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How Hosting Operates

You have a conception that you desire to convert into a web site? Your very first step should be to sustain your enthusiasm and discover a spot for your web page online so that it will be constantly available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your web page?

Since the number of web pages on the Internet has grown rapidly during the last few years, the demand for website hosting services has also lead to the birth of innumerable hosting suppliers. These are companies that offer you content storage space for your own site on their servers.

Sorts of web hosting services

The scope of hosting services varies considerably, so do the requirements of the website possessors. The most basic type of hosting is the small-scale 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) provide this service free of cost. Personal website possessors and firms can also obtain hosting services from different hosting service providers. Personal web hosting services are usually either free, ad-financed, or cheap. Business website hosting services usually cost more, but due to the gigantic rivalry on the web hosting market, an increasing number of web hosting firms, like us at Classic Hosting, deliver business hosting services at reasonable prices and with flexible billing cycles.

Sorts of websites and their requirements

The cost-free web hosting solution is normally sufficient for personal sites like portfolios or online diaries. A more resource-swallowing website, like a social network or a corporate web portal, requires a more powerful website hosting package that provides database support and web application development platforms (e.g. PHP). If you wish to host an e-commerce web site, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting solutions provider of your choice. These days, SSL certificates are provided by most web hosting vendors.

The web hosting Control Panel

The hosting vendor typically also provides a Control Panel graphical user interface for handling your website files, e-mailbox accounts, electronic mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service stability

When choosing a hosting packages provider, service uptime is a very important criterion. The availability of a website is calculated on a yearly basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly accessible and reachable on the World Wide Web. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be vigilantly considered when signing up for a web hosting package. The best thing to do is double-check the SLAs and the Terms of Service of the web hosting accounts provider of your choosing in advance. Finding reviews from existing clients is also a very clever step before you make up your mind to register.

The shared hosting solution

Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month
Mini
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
2 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.50 / month
 

The most popular and affordably priced type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers round-the-clock support, which is a huge asset for users who would not like to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also obstruct clients who would like to exert more control over the server. For such users, a VPSs or a dedicated packages would be more suitable. Most standard apps and scripts work okay on a shared web hosting server. Moreover, the shared hosting solution is more affordable than other kinds of web hosting solutions, such as the dedicated hosting, since the hosting packages provider divides the shared hosting server among numerous customers. The shared web hosting platform normally involves usage limitations that guarantee that the separate customers do not intervene with each other and that the shared hosting web server stays stable.

Handling your shared website hosting account

Shared website hosting packages normally offer a web-based hosting Control Panel graphical user interface, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and so on. Most of the large-sized hosting firms, again like us at Classic Hosting, make use of their own personal custom-made Control Panel.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting solution, the web hosting vendor is responsible for managing the web and electronic mail servers, for installing server software, security updates and patches, and for offering tech support to its customers. The majority of servers are based on the Linux OS. The web hosting vendor's admins are in charge of keeping the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting web server and root privileges.