22. February 2010 14:18
In easy language, a network can be termed as a collection of computers and devices connected to each other to assist communication for sharing data and resources with other computers. Networks can be of different types, here are some of the commonly used network types.
- Personal Area Network: This is the most basic network type which is used very commonly by almost every individual. We use this type of network at our homes too like connecting a printer with the computer or a fax machine with the computer. This kind of network can be a wired or wireless network.
- Local Area Network: Local Area Network or LAN is basically used in offices, schools and cyber cafes. This kind of network is used to connect computers with computers using Ethernet technology. LAN is generally used within the same building area and each device or computer is treated as a node.
- Metropolitan Area Network: This kind of network generally connects two or more LANs together within a city or a town. Routers, hubs and switches are used to create MAN.
- Wide Area Network: Wide Area Network or WAN is used to connect larger geographical areas like cities and even countries. Communication channels like telephone lines and air waves are used to create connectivity under WAN.
- Intranets and Extranets: Intranet is a set of networks using Internet protocol to communicate with each other. It is said to be the internal network of an organization and generally will have a web server to provide information to users. Extranet is referred to as a network connection which is open to customers and clients outside the organization. It can be Wan or MAN but with at least one external connection.
- Internet: This is the most widely used network based on internet protocol suite. This is the biggest of all network accessed using WWW ( World Wide Web)
At Centex Tech we provide all kinds of networking services in Killeen, and surrounding areas in Central Texas. We can setup LAN/ WAN and other networks without any hassle and help you save time and money by providing experts who have experience in troubleshooting all network related problems. Right from initial setup to providing support, Centex Technologies will help you in sorting all your networking related issues.
16. January 2010 18:10
Choosing a reliable web hosting company is very important. Whether you are a start up or a well established company, quality of web hosting services provided by your web host will definitely affect productivity and profits of your company. With little or no knowledge about technical aspects of web hosting, it can be hard to choose the right provider. Here we have summed up few tips that will help in choosing the right web host.
- Check for the uptime guarantee and look out for feedback about the company on the web.
- Do find out the servers used by the web hosting company and compare them. You can do so by searching about it on Google.
- Free web hosting sites are not reliable and most of the times they have default advertisements that will show up with your website. For a professional company, free web hosts are not recommended.
- Do find out what is your requirement and jot it down on paper. You may need web hosting, email hosting, SSL, and other software integrated with your hosting. Once you have jotted it down, you can compare offers from various companies.
- If you plan to host an Ecommerce website, you may need SSL and shopping cart integrated.
- Check various features offered by the hosting company.
- Check out for bandwidth (data transfer) that a particular plan will offer. If your website attracts high traffic, then low bandwidth could be an issue.
- Find out and compare the disc space allocation with your requirements.
- Do check up Technical support assistance.
- Check out and compare the prices offered by the web hosting companies. Find out about the Monthly, Quarterly, Half yearly or yearly plans offered and discounts on the same.
- Do check out about Money Back guarantee offered by web hosting companies
These few tips will help you to choose the right web hosting provider for your business. Centex Technologies, located in Texas, provides web hosting solutions to clients across the globe. Contact for web applications, dot net programming, shopping cart installations, networking solutions, and IT consulting.