with Open Unlimited Hosting
We constantly try to explain
the difference between pageBuzz and regular web hosting. Since
most people just don't understand the technical side of websites,
it gets lost someplace between the dns and the www.
The truth is, the industry
trys to make it more complicated than it really is, that way
people feel like they need a website hosting service with a big
brand name. The reality is that website hosting is
nothing more than creating a folder on a web accessible computer
and letting someone upload files to it.
Anyone can make a new folder
or directory on their computer, that is what a web host does and
then they assign the permissions to your username and give you
access. When you upload files it is the same as adding files to a
folder on your own computer, but with a web server, anyone can
access those files.
OK, it is a bit more
complicated as to how connections are made, security, bandwidth
and domain direction, but that is what the hosting service does
and not really the site owners concern. But it is also not
something that you need a big name like yahoo to manage. There
are many companies with qualified system administrators.
Now, lets look at pageBuzz as
a website host. We do not offer the same type of service, since
most companies offer nothing more than an empty folder on their
server, it is up to you to upload everything you need on the
website. that includes programs, shopping carts, databases and so
Well, most us of can type a
page and add some pictures, but how is anyone going to learn how
to write computer code, compile it into a binary executable and
install it on the web server? And is that really necessary to run
a simple website to sell products.
Actually it is. HTML is a
static language and while great to display text and pictures it
ends there. If you want the website to collect data, charge
credit cards or manage customers then you need programming that
will have direct access to the server's CPU and permissions to
write to and access space on the server.
This is where pageBuzz is
different than any other hosting company. Our websites already
have all the programing compiled and working in your website. The
programming actually runs your website and gives you the ability
to run complicated programs, a web store, forum and many other
Rather than you learning how
to use FTP, SSH and command line functions, our system runs from
a regular web browser such as IE, Safari or Mozilla Firefox.
Anyone can follow simple instructions to upload photos of
products, build pages, run forums, run a classified and collect
credit cards for any number of products or services.
It is the suite of programs
and the way those programs work that makes pageBuzz different than
other hosts. pageBuzz is not just an empty folder on a webserver,
it is a website management system, content and webhost all in one.
When people signup at pageBuzz,
they get a working website with a home page, a contact page,
guestbook and a working store with a sample product and already
configured to start selling. In 15 minutes you can have your
products online and start selling.
Of course it will take some
time to build more pages, add all of your inventory and promote
the website to all of your potential clients. But done in steps
and in your spare time, you wont have to learn how to build a
shopping cart or how to install processing modules. If fact, you
can't install anything in pageBuzz because all the programming is
integrated into the page building system.
I guess a better way to
describe the system is it being more like running an ebay
prostore than running a website where you have to manage all of
your own programming.
One big advantage of a self
contained software system rather than standard web space is that
the system is supported so you can get help on any of the
programs offered. If you have your own program, you have to
support yourself and when it comes to CGI, PHP, ASP or C++ I am
guessing the average person is lacking in any real experience.
With pageBuzz, rather than
learning how to make hash values and format arrays into SQL
queries you simply point and click your way to a working web
store. You don't have access to the coding of the binary
executables and my guess is that you don't want it.
If you buy a cell phone, you
want to type in a number and speak to the person at the other end.
Chances are you don't want to go to Radio Shack and but the
components, a soldering iron and the tools to build a cell phone.
You don't want a kit with all the parts that you have to assemble
based on a schematic drawing. You want a working phone that you
can add your numbers to, change the ring tone and have a useful
That is what pageBuzz is about.
Rather than building your own cell phone, you get the finished
product. You add your own text and products, choose your own
options and add your own unique style.
We always say that it has to
be easy enough that even "grown ups can do it". With
pageBuzz, building a website is as easy as using a website. No
fancy tools to install, no worries about complex programming or
backing up SQL databases.
Despite the ease of use, the
system still out performs most other options. Since it is not a
shared hosting system but more like one big website such as ebay
or amazon.com the administrators can manage performance, make
global updates and improvements that you just don't get when you
run your own programs.
Of course at $20 a month,
pageBuzz cannot offer large corporations or mega sites unlimited
resources. All the programs have limits to insure that no single
user becomes a resource hog and takes down all of the websites on
a single server which is one of the primary headaches with all
shared hosting systems.