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Description of Website Hosting

You have a notion that you desire to convert into a site? Your first move should be to retain your enthusiasm and discover a place for your page on the Internet so that it will be constantly visible to the whole world.

Where should you host your site?

Since the number of web sites on the web has risen rapidly during the last few years, the demand for hosting services has also lead to the birth of countless website hosting companies. These are companies that offer you hard drive space for your own web site on their web hosting servers.

Sorts of web hosting services

The range of hosting services varies greatly, so do the necessities of the web page owners. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based Control Panel. A lot of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service free of charge. Personal website owners and firms can also get web hosting services from various web hosting service providers. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, advertisement-subsidized, or affordably priced. Business website hosting services typically are more expensive, but due to the gigantic rivalry on the web hosting market, a growing number of web hosting corporations, like us at Malo Hosting, distribute business website hosting services at moderate prices and with flexible billing periods.

Types of sites and their prerequisites

The charge-free website hosting solution is generally sufficient for personal web sites like portfolios or weblogs. A larger site, like a community web site or a corporate site, necessitates a more powerful website hosting platform that offers database support and application development platforms (including PHP). If you would like to build a web shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting accounts provider of your choice. At present, SSL certificates are furnished by most web hosts.

The web hosting Control Panel

The hosting solutions provider usually also offers a hosting Control Panel GUI for administering your website files, email mailbox accounts, mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting package, website availability is a very vital aspect. The availability of a web site is assessed on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly accessible and reachable on the Internet. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be attentively taken into consideration when signing up for a website hosting package. The best thing to do is double-check the SLAs and the Terms of Use of the hosting solutions provider of your choosing in advance. Finding reviews from current customers is also a rather intelligent step before you make up your mind to sign up.

The shared hosting platform

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month

The most popular and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It includes round-the-clock support, which is an enormous advantage for users who would not like to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also hamper clients who wish to exert more authority over the web server. For such customers, a virtual private servers or a dedicated web hosting would be more suitable. Most standard apps and scripts work fine on a shared hosting server. Additionally, the shared web hosting solution costs less than other types of web hosting solutions, such as the dedicated web hosting, because the host splits the shared hosting server among lots of clients. The shared hosting platform normally includes resource usage limitations that guarantee that the separate clients do not meddle with each other and that the shared server stays stable.

Handling your shared web hosting account

Shared web hosting packages normally offer a web-based Control Panel GUI, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-sized web hosting distributors, again like us at Malo Hosting, use their own custom-built web hosting Control Panel user interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting solution, the web host is responsible for administering the web and e-mail servers, for installing web server software, software updates and patches, and for offering tech support to its clients. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The host's admins are in charge of maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting server and root privileges.