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What Exactly is Shared Hosting?

Owning your own personal web page is very important nowadays. The integration of the Internet in our everyday lives suggests that, in order for someone to be noticed, or to get his idea noticed, one needs to devise a site and post it online. In order to achieve that, you actually need 2 elements - a web site and a hosting solution. Before setting up a web page, though, it's vital to comprehend that there are distinct types of website hosting services and that not all sites can function with a randomly selected shared hosting. In order to clarify this better, let's commence with the major theme:

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting, or also known as 'web hosting', is a name that relates to the hosting server itself, or the hosting service provider that provides the hosting server. A server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which allows the users to upload their web files on the hosting server and to publish them on the web. There are 2 principal kinds of web servers, depending on the OS of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two OSs are very dissimilar and, in most instances, not at all consistent with each other. Therefore, prior to selecting the correct solution, one should first ascertain what sort of web server is demanded for their website.

If you haven't made the web site so far, then let us have a more detailed glimpse at the distinction between the 2 types and at what their benefits are.

What solution should you choose - Windows or Linux?

As pointed out, there are web application frameworks, which are solely compatible with a certain OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not perform on a Linux server. So, if you would like to create your site utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows solution. Windows, though, is not open source-based, which implies that it offers limited opportunities in terms of server security and privacy. That is the reason why, Linux is preferred by server admins around the world and most hosting firms utilize it on their servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can configure the hosting server in an entirely customizable manner, and if the hosting server is appropriately set up, it can guarantee complete safety against computer hackers and malware. Moreover, the customizability of Linux permits for better optimization, which leads to better website operation. Hence, if you want ultimate safety and server operation, then you should build your site in such a manner that it runs with a Linux-driven web server. This is not a difficult thing to do, since the most widely used Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are fully compatible with Linux web servers and are popular all around the Globe for being one of the best apps for making and handling websites. Certainly, this doesn't mean that each hosting service provider that's utilizing Linux will have admins who are able to correctly run a Linux hosting server. Choosing the proper web hosting provider is very difficult today, as most of them do not have the capability to engage a professional, trained admin. A Linux web server that hasn't been correctly configured can be quite hazardous to your site and personal info. So, when picking a web host, it's invariably advisable to select a well-established web hosting vendor that's been in business for at least several years.

How to identify the right host for my web site?

These service providers are easily recognizable by the manner in which they are delivering their website hosting packages. Experienced providers offer custom-built functionality, different open-source PHP-powered scripts or programs. The most experienced, though, have even their own custom-invented hosting Control Panels designed particularly for their platform. A web hosting Control Panel is a web-based user interface, via which the user manages the whole web hosting service. Smaller hosting firms make use of ready-for-use website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to ensure supreme safety and effectiveness for their services, the biggest web hosting companies supply their customers with their very own in-house built website hosting Control Panels devised by their very own administrators. We, at 'Hosting Dara', don't simply offer our very own custom-devised CP, but have also created a free open-source script installer, which enables our clients to effortlessly install any of the aforesaid content management software applications. Specifications like these reveal that we have the ability, the resources and the necessary experience to be entrusted with keeping your personal information confidential and your website - available on the Internet.