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Description of Shared Web Hosting

If you have set up a site and you want other persons to discern it, you must copy your website to a publicly accessible server.

Where to host your web site?

Although you can use your own personal computer as a server, it is a more common practice to let a hosting service provider take care of your site. The principal reason for that is the bigger reliability and the uninterrupted availability of your web site, because web hosting providers have top-notch hardware and apportion a much greater traffic usage allowance, which ensures the easier access to your site from all around the globe.

Shared web hosting solutions

Pick a shared web hosting solution, which permits you to register domain names and to create e-mail boxes. Lots of web shared web hosting companies, like us at Planet Concourse Hosting, offer a cost-free domain registration as a gift if you sign up for an account.

Hosting your website yourself

Hosting your site on your own server is surely an option, but only in case you have time and the necessary ability. There are some issues that you need to take into account, including the hardware and software expenses. To develop a "real", professional-looking website, you will need to invest money in some powerful server hardware, since you cannot bank on an inexpensive computer to perform the job. You will also require an uninterrupted breakneck-speed connection without network downtimes, which typically is offered at a rather high price. If you are availing of licensed software for your web site, you will need to pay a license tax as well. You may also have to deal with bugs and rootkits. You will have to maintain your server constantly running in an environment where "everything could happen". If you do not possess the necessary technical knowledge, you will have to employ a system administrator to tackle these issues on your behalf, which will render the price of hosting your website on your own even higher than that of a dedicated web server delivered by a hosting services provider.

A dedicated hosting web server delivered by a hosting solutions provider

Leasing a dedicated hosting web server from a hosting company is a good decision if you wish to maintain a high resource-demanding site or a corporate portal that has very special safety requirements. The primary benefits of using a dedicated web server are the high-speed Internet connection, the constant power supply and the very powerful hardware. Certain web hosting suppliers, again like us at Planet Concourse Hosting, offer VPS web hosting and semi-dedicated server hosting solutions, which are based on very powerful servers that can be divided among several clients. You can also anticipate them to offer effective server load balancing solutions and the necessary backup servers.

Security and reliability

Web hosting companies are specialized in delivering web hosting solutions and since this is what they do for a living, you can expect them to offer uninterrupted service uptime, the latest software updates and the best anti-virus software, as well as system administrators available 24-7-365 to assist you in case of an emergency.

Choose your web hosting packages provider

What you need to take into consideration when picking your web hosting provider is the dependability of the offered services. Make sure that the web hosting packages provider of your choice provides a 24x7 technical support service. Do not put yourself in a scenario where you cannot resolve serious problems right away because you must wait till the next business day. Also, if you select a shared website hosting plan, which includes a 24x7 support service, this signifies that there constantly will be system administrators available to solve any serious issues as soon as they come to pass, which is a very advantageous thing.

Routine backups

Make sure that your web hosting services provider offers daily backups with the offered services, otherwise you may forfeit some valuable data in case of a hardware failure or because you have deleted something by mistake. The presence of routine backups is typically mentioned in the hosting provider's Terms of Service.

Web traffic and hosting server disk drive space

When selecting your hosting plans provider, give particular attention to the traffic amount limits. Make certain that you don't have to overpay for unexpected high web traffic volumes if your web site becomes more regularly visited. There are plenty of web hosting vendors that offer unlimited traffic at present, so the most logical step to take is to make certain that you have made the most appropriate decision before signing up.

Content restrictions

Pay particular attention to the web hosting distributor's content limitations. If you aim to post pictures or to broadcast video or audio content, make sure that you can achieve that. Moreover, the majority of hosting service providers set restrictions when it comes to utilizing their services for file hosting purposes, so if you upload too much content that is not connected or directly linked to your web site, your hosting account could get removed. Hence, reading the web hosting provider's ToS, irrespective of how time-requiring and wearisome this might be, is very vital.

E-mail capabilities

The majority of web hosting service providers nowadays also provide email services with all their website hosting offerings. It is a good idea to check if the hosting vendor of your choosing offers such functionalities as well, so as to be certain that you'll receive all the functionalities that you need in exchange for your cash.