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What Actually is Shared Hosting

If you would like to set up a site and make it accessible to the whole world, it must be hosted on a server. This service is called is shared hosting.

Host your web site at home or elsewhere

You could host your website on your own personal personal computer at your house or at your workplace, on a computer which belongs to a mate of yours, etc. If it is a website for testing purposes, there would be no real reason for you to find a more stable website hosting solution than that. If you wish to launch a real website, however, which will be reachable by numerous viewers and you desire to make it reliable, you will also need a dependable hosting server on which you will host it.

Why do you need a server for your site?

When you own a web site, it is located on a physical server. That physical machine has its own physical address known also as IP address. Writing the IP address of the physical machine in your browser, however, is not the best and most suitable means to reach a website. That is how and why domain names appeared and why you are in need of one for your website. So, to set up your web site, you require your own personal domain and a hosting server to host your web site on.

Hosting your website on your own

If you are an IT specialist and know how to deal with a hosting server, you can have a server of your very own and host your site on it. This will enable you to have full authority over the physical machine, to implement server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the datacenter personnel. The weakness, though, is that you will need to ensure the accessibility of your site and to take care of all server maintenance procedures yourself. If you are availing of a licensed Operating System, you will also need to pay for the license, which is typically more costly if purchased for an entire physical machine.

Using a hosting distributor

If you don't want to cope with server maintenance procedures, the wisest step to take is to register an account with a web hosting accounts provider. These are companies that offer customers powerful web servers with different hardware configurations in exchange for a certain tax. The web servers are located in data centers with special cooling and emergency power supply systems to ensure continuous service uptime.

Varieties of hosting services

The Internet is a large ocean and there are a lot of providers delivering different hosting services to the multitude of website proprietors out there. The hosting services range from charge-free hosting services, where you can host plain, HTML-based web pages, to high-priced dedicated server web hosting services that can suck your monthly budget dry. So, what hosting type answers your needs?

If you own a small or medium-sized web page that has several hundred viewers tops, you could safely utilize a shared web hosting solution. Shared web hosting signifies that many users and sites are accommodated on the very same web hosting server, thus decreasing the price of the hosting service. Shared accounts ordinarily involve central processing unit, memory, traffic and web hosting server hard drive storage space usage quotas to ensure that the websites hosted on the server do not meddle with each other and do not utilize more resources than they are allocated.

In case your web site is more resource-devouring, you should consider a VPS hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated servers hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It gives you full root-level access, which enables you to implement server configuration changes - something that would be inconceivable on a shared hosting web server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU portions are allocated to each single private virtual web hosting server, without anyone else using them. Typically there are other virtual private servers beside yours that utilize the system resources of the physical server, which could occasionally influence the overall performance, but in the majority of circumstances it's of no concern. Should the resources of the private virtual web server, though, be insufficient for your needs, it is clearly time to shift to a dedicated web hosting server.

The dedicated servers is a physical machine that you rent, which is utilized exclusively by you for your own web site needs. Nobody else shares its system resources and you obtain root-level access, can choose a hardware configuration in advance, implement updates later on and install RAM or hard disk drives. 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 modify the kernel of the Operating System (usually Linux-based) as well.

Choose your web host

If you have a vision of what your web site is going to contain, or if you have only a loose plan that has not fully evolved yet, your first step towards the creation of your site should be to find a web hosting services provider. The best course of action is to discover a hosting corporation that furnishes an extensive selection of hosting solutions so that you do not need to switch web hosting service providers in case you first use a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and have to migrate to a VPS web server solution or a dedicated web hosting server. We, for instance, distribute cut-rate shared website hosting plans, low-cost OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based Virtual Private Server web hosting packages, semi-dedicated hosting servers with their own web hosting Control Panel user interface and even dedicated server hosting plans. We also offer cost-free bonuses - the shared website hosting low-cost domain name if they are paid for on a yearly basis, the more advanced virtual server plans and dedicated hosting plans include a free domain name reseller account and invoicing software should you wish to use them for reselling purposes. Add the first-class 24-7-365 customer service and you have all you would typically require. You could, certainly, find other web hosting distributors depending on what exactly you are looking for, by carrying out an online survey or by examining different hosting reviews online. The most reasonable option, though, is a hosting vendor that is also a domain registrar and has hosting servers in more than one country - both requirements fulfilled by us. We have hosting servers in the United States, in England and in Australia, and offer multiple domain name extensions for registration.