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Description of Shared Hosting

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You have a conception that you would like to turn into a site? Your first step should be to sustain your inspiration and find a place for your web site on the web so that it will be constantly available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your web page?

Since the number of web sites on the World Wide Web has increased rapidly over the last several years, the demand for website hosting services has also lead to the birth of incalculable shared hosting firms. These are firms that offer you disk space for your own site on their web servers.

Kinds of hosting services

The range of web hosting services varies tremendously, so do the necessities of the web page 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 interface. Plenty of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service free of charge. Personal web site possessors and corporations can also obtain hosting services from different hosting service providers. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, ad-sponsored, or low-priced. Business website hosting services typically are more expensive, but thanks to the huge competition on the marketplace, an escalating number of hosting corporations, like us at Host2net LLC, deliver business web hosting services at modest prices and with flexible invoicing cycles.

Types of websites and their requirements

The free-of-charge website hosting solution is normally sufficient for personal web pages such as portfolios or online diaries. A more elaborate web site, such as a community web site or a corporate site, needs a more advanced hosting package that offers database support and web application development platforms (e.g. PHP). If you wish to host a web shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting provider of your choosing. Now, SSL certificates are furnished by the majority of hosting suppliers.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting services provider typically also offers a hosting Control Panel tool for handling your web site files, e-mailboxes, e-mail aliases, domain names, DNS records, and so on.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting plans provider, network uptime is a very essential criterion. The availability of a website is assessed on an annual basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly available and visible on the Internet. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be vigilantly taken into account when signing up for a web hosting package. You should double-check the service-level agreements and the TOS of the host of your choice in advance. Reading online reviews from existing customers is also a pretty logical move before you make up your mind to sign up.

The shared hosting solution

The most widely used and inexpensive type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It includes 24/7/365 client support, which is an enormous benefit for users who do not want to cope with server maintenance tasks, but could also impede users who want to exercise more control over the web server. For such customers, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most standard applications and scripts work okay on a shared web hosting server. Furthermore, the shared hosting solution is cheaper than other kinds of hosting solutions, such as the dedicated hosting, because the web hosting provider splits the hosting server among numerous customers. The shared web hosting solution usually involves system resource usage limitations that guarantee that the separate users do not intervene with each other and that the web hosting server remains stable.

Handling your shared website hosting account

Shared web hosting plans usually offer a web-based web hosting Control Panel user interface, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. The majority of the large-size web hosts, again like us at Host2net LLC, make use of their own custom-developed hosting Control Panel.

Web server maintenance

With the shared web hosting platform, the web hosting supplier is responsible for administering the web and mail servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for providing technical support to its customers. The majority of servers are based on the Linux OS. The web host's sysadmins are responsible for maintaining the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting web server and root access.

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