figure out which is the best online payment gateway option for you. It might be one amongst our top 5 list or any other payment gateway. The right choice is the one that is the most beneficial to your customers. Satisfied customers equal to increased and improved conversions which, in turn, leads to improved business. Which is the online payment gateway used by you? Is it one amongst these or something else? Tell us in the comments section below. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post 5 Best Online Payment Gateways in 2019 for your E-commerce Website appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

.GLOBAL: TLD of the Fortnight

.GLOBAL is our TLD of the Fortnight for all the right reasons. The domain extension has bridged the gap between brand & multinational audience. For any brand that wants to connect with a global audience, worldwide, this is the perfect fit! .GLOBAL transcends geographic boundaries. Ideas and strategies aren’t confined by location and brands have universal coverage. ‘GLOBAL’ is a word understood in countless languages and helps your brand stand out. Why offer .GLOBAL? Brands using .GLOBAL .GLOBAL is a great option for all kinds of businesses – be it a large business, a one-man business, a work-from-home mom, a non-profit or even a local business looking to connect with an international audience. The ResellerClub Advantage Your customers’ global aspirations will now find a match in the .GLOBAL domains at just $59.99 $11.49. Get .GLOBAL at this price and make your profits today! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post .GLOBAL: TLD of the Fortnight appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

How to Use Social Data to Launch a Successful Video Marketing Campaign

Video marketing is a hit. According to Oberlo, 87% of marketing professionals use video as a marketing tool. So, if you don’t implement video content in your marketing campaigns, you’re definitely missing out. Essentially, video marketing is a component of an integrated marketing plan, aimed to increase audience engagement and boost social activity, mostly through social media. The strategy is built around one video or a series of videos that are connected to a particular product and are characteristic of the company’s values. Why is video marketing on the rise, when there are so much other different content types that are as engaging? What makes it stand out? Take a look at these stats: According to Renderforest, 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube on a daily basis According to the same source, 70% of marketers claim that videos convert better than any other type of content Optinmonster supports these numbers, adding that 94% of businesses are using video as an effective marketing tool, and 81% of the surveyed businesses saw an increase in sales. Moreover, 53% of businesses saw a decrease in customer support issues after using explainer videos in their marketing campaigns Social Data and Video Marketing Today, not a single marketing campaign can be launched without social media, not only because social media give brands extra exposure, but also because they provide brands with social data to help them keep up with the KPIs. Although mining social data is a pretty down-to-earth process, with tools like Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics making it possible, confusion may hit you when you actually try to use it for your video marketing campaign. So, here are some insights on how to use social data to launch a successful video marketing campaign. 1. Study Your Audience for Better Targeting Knowing your target audience is crucial, and your future video marketing campaign is no exception. But audience analysis is also an important part of video production and plays an important role in creating a video script. Another reason why you should pay close attention to audience analysis in your video marketing campaign is delivering the right message to the right people, especially if you’re a newborn brand. According to Social Bakers, this type of content is used primarily in the early stage of a marketing campaign, when customers are only learning about your brand. Audience analysis is a multifaceted process that involves the discussion of crucial points that will influence the nature of your marketing videos. This process involves the analysis of the following aspects: These aspects describe one audience persona that will characterize the whole target audience that you will address in your video. The more detailed this description is, the more targeted marketing video you’ll create because you’ll know exactly who you want to reach with your video message. So, for better targeting and for a more detailed marketing video, make sure that you have a proper audience analysis. 2. Explore Likes, Shares, and Comments for Content Ideas If you choose to launch your video marketing campaign on one of the social media platforms, social data that describes the performance of your previous posts, as well as the data, collected from likes, and shares, will help you determine which platform will work the best for your marketing needs and which content your followers from each platform prefer better. For instance, if your Facebook account stats show that posts with videos on your page are the most active, like here, you can consider your Facebook account as the main platform for your video marketing campaign. Activity on your posts, including comments, likes and shares, is the source of unique metrics, mined from social media platforms. They give you important information on what your existing social media audience likes and wants to see, and you can use it in your video marketing campaign. Social data that can be mined from them, can give a serious boost to your creativity, providing you with plenty of content ideas. Here’s how you can use them. Likes and Shares This is an indirect form of feedback from your social media followers. This way they express their perception of the content you’re posting, so listen closely. The more likes a post gets, the more clues you receive as for what your audience wants to see, and you can later implement these ideas during the video production process. The analysis of likes and shares is a generator of engaging topics for your marketing videos. For instance, the international real estate company Flatfy saw an increased interest in posts about real estate statistics on their Instagram account. So, that’s how they came up with an idea for a marketing video, covering the global population and the future of the real estate search. Comments Your followers may express their feedback using the comment section under your posts. Comments are a great way to find out who watches your content and make necessary adjustments to your video marketing campaign. For instance, one comment in Spanish under a “What is inbound marketing?” video inspired us to create a whole video in Spanish: Such comments give you the idea about not only what your audience needs but who they are as well. So, watch comments closely to find inspiration for your marketing videos. They are a great source of valuable social data. 3. Perform Competitor Analysis By taking a look at your competitors, you obtain their social data for your benefit. Analyze, how their marketing videos performing to learn from their mistakes and benefit from their wins as well. According to Statista, competitor analysis includes the following essential steps: Identifying relevant competitors in a specified market segment Describing key data concerning the competitors that you’ve picked Analyzing the business strategies of each competitor. In our case, you take all video marketing campaigns of each of your competitors and analyze their performance. You can use SWOT analysis to obtain the full scope of data Studying their corporate philosophy and making a comparison to your brand’s values Based on their behaviours and marketing strategies, you can establish your immediate goals Including competitor analysis into your video marketing campaign is an important step to be taken before you even launch the production of the video itself. Competitor analysis can give you important clues and ideas for creating a video script, as well as the knowledge of the things you will need to avoid. Your primary goal is to create a marketing video that stands out, thus, competitor analysis will help you understand, which characteristic features of your brand you want to emphasize. 4. Keep Track of Your KPIs Lastly, valuable social data can be obtained from your own KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Take a look at your previous video marketing campaigns. How did they perform? What were their advantages? What were the drawbacks? How can they be fixed By answering these and other possible related questions will help you figure out what should be included in your next video marketing campaign. When you launch it, keeping track of the KPIs will be the task that you’ll have to do on a regular basis to make sure that your video marketing campaign performs well. Conclusion Opting for a video marketing campaign is surely the right decision, and social data will help you make it right. Correctly applied social data will help you understand exactly who you want to target with your video marketing campaign. It will also give you important hints on what your followers want to see and even provide you with ideas for your marketing videos. Social data, mined from competitor analysis and your previous KPIs, will give you the knowledge of what you want to highlight and what should be avoided in your next video marketing campaign to make it successful. Hopefully, these tips will help you figure out how to use immense amounts of valuable data you’ll get from social media in order to create a successful video marketing campaign. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post How to Use Social Data to Launch a Successful Video Marketing Campaign appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Difference Between VPS SSD and VPS Cloud

Over the past few posts, we have been writing about Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting- the different types, the advantages, and disadvantages. In today’s post we’ll go a step further and compare the infrastructure your VPS is based on viz. VPS HDD, VPS SSD and VPS Cloud. In our last article, we covered the difference between VPS HDD and VPS SSD. In this article, we will be covering what VPS SSD and VPS Cloud are, VPS SSD vs VPS Cloud, and figure out which is the best for your website. VPS SSD: VPS SSD is a Virtual Private Server powered by a Solid State Drive (SSD). In this type of hosting, the hosting provider uses a physical SSD disk on their physical server. The advantage of an SSD is that there is less power drainage while at the same time website speed and performance are higher. VPS Cloud: In VPS Cloud, as the name suggests your server is set up over a cloud. In VPS Cloud your hosting service provider would combine the availability of VPS with the scalability offered by the cloud. The advantage of using the cloud with VPS is that your load is distributed fairly amongst the different servers which ensure you have better performance and website speed. Pros and Cons of VPS SSD vs VPS Cloud Pros: Pros of VPS SSD Pros of VPS Cloud Powered by the efficient SSD drives Powered by the scalable cloud architecture SSD ensures low risk of mechanical failure as there are no moving parts There is no mechanical failure as everything is stored over the cloud and can be accessed even if one server is down Here the boot time of the server is faster as compared to VPS Cloud Even though the boot time of the server is slightly slow, VPS Cloud is instantly scalable Comes with cPanel and is fully managed as the hosting provider Offers Unmanaged hosting thus, you can customize it as per your own needs. Cons: Cons of VPS SSD Cons of VPS Cloud VPS SSD is costlier compared to VPS Cloud VPS Cloud though cheaper compromises on the booting speed and time Even though read speed is fast in VPS SSD, the write is slower The read and write speed is comparatively slower Even though the life of VPS SSD is longer compared to other VPS hosting plans it doesn’t give a warning signal if it is about to fail. Hence, you can lose your data if a real-time backup isn’t enabled Have to add, cPanel add-on and only basic support is offered Which is best for your website? Both VPS SSD and VPS Cloud are good when compared to the traditional/classic VPS which used HDD drive for the physical server. Moreover, they both have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. If your website traffic increases at a faster speed then VPS Cloud is the go-to choice, however, if you are looking for more speed then VPS SSD is the go-to choice. We at ResellerClub, offer VPS SSD with all our VPS Hosting plans and storage space from 20-120 GB. Moreover, with our SSD VPS Hosting you get an intuitive control panel, DDoS protection, easy upgrades and much more. VPS SSD vs VPS Cloud, irrespective of the hosting plan choosing the right storage and infrastructure for your VPS Hosting depends on your business needs. In the end, it is your content, marketing, and the website design that adds to the success of your website. Therefore, research more before choosing! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Difference Between VPS SSD and VPS Cloud appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Importance of a Website and the Best Web Hosting for Small Businesses

Everything starts small and then grows big, even businesses. By definition, a small business is a business that is owned independently and is limited in terms of size and revenue generated. For instance, a cake shop or a web design agency with an employee size of 10-12 can be said to be a small business. Furthermore, the upper limit to the employee count is 500. Thus, if your business falls under the bracket of 1 – 500 employees you are a small business. Moving on, irrespective of your business size in today’s competitive online trending world having a social presence is a must. Be it a Facebook business page, Twitter or Instagram to engage more users and reach a wider audience base, however, a business website is also a must and shouldn’t be overlooked. In this article, we’ll be covering the importance of a business website and the best hosting for small business websites. So let us begin! Importance of a website If we were to say, having a business website adds to a business’s credibility, wouldn’t you agree? You most likely would! In fact, it is easier to browse through a website listed on Google as it is more detailed along with your YouTube, Facebook Marketplace or Instagram. In fact, according to a report, 97% of consumers use the internet to find local businesses, whereas, another finding says, only 64% of small businesses have their own website. If we are to go by the results of these two findings, we can conclude the importance of having a business website. Chances are 64% of businesses will perform better than you in gaining an audience and broadening their outreach. Retaining the customer, however, is a secondary thing. Let us see the top 4 reasons why having a business website is important: Your website shows up in the local internet search results, resulting in more people to know about your existence. You can leverage your digital marketing strategy by running dedicated campaigns on social media and linking back to your website for more in-depth information. You can collect customer information by asking them to subscribe and keep in touch with them on a timely basis with the right email marketing. Content is king, and you can use it to sell products to your customers by attracting them with the right words and information. Your website is like a one-stop-shop for customers looking for a dedicated product, albeit, a virtual one. Thriftbooks, an online bookstore is one example of a website that is a virtual bookstore and has steadily grown over the years. Now, that we’ve seen the importance of a website for your small business. Let us move on to tackle the next big thing, the backend of your website. You may wonder, why the backend? However, you must know the technicalities while running your website. Things to look out in web hosting Imagine you finally decide to set up your website and are launching it at 11 AM local time. The invites have been mailed, the social media poster launched and bang as the clock strikes 11, your current and potential future customers click on the much-awaited link! However, to their surprise and your utter horror, the website is down because the server you hosted on crashed due to or your website loads slowly because of so much traffic. And if this is a recurring issue, instead of your website helping you gain more customers it will end up making you lose more customers. Tragic, isn’t it? Calm down, it isn’t tragic, the right web hosting can help you avoid this problem, however, what is the right web hosting? When it comes to web hosting solutions for a small business there is always a doubt which is the best hosting for small businesses? Before tackling that question, let us first understand what are the things that you need to look out for in web hosting. Managed Servers Being a small business you will have a limited number of employees to manage your business and marketing activities. Along with that if you were told that you even need to manage the technical aspect of running your website, it might complicate matters. Web hosting that provides managed services is simple and helps take care of your business website by maintaining it, upgrading the software, managing the security, backup and much more so that you can concentrate on running your business without worrying about the website. RC Advantage: We offer managed hosting services that are simple and secure along with an easy intuitive dashboard, cPanel, for free to help you navigate through your orders easily. This means you can take care of running your business while we take care of the website management. Website loading speed Website loading speed is an important factor when it comes to how your customers feel about your website. According to a survey, 40% of users abandon a site if it takes 3 mins to load. To make sure your website visitors don’t get the same experience which, in turn, can hamper your performance make sure to choose a web hosting service that offers good load speed. RC Advantage: Our web hosting services, especially Cloud Hosting comes with varnish cache and ceph storage. Varnish cache helps in boosting your website speed by 1000x that means, blazing fast website load speed, while, ceph ensures there is no single point of failure! Support System admin support is very important in case you are stuck with something and don’t know how to proceed further. A good web hosting service provider will always offer 24/7 website support. RC Advantage: We offer round-the-clock expert website support to resolve any of your technical queries to provide uninterrupted services. Resource upgradation Today you are a small business, tomorrow your performance may multiple and you will outgrow your hosting resources. At this time, it is important that your hosting provider offers resources upgradation like RAM, CPU, etc.to accommodate your growing traffic. RC Advantages: Our hosting plans are easily scalable. We offer easy single click upgradation of hosting resources like RAM, OS and CPU with our Cloud Hosting. Best web hosting for small business Having seen what are the things that your chosen web hosting should have it is time to figure out which web hosting is best for small businesses? There are several web hosting options available, however, one that we would recommend to small businesses is Cloud Hosting. In Cloud hosting your website data is stored across multiple devices, which improves redundancy and website load time. Moreover, it offers all the above features, along with, data mirroring, several 1-click application installations like WordPress, Joomla, etc. an intuitive panel to monitor your resources and much more. Above all reliability is of utmost importance and Cloud Hosting promises that and we believe it is the best hosting for small business. We hope this article helped you in understanding the importance of having your own business website, as well as, choosing the web hosting solutions for your small business. If you have any queries or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Importance of a Website and the Best Web Hosting for Small Businesses appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Managed VPS Hosting and its Advantages

Virtual Private Server Hosting (VPS Hosting) is one of the most sought-after options when businesses outgrow their Shared Hosting space. The reason being your business now has a large customer base and the traffic count too has increased significantly. These two reasons impact your website by improving the visibility and revenue of your business but also, resulting in slower website loading speed. And while the former is a positive impact, the latter can affect your business and its brand value. It is thus important to switch to a hosting plan that accommodates your growing traffic, as well as, improves the website loading speed, and VPS Hosting fits the bill. First off, let us understand what a Virtual Private Server is. In Virtual Private Server, there are several servers sharing the same server space, however, all are isolated from each other. To understand this better let us consider an example of an apartment building. Say you have a 4-floor apartment building, and each floor has 3 flats. The residents of the building share some common resources like water supply, staircase and elevator, however, they each live separate isolated lives each having a different number of people staying, interiors and consumption of resources and other such things, with no interference to the other flat owners. Here, the apartment building will be the main VPS server and, whereas, the apartments are the isolated server space each user is allocated. Now, that we’ve seen what is a Virtual Private Server, let us move on to understand its type. There are two types of VPS Hosting available, namely, Managed VPS Hosting and Unmanaged VPS Hosting. In this article, we’ll help you understand what Managed VPS Hosting is and how it helps your business. What is Managed VPS Hosting? As the name suggests, Managed VPS Hosting is a managed service where you need not worry about anything related to server management. In Managed VPS Hosting, your service provider takes care of server maintenance like updating the core, software installation, backup, security and more. Thus, as a business owner, you need not worry about server management and can invest your time and concentration on growing your business further. Managed VPS Hosting can be chosen by any business owner, irrespective of you having any technical experience or not, as it eases your work. Advantages of Managed VPS Hosting Full root access VPS Hosting is a combination of Shared and Dedicated Server Hosting, thus, providing the ease and advantage of both. Since your managed server is isolated from other servers you can modify it based on your needs and having full root access allows you to do so. Ease of managementWith your server management and maintenance being taken care of by your web hosting provider, you can now easily concentrate on building your business and managing the brand side of it, whereas, the technical aspect is taken care of by the web host. Instant resource provisioningServer resources like OS, RAM and CPU are instantly allocated as soon as your server is set up. Moreover, as your traffic grows you can easily scale these resources depending on your needs. Cost SavingSince the maintenance of your website’s backend is taken care of by your web hosting provider, you need not hire an additional technical administrator to manage your website. Even though Managed VPS Hosting may seem costly to you at the start, however, when you compare it with paying a dedicated resource it is economical and cost saving to invest in a managed virtual server. Performance The performance of your server depends on the hard drive used. There are two types of drives viz. SSD and HDD. And most businesses these days opt for SSD based VPS Hosting as it is better as compared to HDD in terms of performance. One of the most important advantages of SSD is that it improves the website load speed thus, improving the Google search ranking and performance. Still confused about SSD and HDD? Read all about SSD vs HDD VPS Hosting here! Security Website security is of utmost importance. With managed virtual server hosting even though all the websites share the same physical space, the IP addresses are unique to each server owing to the Dedicated Hosting feature of isolation. Should you go for it? If you are a growing business whose goal is to increase your customer base and incoming traffic, then it is implied that you would be spending your resources and time planning the marketing and development activities to engage your customers better. At such a time, it would be a wise decision to choose Managed VPS Hosting, as it allows you to concentrate on the business aspect while the service provider takes care of the technical aspects of running your business website. We at ResellerClub understand the importance of time and resource management and offer fully Managed VPS Hosting with top-notch infrastructure, 24/7 system admin support, 99.9% uptime guarantee, easy upgrade, an intuitive dashboard and much more so that you can focus on running your business. I hope this article helped you gain a better understanding of what managed VPS hosting is and its advantages, and if you as a business owner should opt for it. If you have any questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Managed VPS Hosting and its Advantages appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Managing Web Host Manager (WHM) Packages: All You Need to Know

WHM, which stands for Web Host Manager, is a tool which service providers offer, and lease, to individual clients. The same hosting provider will also handle all the server related issues, leaving you, the client, free to look after your business and to look forward to its growth. Now that we’ve covered the basic question of what web host manager is, let’s dive a bit deeper. To understand WHM, we’ve also got to look at cPanel. cPanel is a popular, Linux-based control panel for web hosting accounts. With cPanel, you can manage all your services through one single panel. Whether that refers to creating new FTP users and email ids, monitoring the utilization of resources, installing software or creating subdomains. WHM offers administrative access to the backend of cPanel. It also allows you a lot of flexibility and control – whether you’re managing a few, resource-intense heavy sites, or a large number of smaller websites. With WHM, you get the option of selling hosting services to clients. Furthermore, you also get to create and manage multiple cPanels. What can WHM offer you? With WHM, you get a suite of tools, so that you easily carry out the following: Manage and monitor your sites Create custom hosting packages Delete, create or even suspend your cPanel accounts Access to look and change all of your DNS (Domain Name System) zones Permission to access server information and status to help with server management Create your own default page when you create a new account Brand and customize your hosting and control panel Change domain names and usernames Move between multiple cPanels in your account, and change anything that doesn’t need SQL access There are two basic types of WHM. The basic WHM enables you to do all of the above. However, root WHM (also known as rWHM) has features which need root access to the servers, and as a result, you gain access to more tools. Now, we’ve mentioned WHM and cPanel and explained the basics of both. They tend to be interchanged in people’s minds. However, there are differences between the two. When you buy a web hosting package, you’re given a tool to manage your hosting service. Both cPanel and WHM help users manage and take charge of their web hosting. The key difference between cPanel and WHM is one we’ve mentioned earlier – WHM can have multiple cPanel accounts. However, it goes beyond that. WHM is used primarily by a reseller to manage all the hosting accounts in each of their reseller plans. cPanel, on the other hand, is used by the customer to manage their own individual hosting accounts. While WHM provides root access to resellers, cPanel only provides access to the web hosting account to its users. The password details for your WHM and cPanel accounts are linked, that is, if you change your WHM password, your cPanel password will also change. cPanel enables its users to set the password. With WHM, you are restricted to adding domains, while cPanel makes it possible to remove add-ons and subdomains. How to use WHM If you are a web hosting reseller and provide web hosting as a service, then WHM will play a key role in the process. You, as a reseller, could use Web Host Manager to create a whole range of WHM packages that go from basic to advanced, to premium. The basic package might contain a smaller allocation of resources for disk space and bandwidth, while the premium packages are designed for far more resource heavy websites. Once you’ve created a package with WHM, you can go ahead and create your account. Your new account will include: cPanel FTP account Website functionality SSH access (if it has been enabled in the packaged) Creating a WHM package If you’re looking to create a new package, here are the steps: Look for the Search box in the upper left hand of the screen, type package and then select Add Package once the option becomes visible You can type the name of the package (basic, premium etc.) in the package name text box Under Resources, you can set up quotas or limits based on the package you are designing Go to Settings and select the checkboxes for the resources you want to enable for that particular package Choose your cPanel theme after scrolling through the cPanel theme options (the default pattern is paper_lantern) For the feature list for the package, go to “Feature List” list box and select the options you want to use for the package. Alternatively, you can go with the default value. Select language locale from the Locale list box. The process ends when you click “Add”. WHM will then create the package Editing the package: Type package into the Search box in the upper left hand of the WHM screen and click on the option “edit a package” when it is visible Choose which package you want to edit, hit the Edit option, and make the necessary changes If you make a mistake you can hit the reset If you make a mistake you can hit the Reset button and WHM will restore the package values to their last saved state Click Save changes, once you are done with your edits Deleting a package Type package into the Search box in the upper left hand of the WHM screen and click on the option “delete a package” when it is visible Select the packages you want to remove and hit Delete – WHM will delete them immediately WHM and Reseller Hosting Reseller hosting is considered to be one of the smoothest and easiest gateways for small to medium-sized businesses to join the web hosting business. WHM is the control panel that allows Resellers the opportunity to manage their hosting company. So, if you’re looking to venture into the world of Reseller Hosting, check out our different packages on our Reseller Hosting page. We also provide free WHM and cPanel with our reseller hosting packages. We have also been rated #1 by HostingPill.com. By maintaining state of the art data centres and scalable servers, we provide quick solutions for your (or your customer’s) technical problems. We offer incredible and effective domain management through WHM and a sturdy infrastructure that can handle any network interface bottleneck. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Managing Web Host Manager (WHM) Packages: All You Need to Know appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

How to Enable AutoSSL In VPS Package

Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a powerful and scalable hosting option for your growing business. Some of the benefits of VPS are, it offers you the user free SSD storage, blazing fast website loading speed, full root access and server isolation. These features help you in automating the server functions and eventually enable you to improve your server performance. As your business grows so does your website data, however, with the growing threat to data, as well as, Google’s policy for page ranking when it comes to websites that are not secure (HTTP) it is important that your business website is secure. For a long time, enabling SSL on VPS Hosting has been a complicated process, with the numerous forms to be filled and manual certificates copied into the right place. To help you ease this process, AutoSSL can be enabled, with AutoSSL your domain is secured automatically with a free domain validated SSL certificate. One of the benefits of AutoSSL is that you need not worry about the renewal process, at the time of SSL expiry a new SSL is requested and automatically installed. In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to enable AutoSSL in cPanel in a VPS package in simple steps. All you need to do is follow these steps, and your website will be secure within minutes! Note: Before installing AutoSSL on your website domain, make sure you have migrated your domain to VPS Hosting or else if you are setting up a new website make sure to purchase the domain name and set up your website on your hosting server. Now without further ado, let us begin installing AutoSSL via cPanel. Steps to Enable AutoSSL: Accessing your orders from the control panel: Once you have purchased/migrated to ResellerClub, all your orders will be visible in your Control Panel. To access the orders, go to your dashboard and click on Products → List All Orders (image 1) → Click on the order you want to access (image 2) image 1image 2 Click on the order you want to enable AutoSSL: Since we want to enable AutoSSL on VPS Packages, we will select that order. After clicking on the order name, a new window opens where you can manage to the order, as seen in the image below. Accessing cPanel: Click on the ‘Admin Details’ tab (image 4), and a new window opens. You can now access the Server Management Panel, cPanel and WHMCS (the Add-Ons will be visible if you have opted for them). It is always advisable to opt for a Control Panel (either cPanel or Plesk) image 4 After clicking on the URL, sign in using your username and password. The username is by default ‘root’, and the password will be sent to your registered email address. After entering the relevant details, click on ‘Log In’ In the WHM panel: After logging into your WHM panel, go to Home → SSL/TLS tab Managing AutoSSL: In the SSL/TLS tab, select Manage SSL (image 7), a new window opens image 7 In the below image, (image 8), Click on the Providers tab → Here choose your choice of provider. We have selected cPanel powered by Comodo → Click on Save image 8 Next, scroll to Manage Users tab, select the domain name you want to enable AutoSSL and click on ‘Enable AutoSSL on the selected user’. It takes 30 to 40 mins to reflect the changes. You can even disable AutoSSL by clicking on the ‘Disable AutoSSL on Selected User’. Conclusion If you have any suggestions, queries, or questions feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you. Until next time, folks! With this, we come to an end of our tutorial on, ‘how to enable AutoSSL in VPS package’. Installing AutoSSL on VPS is not a complicated process, and you can secure your website within minutes. Hope this tutorial was helpful to you, however, if you feel this was too text heavy worry not we have a video tutorial to enable AutoSSL in VPS Package on youtube. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post How to Enable AutoSSL In VPS Package appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

New gTLD Report – April 2019

From .TOP moving up a rank to the first spot with a 21% spike in its registrations to .XYZ retaining its third spot to .LIVE making its way to the top 5, all of these new gTLD had an impact on the trending new gTLD list during the month of April. But they weren’t the only ones driving registrations during the month. A 50% and 60% jump in the registrations of .STORE and .BLOG respectively can also be attributed to the rise in the overall registrations. Let’s dig in further and review which new gTLDs made it to the top 15! Spots on the trending new gTLD top 15 list are as follows: New gTLD Report – April 2019Infogram *Registration Numbers Facilitated by ResellerClub .TOP:  This new gTLD that has secured the second spot for a while, witnessed a surge in its registration numbers in the month of April. It can thus be deduced that the low promo price of $0.99 is what caused a spike of 21% in the registration of this new gTLD in the global markets. .TOP grabbed a 20% share of the overall registrations of the new gTLDs registered in April. .ONLINE: Capturing a 19% share of the total new gTLDs registered in the month of April, .ONLINE secured the second spot. The 87% discount on the price of .ONLINE to $3.99 helped this new gTLD score a huge amount of registrations from the global markets. .XYZ:  Being able to consistently hold onto to its third spot on the list of trending new gTLDs, .XYZ has been able to dominate the global markets with its promo price of $0.99. This new gTLD that connects to the different generations of internet users was able to grab an 11% share of the total registrations in the month of April. .SITE: The 2% climb in the registration numbers of this new gTLD helped it move up to the fourth spot in the month of April. .SITE also saw a 38% drop in its promo price to $3.99 compared to the previous month that led to a boost in the registration of this new gTLD. This new gTLD grabbed a 9% share of the total new gTLDs registered. .LIVE: A rise in the registration of this new gTLD led .LIVE to move up a spot to the fifth in the trending new gTLD list during the month of April and thus was able to secure a 4% share of the total registrations. .LIVE was being sold at a promo price of $1.99. While a spike in the registrations of .ICU helped it to move up to the sixth spot in April, .ONE secured a spot on the top 15 list as a new entrant. The promo price of $6.99 prompted the registrations of .BLOG to increase by 60%. .STORE also witnessed a 50% growth in its registration numbers during the month owing to its promo price of $7.99. Here’s a peek into the exciting domain promos we’ve got lined up for the month of May Take your customer’s business to greater heights with a .TOP domain extension at just $0.99. Get your bloggers a platform to share their ideas and thoughts online with a .BLOG domain at just $6.99. Get your customer’s business on the internet with a .ONLINE domain extension at just $3.99. And that’s it folks! Check out all our trending domain promos here and get the right one for your customer’s business. You can also head to our Facebook or Twitter pages to get all the updates about our trending domain promos. Just look out for the posts with #domainpromos. See you there! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post New gTLD Report – April 2019 appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

Managed vs Unmanaged VPS Hosting: Core Differences

Go back in time and think, what it was like when you first started your business website. Most likely, you were just making your way in the business world with little or no knowledge of what was to come next. A business like everything starts small, and in time grows with the right marketing and nurturing. Not only does your business grow in its clientele and income but also, the incoming traffic to the website. And increased traffic is directly proportional to slower website speed. However, there is a catch, the former statement is only true if your business has outgrown the hosting plan. Like most new businesses, chances are you too must have started with hosting your business on a Shared Hosting platform. But as your business evolves so do its need and with that comes the time to switch to a different type of hosting. Out of the several hosting options available, VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting is one of the most preferred options available. The reason being, it is the perfect mix of Shared and Dedicated Hosting environment. VPS Hosting can be categorized into two main types viz. Managed and Unmanaged VPS Hosting. In this article, my aim is to help you understand what these two types of VPS Hosting (Managed vs Unmanaged VPS) include, their advantages, differences and which should you as a business owner choose. Let us begin! What is Managed VPS Hosting? Managing a server requires time, effort and technical expertise. In Managed VPS Hosting, your service provider takes care of all the server related responsibilities like core updates, maintenance, software installation etc. so you, the business owner can concentrate fully on growing your business. Managed VPS Hosting in simple words, is a hands-free approach. If you are a new business owner with little or no technical experience, then Managed VPS Hosting is your go-to hosting solution, as you need not worry about anything server related. What is Unmanaged VPS Hosting? As the name suggests, unlike Managed VPS Hosting in Unmanaged VPS Hosting you, the business owner, have to take care of all the server responsibilities and maintenance tasks, whereas, your hosting provider only takes care of the physical server and its availability. If you choose to opt for Unmanaged VPS Hosting then you should have the technical expertise or dedicated in-house resources managing your server, operating system and other server related resources. Even if you are technically sound, Unmanaged VPS Hosting is better suited if you are an established business as opposed to an emerging one, because the main focus is establishing your business in the market. Advantages of VPS Hosting Be it Managed VPS Hosting or UnManaged VPS Hosting, the benefits are the same. Let us have a quick look at some of the top benefits: Root Access: VPS Hosting is a bridge between Shared and Dedicated Hosting and as such it includes features of both. With VPS Hosting your server is isolated from other servers in spite of being hosted on the same physical server. Hence, you have complete root access to customize and manage your server and its resources. Instant Provisioning of Resources:Server resources like CPU, RAM, OS are provisioned instantly as soon as your server is up and running. These resources can also be scaled easily depending on your incoming traffic. However, note that the resources are scalable and not the hosting plan. Security:Since VPS Hosting is isolated like that of a Dedicated Hosting, it provides top-notch security to the website hosted on it. This is true even though all websites share the same physical server, as the IP addresses are dedicated to individual servers. Performance: VPS Hosting comes with both SSD and HDD hard drive, however, most businesses these days opt for SSD VPS Hosting as its benefits outweigh that of HDD. SSD VPS Hosting improves the website loading speed which, in turn, improves the performance of the website, as well as, the Google search ranking. You can read more about the benefits here. Core Differences There are not many differences between Managed vs Unmanaged VPS Hosting. Let us have a look at the two most crucial ones: Managed VPS Hosting Unmanaged VPS Hosting Server maintenance and upgradation are taken care of by the hosting provider. Your hosting provider only takes care of maintaining the physical server and its guaranteed uptime. Slightly expensive cost-wise but the best choice for beginners. Cheaper compared to Managed VPS Hosting but ideal for experienced users. What Should You Choose? By now I’m sure you’ve figured out which hosting is the most suited for your business website between Managed VPS and Unmanaged VPS Hosting if you plan to switch to VPS Hosting. And just like choosing the right hosting is important so is the choice of the hosting provider. A good hosting provider can make or break your website as no matter which hosting type you choose, the availability and uptime of your website depends on the availability of the main server. We at ResellerClub offer fully Managed VPS Hosting with a maximum of 99.99% uptime, 24*7 support, top-notch infrastructure, DDoS protection, and much more so that you can relax and concentrate on running your business while we manage the technicalities. With this, we come to an end and I hope you now have a fair understanding of Managed vs Unmanaged VPS Hosting and which to choose. If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below! Until next time. .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post Managed vs Unmanaged VPS Hosting: Core Differences appeared first on ResellerClub Blog.

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