What is a Nameserver

What is a Nameserver

What is a Nameserver Domain Name System Domain Name System (DNS) is a protocol for how computers send and receive data over the Internet. Its purpose is to turn a user-friendly domain name like podcreative.ca into an Internet Protocol (IP) address like 23.253.70.72. IP addresses are what computers use to identify each other on the network.  It would be very difficult to remember the IP address of every website we access. Instead, our request is routed through a DNS server, also known as a name server. The DNS manages a large database of records that map the domain we type into a web browser with its corresponding IP address. Tired of never ending website updates?Pod Creative offers dedicated, managed hosting for $30/month.  That means you never have to worry about the next update. Read more about our hosting service Name* First Last PhoneEmail* Message*Please confirm before sending* I am not a robot. EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Webwork Graphic Design Hosting Campaign Management...
An Introduction to Hosting

An Introduction to Hosting

An Introduction to Hosting What is hosting? In the simplest terms, hosting is the computer where your website is kept. A web host is a computer. Why do I need hosting? If your website is files on a computer, why can’t you host them on your home computer or laptop?  You can, however, there are probably a few factors you haven’t considered. Power Outages If you are hosting your site at home and the power goes out, then so does your website.  Professional web hosts have backup features and redundant power supplies.  This means that your site doesn’t go down, even in the roughest weather. Connection Speed Home internet plans boast about their high speed connections, but this is mainly download speeds.  Hosting a website requires sending lots of files as quickly as possible.  Home internet plans aren’t designed for this kind of traffic.  Whereas, web hosts have very fast, stable connections allowing them to upload files to and serve tens of thousands simultaneous visitors. IP Address When you are connected to the internet at home you have a dynamic IP address.  What that means is that your IP address will change from time to time.  With a web host you get a static IP address, which means people will always be able to find your site. Hardware and Maintenance If your computer starts having issues or needs a repair, your site (hosted at home) will be down for days, if not weeks.  Lost and corrupted files are hallmarks of a hard drive crash or CPU failure.  Professional web hosts have maintenance teams, replacement parts and hardware, as well...
Choose the Type of Hosting you Need

Choose the Type of Hosting you Need

Choose the Type of Hosting you Need What types of hosting are available? There are three main types of hosting: shared hosting, dedicated hosting and Virtual Private Server hosting.   Shared Hosting The most common hosting option for individuals and small businesses is shared hosting.  Shared hosting means many different sites, thousands, all on the same server (computer).  For low traffic sites, this is often a good way to go as the cost is low.  However, your site is competing for resources with all the other sites on the server.  And, there is a chance that malicious software could travel from another site on the server to your site. This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on shared hosting. Dedicated Hosting Dedicated hosting is just as it sounds, a single server hosting a single website.  Dedicated hosting is more expensive, but you’re getting a lot more for that money: All the resources of a single computer powering your website. This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on dedicated hosting. Virtual Private Server Hosting VPS hosting is more complex.  What you’re paying for is the cumulative resources of many computers networked together, acting as a single server.  One advantage to VPS is you can scale from small to large websites without the need to switch servers.  Typically VPS hosting rates are hourly rather than monthly. This entry on Wikipedia gives more information on VPS hosting. Pod Creative's Dedicated Managed HostingWe offer dedicated, managed, Canadian based hosting for your website at $30 CAD per month. This includes regular required WordPress core, theme, and plugin updates, daily backups, 24/7 tech support and...
Tickets to Y2K Spitfire Homecoming Gala Almost Sold Out

Tickets to Y2K Spitfire Homecoming Gala Almost Sold Out

The Gala Banquet on August 8th draws closer and tickets are going quickly.  With only 50 tickets remaining, your opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime historic event is almost over.  The banquet will be held in #14 Hangar at 19 Wing Comox, the home of 442 Squadron. Our guest of honor will be Wing Commander Stocky Edwards, a WWII veteran.  The Y2K Spitfire aircraft will be in the hangar for viewing, as will a Vampire aircraft which is another aircraft that Stocky flew.   Stocky welcomed Dave Hadfield to the valley on Tuesday, July 31st when the Y2K Spitfire landed at 19 Wing in Comox.  You can watch a quick video of the event here. Pilot Dave Hadfield flew the Spitfire said it is a wonderful airplane to fly. “When you talk to the guys who flew it in World War II, guys like Stocky, they have kind of a reverent tone. Sometimes there’s sadness when they think of all the friends that they lost, but talking about the airplane itself, there is a respect and reverence in their voice. “Now that I’ve flown it, I get...
World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank

World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank

World Cup Pool Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank Our great friends at Sure Courtenay Copy Centre are hosting their third World Cup Soccer Pool as a fundraiser for the Comox Valley Foodbank and Pod Creative is proud to be a sponsor. In order to participate, you will be asked to make a $5 donation online to register. 100% of the funds donated will be issued directly to the Comox Valley Foodbank at the end of the campaign. Please join in on the fun an share with your friends, family and colleagues.  The World Cup Starts June 15th! Will you join us and have a chance to win great prizes and support the Food Bank? Signup Online: www.worldcuppool.ca Michael Holding Pod Creative Tired of never ending website updates?Pod Creative offers dedicated, managed hosting for $30/month.  That means you never have to worry about the next update. Read more about our hosting...

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