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Explanation of Shared Web Hosting

Running your very own private online portal is very important in today's society. The entry of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives implies that, in order for somebody to get seen, or to get his idea noticed, one needs to construct an online portal and publish it online. In order to do that, you actually demand two things - a web site and a hosting service. Prior to constructing a web site, however, it's necessary to bear in mind that there are various sorts of web hosting services and that not all sites can perform with a randomly picked shared web hosting. In order to describe this better, let us commence with the prime theme:

What is Website Hosting?

Hosting, or also famous as 'web hosting', is a name that refers to the web hosting server itself, or the web hosting vendor that owns the server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's set up to use PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which allows the customers to upload their files on the web server and to make them visible on the web. There are two primary kinds of web hosting servers, determined by the OS of the web server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are very dissimilar and, in most instances, not at all consistent with each other. Therefore, before picking the right solution, one should first learn what type of hosting server is demanded for their web site.

If you haven't built the website yet, then let us have a more detailed glimpse at the distinction between the 2 types and at what their advantages are.

What platform should you choose - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are web application frameworks, which are solely compatible with a particular Operating System. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not operate on a Linux hosting server. For that reason, if you aim to construct your website utilizing any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows platform. Windows, however, is not open-source software, which suggests that it offers limited opportunities in terms of server safety and privacy. Thus, Linux is preferred by web server admins around the Globe and most hosting distributors utilize it on their web hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can configure the server in an entirely modifiable way, and if the web hosting server is appropriately configured, it can offer supreme security against hackers and malware. Moreover, the flexibility of Linux permits for better optimization, which results in better site functioning. Thus, if you are looking for supreme protection and web server performance, then you should make your web site in such a way that it functions with a Linux-driven web hosting server. This is not problematic to do, as the most widely used Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are famous all over the world for being one of the best web application frameworks for making and administering web sites. Surely, this doesn't mean that each and every provider that's using Linux will have admins who are capable to properly manage a Linux web hosting server. Choosing the correct hosting supplier is very hard today, since the majority of them do not have the capability to engage a proficient, trained administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been correctly set up can be highly hazardous to your web site and private info. Hence, when picking a provider, it's always advisable to select a bigger hosting service provider that's been in business for at least several years.

How to spot the correct hosting provider for my web site?

These hosting providers are easily identifiable by the manner in which they are offering their website hosting packages. Experienced web hosts provide custom-built features, diverse free PHP-driven scripts or programs. The most experienced, however, possess even their very own custom-created website hosting Control Panels created especially for their platform. A web hosting Control Panel is a web-based graphical interface, via which the user handles the entire web hosting account. Smaller hosting providers avail of ready-made Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee utmost security and performance for their web hosting services, the leading hosting service providers supply their clients with their very own personal custom-developed website hosting Control Panels made by their own administrators. We, at 'cloud7', don't only offer our very own custom-designed Control Panel, but have also created a free open-source PHP-driven script software package, which allows our clients to effortlessly install any of the abovementioned open-source PHP-powered scripts. Specs like these certify that we have the capacity, the means and the necessary experience to be entrusted with keeping your personal info private and your website - live on the Internet.