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What Does Website Hosting Stand for?

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Website hosting is a service that web hosting service providers provide so that you can publish your web site on the web.

How can people observe your site?

When you set up a web site and you want other people to check it out, you will need to publish (or upload) it to a server. If you attempt to render the website visible on the Internet by website hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it online all the time, which is why web hosting services exist.

How does website hosting work?

Web hosting service providers provide you with hard disk space for your website on their high-end computers (hosting servers) and guarantee uninterrupted Internet connection. When someone types your web site address (e.g. www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web hosting server where they can take a look at the content of your website.

Hosting types

With the development of online technologies, different types of web hosting services have come into being to match the different needs of website proprietors, including shared web hosting services, virtual private web server hosting services and dedicated hosting services.

Shared website hosting

Shared web hosting is the most commonly used form of hosting, and is also the easiest to begin with. It is a service where one web hosting server is divided between multiple shared web hosting account owners who are restricted by the CPU, bandwidth and hosting server hard drive storage space quotas that they have been apportioned. This form of website hosting is typically less expensive - you don't have to purchase the entire web server upfront, as it is shared between multiple customers, and the hosting company can afford to offer much more modest prices. It is also much easier to use - the hosting server is pre-configured with all the required software and the web hosting supplier takes care of all server maintenance tasks and security updates on your behalf.

The setback of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's system resources with other individuals and if a given site becomes really popular it may affect (and slow down) all the other websites on that web hosting server, but most hosting distributors, including us at Hepsia.Co, have protection systems at work that prevent that from occurring.

A definition of a hosting service

Since shared web hosting is the most popular type of web hosting, most hosting companies and hosting users simply call it web hosting or website hosting. As there is an immense rivalry on the website hosting marketplace, most web hosting firms endeavor to offer moderate prices and gifts with their hosting services. We, for example, offer different web hosting plans and two billing options - monthly and annual, depending on your budget. If you pick the yearly billing cycle, you will receive a gift - one free-of-charge domain registration.

VPS web hosting

VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The VPS web hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated web server hosting solution. If your web site outgrows the resources offered by your shared website hosting plan, a VPS server hosting plan is an excellent choice. virtual private web server hosting account holders still share the hardware resources of the physical machine with other virtual private web server hosting clients, but the hard disk is split up using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own guaranteed resources and can be configured practically like a real dedicated web server. The upside is that the CPU and the memory on a VPS are not shared. Additionally, the virtualization software offers you much more autonomy to configure your private virtual web hosting server, but it also presupposes a more advanced level of technical expertise.

Dedicated Web Hosting

With the Dedicated Web Hosting solution, the client obtains a whole dedicated hosting server and can use all its resources. The dedicated server hosting solution is the most reliable of all hosting solutions and offers tons of configuration possibilities - the dedicated web hosting customers can select the hardware and software specifications that will satisfy their demands. Dedicated system resources and no-holds-barred performance are two reasons why a dedicated server web hosting plan is a perfect solution for a heavy resource-demanding corporate site, for instance - you will not share the physical machine's resources with anyone else and will get complete root access. You will exercise full control over the web server, which will permit you to implement any configuration modifications that you might need. The drawback of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a more advanced level of technical know-how is required - unless you employ an IT expert, you will be responsible for managing and configuring the physical machine. The dedicated server web hosting solution is also much more high-priced, because the cost of the dedicated web server isn't shared between any other customers.

A hosting recommendation for beginner users

If you are just beginning to create your website and are looking for a website hosting solution to start with, the shared web hosting solution remains the most logical option. If your web site grows beyond your shared website hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for example, this is very easy and requires no migration of your web site files, since only the features of your hosting account change. You can also upgrade your hosting plan to a more advanced one at any given time without having to worry about the time left before the expiration date. In addition, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared web hosting plan and still require more resources (which is great sometimes - it suggests that your web site's popularity has expanded!), there always is the option to migrate to a VPS server hosting platform or a dedicated web hosting solution without needing to swap web hosting service providers.

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