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Drupal Optimization

How To Speed Up Your Drupal Site?

Drupal has earned a well-deserved reputation of being a robust and very reliable Content Management System. It is highly scalable and can suit the needs of a wide variety of websites. However, sometimes users do tend to wonder: is there anything that can be done to speed up your Drupal site?

There is no doubt that Drupal comes with features that can only be added to other CMSs by means of plugins or extensions. It offers native caching measures and a lot more optimization tweaks that you can activate to boost the performance of your Drupal website.

In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the major ways in which you can speed up your Drupal site.  Continue reading

Introduction to Drupal

How To Get The Most Out Of Drupal?

Drupal is an open source and free Content Management System. It is used by millions of websites around the world. If you are a Drupal user, or are planning to become one, this article will provide you with a basic idea of how to get the most out of Drupal. Continue reading

SSL Certificates: Which One Should You Opt For?

Of late, SSL certificates have been growing in popularity and more and more users are shifting towards SSL usage. There are various types of SSL certificates out there, and how can you pick the one that suits your needs the best? This article will answer the question.

However, before going any further, let us first discuss why do we need SSL certificates in the first place! Continue reading

Shared vs Reseller Hosting

Shared vs Reseller Hosting – what’s the difference between the two?

What is the difference between Shared hosting & Reseller hosting? Shared vs Reseller hosting.

Shared Hosting:

Shared hosting accounts typically consist of a single username in order to access the hosting account & data. You may/may not be able to add multiple websites/domains onto a shared hosting account depending on the plan that you choose however, you would only have one login for accessing this hosting account. Additional websites/domains would be added as addon domains, sub-domains or parked domains.

Shared hosting plans are typically a good choice for those with single websites, business websites or those who just have a few websites. When adding multiple websites onto a shared hosting account, it’s important to note that a shared hosting account is assigned a specific amount of resources – CPU, Memory, Processes etc. This means each additional website will share those resources with the other websites/domains you have on this single account.

There are two large downsides to having multiple websites under the same hosting account as addon domains, parked domains or sub-domains: Performance & Security. With performance, each website located on the same “single” hosting account is forced to shared the resources available with each of your addon domains. This means that if you have 10 websites (and your hosting account has for example 2GB of memory), each website can potentially fight each other for their share of memory. When it comes to security, in the event one of the addon domains, parked or sub-domains becomes compromised, it can potentially put the entire shared hosting account at risk since everything is running as the same user account. When there are multiple websites being used, we generally recommend reseller web hosting.

Reseller Hosting:

Reseller hosting allows the account holder to utilize a control panel called “Web Host Manager” or “WHM” for short, to control multiple individual cPanel hosting accounts. These are great solutions for those with multiple websites, website designers/developers or those who wish to resell web hosting. When creating multiple individual cPanel accounts you’re effectively removing some of the performance & security concerns listed above by separating your websites onto their own cPanel accounts. This means each account will have its own set of resources assigned to it as well as its own username/password & system user account.

A few added benefits to having reseller web hosting is you have the following abilities:

The biggest benefit to having a reseller plan is being able to separate websites into their own cPanel accounts & is certainly what we recommend when managing multiple websites. This is especially important if you plan to provide services to other companies/businesses and if you plan to host websites for your customers.