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Shared Web Hosting Revealed

If you would like to create a website and make it visible to the whole world, it needs to be located on a web server. This service is called is shared web hosting.

Host your website at home or somewhere else

You could host your web site on your own personal 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 discover a more powerful web hosting service than that. If you want to set up a real web site, though, which will be reachable by a lot of visitors and you wish to make it reliable, you will also require a stable web server where you will host it.

Why do you need a web server for your site?

When you own a web site, it is hosted on a physical server. That physical machine has its own physical address known also as IP address. Typing the IP of the physical server in your browser's address bar, though, is not the best and simplest means to access a web site. That is how and why domains appeared and why you need one for your web site. Thus, to set up your website, you require your own personal domain and a server to host your website on.

Hosting your website yourself

If you are an Information Technology specialist and understand how to deal with a web server, you can have a web hosting server of your own and host your site on it. This will allow you to have complete control over the web hosting server, to make server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself instead of relying on the data center staff. The drawback, however, is that you will have to guarantee the visibility of your website and to cope with all server maintenance procedures yourself. If you are utilizing a licensed OS, you will also need to spend money on the license, which typically costs more if bought for an entire physical machine.

Using a hosting services provider

If you don't want to carry out server maintenance duties, the most intelligent step to take is to open an account with a web hosting plans provider. These are companies that offer clients powerful web hosting servers with various hardware configurations for a given fee. The hosting servers are physically located in datacenter facilities with special cooling and backup power supply systems to guarantee uninterrupted Internet connection.

Varieties of web hosting services

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$4.00 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
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$9.25 / month

The web is a large sea and there are numerous hosting suppliers offering various hosting services to the multitude of web site proprietors out there. The hosting services range from free-of-cost hosting services, where you can host plain, HTML-based sites, to high-priced dedicated hosting services that can suck your monthly allowance dry. So, what type of hosting matches your requirements?

If you run a small or medium-size web page that has a few hundred visitors max, you could safely make use of a shared web hosting solution. Shared web hosting signifies that plenty of hosting user accounts and web sites are hosted on the very same server, thus decreasing the price of the service. Shared hosting accounts usually include CPU, memory, web traffic and content storage space usage quotas to ensure that the web sites accommodated on the web hosting server do not interfere with each other and do not use more system resources than they are allotted.

If your site is more popular, you should choose a VPS web hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated servers web hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It gives you full root privileges, which allows you to implement server configuration modifications - something that would be impossible on a shared server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU portions are allocated to each individual virtual server, without anyone else using them. Typically there are other virtual private servers aside from your own that share the resources of the physical server, which could sometimes influence the overall performance, but in the majority of instances it is not a problem. Should the system resources of the Virtual Private Server, though, be insufficient for your needs, it is apparently time to obtain a dedicated server.

The dedicated server web hosting is a physical machine that you lease, which is utilized just by you for your own personal website needs. No one else shares its resources and you get full server root access, can choose the hardware in advance, apply updates at a later time and add RAM or hard 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 web server you can update the kernel of the Operating System (typically Linux-based) as well.

Select your web host

If you know what your web site is going to be composed of, or if you have only a loose plan that has not completely evolved yet, your first step towards the creation of your web site should be to pick a web host. The most reasonable step to take is to find a host that provides an extensive assortment of website hosting solutions so that you do not need to change web hosting service providers in case you first use a shared hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and need to move to a VPS or a dedicated hosting web server. We, for example, supply inexpensive shared web hosting packages, cut-rate OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based private virtual server hosting plans, semi-dedicated web hosting servers with their own Control Panel interface and even dedicated web server plans. We also offer free-of-charge bonuses - the shared web hosting cheap domain name if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more advanced virtual private hosting server packages and dedicated hosting server plans come with a free-of-cost domain name reseller account and invoicing software should you decide to use them for reselling purposes. Add the topflight 24/7/365 support service and you have all you would normally require. You could, doubtlessly, discover other web hosting vendors depending on what precisely you are searching for, by carrying out an online search or by checking additional web hosting reviews online. The most relevant option, however, is a web hosting vendor that is also a domain name registrar and has web servers in more than one country - both preconditions fulfilled by us. We have web servers in America, in the United Kingdom and in Australia, and offer a multitude of domain extensions for registration.