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Shared Web Hosting Defined

You have an idea that you wish to transform into a web site? Your first move should be to preserve your inspiration and discover a spot for your page on the Internet so that it will be always accessible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web page?

Because the number of web sites online has increased exponentially over the last couple of years, the demand for website hosting services has also lead to the emergence of countless shared web hosting companies. These are firms that offer you disk drive space for your own web page on their servers.

Sorts of web hosting services

The scope of web hosting services fluctuates vastly, so do the needs of the website owners. The most basic hosting type is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based interface. Lots of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service free of cost. Personal web site owners and firms can also get web hosting services from different hosting distributors. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, ad-supported, or modestly priced. Business web hosting services usually are more expensive, but due to the gigantic rivalry on the marketplace, an increasing number of web hosting corporations, like us at Planet Concourse Hosting, distribute business website hosting services at lowered prices and with flexible billing cycles.

Sorts of sites and their prerequisites

The free-of-charge website hosting solution is usually sufficient for personal websites like portfolios or weblogs. A larger web site, such as a community portal or a corporate page, needs a more advanced website hosting solution that offers database support and web application development platforms (e.g. PHP). If you want to set up an e-commerce portal, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting supplier of your choice. As of now, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are offered by most web hosting companies.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting supplier usually also offers a hosting Control Panel tool for administering your web site files, e-mail addresses, electronic mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service stability

When picking a hosting packages provider, website accessibility is a very vital factor. The availability of a web site is estimated on an annual 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 meticulously examined when ordering a website hosting package. You should double-check the SLAs and the ToS of the web host of your choosing in advance. Finding online reviews from existing clients is also a quite reasonable step before you make up your mind to register.

The shared web hosting solution

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The most famous and affordably priced type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It includes 24-7 client support, which is an enormous upside for clients who do not want to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also hamper users who desire to exert more authority over the web hosting server. For such clients, a virtual private servers or a dedicated server web hosting would be more appropriate. Most standard applications and scripts work alright on a shared web server. What's more, the shared web hosting solution is more affordable than other types of hosting solutions, like the dedicated servers web hosting, because the web hosting plans provider splits the web server among multiple customers. The shared web hosting solution usually involves system resource usage limitations that guarantee that the different clients do not meddle with each other and that the shared hosting server stays stable.

Managing your shared website hosting account

Shared web hosting packages normally include a web-based Control Panel interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-size web hosting companies, again like us at Planet Concourse Hosting, use their own custom-built Control Panel interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting platform, the service provider is responsible for administering the web and e-mail servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for offering tech support to its clients. The majority of servers are based on the Linux OS. The web hosting provider's system administrators are in charge of keeping the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting web server and complete root access.