A normal desktop computer such as the one that you have at home or in your office runs a user friendly OS and applications focused on day to day desktop uses. A server on the other hand is an entirely different beast. Meant to manage network resources, a server is dedicated to only those types of tasks.
VPS stands for virtual private server. A virtual private server is just like a dedicated server except its actually being virtualized in a shared host environment.
What is PHP?
PHP is a popular scripting language for the web. It is most often used to add different kinds of functionality that HTML can’t really do.
If you are a hosting reseller searching for modules to handle billing or customer support ticket requests WHMCS can be pretty great. It works with all the major payment gateways like PayPal, and Authorize.net. You can use all kinds of currencies, make your own promotions, or form invoices with WHMCS.
When you register your domain with a registrar most of the time the company you go through will offer to host your website for an added cost. Furthermore, when you go through any hosting company what you are signing up for is a managed hosting service. What this means is that the company you have gone through is managing all of the different things required to get your website up and running and to keep it that way. The hardware, software, upgrades, backups are all part of the services you pay for.
Ever noticed certain web addresses start with “http://” while others might start with “https://”? When you browse sites that require you to provide sensitive information like credit card numbers or other sensitive personal info you might have noticed that extra “s” pop up from time to time. That extra “s” means that you are visiting a site that is secured and encrypted. Any data that you will share with that site will be protected by a technology we call SSL, otherwise known as Secure Sockets Layer.