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Description of Web Hosting

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You have a concept that you desire to convert into a website? Your very first step should be to keep your inspiration and discover a place for your web site online so that it will be constantly accessible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web page?

Since the number of web pages on the World Wide Web has increased exponentially over the last couple of years, the demand for hosting services has also lead to the birth of innumerable web hosting distributors. These are companies that offer you disk space for your own web page on their web hosting servers.

Types of hosting services

The scope of hosting services varies tremendously, so do the requirements of the web site owners. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based user interface. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver this service free of cost. Personal website proprietors and companies can also get web hosting services from different hosting service providers. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, ad-subsidized, or modestly priced. Business website hosting services normally are more expensive, but owing to the immense rivalry on the web hosting market, an escalating number of web hosting service providers, like us at theclearhost, furnish business hosting services at budget prices and with flexible invoicing periods.

Kinds of web sites and their prerequisites

The free-of-cost web hosting platform is generally sufficient for personal web sites like portfolios or online blogs. A more demanding website, such as a community website or a corporate page, requires a more powerful web hosting platform that offers database support and application development platforms (including PHP). If you want to build an Internet shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting supplier of your choice. Nowadays, SSL certificates are offered by the majority of hosting suppliers.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting provider typically also offers a web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface for administering your files, mails, mail aliases, domain names, DNS records, etc.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting service, website availability is a very vital aspect. The availability of a website is measured on an annual basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly available and reachable on the Internet. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be meticulously examined when signing up for a hosting plan. The best thing to do is re-examine the service-level agreements and the Terms of Use of the hosting supplier of your choice in advance. Reading reviews from current customers is also a quite clever step before you reach a decision to subscribe.

The shared hosting platform

The most popular and affordably priced type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It includes 24-7 customer support, which is a great upside for clients who would not like to cope with server maintenance tasks, but could also obstruct clients who want to exert more control over the web hosting server. For such users, a virtual private servers or a dedicated hosting would be more appropriate. Most standard apps and scripts work okay on a shared hosting server. Besides, the shared web hosting solution costs less than other types of hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, since the web hosting provider divides the hosting server among many clients. The shared hosting platform usually includes resource usage restrictions that guarantee that the different clients do not meddle with each other and that the web server remains stable.

Administering your shared web hosting account

Shared website hosting plans usually offer a web-based web hosting Control Panel user interface, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and so on. Most of the large web hosts, again like us at theclearhost, avail of their own personal custom-designed Control Panel interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting platform, the web hosting provider is responsible for managing the web and electronic mail servers, for installing server software, security updates and patches, and for offering tech support to its customers. Most web servers are based on the Linux OS. The web hosting service provider's administrators are responsible for keeping the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated server and full server root access.

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