As my very first post here at CCDB Ruins I want to praise my hosting company. Here is a quick review with some very useful resources linked. Let me know what you think.

eCommerce Package

Want to sell goods online? With the A2Hosting eCommerce package you can do just that. You can have your own online store setup and ready to take orders within a matter of minutes. This is for cPanel only.

If you aren’t using cPanel you can still use an eCommerce package through the add-on section. With this option you will incur an additional monthly charge. We will discuss the various eCommerce addons below.

Google Webmaster Tools

With Google Webmaster tools you will be able to monitor and maintain your websites presence in the search results.

What I Like About A2Hosting…..

Budget Friendly – As previously stated, you can get an A2Hosting plan for as little as $2.75 per month. And while you will be required to sign up for the 36 months term plan to get this offer, it’s still a great deal as you will get 3 years of hosting for less than $100.

cPanel Web Hosting – Changing from vDeck to cPanel was a very smart move by A2Hosting. Not only is cPanel more universally recognized, but it is also a lot more user friendly. With A2Hosting cPanel you will be able to easily control every aspect of your account. You can add domains, create new email addresses, and set up WordPress blogs with a single click of a button.

Reliable Uptime – Uptime is the amount of time a server stays up and running. When you are choosing a host uptime is extremely important. If a hosting company has a low percentage uptime your site will be offline more often than not. This, of course, is a problem and will prevent you from doing business through your website.

The great thing about A2Hosting is they have a very reliable uptime. They guarantee a 99.9% uptime and will give you a one-month credit if they don’t deliver.

Experienced Management A2Hosting has been in the online services business since 2001 and competes with big names like Bluehost, Hostgator and Siteground – 3 of the top hosting services in the world. All in all they have helped host more than 5 million websites. That type of experience is hard to beat and it is the very reason they have been in business for so long.

Drag & Drop Site Builder – If you are a newbie and have no idea how to build a website, the A2Hosting website builder is the perfect tool for you. With it you will be able to quickly and easily create custom web pages, upload images, publish content and much more. And the best part is you can do all of this without writing a single line of code.

45 Day Money Back Guarantee – The A2Hosting 45 day money back guarantee gives you plenty of time to try out the service and see if it meets your needs. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied, you can request a refund. If you request a refund the price of the domain will be deducted from the total amount.

Windows hosting is web hosting on a server that uses a Windows operating system. The reason to use Windows hosting is because this allows you to use certain types of programs and operating systems that are Windows compatible only. For example, ASP, ASP.NET, and MSSQL are scripting languages that only operate on Windows so to take advantage of these scripting languages you would have to use Windows hosting, which allows you the option of using these languages when programming. These scripts are particularly useful in web site construction.

When you create a website for yourself or your company, you want to use the most dynamic and simple options that are available to you, and Windows hosting gives you that opportunity. On the internet today you can use search engines to find the top rated Windows web hosts that are right for you and your needs. One of the other significant advantages of Windows hosting is product integration. You can use other Windows products that you have purchased or are available to you and those products flow together and are made to work in synchronicity with one another. This allows you to maximize the tools you have and to get the most out of what is already available and not have to make any additional product purchases or downloads.

Advantages of using ASP, ASP.NET, and MSSQL

When using Windows hosting, the scripting language you choose to “write” your website or your program in is very important and the language you should use will depend on what your individual needs are, as some of those languages have different strengths and weaknesses. ASP is a scripting language whose name derives from an acronym from the words Active Server Pages.

Using ASP allows you to take advantages of features that are unique to ASP when Windows hosting that will allow you to perform specific functions in a manner that would be otherwise unavailable to you. For example, in ASP you have a feature called session, which allows you to retain certain variables which you preset through cookies that remain constant when you are going from page to page during Windows hosting so that you can retain control of certain features that you would like to remain active while still having the advantage of fluidity to switch from page to page. ASP.NET is a more advanced version of ASP.

The main feature the main feature that ASP.NET brings to the table that is unique from ASP is the ability to function more quickly than ASP. ASP operates using a format called server-side scripting, which unfolds in the time it takes your computer to process information. ASP.NET is unique in that it allows multiple applications to be running at once so you are not waiting for your computer to do one thing at a time as you are with ASP when you are in a Windows hosting session. MSQQL is a big advantage in a Windows hosting which opens up your options to an entirely new set of features and things that you will be able to accomplish and provides a significant advantage of other types of web hosting.

All About MSSQL

MSSQL is what is known as a relational database server. This means, while Windows hosting that it is designed to house data and find/locate it from other data applications. This not only works within the frame of the computer it is running on itself (such as finding stored data on a program on your computer) it also works in the same manner over other networks, such as a local network or the internet at large so you can locate and store data that you find which you will need later when Windows hosting. The practical uses of being able to do this are plenty.

You will not be restricted by having to only have one thing running at one time, and it allows easy access to information that you need when you need it and allows you to keep it so you can use it when you need it. When Windows hosting, this allows you to access data from literally millions of possible locations due to the use of the entire internet as an information database so that you can find what you need then store it and use it when you need it. The latest updates have even made this data easier to find, store, and maintain.

SQL Server 2008 takes the maintenance of Windows hosting and makes it easy because it contains functions and programs which perform these tasks either automatically or when prompted for you so that you can continue to run your hosting session and not have to spend any additional time performing maintenance on what you already have that is no longer relevant to your hosting session. It also provides you with better data support, so that your data is reinforced and re-written automatically in a language that your computer will understand when Windows hosting no matter what the script language of origin of the data was so that you and your computer can use the files you find and retrieve no matter where the source of the information comes from.

This has many practical applications, and it is what enable you to find data and features from all across the internet that are written in any number of different ways or for different purposes and craft it so that you can use it to fit your own purposes. Another feature of MSSQL is a full-text  query that matches what you are looking for when Windows hosting so that you will find EXACTLY what you are looking for word-for-word. This allows you when you know exactly what it is that you want to find the exact match and not spend any excess time hunting down the information you know you want. It operates like a search engine in scripted language for programming data.

These are just a few of the many advantages that Windows hosting can offer you that other hosting applications are unable to. With these tools available at your fingertips it is easy to understand why Windows hosting is the best option for web hosting.