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You have a concept that you would like to turn into a web site? Your first move should be to sustain your inspiration and find a spot for your web site on the web so that it will be constantly accessible to the whole world.
Where should you host your web page?
Since the number of websites on the World Wide Web has increased exponentially during the last couple of years, the demand for web hosting services has also lead to the emergence of innumerable hosting vendors. These are firms that offer you content storage space for your own web site on their web servers.
Sorts of hosting services
The range of hosting services fluctuates tremendously, so do the needs of the website proprietors. The most basic type of hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based interface. A lot of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service free of charge. Personal website proprietors and firms can also obtain website hosting services from different web hosts. Personal web hosting services are typically either free, advertisement-sponsored, or cheap. Business website hosting services typically are more expensive, but because of the great rivalry on the web hosting market, a growing number of web hosting distributors, like us at AtmoVantage, supply business web hosting services at inexpensive prices and with flexible billing periods.
Kinds of web sites and their requirements
The free web hosting solution is generally sufficient for personal websites such as portfolios or blogs. A more regularly visited web site, such as a community website or a corporate web site, needs a more powerful website hosting package that offers database support and application development platforms (including PHP). If you want to establish an Internet shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting supplier of your choice. Now, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are offered by most web hosting companies.
The web hosting Control Panel
The host usually also provides a web hosting Control Panel GUI for administering your web content, emails, mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.
When picking a hosting packages provider, network uptime is a very important aspect. The availability of a website is assessed on an annual basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly available and discoverable on the web. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be cautiously taken into consideration when signing up for a website hosting plan. The best thing to do is re-examine the service-level agreements and the Terms of Service of the web hosting accounts provider of your choice in advance. Finding reviews from current clients is also a very intelligent move before you reach a decision to subscribe.
The shared hosting platform
The most widely used and inexpensive type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It offers 24/7/365 customer support, which is a great benefit for clients who do not want to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also obstruct customers who want to exert more authority over the hosting server. For such clients, a VPSs or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most popular apps and scripts work alright on a shared web hosting server. Moreover, the shared hosting solution is more affordably priced than other kinds of hosting solutions, such as the dedicated hosting, since the hosting services provider splits the shared hosting server among numerous users. The shared web hosting solution usually involves system resource usage restrictions that guarantee that the separate users do not meddle with each other and that the web server remains stable.
Handling your shared website hosting account
Shared web hosting packages normally offer a web-based hosting Control Panel user interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-sized hosting distributors, again like us at AtmoVantage, make use of their very own personal custom-built Control Panel interface.
With the shared web hosting solution, the web hosting plans provider is responsible for administering the web and mail servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for providing tech support to its customers. Most web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting supplier's system administrators are in charge of maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated web server and full server root access.