Getting To Know the Webhost
If you’re looking for potential web hosts for your website and are now looking into having iPage host your site, bulleted below are a few things about iPage that may help you make that decision of yours:
As early as now, you should know that iPage does not offer SSH to its users.
But don’t take this as something unfortunate, because there’s always FTP. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and it’s something iPage customers use in order to upload their files directly to their website.
Choosing your Webhost
Now that you know about a few of iPage’s features and offers, yet you still wish to continue on your search for the right webhost and explore your choices, listed below are a few things you should consider and use as criteria for making your choice:
Experience, customer satisfaction, and expertise are a must. See to it your webhost knows what they’re doing because if they don’t, you, as a customer, may experience problems in the future.
Features and affordable rates are two things you should consider. Webhosting quality is one thing, but there are also other factors to consider such as fair pricing and practical features.
Advantageous perks – good webhosts reach great limits, but great webhosts go past them; great webhosts should have perks, perks that will make your webhosting experience a whole lot easier and more efficient.
Learn More About SSH
For those of you who are not aware of what SSH stands for, it is an abbreviation for secure shell. Now you may ask what is SSH or a secure shell? A secure shell is a private and undisclosed manner of communicating, from a peripheral location, with your computer.
Imagine SSH as a locker, a safety box, or a vault; wherein only a special key or code will be able to open it.
To clarify the matter, please be aware that SSH doesn’t act as log in point; multiple usernames and/or passwords are not used by SSH. In SSH, there will be only one sole password, and so whoever knows this password may access the server.
The Need for SSH – Is it that important?
Yes and no, would be the answer to this question. This is because there are people who find this feature important, and there are also many who think it is useless since you can use File Transfer Protocol. Here are some good reasons why some people find the need to have SSH: