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If you want to build a website and render it visible to the whole world, it must be located on a web hosting server. This service is known as is web hosting.

Host your web site at home or elsewhere

You could host your web site on your own personal computer at your house or at your workplace, on a PC which belongs to a friend of yours, and so on. If it is a website for testing purposes, there would be no real reason for you to find a more powerful website hosting service than that. If you would like to develop a real website, though, which will be reachable by many visitors and you want to make it dependable, you will also need a dependable server on which you will host it.

Why do you require a server for your site?

When you have a web site, it is hosted on a physical server. That physical server has its own physical address known also as Internet Protocol address. Typing the Internet Protocol address of the server in your web browser's address bar, however, is not the best and most appropriate means to pay a visit to a website. That is how and why domains appeared and why you need one for your site. Therefore, to set up your web site, you require your own personal domain and a web hosting server to host your web site on.

Hosting your site on your own

If you are an IT specialist and understand how to administer a server, you can have a hosting server of your own and host your web site on it. This will enable you to exert full control over the machine, to make server configuration changes and to apply software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the data center personnel. The downside, though, is that you will need to guarantee the availability of your site and to handle all server maintenance procedures yourself. If you are availing of a licensed Operating System, you will also have to spend cash on the license, which typically costs more if purchased for a whole web hosting server.

Using a hosting provider

If you don't want to deal with server maintenance tasks, the smartest step to take is to sign up for an account with a web hosting solutions provider. These are companies that offer customers powerful web servers with different hardware configurations in exchange for a given tax. The web hosting servers are housed in data center facilities with special cooling and backup power supply systems to ensure constant website availability.

Types of web hosting services

The World Wide Web is an endless ocean and there are many web hosting corporations offering various hosting services to the multitude of website owners out there. The web hosting services vary from free-of-charge hosting services, where you can host basic, HTML-based web pages, to high-priced dedicated server hosting services that can suck your funds dry. So, what hosting type suits your demands?

If you own a small or average-size web page that has a few hundred viewers max, you could safely use a shared hosting solution. Shared web hosting implies that lots of user accounts and websites are accommodated on one and the same hosting server, thus slashing the price of the web hosting service. Shared web hosting accounts typically have CPU, RAM, bandwidth and hosting server storage space quotas to guarantee that the websites hosted on the server do not intervene with each other and do not utilize more system resources than they are allocated.

In case your web site is busier, you should pick a VPS hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It gives you full root privileges, which enables you to implement server configuration changes - something that would be inconceivable on a shared hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU shares are allocated to each single private virtual hosting server, without anyone else utilizing them. Usually there are other virtual private servers apart from your own that make use of the resources of the physical server, which could sometimes affect the overall performance, but in the majority of instances it is not a problem. Should the resources of the VPS server, though, be inadequate for your needs, it is plainly time to shift to a dedicated hosting web server.

The dedicated hosting is a server that you rent, which is used just by you for your own web site needs. No one else uses its resources and you are given full server root privileges, can select the hardware in advance, apply updates at a later time and install RAM or hard drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mainly at the OS level and all containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated server you can modify the kernel of the Operating System (usually Linux-based) too.

Pick your web hosting distributor

If you have a vision of what your website is going to comprise, or if you have only a vague plan that has not completely matured yet, your initial step towards the creation of your website should be to choose a hosting plans provider. The best solution is to find a web hosting packages provider that furnishes an enormous array of website hosting solutions so that you do not have to swap service providers if you first make use of a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared web hosting resources and need to upgrade to a VPS web hosting solution or a dedicated web hosting solution. We, for instance, offer low-cost shared website hosting plans, inexpensive OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual web hosting server packages, semi-dedicated hosting servers with their own hosting Control Panel user interface and even dedicated server hosting plans. We also offer free-of-charge gifts - the shared hosting affordable domain if they are paid for on a yearly basis, the more powerful virtual web hosting servers and dedicated hosting server plans come with a free domain reseller account and billing software should you decide to use them for reselling purposes. Throw in the topflight 24-7 tech support service and you have all you would typically need. You could, without a doubt, find other web hosting distributors depending on what precisely you are searching for, by carrying out an online survey or by checking different hosting reviews. The most appropriate choice, though, is a web host that is also a domain name registrar and has servers in more than one country - both preconditions met by us. We have web servers in the US, in the United Kingdom and in Australia, and offer a lot of domain name extensions for registration.

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