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Web Hosting Interview Questions and Answers

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What are the problems faced while uploading the CGI scripts?
  • CGI scripts allow the communication to be done between the client and the server side and it acts as a gateway between them.
  • CGI scripts don’t work due to uploading of it in a BINARY mode as this is not the format in which the scripts are uploaded.
  • ASCII mode is used to upload the CGI scripts rather than BINARY mode as this is the default format that is being used for this purpose only.
  • The file should have the permission on the scripts that hasn’t been set and the permissions should be changed to make the CGI programs readable on the server and client.
  • FTP also should have the proper permissions by using the CHMOD that allows the file to be uploaded on the server.
2
What is Web Hosting?

Web hosting is the act of renting space and bandwidth through a company so that you may publish your web site online.

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Where is the dedicated hosting service used?
  • Dedicated hosting services allow the users to have their own space or their own web server.
  • It can be handled by the user having the full control over the operating system and the resources it uses.
  • It doesn’t allow the user to own the server but it is just another type of self managed or unmanaged server.
  • Dedicated servers are less costly and they allow better services than the shared ones due to the reliability.
  • Dedicated servers require lots of responsibility and maintenance to manage the resources and to provide the services.
  • It provides higher security as it is better than the other servers like shared servers that compromise on security as it is shared between many.
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What is WebHost Manager (WHM)?

WebHost Manager (WHM) is a web-based tool used by server administrators and resellers to manage hosting accounts on a web server. WHM listens on ports 2086 and 2087 by default.

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What are the ways through which the files can be transferred to server?
  • Files can be transferred to the server by using the FTP protocol also known as File Transfer Protocol.
  • FTP is used as a standard network protocol that transfers the file from one computer to another computer using the TCP protocol network.
  • This uploads the pages and other documents that are stored in private disk to the public web hosting server.
  • FTP is used on a client server architecture that allows different controls and data connections between the client and the server.
  • FTP uses clear-text sign in protocol that allows the client to use the user name and password for authentication purpose.
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