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Shared Hosting Packages Defined
If you desire to build a web site and make it visible to the whole world, it must be hosted on a web server. This service is known as is shared hosting.
Host your web site at home or elsewhere
You could host your web site on your own computer at your house or at your workplace, on a personal computer which belongs to a pal of yours, and so on. If it is a site for experimenting purposes, there would be no real need for you to seek a more stable web hosting service than that. If you would like to launch a real website, however, which will be reachable by plenty of persons and you desire to make it reliable, you will also require a reliable web hosting server where you will host it.
Why do you require a web server for your website?
When you own a website, it is located on a physical machine. That physical server has its own physical address called Internet Protocol address. Writing the IP of the machine in your web browser, however, is not the best and most convenient means to open a website. That is how and why domain names appeared and why you need one for your site. Therefore, to establish your web site, you need your own personal domain name and a web server to host your site on.
Hosting your web site on your own
If you are an Information Technology professional and understand how to manage 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 exert full control over the machine, to make server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself instead of relying on the datacenter personnel. The weak side, however, is that you will have to guarantee the uptime of your site and to handle all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are making use of a licensed Operating System, you will also have to spend cash on the license, which is typically more costly if purchased for an entire web server.
Using a web hosting packages provider
If you don't want to perform server maintenance tasks, the most intelligent step to take is to open an account with a web hosting accounts provider. These are companies that offer customers powerful hosting servers with different hardware configurations in exchange for a given fee. The servers are located in data center facilities with special cooling and backup power supply systems to guarantee uninterrupted network uptime.
Types of web hosting services
The Internet is an endless sea and there are multiple web hosting corporations offering various hosting services to the myriad of web site possessors out there. The hosting services range from free-of-charge hosting services, where you can host plain, HTML-based web pages, to costly dedicated web server hosting services that can drain your resources. So, what type of web hosting meets your demands?
If you run a small or mid-size web site that has several hundred visitors tops, you could safely resort to a shared hosting solution. Shared web hosting suggests that numerous shared hosting accounts and websites are accommodated on the same web server, thus curtailing the price of the hosting service. Shared hosting accounts normally include central processing unit, RAM, bandwidth and web hosting space quotas to guarantee that the websites accommodated on the web hosting server do not interfere with each other and do not utilize more resources than they are assigned.
If your web site is larger, you should pick a virtual private servers hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated servers hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It offers full root access, which permits you to make server configuration modifications - something that would be unthinkable on a shared hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU shares are allocated to each individual private virtual hosting server, without anyone else utilizing them. Usually there are other virtual private servers apart from yours that avail of the system resources of the physical server, which could occasionally affect the overall performance, but in most cases it's of no concern. Should the system resources of the VPS hosting server, though, be inadequate for your needs, it is clearly time to consider a dedicated web server.
The dedicated servers is a physical machine that you lease, which is used exclusively by you for your very own personal web site needs. No one else shares its resources and you obtain full server root access, can choose a hardware architecture in advance, add updates at a later time and add RAM or hard 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) too.
Pick your hosting supplier
If you have an idea of what your web site is going to contain, or if you have just a loose plan that has not fully evolved yet, your initial move towards the creation of your website should be to pick a hosting vendor. The wisest step to take is to discover a web hosting accounts provider that distributes an immense range of hosting services so that you do not need to switch service providers in case you first use a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and have to shift to a private virtual server solution or a dedicated web hosting server. We, for example, distribute moderately priced shared web hosting packages, moderately priced OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual web hosting server plans, semi-dedicated servers with their own hosting Control Panel interface and even dedicated hosting server packages. We also offer free-of-charge bounties - the shared hosting affordable domain if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more advanced virtual servers and dedicated web server hosting plans include a free-of-charge domain reseller account and invoicing software should you wish to utilize them for reselling purposes. Throw in the excellent 24-7 client support service and you have all you would typically require. You could, certainly, discover other web hosting firms depending on what exactly you are searching for, by carrying out an online search or by checking different online hosting reviews. The most suitable option, however, is a hosting solutions provider that is also a domain name registrar and has web servers in more than one country - both requirements met by us. We have servers in the US, in England and in Australia, and offer a multitude of domain name extensions for registration.