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Shared Hosting Unveiled
Running your very own personal web page is very important these days. The introduction of the Internet in our everyday lives implies that, in order for someone to become noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one needs to set up a web portal and take it online. In order to achieve that, you practically require two elements - a site and a hosting solution. Prior to making a website, however, it's necessary to have in mind that there are diverse kinds of hosting services and that not all sites can function with a randomly chosen shared hosting. In order to explain this better, let us commence with the primary topic:
What is Hosting?
Hosting, or otherwise famous as 'web hosting', is a name that refers to the actual server, or the hosting company that owns the hosting server. A web server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and that's configured to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which permits the customers to upload their website files on the server and to publish them on the Internet. There are two main types of web hosting servers, determined by the OS of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The 2 OSs are very dissimilar and, in most cases, not at all compatible with one another. Hence, before selecting the appropriate solution, one should first check what sort of server is needed for their web site.
If you haven't set up the site so far, then let us take a more exhaustive look at the distinction between the 2 types and at what their advantages are.
What platform should you settle on - Windows or Linux?
As mentioned, there are web app frameworks, which are solely compatible with a particular OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not perform on a Linux web hosting server. Hence, if you plan to develop your website utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows solution. Windows, however, is not open-source software, which indicates that it offers limited choices as far as server security and privacy are concerned. That is the reason why, Linux is used by server admins worldwide and the majority of hosting distributors utilize it on their servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can set up the web server in a fully modifiable manner, and if the server is properly configured, it can offer supreme defense against computer hackers and malware. Plus, the flexibility of Linux allows for greater optimization, which results in better site performance. So, if you want ultimate protection and server operation, then you should develop your website in such a manner that it functions with a Linux-driven web hosting server. This is not a tough thing to fulfill, because the most widely used Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are fully consistent with Linux servers and are famous all over the world for being one of the best frameworks for building and administering web sites. Sure enough, this doesn't imply that every hosting company that's utilizing Linux will have admins who are capable to properly manage a Linux hosting server. Choosing the correct hosting vendor is quite hard at the moment, because most of them do not have the capacity to engage a skilful, practiced web administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been correctly configured can be quite hazardous to your web site and private info. Thus, when choosing a web hosting service provider, it's invariably advisable to settle on a solid hosting service provider that's been in business for at least a couple of years.
How to recognize the appropriate web host for my website?
These web hosting corporations are easily identifiable by the way in which they are providing their web hosting packages. Established web hosting suppliers offer custom-built functionality, different PHP scripts or web apps. The most practiced, however, possess even their very own personal custom-created web hosting Control Panels designed especially for their system. A CP is an online-based dashboard, via which the user administers the entire web hosting account. Smaller-sized web hosting firms avail of pre-made website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to ensure utmost security and effectiveness for their web hosting services, the leading web hosting companies give to their clients their very own in-house made hosting CPs designed by their very own administrators. We, at 'BokWeb.com', don't simply offer our own custom-developed Control Panel, but have also developed a free PHP-powered script installation tool, which permits our customers to effortlessly activate any of the abovementioned CMS frameworks. Specifications like these reveal that we have the capability, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with maintaining your private details private and your website - up and running on the web.