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Definition of Web Hosting

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If you want to launch a web site and render it available for the whole world to see, it must be located on a server. This service is known as is web hosting.

Host your website at home or somewhere else

You could host your web site on your own personal personal computer at your house or at your workplace, on a personal computer which belongs to a chum of yours, etc. If it is a site for experimenting purposes, there would be no real need for you to look for a more stable website hosting service than that. If you would like to launch a real web site, though, which will be reachable by numerous viewers and you want to make it reliable, you will also need a dependable server on which you will host it.

Why do you require a web hosting server for your web site?

When you have a website, it is hosted on a physical server. That physical machine has its own physical address called Internet Protocol address. Writing the IP address of the physical machine in your web browser's address bar, though, is not the best and most suitable way to open a website. That is how and why domain names came into existence and why you are in need of one for your website. Thus, to launch your website, you need your own domain name and a web hosting server to host your website on.

Hosting your site yourself

If you are an Information Technology expert and know how to work with a web server, you can have a web hosting server of your own and host your website on it. This will allow you to have full authority over the physical server, to implement server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the data center personnel. The disadvantage, however, is that you will need to ensure the visibility of your site and to handle all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are availing of a licensed Operating System, you will also need to pay for the license, which is usually more high-priced if purchased for a whole physical server.

Using a hosting packages provider

If you don't want to deal with server maintenance duties, the most relevant step to take is to open an account with a web hosting services provider. These are firms that offer customers powerful web hosting servers with various hardware configurations for a certain fee. The hosting servers are located in datacenters with special cooling and emergency power systems to ensure uninterrupted network connectivity.

Varieties of hosting services

The World Wide Web is a large ocean and there are plenty of hosting providers providing different hosting services to the plethora of web site owners out there. The web hosting services range from cost-free hosting services, where you can host plain, HTML-based sites, to expensive dedicated web server hosting services that can drain your finances. So, what web hosting type fits your demands?

If you run a small or mid-sized web page that has a few hundred viewers max, you could safely avail of a shared hosting solution. Shared hosting implies that many shared hosting clients and web sites are accommodated on the very same server, thus decreasing the price of the hosting service. Shared web hosting accounts commonly involve CPU, RAM memory, traffic and web hosting server hard drive space quotas to make certain that the web sites accommodated on the server do not interfere with each other and do not use more resources than they are apportioned.

In case your website is more frequently visited, you should consider a VPS hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It gives you root privileges, which permits you to make server configuration modifications - something that would be inconceivable on a shared web server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and central processing unit portions are allotted to each single virtual web server, without anyone else utilizing them. Usually there are other virtual private servers apart from your own that make use of the resources of the physical machine, which could sometimes influence the overall performance, but in most cases it is not a problem. Should the resources of the virtual private web server, though, be insufficient for your needs, it is plainly time to move to a dedicated web server.

The dedicated hosting is a physical server that you rent, which is utilized just by you for your very own personal website needs. No one else shares its system resources and you obtain complete root-level access, can choose the hardware in advance, apply updates later on and install RAM or hard drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mostly at the Operating System level and all virtual containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated hosting server you can revise the kernel of the OS (typically Linux-based) too.

Find your web hosting vendor

If you know what your website is going to contain, or if you have just a vague plan that has not completely evolved yet, your first move towards the creation of your website should be to choose a web host. The most reasonable step to take is to find a web hosting firm that distributes a wide array of website hosting services so that you do not need to swap service providers if you first use a shared hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and need to move to a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated server solution. We, for instance, provide affordably priced shared website hosting packages, affordable OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual private web server packages, semi-dedicated hosting servers with their own hosting Control Panel and even dedicated hosting server plans. We also offer cost-free presents - the shared website hosting cheap domain name if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more powerful virtual private hosting server plans and dedicated web server hosting plans include a free-of-cost domain reseller account and billing software in case you wish to utilize them for reselling purposes. Throw in the excellent 24/7/365 support service and you have all you would normally need. You could, by all means, discover other web hosting corporations depending on what exactly you are searching for, by conducting an online search or by examining additional web hosting reviews. The most appropriate option, however, is a hosting solutions provider that is also a domain name registrar and has hosting servers in more than one country - both requirements fulfilled by us. We have hosting servers in North America, in England and in Australia, and offer plenty of domain extensions for registration.

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