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What is Web Hosting?

You have a notion that you want to convert into a website? Your first step should be to retain your enthusiasm and find a place for your website on the Internet so that it will be always accessible to the whole world.

Where should you host your website?

Because the number of web sites on the Internet has risen exponentially in the last few years, the need for hosting services has also lead to the emergence of innumerable web hosting suppliers. These are firms that offer you disk storage space for your own web page on their hosting servers.

Sorts of hosting services

The reach of web hosting services varies greatly, so do the needs of the website possessors. The most basic type of 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) provide this service free of charge. Personal website owners and firms can also get website hosting services from various web hosts. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, advertisement-sponsored, or cheap. Business website hosting services typically cost more, but due to the enormous competition on the hosting market, an increasing number of hosting distributors, like us at DEMKADA, provide business web hosting services at inexpensive prices and with flexible billing cycles.

Types of websites and their prerequisites

The free web hosting platform is generally sufficient for personal sites like portfolios or weblogs. A busier web site, such as a social networking web site or a corporate web site, requires a more powerful web hosting solution that provides database support and application development platforms (including PHP). If you desire to establish an e-commerce site, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting accounts provider of your choosing. As of now, SSL certificates are offered by most hosting vendors.

The hosting Control Panel

The web hosting solutions provider usually also offers a web hosting Control Panel GUI for administering your web content, emails, mailbox aliases, domain names, DNS records, etc.

Service uptime

When picking a hosting services provider, website accessibility is a very vital criterion. The accessibility of a website is calculated on a yearly basis by taking into consideration the time when the web site is publicly accessible and viewable online. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be attentively examined when ordering a website hosting package. The best thing to do is double-check the service-level agreements and the TOS of the hosting solutions provider of your choosing in advance. Finding online reviews from current clients is also a rather smart move before you decide to register.

The shared web hosting platform

The most famous and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers 24/7/365 client support, which is a big benefit for clients who do not wish to cope with server maintenance tasks, but could also hinder users who want to exercise more control over the hosting server. For such clients, a virtual private servers or a dedicated hosting would be more suitable. Most popular applications and scripts work fine on a shared server. Besides, the shared web hosting solution is more affordable than other kinds of hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, since the web hosting packages provider divides the shared hosting web server among a lot of users. The shared hosting solution usually involves resource usage limitations that ensure that the separate clients do not intervene with each other and that the web server stays stable.

Managing your shared website hosting account

Shared web hosting plans typically include a web-based hosting Control Panel GUI, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and so on. The majority of the big web hosting vendors, again like us at DEMKADA, use their own personal custom-built web hosting Control Panel.

Web server maintenance

With the shared hosting solution, the hosting accounts provider is responsible for administering the web and email servers, for installing server software, security updates and patches, and for offering technical support to its clients. Most servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting provider's sysadmins are responsible for keeping the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated web hosting server and complete root access.