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What Does Shared Hosting Represent?

Possessing your own personal web page is a necessity nowadays. The entrance of the World Wide Web in our daily lives signifies that, in order for somebody to become noticed, or to make his voice heard, one needs to develop a website and bring it online. In order to fulfill that, you practically require two elements - a website and a hosting service. Prior to designing a web page, though, it's important to bear in mind that there are distinct types of hosting services and that not all sites can perform with a randomly chosen shared hosting. In order to clarify this better, let's begin with the principal point:

What is Website Hosting?

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Hosting, or also famous as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the actual web server, or the web hosting company that offers the server. A web server is a computer that's connected to the Internet and that's configured to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which permits the users to upload their files on the hosting server and to have them published online. There are two main varieties of web hosting servers, depending on the OS of the web server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are quite dissimilar and, in the majority of instances, not at all compatible with each other. So, before selecting the right service, one should first find out what type of web server is needed for their online portal.

If you haven't created the website so far, then let us have a more detailed glance at the distinction between the two varieties and at what their pluses are.

What solution should you pick - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are web app frameworks, which are solely compatible with a certain Operating System. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not function on a Linux server. Hence, if you aim to set up your site using any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows solution. Windows, though, is not an open-source platform, which denotes that it provides restricted possibilities when it comes to server security and privacy. For this reason, Linux is favored by web server admins worldwide and most hosting vendors use it on their hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can set up the web hosting server in an entirely modifiable way, and if the web server is appropriately configured, it can offer complete defense against hackers and malicious software. Also, the flexibility of Linux permits for better optimization, which leads to better website functioning. For that reason, if you are looking for utmost safety and web server functioning, then you should set up your website in such a manner that it performs with a Linux-powered web hosting server. This is not a difficult thing to do, as the most popular Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully consistent with Linux web servers and are popular all around the world for being one of the best software platforms for building and handling sites. Certainly, this doesn't mean that every hosting service provider that's utilizing Linux will have admins who are capable to properly handle a Linux server. Selecting the right hosting vendor is very tough today, since most of them do not possess the ability to hire a capable, practiced administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been properly configured can be highly dangerous to your site and personal information. Thus, when selecting a host, it's always recommendable to choose a bigger web hosting supplier that's been in business for at least several years.

How to recognize the right host for my web site?

These providers are easily identifiable by the way in which they are delivering their website hosting plans. Practiced hosting firms offer custom-developed features, diverse free PHP scripts or apps. The most practiced, though, have even their very own personal custom-built hosting CPs made especially for their system. A hosting Control Panel is a web-based GUI, through which the customer handles the whole web hosting service. Smaller-sized web hosts avail of pre-made CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee ultimate protection and performance for their website hosting services, the biggest web hosts furnish their customers with their own personal custom-built website hosting Control Panels created by their own administrators. We, at 'Consultingforge Hosting Ltd.', don't just provide our very own custom-developed Control Panel, but have also created a free-of-charge open-source PHP-based script package, which allows our customers to effortlessly install any of the aforesaid open-source content management applications. Specs such as these are evidence that we have the ability, the means and the necessary experience to be entrusted with keeping your private info confidential and your web site - up and running on the Internet.