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Explanation of Shared Hosting

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Possessing your very own personal web page is compulsory nowadays. The introduction of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives suggests that, in order for somebody to be noticed, or to get his idea noticed, one needs to make an online portal and post it online. In order to fulfill that, you practically require two elements - a site and a hosting service. Before building a site, however, it's important to bear in mind that there are diverse varieties of web hosting services and that not all sites can operate with a randomly picked shared hosting. In order to explain this better, let's begin with the prime topic:

What is website hosting?

Hosting, or also known as 'web hosting', is an appellation that relates to the server itself, or the web hosting supplier that offers the hosting server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which allows the customers to upload their website files on the web hosting server and to have them published online. There are 2 major kinds of web servers, depending on the Operating System of the server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are quite dissimilar and, in most cases, not at all consistent with each other. That's why, before selecting the proper solution, one should first examine what type of hosting server is necessary for their online portal.

If you haven't developed the website so far, then let us have a more exhaustive look at the distinction between the 2 types and at what their upsides are.

What platform should you go with - Windows or Linux?

As pointed out, there are web applications, which are only consistent with a given Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not work on a Linux web server. For that reason, if you consider to construct your website using any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows service. Windows, though, is not open-source software, which denotes that it offers limited opportunities as far as server safety and privacy are concerned. Thus, Linux is used by server admins around the world and most hosting corporations utilize it on their hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the administrator can configure the web server in a fully customizable way, and if the web hosting server is properly configured, it can provide full safety against hackers and malicious software. Furthermore, the customizability of Linux allows for better optimization, which brings about better site functioning. So, if you want supreme security and server functioning, then you should design your site in such a way that it works with a Linux-based web hosting server. This is not a tough thing to fulfill, as the most famous Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully compatible with Linux web servers and are popular all over the world for being one of the best frameworks for developing and managing websites. Sure enough, this doesn't imply that every host that's using Linux will have administrators who are capable to appropriately administer a Linux hosting server. Selecting the correct hosting company is quite tough today, because most of them do not possess the ability to hire a skilled, experienced web administrator. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been appropriately set up can be very hazardous to your web site and private info. Therefore, when picking a web host, it's always advisable to opt for an established web hosting corporation that's been in business for at least a couple of years.

How to spot the correct company for my web site?

These service providers are easily recognizable by the manner in which they are distributing their website hosting services. Established web hosts provide custom-built functionality, various free PHP scripts or applications. The most practiced, however, have even their own custom-built website hosting Control Panels built particularly for their system. A hosting CP is a web-based dashboard, through which the user administers the whole web hosting service. Smaller-sized web hosts use ready-made website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee supreme safety and efficacy for their website hosting services, the biggest hosting service providers give to their clients their own in-house made CPs developed by their very own administrators. We, at 'Socalwebs Domains and Hosting', don't only offer our very own custom-made Control Panel, but have also created a free open-source PHP-driven script package, which enables our clients to easily activate any of the aforementioned open-source content management platforms. Features such as these confirm that we have the capacity, the means and the experience to be entrusted with maintaining your personal details confidential and your website - available on the World Wide Web.

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