Every website that you visit consists of a domain name and a web host. The easiest way to picture it is to think of the domain name as the address and the hosting as the physical building.
When you’re browsing the web and you type in a URL (i.e. http://www.ox2net.xyz), your web browser basically queries that domain name (i.e. Ox2 Net.com) and asks it where the website is hosted. The browser then loads up the contents that are stored there.
Hosting is effectively the process of using a server to host a website, and there are all sorts of different types of hosting available out there on the market. Ox2 Net, just like most web hosts offers different packages so that their customers can pay for just the resources that they need. The more popular the website is, the more resources it is likely to need to function effectively.
The good news is that with Ox2 Net, you can scale your hosting package as and when you need it, so you can start off with Single hosting plan and gradually upgrade to Business or even VPS plan later.
Your website is basically a collection of files and (in most cases) databases that are served up to your visitors as they browse around it. Ox2 Net will allocate space for you to store your website and database.
When you sign up Ox2 Net, you’ll receive login details to access your hosting account’s admin panel.
At Ox2 Net, we offer a Webmin hosting control panel. Using this control panel, you can carry out all hosting management, monitor resource usage, create email addresses, and install our script management systems (CMSs) like WordPress. Note that this is different from any other’s admin panel, which will be for some ease or at first difficult.
But I have to say this is the lightest and faster and well-done admin panel you will ever use after trying.
Yes! Hosting comes in all different shapes and sizes, with different setups suitable for different types of a webmaster. In general, hosting can be broken up into the following categories:
Shared Hosting: This is usually the cheapest form of hosting because it is the most economical when it comes to the use of hardware. Shared hosting means that multiple different websites are all hosted on the same server, with each user being allocated a certain amount of storage space and a certain number of resources. This is often the best option for hobbyists and bloggers.
VPS Hosting: A virtual private server (VPS) setup is like a shared hosting setup on steroids. It generally uses more powerful hardware and takes its name from the fact that while multiple websites are being stored on the same physical hardware, each uses virtualization software to allow them to operate independently as though they were dedicated mini servers.
Dedicated Hosting: Dedicated hosting is a good choice for the pros, and like its name suggests, it involves the use of a server that is dedicated to a single website. In other words, unlike shared and VPS hosting, the user does not have to share storage space and resources with other people, and they have a physical piece of hardware all to themselves.
Cloud Hosting: Cloud hosting allows webmasters to tap into a large bank of servers that are all interlinked and designed to take over from each other if needed. In other words, if you need more resources, the cloud will provide more resources to rise to the demand. Cloud hosting is usually the best option if you want to aim for 100% uptime and do not care how much you need to pay for it.
Ox2 Net provides a mix of shared and cloud hosting. This setup allows us to provide fast hosting with nearly 100% uptime at an unbeatable price.
Not at all! Ox2 Net makes it as easy as possible for novice users to pick up the basics as they go along. Many of the everyday tasks, such as setting up an email address or installing a content management system (CMS), can be done with just a few clicks and with no technical knowledge whatsoever.
However, do not let that fool you – while it is easy to pick up the basics and get going, our hosting packages are also suitable for experienced developers. After all, there is no reason why something cannot be both user-friendly and powerful at the same time.
If you are struggling, there is no shortage of online guides to walk you through the most common tasks that you might want to carry out, and we also have a customer support team who will be more than happy to help if you get stuck. But for most of our customers, no help is needed – and if you just want to jump in and get started, it is quicker and easier than signing up for a new social network.
Good question! A virtual private server (VPS) is a little bit like a cross between shared hosting and a dedicated server. It’s not quite the best of both worlds, but it is a good compromise, and it can help you to keep costs down. Some people compare shared hosting to living in an apartment complex and VPS hosting to living in a condo.
With shared hosting, you are sharing a server and that server’s resources with a bunch of other websites. With a VPS, you are still sharing some resources because that’s determined by the hardware, but the software itself is set up in such a way that one machine acts like multiple different servers, providing a different virtual server for every user.
For webmasters, using a VPS means that they get the administrative power of a dedicated hosting setup, including the ability to customize their server to suit them.
That depends – what kind of website do you have? And what is your budget?
Generally, shared hosting is the best place to start, and Ox2 Net’s hosting is suitable for almost any kind of website. Our hosting helps you to keep the costs down during the early days of your website while allowing you to pay only for the resources that you need. If your website starts to take off, you can easily upgrade to higher tier plan and pick up some extra resources.
Ultimately, every website is different. If you are not sure, why not get in touch with our team so we can chat it through with you and make a personalized suggestion based on your needs?
You might already be familiar with the term ‘bandwidth’ from your broadband provider. At its most simple level, bandwidth is a term that refers to how much data can pass along an internet connection.
When a user accesses your website, they send a request to the server and the server responds by literally serving up your website. Think of it as like turning on a tap. The more that people visit your website, the more water is flowing along the pipe, until you reach a point at which the pipe is full of water and it is running at full capacity.
The same idea applies to your website. If too many people are trying to access it at the same time, the pipe is filled up and the site starts to slow down and even to stop working altogether. And your hosting bandwidth is what determines the width of that pipe.
MySQL is an open-source database management system that uses structured query language (SQL) to access, add to and manage the content of a database. The fact that it’s an open-source tool means that it’s a popular choice for software developers, which is why it forms the backbone of many of the most popular operating systems.
Most modern content management system (such as WordPress) use it to store data. Every change that you make in the CMS is recorded in the MySQL database, and then every time a visitor arrives on the site, the content of that database is served up to them.
An SSL certificate is a small data file that uses a cryptographic key to digitally tie your company’s identity with the files that are stored on your webserver. The idea is to prove the identity of the publisher of a webpage and to reduce the likelihood of a visitor accessing sensitive areas of a website without the appropriate security.
When a website has been secured with an SSL certificate, a visitor will see a padlock icon in their web browser, and they’ll be connected to the site using the https:// protocol. With the SSL certificate in place and the user accessing the site through https, the connection between the browser and the web server has been secured and sensitive information can safely be transferred.
That is why people use SSL certificates on e-commerce websites and other types of website that process credit card transactions and other financial information.
We offer free SSL certificates with Business hosting plans.
There are plenty of different ways to build a website, and it is our goal to make it as easy as possible for you to do that. We want you to be able to sign up and start building your website straight away with no delay, which is why we have put a lot of time into streamlining it all.
If you just want to get started, the best option is usually to use our auto-installer to install a content management system (CMS) which you can customize to suit your needs, whether you are setting up a blog or whether you are creating a website for your business. With a CMS, you can create new pages and customize the look and feel of your site without any technical know-how or programming ability.
Many webmasters use WordPress which is the most widely used CMS in the world. All our hosting plans are fully optimized for WordPress.
But if WordPress does not take your fancy, do not worry. We also offer an intuitive drag and drop website builder that is designed to get your site live in five minutes with no coding and no technical knowledge needed. You can find out more about that right here.
Yes! We make it easy for you to get going by offering a free domain name when you sign up for an annual plan. We also offer some of the lowest prices on the market so that you can set up your website without spending a small fortune.
Yes – and we actively encourage it! If you’re using one of the more common CMS platforms such as WordPress then there are plenty of tools available to make it easy to export from one host and to import into another. But if you are not using a common CMS – or if you need a little help along the way – then just let us know. Our staff will do everything they can to help you to make the transfer – and we will do it free of charge!!
We will certainly do everything we can to lend a helping hand, whether that is by pointing you in the right direction or by troubleshooting errors and issues. We also have a large knowledge base that is filled with answers to existing questions, as well as a range of tutorials which were written with new customers in mind to help them to get started and to make the most of their Ox2 Net plan.
That said, we are hosting specialists – which means that while we will offer as much help and support as we can, we are not able to build you a website from scratch. But do not worry about it – thanks to our website builder and our auto-installers, you will not have a problem.
Having said that, if you request an official quote, we have the people for creation only and SEO, that can take your idea to reality for a fair price.
Yes, you can. If you want to, you can purchase domain names from elsewhere and point it to your server with Ox2 Net. If you want to keep your domain name and your website hosting together under a single provider — which we would recommend for convenience and easier troubleshooting — then you can also transfer an existing domain name to Ox2 Net. Just get in touch and let us know!
We take security very seriously because there’s no point having a website if you can’t be sure that it’s safe from attack. We use BitNinja to protect all of our users, and we go out of our way to ensure that our servers are as strong and secure as possible. This includes running advanced, custom-built security software and regularly updating our infrastructure.
Of course! We are all about helping our customers to get their businesses off the ground, and that means that we support e-commerce sites on any of our plans. You can also take advantage of our auto-installers to set up a range of content management systems (CMS) and e-commerce platforms.
Here at Ox2 Net, we pride ourselves on our support team. In fact, we call our support team our customer success team, because we go the extra mile to make sure that our customers are as successful as possible. If you have a problem, no matter what it is, then get in touch with us. We will do our best to fix it if it is something that is under control, and even if not, we will try to point you in the right direction.
Our customer success team is top-rated within the industry and we have a long track record of doing everything in our power to help our customers. We respond quickly and thoroughly and do not give up until we have found a solution. So, if you are having a problem, get in touch!
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To speed up the delivery of a page, we use the Content Delivery Network (CDN). It tremendously shrinks your load time for visitors from different geographical locations by caching its content, auto-minimizing images, exploiting RailGun to speed up uncacheable dynamic range. It blocks malicious traffic and even reduces SPAM. The CDN network has 152 locations and is growing, so your page will be loaded from the one closest to your visitor!
Protect your website’s data from accidents. We automatically save daily backups and keep 30 copies on your account. A full backup restore is the fastest way to restore your site and limit the effects of website downtime on your site traffic.
Use SSH to protect your communication with the remote server. It provides a secure encrypted connection to your account to easily manage massive files and even databases. It serves to administrators and web developers to enable direct secure access to their hosting account on the webserver. With SSH enabled, you can also take advantage of SFTP for secure file access, transfer, and management.
Use the Git source control system to handle every project with speed and efficiency. We integrated it in our hosting plans to allow you to create repositories of your website, which you can later access, download, edit, and auto-deploy on multiple local branches using Git.
30 Days Money Back
Buy our services risk-free and try it with peace of mind. If something goes wrong, you can get a full refund of your hosting fees (excluding new domain registration fees) within 30 days from signup.
To make your website fast globally, we use LiteSpeed Cache for WordPress (LSCWP). This all-in-one site acceleration plugin features an exclusive server-level cache and a collection of optimization features. LSCWP supports WordPress Multisite and is compatible with the most popular plugins, including WooCommerce, bbPress, and Yoast SEO.
Get a list of developer-friendly tools that even newbies find intuitive. A package includes fast and seamless WordPress installation, the easy and quick WP Starter site-building wizard, managed auto-updates, the core software and plugins, a robust database of WordPress tutorials, friendly support, and more.
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Make the most of your web hosting without worrying whether your site’s traffic exceeds bandwidth limits. You can transfer as much data as you need to build an online presence for your business. Although all uses of hosting services provided by Ox2 Net Hosting are subject to our Terms of Service, we hope you will use bandwidth only for the regular operation of a personal or small to medium business website.
Attracta SEO Tools
Joining Attracta to use their powerful SEO tools is free, and the increased rankings you gain could really help your business. Sign up today and claim your free SEO tools – and take the first step to higher rankings and more sales.
After signing up for a 12, 24, or 36-month Ox2 Net Shared, WordPress, or Cloud hosting plan, you get a free domain for one year. Choose from .com, .net, .ca, .xyz domains. After the first year, your domain will renew at the regular rate. Contact Customer Support to get information on the regular rate for your particular domain. Please note that you won’t be able to transfer newly registered domains to another registrar during the first 60 days of the registration period.
Protect your website and gain customer’s trust with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate (one site only). The certificate encrypts data, making sure it won’t be compromised, eavesdropped on, or forged, protecting sensitive user information on your website.
Free Email Account
Create up to 100 domain-based email addresses and forwarders at no-cost. This feature comes with a friendly webmail interface where you can manage your accounts, create forwarders, autoresponders, and more. With this plan, you get a separate email service storage limit of 10GB per domain.
This number shows the approximate traffic your websites can handle. Choose your web hosting plan according to how many visitors you’re planning to reach. It is merely a point of reference rather than a restriction, and it depends on the website’s resource usage and optimization.