Web hosting & all the nitty gritty details behind it

Have you ever wondered how the internet keeps track of all our information especially, websites? This is normally done in the form of a service called ‘web hosting’. Keep your eyes glued to this article since the answers you’re looking for, might be in front of you.

What is web hosting?

The internet is a collection of networks that is all connected. The internet is filled with websites that stores various forms of information. So how does web hosting tie in with everything that we’ve mentioned above?

Web Hosting in a nutshell is where your website is stored on. A hosting provider stores a website & its information on a server. To put it in layman’s terms, a server is a physical storage component that’s used to control & store a website’s information. It is basically your website’s home.

The web host that you choose to store your website with is a company that does most of the admin work for you. The servers are stored in data centres in which qualified individuals from telecommunication companies has access to. Whenever your site battles with certain problems such as traffic overloads & slow page speeds, the server administrator usually resolves those issues.

Types of web hosting

a) Shared hosting:
Shared hosting is where many websites occupies one server. The overall cost is spread by the amount of users sharing the server.

b) VPS hosting:
VPS hosting is where one server is split into multiple spaces to host an individual website.

c) Dedicated server:
Dedicated hosting, as it’s stated is when a whole server is utilized by one user.

d) Ecommerce hosting:
This would be a focus for online stores & it contains features designed for online &/or brick & mortar stores.

So what’s the next step?

Depending on the type of website & the amount of traffic it generates, it’s best to do your homework before deciding on which hosting package to choose. As a potential prospect, be sure that you’ve done your research about the company too & especially their customer service. Customer service is really important when it comes down to the value of the company & what they do.

Click here to browse one of our popular packages!

Convert XEN to KVM on SolusVM Servers

Convert XEN to KVM on SolusVM

1. Shutdown VM
2. Check what VM ID is for example vm102
3. SSH into Server and run: dd if=/dev/xen_vg/vm102_img of=/home/backup/xenvm102.img bs=1M
4. FTP or transfer the file via SCP,etc. to new KVM server.
5. Create a new KVM VPS via SolusVM for client
6. Run: dd if=/backup/xenvm102.img of=/dev/mapper/VG0-kvm106_img bs=1M (Note: KVM106 is the new VM ID)
7. Note doesn’t seem to work with virtio drivers I had to change all to default like intel and IDE.
8. Start VPS and give same IP address and there you go 🙂 Magic!


Note: These were Xen HVM servers initially.

How To Install Docker on OpenVZ VPS



Ensure you have the latest kernel preferably: OpenVZ kernel 042stab105.4

Lets Begin.

1. yum -y update

2. yum install epel-release

3. yum install docker-io

4. Create your own bridge.
docker -d –bridge=”venet0″

Test by running:

docker -d

Should return:

[root@hostking ~]# docker -d
docker – version 1.5
Copyright 2003, Ben Jansens <ben@orodu.net>