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Shared Hosting Packages Explanation

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If you would like to build a web site and make it available for the whole world to see, it needs to be hosted on a hosting server. The name of this service is shared hosting.

Host your website at home or somewhere else

You could host your website on your own personal PC at home or at work, on a personal computer which belongs to a friend of yours, and so on. If it is a web site for experimenting purposes, there would be no real reason for you to search for a more advanced hosting service than that. If you want to create a real web site, however, which will be visible to lots of visitors and you would like to make it dependable, you will also need a reliable hosting server where you will host it.

Why do you require a web server for your website?

When you own a website, it is located on a physical server. That physical server has its own physical address called Internet Protocol address. Typing the IP address of the physical server in your web browser's address bar, though, is not the best and simplest means to visit a website. That is how and why domain names came into existence and why you need one for your website. Therefore, to create your website, you require your own domain name and a web hosting server to host your web site on.

Hosting your web site yourself

If you are an Information Technology specialist and know how to administer a web server, you can have a server of your own and host your site on it. This will enable you to exert full authority over the hosting server, to implement server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself instead of relying on the datacenter staff. The disadvantage, though, is that you will have to ensure the visibility of your website and to take care of all server maintenance procedures yourself. If you are availing of a licensed Operating System, you will also need to pay for the license, which typically costs more if purchased for a whole web hosting server.

Using a hosting distributor

If you don't want to take care of server maintenance duties, the wisest step to take is to sign up for an account with a web hosting vendor. These are firms that offer clients powerful web hosting servers with different hardware configurations for a given tax. The hosting servers are kept in data centers with special cooling and emergency power systems to guarantee uninterrupted network uptime.

Varieties of hosting services

The web is a boundless ocean and there are multiple hosting distributors delivering different hosting services to the plethora of website proprietors out there. The hosting services vary from free hosting services, where you can host plain, HTML-based sites, to high-priced dedicated web server hosting services that can drain your resources. So, what type of web hosting fulfills your demands?

If you possess a small or mid-size site that has a few hundred visitors max, you could safely make use of a shared hosting solution. Shared web hosting suggests that lots of accounts and websites are accommodated on one and the very same server, thus trimming the price of the service. Shared web hosting accounts normally include CPU, memory, traffic and web storage space quotas to make sure that the web sites accommodated on the hosting server do not interfere with each other and do not use more resources than they are allotted.

In case your site is more resource-swallowing, you should opt for a virtual private servers hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated servers hosting solution. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It offers full root-level access, which enables you to implement server configuration changes - something that would be impossible on a shared web hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM and central processing unit portions are assigned to each individual virtual server, without anyone else using them. Usually there are other virtual private servers beside yours that make use of the resources of the physical machine, which could at times affect the overall performance, but in most circumstances it's of no concern. Should the resources of the virtual private web hosting server, however, be inadequate for your needs, it is clearly time to move to a dedicated server.

The dedicated servers is a physical server that you rent, which is used solely by you for your own website needs. No one else uses its system resources and you obtain full root-level access, can choose a hardware architecture in advance, add updates later on and install RAM or disk drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mostly at the Operating System level and all containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated server you can revise the kernel of the OS (usually Linux-based) as well.

Pick your hosting provider

If you have a notion of what your website is going to contain, or if you have only a loose plan that has not fully evolved yet, your initial move towards the creation of your website should be to choose a web hosting packages provider. The best step to take is to discover a web hosting plans provider that delivers an extensive array of website hosting services so that you do not have to change web hosting service providers in case you first avail of a shared hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and need to switch to a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server. We, for instance, provide cut-rate shared website hosting plans, inexpensive OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual server hosting packages, semi-dedicated servers with their own web hosting Control Panel and even dedicated server hosting packages. We also offer free extras - the shared hosting affordable domain name if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more advanced VPS server hosting packages and dedicated web hosting server packages offer a charge-free domain reseller account and billing software in case you decide to use them for reselling purposes. Throw in the first-rate 24-7-365 support service and you have all you would usually require. You could, certainly, discover other hosting distributors depending on what precisely you are searching for, by carrying out an online survey or by reading additional web hosting reviews online. The most reasonable choice, though, is a hosting provider that is also a domain registrar and has servers in more than one country - both preconditions met by us. We have servers in the US, in England and in Australia, and offer a plethora of domain name extensions for registration.

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