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Definition of Hosting

You have a notion that you would like to turn into a site? Your first move should be to keep your inspiration and find a spot for your page on the World Wide Web so that it will be always accessible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web page?

Since the number of sites on the Internet has increased exponentially over the last few years, the demand for website hosting services has also lead to the emergence of innumerable hosting companies. These are firms that offer you disk drive space for your own web site on their web servers.

Sorts of hosting services

The scope of web hosting services varies vastly, so do the needs of the web page owners. The most basic hosting type is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based GUI. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service for free. Personal website possessors and firms can also get hosting services from various hosting distributors. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, advertisement-sponsored, or low-priced. Business website hosting services normally are more expensive, but due to the great competition on the web hosting marketplace, an escalating number of hosting suppliers, like us at dgsolhost, supply business web hosting services at cheap prices and with flexible billing cycles.

Types of web sites and their requirements

The free web hosting solution is usually sufficient for personal websites like portfolios or online diaries. A more resource-absorbing site, like a social networking site or a corporate site, calls for a more powerful website hosting platform that offers database support and web application development platforms (for example PHP). If you want to establish an online store, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting vendor of your choice. Today, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are supplied by most web hosting companies.

The hosting Control Panel

The web hosting packages provider usually also provides a Control Panel GUI for handling your files, e-mailbox accounts, electronic mail aliases, domains, DNS records, etc.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting solution, website accessibility is a very vital criterion. The availability of a web site is measured on an annual basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly accessible and viewable online. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be attentively considered when signing up for a hosting plan. The best thing to do is double-check the SLAs and the Terms & Conditions of the web host of your choosing in advance. Reading online reviews from existing customers is also a very wise move before you make up your mind to register.

The shared hosting solution

Startup
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.80 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.83 / month
 

The most famous and inexpensive type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It includes 24/7 support, which is a great upside for customers who do not wish to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also hamper users who want to have more authority over the server. For such customers, a VPSs or a dedicated servers would be more appropriate. Most standard applications and scripts work okay on a shared web hosting server. What's more, the shared web hosting solution is less expensive than other kinds of hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, because the web hosting solutions provider splits the shared hosting web server among numerous clients. The shared hosting platform usually includes usage limitations that guarantee that the separate clients do not interfere with each other and that the shared hosting server stays stable.

Administering your shared hosting account

Shared web hosting plans normally include a web-based Control Panel interface, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and so on. The majority of the big hosting firms, again like us at dgsolhost, utilize their own personal custom-built web hosting Control Panel user interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting solution, the web hosting provider is responsible for managing the web and email servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for providing tech support to its customers. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux OS. The web host's system administrators are responsible for keeping the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated web hosting server and full server root privileges.