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What In Fact is Web Hosting

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Web hosting is a service that hosting vendors provide so that you can upload your site to the web.

How can people notice your website?

When you develop a website and you wish other individuals to check it out, you will need to publish (or upload) it to a hosting server. If you try to make the website visible online by web hosting it on your own computer, there is no way for you to keep it constantly online, which is why website hosting services exist.

How does web hosting work?

Web hosting distributors provide you with disk drive space for your website on their high-powered computers (hosting servers) and guarantee constant website accessibility. When somebody types your web site address (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web server where they can explore the content of your web site.

Types of web hosting

With the advance of online technologies, different types of web hosting services have emerged to meet the different requirements of website possessors, including shared website hosting services, VPS server web hosting services and dedicated server hosting services.

Shared website hosting

Shared web hosting is the most widely used form of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where one web hosting server is divided between numerous shared hosting account holders who are limited by the CPU, web traffic and hosting server hard disk storage space quotas that they have been assigned. This type of website hosting is usually less expensive - you don't need to purchase the whole hosting server in advance, since it is shared among numerous web hosting account owners, and the hosting company can afford to offer much more reasonable prices. It is also much easier to use - the server is pre-configured with all the necessary software and the hosting company takes care of all server maintenance tasks and software updates on your behalf.

The downside of the shared web hosting solution is that you share the server's system resources with other people and if a given site becomes very busy it may influence (and slow down) all the other sites on that web hosting server, but most web hosting firms, including us at 1DUR Media, have security platforms at work that impede that from taking place.

A description of a hosting service

Since shared hosting is the most widely used form of web hosting, most web hosting distributors and web hosting customers simply call it web hosting or website hosting. As there is a huge competition on the website hosting market, the majority of web hosting suppliers try to provide moderate prices and gifts with their services. We, for instance, provide different web hosting packages and two billing options - monthly and annual, depending on your resources. If you select the annual invoicing cycle, you will obtain a bonus - one charge-free domain name registration.

VPS hosting plans

VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated web hosting solution. If your site grows beyond the resources offered by your shared website hosting plan, a private virtual server hosting plan is a suitable solution. virtual server web hosting customers still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other private virtual server hosting users, 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 a real dedicated web server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a virtual web hosting server are not shared. What's more, the virtualization technology gives you much more autonomy to configure your VPS, but it also calls for a higher level of technical proficiency.

Dedicated Hosting

With the Dedicated Hosting solution, the client obtains a whole dedicated hosting server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated server hosting solution is the most reliable of all website hosting solutions and offers plenty of customization options - the dedicated web hosting clients can pick the hardware and software specifications that will meet their requirements. Dedicated resources and guaranteed performance are two reasons why a dedicated web server is an excellent option for a high resource-swallowing business portal, for example - you will not share the dedicated server's system resources with anyone else and will obtain root-level access. You will have complete authority over the hosting server, which will permit you to make any configuration modifications that you might require. The weakness of the dedicated web server hosting solution is that a higher degree of technical competence is needed - unless you engage an Information Technology expert, it will be your responsibility to administer and configure the physical machine. The dedicated hosting solution is also far more costly, because the cost of the physical server isn't shared among any other customers.

A hosting recommendation for beginner users

If you are just beginning to create your website and are seeking a web hosting solution to start with, the shared hosting solution persists to be the most logical choice. If your web site grows beyond your website hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for instance, this is extremely easy and does not necessitate migration of your website files, because only the features of your website hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting package to a more powerful one at any particular time without having to worry about the number of days remaining until the expiration date. Furthermore, if you finally reach the most advanced shared hosting plan and still need more system resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it means that your website's popularity has increased!), there always is the possibility to switch to a private virtual web server hosting solution or a dedicated server hosting platform without needing to change web hosting service providers.

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