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What is Hosting?

Hosting is a kind of Internet service that enables persons and businesses to make their sites reachable on the World Wide Web. Web hosting providers are companies that offer disk storage space on a hosting server housed in a data center and guarantee constant Internet connection.

Where do you begin?

The World Wide Web is a vital component of our everyday routine. It offers you the possibility to make some side cash, but can also be a main source of revenue. In order to display commercials on your web site or to popularize a product that you sell, you invariably require a hosting service, which will make certain that your web portal is protected and continually reachable. But how do you find one that is cheap and yet dependable enough?

The shared web hosting platform

The solution web hosting companies have brought forth is named shared web hosting. With the shared web hosting solution, lots of accounts are hosted on one and the same web server. There are stringent limits on the system resources that each shared hosting account can in fact utilize, thus ensuring that they do not meddle with each other. The shared solution offers decent performance and is less expensive than, let's say, a dedicated web server, which is used by just one single client. The shared solution permits hosting providers to offer their customers modest prices. It normally includes intuitive hosting Control Panel software, as is the case with the server that we at provide, and allows everyone to manage their sites without worrying about server setup and maintenance tasks, which are handled solely by the hosting distributor.

VPS hosting

With the VPS hosting solution, on the other hand, you share a physical machine with other private virtual server web hosting clients, but you are allocated a dedicated share of the system resources. The VPS solution is the middle ground between the much less expensive shared web hosting solution and the more expensive dedicated web server hosting solution, and is an excellent option for anyone who would like to establish, for example, a live streaming website or a community portal. The circumstance that you have to deal with the server configuration settings and software updates yourself is somewhat of a weakness, but this could also be a huge benefit if you really have to implement some server configuration modifications - something that would be inconceivable on a shared web server.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers are in the majority of cases much more expensive than shared or private virtual web server hosting solutions. You might ask why would anyone want to use a dedicated server then? The answer is very simple. If your firm has a heavy resource-swallowing online portal, or simply has very explicit server architecture and safety requirements, the most relevant option is a dedicated web server that you or your techs can manage directly. For someone who is prepared to invest in safety and stability, the higher price is not a concern. You have full server root privileges and can utilize 100% of the dedicated hosting web server's resources without anyone else utilizing these system resources and meddling with your online portals.