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Description of Shared Hosting

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If you desire to launch a website and make it visible to the whole world, it has to be hosted on a web hosting server. This service is known as is shared hosting.

Host your site at home or elsewhere

You could host your site on your own personal computer at your house or at your workplace, on a computer which belongs to a comrade of yours, and so on. If it is a web site for testing purposes, there would be no real need for you to seek a more stable hosting solution than that. If you would like to set up a real website, however, which will be visible to many viewers and you want to make it dependable, you will also require a reliable web server where you will host it.

Why do you require a server for your site?

When you own a web site, it is hosted on a physical server. That physical server has its own physical address known also as IP address. Writing the Internet Protocol address of the server in your web browser, however, is not the best and simplest way to reach a web site. That is how and why domains came into being and why you are in need of one for your web site. Hence, to launch your web site, you need your own personal domain and a web hosting server to host your site on.

Hosting your website yourself

If you are an Information Technology professional and know how to tackle a web hosting server, you can have a web hosting server of your own and host your site on it. This will enable you to exert complete control over the physical server, to implement server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the data center staff. The drawback, however, is that you will have to guarantee the accessibility of your site and to cope with all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are utilizing a licensed Operating System, you will also need to spend money on the license, which usually costs more if bought for an entire machine.

Using a web hosting distributor

If you don't want to take care of server maintenance tasks, the most reasonable step to take is to register an account with a web hosting solutions provider. These are firms that offer customers powerful web hosting servers with different hardware configurations in exchange for a given fee. The hosting servers are held in data center facilities with special cooling and uninterruptible power supply systems to guarantee continuous Internet connection.

Kinds of web hosting services

The World Wide Web is a boundless sea and there are multiple web hosting suppliers providing various hosting services to the multitude of web site possessors out there. The hosting services range from free-of-cost web hosting services, where you can host basic, HTML-based websites, to costly dedicated web hosting services that can drain your finances. So, what hosting type answers your demands?

If you run a small or average-size website that has several hundred guests tops, you could safely make use of a shared hosting solution. Shared web hosting signifies that a lot of shared web hosting user accounts and sites are accommodated on the very same server, thus lowering the price of the service. Shared accounts normally have central processing unit, RAM memory, traffic and hosting server disk drive space quotas to make certain that the websites accommodated on the hosting server do not interfere with each other and do not use more system resources than they are apportioned.

If your web site is more resource-consuming, you should choose a virtual private servers hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It offers full root-level access, which enables you to implement server configuration changes - something that would be unthinkable on a shared web server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and central processing unit shares are allocated to each individual VPS hosting server, without anyone else using them. Typically there are other virtual private servers beside your own that make use of the resources of the physical server, which could sometimes influence the overall performance, but in the majority of circumstances it is not a problem. Should the resources of the VPS server, however, be inadequate for your needs, it is clearly time to obtain a dedicated web server.

The dedicated servers is a physical machine that you hire, which is used only by you for your own web site needs. Nobody else uses its resources and you are bestowed with full root access, can select the hardware in advance, implement updates at a later time and install RAM or disk drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mainly at the OS level and all containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated hosting web server you can modify the kernel of the Operating System (typically Linux-based) as well.

Find your web hosting supplier

If you know what your website is going to comprise, or if you have only a loose idea that has not fully matured yet, your initial step towards the creation of your site should be to pick a web hosting packages provider. The best solution is to find a hosting supplier that delivers an immense range of hosting services so that you do not have to switch providers if you first make use of a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared hosting resources and need to upgrade to a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated web hosting solution. We, for example, offer cheap shared website hosting plans, modestly priced OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based VPS web hosting server plans, semi-dedicated servers with their own Control Panel interface and even dedicated web hosting server plans. We also offer free gifts - the shared hosting cheap domain if they are paid for on a yearly basis, the more powerful private virtual web hosting servers and dedicated server web hosting plans include a free domain name reseller account and billing software should you decide to utilize them for reselling purposes. Add the topflight 24x7 customer support service and you have all you would typically need. You could, certainly, discover other hosting providers depending on what precisely you are searching for, by carrying out an online survey or by checking different web hosting reviews online. The most suitable option, though, is a web hosting accounts provider that is also a domain registrar and has web servers in more than one country - both preconditions met by us. We have web hosting servers in the States, in Great Britain and in Australia, and offer a lot of domain extensions for registration.

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