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What In Fact is Shared Hosting

If you wish to set up a website and render it available for the whole world to see, it has to be located on a web hosting server. This service is called is shared hosting.

Host your website at home or elsewhere

You could host your web site on your own personal PC at home or at work, on a PC which belongs to a pal of yours, etc. If it is a site for experimenting purposes, there would be no real reason for you to find a more stable website hosting service than that. If you would like to develop an actual web site, though, which will be visible to a lot of visitors and you would like to make it reliable, you will also require a dependable server where you will host it.

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

When you have a website, it is hosted on a physical machine. That physical machine has its own physical address known also as Internet Protocol address. Writing the IP of the physical machine in your browser, though, is not the best and quickest way to open a web site. That is how and why domain names came into existence and why you are in need of one for your website. So, to launch your web site, you need your own domain name and a web hosting server to host your site on.

Hosting your site on your own

If you are an Information Technology pro and know how to administer a web server, you can have a web hosting server of your very own and host your web site on it. This will permit you to have full authority over the physical machine, to make server configuration modifications and to install software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the datacenter staff. The weakness, however, is that you will have to guarantee the uptime of your site and to cope with all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are using a licensed Operating System, you will also have to invest cash in the license, which is typically more expensive if bought for an entire physical machine.

Using a web hosting distributor

If you don't want to handle server maintenance procedures, the best solution is to sign up for an account with a web hosting solutions provider. These are companies that offer clients powerful web servers with different hardware configurations for a certain fee. The web hosting servers are held in datacenter facilities with special cooling and emergency power systems to guarantee uninterrupted website availability.

Kinds of hosting services

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Unlimited bandwidth
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Unlimited bandwidth
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The Internet is a boundless ocean and there are many web hosting distributors providing different hosting services to the myriad of website owners out there. The web hosting services vary from free-of-cost hosting services, where you can host simple, HTML-based websites, to costly dedicated hosting services that can suck your resources dry. So, what web hosting type fits your demands?

If you have a small or medium-size website that has several hundred visitors max, you could safely use a shared hosting solution. Shared web hosting means that numerous web hosting clients and web sites are hosted on one and the same hosting server, thus slashing the price of the hosting service. Shared accounts typically involve central processing unit, RAM, bandwidth and server disk storage space quotas to make sure that the websites hosted on the hosting server do not intervene with each other and do not use more resources than they are apportioned.

In case your website is more resource-swallowing, you should pick 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 access, which enables you to make server configuration changes - something that would be impossible on a shared hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU portions are allotted to each single private virtual web server, without anyone else using them. Usually there are other virtual private servers beside your own that share the system resources of the physical server, which could sometimes affect the overall performance, but in the majority of instances it is not a problem. Should the system resources of the virtual web server, however, be insufficient for your needs, it is obviously time to order a dedicated hosting web server.

The dedicated hosting is a server that you lease, which is used exclusively by you for your very own personal web site needs. Nobody else uses its resources and you gain full server root privileges, can choose a hardware configuration in advance, implement updates at a later time and install RAM or hard disks. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mostly at the Operating System level and all containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated hosting server you can update the kernel of the Operating System (typically Linux-based) too.

Choose your web host

If you have a notion of what your site is going to comprise, or if you have only a vague plan that has not fully evolved yet, your initial move towards the creation of your web site should be to find a hosting supplier. The most relevant step to take is to discover a hosting packages provider that supplies an immense array of website hosting solutions so that you do not have to change hosting service providers if you first avail of a shared hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and have to upgrade to a private virtual server or a dedicated server web hosting solution. We, for instance, offer modestly priced shared hosting packages, modestly priced OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers with their own hosting Control Panel interface and even dedicated hosting server packages. We also offer charge-free gifts - the shared web hosting cheap domain if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more advanced private virtual web hosting server plans and dedicated servers include a cost-free domain name reseller account and billing software should you wish to use them for reselling purposes. Add the topflight 24-7-365 customer support service and you have all you would usually require. You could, certainly, find other web hosting providers depending on what precisely you are searching for, by carrying out an online survey or by reading additional web hosting reviews online. The most reasonable choice, though, is a web hosting services provider that is also a domain registrar and has servers in more than one country - both prerequisites met by us. We have web servers in America, in the United Kingdom and in Australia, and offer many domain name extensions for registration.