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Explanation of Shared Web Hosting

You have a notion that you desire to convert into a site? Your first step should be to uphold your enthusiasm and find a place for your page online so that it will be always available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your website?

Since the number of sites on the World Wide Web has grown rapidly during the last several years, the need for web hosting services has also lead to the birth of innumerable shared web hosting providers. These are firms that offer you disk storage space for your own website on their hosting servers.

Varieties of hosting services

The ambit of hosting services fluctuates tremendously, so do the requirements of the website possessors. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based hosting Control Panel. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service for free. Personal web page possessors and firms can also obtain web hosting services from different hosting providers. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, advertisement-sponsored, or reasonably priced. Business web hosting services typically are more expensive, but because of the great competition on the hosting marketplace, a growing number of web hosting suppliers, like us at HotDogJoe, supply business hosting services at affordable prices and with flexible billing periods.

Sorts of web sites and their prerequisites

The charge-free website hosting platform is usually sufficient for personal sites such as portfolios or online blogs. A more frequently visited website, such as a community web portal or a corporate web site, requires a more advanced website hosting solution that provides database support and web application development platforms (including PHP). If you desire to set up an e-shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting supplier of your choice. Now, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are provided by the majority of web hosting providers.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting packages provider normally also provides a hosting Control Panel interface for managing your website files, email box accounts, email aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service dependability

When picking a hosting accounts provider, service uptime is a very important factor. The accessibility of a web site is estimated on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the web site is publicly available and viewable online. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be accurately examined when signing up for a website hosting package. You should double-check the SLAs and the TOS of the web hosting supplier of your choice in advance. Reading online reviews from existing customers is also a very sensible move before you decide to register.

The shared hosting platform

The most popular and modestly priced type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers 24/7 support, which is a great advantage for customers who would not like to deal with server maintenance procedures, but could also hamper customers who would like to exercise more authority over the web hosting server. For such customers, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server web hosting would be more appropriate. Most popular apps and scripts work alright on a shared web server. What's more, the shared web hosting solution is less expensive than other kinds of web hosting solutions, like the dedicated servers web hosting, since the hosting provider splits the shared web server among plenty of users. The shared hosting solution typically involves usage limitations that guarantee that the different customers do not intervene with each other and that the shared server remains stable.

Managing your shared hosting account

Shared hosting plans typically offer a web-based hosting Control Panel interface, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and so on. The majority of the large-sized hosting providers, again like us at HotDogJoe, use their own custom-built Control Panel.

Web server maintenance

With the shared web hosting platform, the web hosting services provider is responsible for administering the web and electronic mail servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for providing tech support to its clients. Most servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The hosting vendor's sysadmins are responsible for maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting web server and complete root access.