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Explanation of Hosting

You have a notion that you wish to turn into a web site? Your first move should be to uphold your enthusiasm and find a spot for your page on the World Wide Web so that it will be constantly accessible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web site?

Because the number of web sites on the World Wide Web has risen rapidly during the last several years, the demand for web hosting services has also lead to the emergence of incalculable hosting distributors. These are firms that offer you storage space for your own web site on their servers.

Sorts of hosting services

The range of web hosting services varies enormously, so do the necessities of the web site proprietors. The most basic type of hosting is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based interface. Plenty of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service for free. Personal web site possessors and firms can also obtain hosting services from different hosting vendors. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, ad-sponsored, or low-priced. Business website hosting services usually cost more, but due to the enormous rivalry on the web hosting market, a growing number of hosting vendors, like us at Name Is On, provide business web hosting services at cheap prices and with flexible invoicing cycles.

Kinds of websites and their prerequisites

The cost-free hosting platform is normally sufficient for personal websites such as portfolios or online journals. A more resource-demanding web site, like a community web site or a corporate web portal, needs a more advanced website hosting platform that offers database support and web application development platforms (including PHP). If you want to host an e-commerce web site, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting vendor of your choosing. Today, SSL certificates are furnished by most hosting providers.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting distributor normally also offers a hosting Control Panel interface for managing your files, mail accounts, email aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service dependability

When choosing a hosting solutions provider, service uptime is a very vital aspect. The availability of a website is calculated on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly available and discoverable on the World Wide Web. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be vigilantly considered when ordering a website hosting service. You should double-check the service-level agreements and the ToS of the web host of your choice in advance. Finding reviews from current clients is also a quite reasonable step before you reach a decision to sign up.

The shared web hosting platform

Beginner
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.17 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.12 / month
 

The most widely used and affordably priced type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers round-the-clock customer support, which is a big advantage for users who would not like to cope with server maintenance tasks, but could also obstruct users who wish to exercise more control over the web server. For such clients, a VPSs or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most standard applications and scripts work alright on a shared hosting web server. In addition, the shared hosting solution is more affordable than other kinds of web hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, since the hosting vendor splits the hosting server among plenty of users. The shared hosting solution normally includes system resource usage limitations that guarantee that the separate customers do not interfere with each other and that the server remains stable.

Managing your shared web hosting account

Shared hosting plans typically include a web-based Control Panel, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-sized web hosting service providers, again like us at Name Is On, utilize their very own custom-designed web hosting Control Panel.

Web server maintenance

With the shared web hosting solution, the web hosting packages provider is responsible for managing the web and mail servers, for installing web server software, security updates and patches, and for offering technical support to its clients. Most web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The hosting vendor's sysadmins are in charge of maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated server and full root-level access.