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What is Shared Hosting?

You have a concept that you desire to turn into a web page? Your first move should be to uphold your inspiration and find a place for your site on the World Wide Web so that it will be constantly visible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web site?

Because the number of web sites on the Internet has increased exponentially in the last few years, the need for hosting services has also lead to the birth of innumerable shared hosting firms. These are companies that offer you disk drive storage space for your own website on their servers.

Sorts of hosting services

The range of hosting services varies immensely, so do the necessities of the web page possessors. The most basic type of hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based hosting Control Panel. Plenty of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service free of cost. Personal web site owners and firms can also obtain website hosting services from various hosting distributors. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, ad-subsidized, or affordably priced. Business website hosting services often are more expensive, but due to the immense rivalry on the web hosting marketplace, an increasing number of hosting firms, like us at Socalwebs Domains and Hosting, distribute business hosting services at reasonable prices and with flexible invoicing periods.

Types of websites and their requirements

The free web hosting platform is usually sufficient for personal web sites like portfolios or online journals. A more demanding website, such as a social network or a corporate site, calls for a more advanced hosting platform that offers database support and application development platforms (for example PHP). If you would like to host an e-store, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting provider of your choice. As of now, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are supplied by most hosting corporations.

The web hosting Control Panel

The web hosting distributor typically also offers a Control Panel user interface for handling your website files, e-mail addresses, mail aliases, domain names, DNS records, etc.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting provider, service uptime is a very essential criterion. The availability of a website is measured on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly available and visible on the World Wide Web. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be cautiously taken into account when signing up for a website hosting package. You should re-examine the SLAs and the Terms of Use of the web hosting vendor of your choosing in advance. Finding online reviews from current customers is also a very reasonable step before you reach a decision to sign up.

The shared hosting platform

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The most famous and modestly priced type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It includes round-the-clock support, which is an enormous benefit for users who would not like to deal with server maintenance procedures, but could also hinder customers who wish to have more control over the web hosting server. For such clients, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more appropriate. Most popular applications and scripts work okay on a shared server. Moreover, the shared hosting solution is more affordably priced than other kinds of hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, because the web hosting solutions provider splits the shared server among multiple customers. The shared web hosting solution normally involves resource usage limitations that ensure that the different clients do not meddle with each other and that the shared hosting web server remains stable.

Handling your shared website hosting account

Shared hosting plans usually include a web-based web hosting Control Panel user interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-sized web hosting suppliers, again like us at Socalwebs Domains and Hosting, utilize their own custom-designed Control Panel user interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting solution, the hosting services provider is responsible for managing the web and e-mail servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for providing technical support to its customers. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting service provider's administrators are in charge of maintaining the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting server and full root access.