Web Hosting Services Unveiled
Web hosting is a service that web hosting suppliers offer so that you can publish your web site on the World Wide Web.
How can people check out your web site?
When you build a web site and you want other persons to view it, you will need to copy (or upload) it to a web server. If you attempt to render the website reachable online by web hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it up and running all the time, which is why web hosting services appeared.
How does web hosting work?
Hosting corporations provide you with disk space for your web site on their high-power computers (servers) and ensure uninterrupted Internet connection. When someone types your website address (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web server where they can examine the content of your web site.
Types of web hosting
With the growth of Internet technologies, several types of web hosting services have emerged to meet the various needs of website possessors, including shared hosting services, VPS server web hosting services and dedicated hosting services.
Shared web hosting
Shared web hosting is the most commonly used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where a single server is shared between many shared hosting account holders who are limited by the CPU, web traffic and web space quotas that they have been allotted. This type of website hosting is usually less expensive - you don't have to buy the entire hosting server upfront, as it is shared among numerous hosting customers, and the hosting distributor can afford to provide much more affordable prices. It is also easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-installed with all the necessary software and the web hosting provider takes care of all server maintenance procedures and software updates on your behalf.
The disadvantage of the shared web hosting solution is that you share the server's resources with other persons and if a given website becomes really busy it may influence (and slow down) all the other sites on that web hosting server, but the majority of web hosting distributors, including us at WebPage 4 All, have security systems in place that hinder that from happening.
A description of a hosting service
Because shared hosting is the most common type of web hosting, most hosting companies and hosting clients simply call it web hosting or website hosting. As there is an enormous rivalry on the web hosting market, most web hosting companies endeavor to provide cheap prices and bonuses with their web hosting services. We, for instance, provide different hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and annual, based on your finances. If you select the annual invoicing cycle, you will get a bonus - one charge-free domain name registration.
VPS hosting services
VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. If your web site outgrows the resources offered by your shared web hosting plan, a private virtual server plan is a possible choice. Virtual Private Server web hosting account owners still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other Virtual Private Server hosting account holders, but the hard disk drive is split up using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own dedicated system resources and can be configured almost like an actual dedicated web hosting server. The advantage is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a private virtual web server are not shared. In addition, the virtualization software offers you much more autonomy to configure your VPS hosting server, but it also calls for a more advanced level of technical know-how.
With the Dedicated Hosting solution, the client gets a whole dedicated web hosting server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated server hosting solution is the most powerful of all website hosting solutions and offers countless customization possibilities - the dedicated server hosting users can choose the hardware and software specs that will meet their demands. Dedicated resources and no-holds-barred performance are two reasons why a dedicated server web hosting package is a perfect solution for a high resource-consuming corporate website, for example - you will not share the hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will acquire root access. You will have full authority over the machine, which will permit you to implement any configuration changes that you might need. The weakness of the dedicated server hosting solution is that a higher level of technical knowledge is needed - unless you hire an Information Technology expert, it will be your duty to manage and configure the dedicated web hosting server. The dedicated server hosting solution is also much more costly, since the cost of the dedicated server isn't shared between any other customers.
A website hosting recommendation for beginner users
If you are just starting to build your website and are searching for a web hosting solution to begin with, the shared website hosting solution remains the most reasonable option. If your web site outgrows your web hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for example, this is very easy and requires no migration of your web site files, because only the parameters of your account change. You can also upgrade your web hosting package to a more advanced one at any given moment without worrying about the time remaining before expiration. In addition, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared web hosting plan and still require more resources (which is great sometimes - it suggests that your web site's popularity has expanded!), there always is the possibility to move to a private virtual web server hosting solution or a dedicated web server hosting solution without needing to swap web hosting providers.
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