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What is Web Hosting

What is the Importance of Choosing the Best Web Hosting?

Do all Web Hostings Have cPanel?

What is VPS Hosting?

Which hosting plan should I choose?

The Advantages of a SSL Certificate for your Website?

How to choose the best SSL Certification for Your Business

Why Do You Need a VPN?

How To Update WordPress PHP

Providers of Featured Services

Regardless of the server type you select, be sure to ask prospective Web Hosting providers the following 7 questions:

  1. Will I be bound by a contract? If so, what are the conditions?

    Some website hosting services are pay-as-you-go, allowing you to cancel at any time. Others will lock you into a contract at a low initial rate that will skyrocket when it comes time to renew your agreement. Make sure you understand what you’re agreeing to.
  2. What kind of assistance do you provide?

    If you have a problem with your website, you should be able to get immediate help at any time of day or night. Inquire with prospective web hosting companies about their 24/7 support, how you can reach them (phone, email, live chat, support ticket), and what their average response time is.
  3. What kind of security is provided by the hosting plan?

    A good web hosting provider will have a strong firewall, the most recent versions of antivirus software, and will provide constant monitoring, automatic updates and patches, and malware detection and removal.
  4. How frequently do you perform backups?

    If you ever lose data on your website, you’ll need a hosting provider who can assist you with data recovery. Look for a website hosting company that provides daily secure backups and will assist you in restoring your site from backup files in the event that website files become corrupted or lost.
  5. How reliable is your service?

    Obviously, you want as little downtime as possible for your website. A web hosting provider’s uptime rating or uptime score will tell you how reliable the server is. Look for at least a 99.5% uptime rating.
  6. Is it possible to upgrade my hosting plan? Unless you are certain that your website traffic will remain consistent, be sure to investigate your options if you eventually require a more robust web hosting plan.

  7. What are the hosting limitations or restrictions?

    Before you commit to a web hosting provider, you should understand what you will and will not be able to do. Inquire about any restrictions on the provider’s hosting plan, such as the number of domains, file transfers, resource usage, and so on.

What is fiber optic internet?

Fiber optic internet delivers data over fiber optic cables. Traditional cable internet uses copper wires. 

What is the difference between fiber internet and Wi-Fi?

High-speed fiber-optic cables deliver fiber internet to homes.
Wi-Fi lets Wi-Fi-enabled devices use internet wirelessly. Wi-Fi devices, like smartphones and laptops, connect wirelessly to your Wi-Fi router.
Hyper-gig internet…
AT&T offers 1 GIG, 2 GIG, and 5 GIG hyper-gig internet plans. All three hyper-gig plans include AT&T All-Fi, a next-generation Wi-Fi experience.
1Compatible gateway with Wi-Fi 6; subject to availability. Optimal performance requires Wi-Fi 6 enabled devices.
2Limited availability in select areas.

What is the process for AT&T Fiber installation, and how long will it take?

Even if you have other AT&T services, AT&T Fiber installation may require a technician. The technician will upgrade the internet lines to your home so you have the latest fiber optic technology.
AT&T Fiber installation usually takes four to six hours. Installation can include replacing copper wiring with fiber lines for better internet.
When your AT&T Fiber internet service is installed, you may need a new Wi-Fi gateway. Also, if you choose, we can help set you up with Extended Wi-Fi Coverage service.

What if I have a question that is not listed here?