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How to Know When to Migrate to a New Hosting Provider   no comments

Posted at Aug 1, 2022 @ 9:00am Web hosting

Hosting is an essential part of the success of your digital business. With many providers in the market, it can be challenging to figure out which one offers the best plan for you. You must be sure that the services they offer fit your business needs. If you feel that your current hosting provider is no longer meeting your business needs, reassessing your hosting provider may be your only solution. Keep reading to find out what signs to look out for!

When is it Time to Migrate?

There are many different reasons you might want to move to a new web hosting provider. In this blog, we will highlight the top three reasons you might have for changing your web hosting provider:

Frequent downtime issues

Today’s customer is always online, meaning that if they want to access information online, they will do it through multiple devices.

Downtime affects your website’s user experience and searches engine results positions. It shouldn’t be taken lightly. If your site is experiencing frequent outages, your users will come to find they can’t rely on it to be available when needed.

You need more space

It’s important to figure out what flexible hosting plans the hosting provider offers, especially if your business has grown exponentially, or if you expand your business in the future you may need to find out what flexible hosting plans the hosting provider offers. Depending on the growth that you expect from your business, it’s important to think about how much storage and bandwidth you will need. You should have the ability to scale up (or down) based on your business needs. This way you can change hosting plans whenever your business needs to change to and upgrade services instead of migrating to a new hosting provider.

Poor customer service

When it comes to customer service, you should look for technical expertise and service reliability. A skilled, dedicated support team can make all the difference can help prevent minor incidents from escalating, and can help businesses maintain day-to-day operations without disruption.

Does the provider offer support? On-site support availability means quick response to emergency reboots or other issues, particularly if the staff is not located near the facility or cannot get to the facility.

This can also help prevent minor incidents from turning into larger issues. Support technicians should be available 24/7 by phone, email, or web-based support portal in the event of a problem.

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Written by admin on August 1st, 2022

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Is your website ready for IPv6?   2 comments

Posted at Sep 30, 2010 @ 7:30am Web hosting

IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6 and it is the all new version of how computers will communicate on the Internet (some computers already speak the IPv6 protocol, as do some web sites). With the last of the IPv4 address space about to run out in late 2011, any new devices, computers or web sites connecting to the Internet after that date will now connecting via IPv6.  IPv6 has been designed to handle the growth of the internet, for 100’s of more years – and is the standard going forward that websites, and online businesses need to be ready for.

This means that new cell phones, and home computers as well as web sites will soon be be only on the IPv6 address space.  In order for these new devices to communicate and talk to the ‘old internet’ that resides on IPv4 a sort of proxy system will be created by service providers to connect their subscribers to who need to reach the ‘old’ IPv4 internet web sites of online destinations.  The problem with this is that by forcing everyone through a proxy to ‘gateway’ to the old network, will create bottlenecks and lower quality service (as well as security issues for ecommerce enabled web sites).  So to avoid this congestion on the 1-lane exit ramp between IPv6 and IPv4, what you need to do is make sure your web site or dedicated web server has both an IPv4 AND IPv6 ip address assigned to it.

If you ignore IPv6, or are with a web hosting company that doesn’t support IPv6, you are going to jeaporadize client relationships, and lost sales.  If you don’t connect your web site or dedicated web server to the IPv6 network you will force your online visitors coming from the next generation IPv6 network to go through those IPv4 proxy aggregation choke points, and force your potential and current customers into a lower quality (and less secure) experience reaching your online business.

So, is your web site ready for IPv6?  If the answer is “no” or “I don’t know”, you need to get started with IPv6.  Many of you probably still remember the countdown to Year 2000, and the great computer glitch that never came.  Well IPv6 is coming, and it will be in 2011 and 2012 that everyone will be forced into that reality, you better be ready for it.  The good news is it only takes a few minutes, and no disruption to your web site to enable it for IPv6.

To get your web site ready for IPv6 doesn’t take a lot, you need to contact your datacenter and/or web hosting provider and make sure they are IPv6 ready.  If they are not yet IPv6 ready, you have a bigger challenge ahead, as you have to wait until they get ready.   Internet providers have to upgrade their routing infrastrcuture, put in special software, and train their staff, as well as spend a lot of time configuring their network to be ready for IPv6.  If your internet provider hasn’t done this, it’s getting late in the ball game so you should call and ask when they will be ready.  If they answer “we don’t know”, its time to find another web hosting provider before 2011 hits.

If you are with  web  hosting provider that is IPv6 enabled then the next step is pretty easy, contact them and order an IPv6 ip adddress for your web site or server.  Due to the added time/configuration and labor of the new IPv6 network it’s likely the web hosting provider may charge you a small feel for the setup or small monthly fee, but then you can rest asured you are ready for the future.

Once your web site has its IPv6 address (which may looks a little strange, for instance  as the following ‘IPv6’ address:  2064:7c00::1 ) but the good news is you don’t have to remember those strange looking IPv6 addresses.  The wonderfull world of domain names and dns settings has already long since solved this since the early 1990’s when IPv6 was first concieved.  You simply need to add an “AAAA” record in your dns for your web site pointing at your new IPv6 address, and that’s it!  Your traditional web site IPv4 address already has a domin name “A” record – so by simply adding this “AAAA” record for your domain name, you now will be both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled and ready for the future.    This means that if someone types in if they are connected to an IPv6 network, they will get your IPv6 address and route there directly.  If someone is on the old IPv4 and type in they will get the IPv4 address and go straight there. In no way will either party have to go through a proxy or congested IPv6 to IPv4 system – and your online business will perform at it’s best no matter which network your web visitors are traveling from! Follow Us : Facebooktwitterlinkedinyoutubeinstagram
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Written by admin on September 30th, 2010

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