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What is Shared Hosting?

If you desire to set up a site and make it visible to the whole world, it needs to be hosted on a server. The name of this service is shared hosting.

Host your website at home or in another place

You could host your site on your own personal computer at home or at work, on a computer which belongs to a friend of yours, etc. If it is a site for experimenting purposes, there would be no real need for you to find a more dependable web hosting service than that. If you desire to create an actual web site, though, which will be accessible to many persons and you want to make it dependable, you will also need a reliable hosting server on which you will host it.

Why do you need a web server for your website?

When you own a web site, it is hosted on a physical server. That physical machine has its own physical address known also as Internet Protocol address. Typing the IP address of the server in your browser, however, is not the best and quickest means to pay a visit to a web site. That is how and why domains appeared and why you are in need of one for your web site. So, to create your site, you need your own domain name and a server to host your web site on.

Hosting your site on your own

If you are an Information Technology expert and know how to cope with a server, you can have a web server of your very own and host your web site on it. This will permit you to exercise full authority over the hosting server, to implement server configuration changes and to install software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the data center personnel. The weak side, however, is that you will have to ensure the accessibility of your website and to handle all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are making use of a licensed Operating System, you will also need to invest money in the license, which is normally more high-priced if purchased for a whole hosting server.

Using a web hosting solutions provider

If you don't want to carry out server maintenance duties, the most reasonable step to take is to register an account with a web hosting services provider. These are firms that offer customers powerful servers with different hardware configurations in exchange for a certain fee. The servers are stored in data center facilities with special cooling and emergency power supply systems to ensure uninterrupted Internet connectivity.

Types of web hosting services

Simple
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$7.50 / month
Professional
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$22.50 / month
 

The World Wide Web is a vast sea and there are lots of hosting service providers offering various hosting services to the multitude of web site owners out there. The hosting services range from charge-free web hosting services, where you can host simple, HTML-based sites, to costly dedicated server web hosting services that can drain your funds. So, what web hosting type answers your needs?

If you own a small or average-sized website that has several hundred visitors tops, you could safely make use of a shared web hosting solution. Shared web hosting implies that many shared web hosting clients and websites are accommodated on the same server, thus lowering the price of the web hosting service. Shared accounts usually include CPU, RAM, bandwidth and disk drive storage space quotas to guarantee that the websites accommodated on the web hosting server do not interfere with each other and do not use more system resources than they are apportioned.

If your website is bigger, you should select a virtual private servers hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. It offers full root privileges, which enables you to implement server configuration modifications - something that would be impossible on a shared web hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and CPU shares are assigned to each single private virtual server, without anyone else utilizing them. Usually there are other virtual private servers aside from your own that make use of the resources of the physical machine, which could sometimes affect the overall performance, but in the majority of circumstances it's of no concern. Should the system resources of the VPS server, though, be inadequate for your needs, it is apparently time to shift to a dedicated hosting server.

The dedicated servers is a physical machine that you lease, which is utilized only by you for your very own personal website needs. No one else uses its system resources and you get complete root-level access, can select the hardware in advance, apply 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 containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated hosting web server you can revise the kernel of the Operating System (typically Linux-based) as well.

Pick your hosting accounts provider

If you have a notion of what your site is going to include, or if you have just a vague idea that has not fully matured yet, your initial step towards the creation of your site should be to choose a hosting packages provider. The most logical step to take is to discover a hosting solutions provider that distributes a wide assortment of hosting services so that you do not have to switch web hosting service providers if you first use a shared hosting solution and then outgrow the shared hosting resources and need to shift to a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server solution. We, for instance, supply reasonably priced shared web hosting plans, moderately priced OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based VPS server hosting plans, semi-dedicated servers with their own Control Panel and even dedicated hosting web server packages. We also offer free-of-cost bounties - the shared web hosting affordable domain name if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more powerful Virtual Private Server packages and dedicated server web hosting plans come with a free-of-cost domain reseller account and invoicing software should you wish to use them for reselling purposes. Throw in the first-class round-the-clock customer service and you have all you would usually require. You could, by all means, discover other hosting companies depending on what exactly you are looking for, by conducting an online survey or by reading different hosting reviews. The most relevant choice, though, is a hosting provider that is also a domain registrar and has hosting servers in more than one country - both prerequisites fulfilled by us. We have servers in the USA, in Great Britain and in Australia, and offer loads of domain extensions for registration.