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1. Should I use Linux Hosting or Windows (Microsoft) Hosting for my site??

In order to decide whether to go for Linux or Microsoft hosting you will have to identify what your website will need supported. If you need to support Microsoft products such as ASP.net, ASP, MS Access, Microsoft SQL Server or VBScript, then Windows hosting would be better. Linux is generally a more popular option because of its affordability, stability and many features. Linux supports PHP, Perl, mySQL, PostgreSQL and CGI Scripts. Both Linux and Windows servers are reliable, stable and secure. Generally, however, more viruses are written to attack Windows servers than Linux servers. If you need to host on a Windows Server ensure that your web hosting company continually upgrades their Windows and Linux servers with the latest fixes and patches available. Two points to note: First, just because you use Microsoft Windows on your computer does NOT mean that you need to host on a Windows hosting package. Windows for your home computer is completely different from a Windows server. Secondly, even if you use Microsoft FrontPage or FrontPage extensions to design your website, you can still use either Linux or Windows hosting as long as your chosen package supports FrontPage. We at Gemsbok Hosting chose use Linux because of its security advantage over windows.

2. Will there be advertising such as banner ads or pop-ups on my website?

No. You are paying for your own web space and you are in complete control of what you put on your website. If you want to put ads on your site you can – but it is your choice completely.

3. How do I pay for my Web Hosting?

You can securely pay via paypal or your bank card. You can choose to pay monthly, every three months, every six months, or annually.

4. What is a subdomain?

A subdomain is a domain that is a part of a larger domain. Since the Domain Name System is hierarchical, technically all domain are subdomains. The TLDs like .com are subdomains of the primary domain — the DNS system itself. Registered domains such as example.com are subdomains of the Top Level Domain represented in the domain extension (.com). Normally, however, when we talk about "subdomains" we are talking about domains which are one more step below registered domains names, for example: mail.example.com blog.example.com.

5. How to get email at my own domain??

Most shared hosting providers offer one or more email accounts as part of your hosting package. They can be set up from your hosting control panel. You can use one or another webmail applications (such as Squirrel Mail to access your email, or you can access it via a mail client such as Outlook or Apple Mail. If you'd like to setup your domain email on another server — such as through a service like Google Apps — you'll need to setup a Custom MX Record..

6. What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook). SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely. Normally, data sent between browsers and web servers is sent in plain text—leaving you vulnerable to eavesdropping. If an attacker is able to intercept all data being sent between a browser and a web server, they can see and use that information. More specifically, SSL is a security protocol. Protocols describe how algorithms should be used. In this case, the SSL protocol determines variables of the encryption for both the link and the data being transmitted.

7. Can you guys help me secure my website with SSL?

Yes, Definitely. Just contact us and request for SSL protection and we will there to assist you.