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How Web Hosting Services Works

If you want to build a site and render it available for the whole world to see, it must be hosted on a web server. This service is known as is web hosting.

Host your website 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, etc. If it is a website for experimenting purposes, there would be no real need for you to find a more advanced web hosting service than that. If you would like to develop a real website, though, which will be reachable by numerous viewers and you desire to make it dependable, you will also need a reliable server on which you will host it.

Why do you need a server for your site?

When you have a web site, it is located on a physical server. That physical server has its own physical address known also as Internet Protocol address. Typing the IP address of the server in your browser's address bar, however, is not the best and easiest way to access a website. That is how and why domains came into being and why you need one for your website. Thus, to launch your website, you need your own domain and a web server to host your website on.

Hosting your website on your own

If you are an Information Technology pro and understand how to work with a web server, you can have a web server of your very own and host your site on it. This will enable you to exercise complete control over the physical server, to make server configuration modifications and to install software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the datacenter personnel. The weakness, however, is that you will need to ensure the accessibility of your site and to deal with all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are using a licensed Operating System, you will also need to spend cash on the license, which usually costs more if purchased for an entire server.

Using a hosting supplier

If you don't want to perform server maintenance duties, the most reasonable step to take is to register an account with a web hosting distributor. These are firms that offer customers powerful web servers with various hardware configurations for a certain fee. The hosting servers are physically located in datacenters with special cooling and backup power supply systems to guarantee uninterrupted website accessibility.

Kinds of hosting services

Tiny
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month
Small
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.42 / month
 

The web is a vast sea and there are a myriad of hosting service providers offering different hosting services to the plethora of web site possessors out there. The web hosting services range from charge-free web hosting services, where you can host plain, HTML-based sites, to high-priced dedicated hosting services that can suck your monthly allowance dry. So, what web hosting type suits your requirements?

If you possess a small or medium-sized site that has several hundred viewers max, you could safely utilize a shared hosting solution. Shared web hosting signifies that many hosting user accounts and websites are hosted on the very same server, thus lowering the price of the web hosting service. Shared hosting accounts usually involve central processing unit, RAM memory, web traffic and web server disk storage space usage quotas to make certain that the sites hosted on the server do not interfere with each other and do not use more system resources than they are allocated.

If your website is more resource-demanding, you should select 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 offers root access, which permits you to implement server configuration changes - something that would be inconceivable on a shared web hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU portions are assigned to each single virtual web hosting server, without anyone else utilizing them. Typically there are other virtual private servers apart from yours that avail of the system resources of the physical machine, which could at times affect the overall performance, but in most situations it is not a problem. Should the system resources of the virtual private web server, however, be insufficient for your needs, it is apparently time to get a dedicated hosting server.

The dedicated hosting is a server that you rent, which is used only by you for your very own personal website needs. Nobody else uses its system resources and you gain full server root privileges, can choose a hardware configuration in advance, add updates later on and install RAM or hard disk drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mostly at the Operating System level and all virtual containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated web hosting server you can update the kernel of the OS (usually Linux-based) too.

Find your web hosting services provider

If you have a vision of what your site is going to contain, or if you have just a vague idea that has not fully evolved yet, your initial move towards the creation of your website should be to choose a hosting distributor. The most reasonable step to take is to find a hosting company that distributes an extensive variety of web hosting services so that you do not have to change hosting service providers in case you first avail of a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared hosting resources and have to switch to a virtual server or a dedicated hosting server solution. We, for example, supply low-priced shared website hosting packages, cheap OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual hosting server plans, semi-dedicated hosting servers with their own web hosting Control Panel and even dedicated hosting servers. We also offer free-of-charge presents - the shared website hosting cheap domain if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more powerful virtual web server packages and dedicated server hosting packages offer a cost-free domain reseller account and invoicing software should you wish to use them for reselling purposes. Throw in the exceptional 24-7-365 support service and you have all you would usually require. You could, without a doubt, find other web hosting service providers depending on what precisely you are looking for, by conducting an online search or by checking additional web hosting reviews online. The most suitable option, though, is a web hosting accounts provider that is also a domain registrar and has hosting servers in more than one country - both prerequisites fulfilled by us. We have hosting servers in North America, in Great Britain and in Australia, and offer many domain extensions for registration.