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If you would like to set up a web site and make it available for the whole world to see, it must be hosted on a web hosting server. The name of this service is shared hosting.

Host your site at home or elsewhere

You could host your site on your own personal computer at home or at work, on a PC which belongs to a chum of yours, etc. If it is a web site for experimenting purposes, there would be no real need for you to find a more advanced hosting service than that. If you would like to build a real web site, however, which will be reachable by many people and you want to make it reliable, you will also need a stable hosting server where you will host it.

Why do you require a web server for your website?

When you have a site, it is located on a physical machine. That physical server has its own physical address known also as IP address. Typing the IP address of the physical server in your web browser's address bar, though, is not the best and simplest means to access a web site. That is how and why domain names came into existence and why you need one for your site. Thus, to launch your website, you require a domain name of your own and a server to host your site on.

Hosting your site on your own

If you are an IT specialist and understand how to administer a web hosting server, you can have a web server of your own and host your site on it. This will allow you to exert full control over the hosting server, to implement server configuration modifications and to apply software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the datacenter personnel. The disadvantage, though, is that you will have to ensure the visibility of your site and to cope with all server maintenance procedures yourself. If you are using a licensed OS, you will also have to spend money on the license, which is usually more high-priced if purchased for a whole server.

Using a hosting distributor

If you don't want to deal with server maintenance tasks, the most intelligent step to take is to sign up for an account with a web hosting plans provider. These are companies that offer customers powerful hosting servers with various hardware configurations for a given fee. The web servers are kept in datacenters with special cooling and backup power supply systems to ensure constant website availability.

Varieties of hosting services

The World Wide Web is a deep ocean and there are a plethora of web hosting vendors providing various hosting services to the multitude of website possessors out there. The hosting services vary from cost-free hosting services, where you can host plain, HTML-based web pages, to costly dedicated web server hosting services that can suck your resources dry. So, what hosting type fulfills your needs?

If you own a small or medium-sized web page that has several hundred viewers max, you could safely resort to a shared web hosting solution. Shared web hosting suggests that multiple shared hosting users and web sites are accommodated on one and the very same web hosting server, thus curtailing the price of the hosting service. Shared hosting accounts commonly involve central processing unit, RAM memory, traffic and web storage space usage quotas to ensure that the websites hosted on the hosting server do not interfere with each other and do not utilize more system resources than they are allotted.

In case your web site is bigger, you should select a virtual private servers hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated servers hosting solution. VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. It gives you root access, which permits you to implement server configuration modifications - something that would be inconceivable on a shared hosting web server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM options. Separate RAM and central processing unit shares are allotted to each single virtual private web hosting server, without anyone else utilizing them. Typically there are other virtual private servers beside your own that make use of the resources of the physical server, which could occasionally influence the overall performance, but in most cases it is not a problem. Should the system resources of the private virtual web hosting server, however, be insufficient for your needs, it is apparently time to migrate to a dedicated web hosting server.

The dedicated servers is a physical machine that you lease, which is utilized just by you for your very own website needs. Nobody else shares its resources and you acquire root-level access, can choose a hardware configuration in advance, implement upgrades at a later time and install RAM or disk drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mainly at the OS level and all containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated server you can modify the kernel of the Operating System (usually Linux-based) as well.

Pick your web hosting plans provider

If you know what your web site is going to contain, or if you have only a loose plan that has not completely evolved yet, your very first step towards the creation of your web site should be to pick a web hosting packages provider. The smartest step to take is to find a web hosting packages provider that distributes a wide array of website hosting services so that you do not need to change service providers if you first avail of a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared hosting resources and need to migrate to a virtual server hosting solution or a dedicated server. We, for instance, provide affordable shared hosting packages, cut-rate OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based private virtual server packages, semi-dedicated servers with their own Control Panel interface and even dedicated web servers. We also offer cost-free gifts - the shared website hosting affordable domain if they are paid for on a yearly basis, the more powerful private virtual hosting servers and dedicated server hosting packages include a charge-free domain name reseller account and billing software in case you decide to utilize them for reselling purposes. Throw in the first-class 24-7-365 client support service and you have all you would usually need. You could, without a doubt, find other web hosting vendors depending on what exactly you are searching for, by carrying out an online survey or by checking additional web hosting reviews online. The best option, though, is a hosting provider that is also a domain name registrar and has hosting servers in more than one country - both prerequisites fulfilled by us. We have web hosting servers in the United States, in Britain and in Australia, and offer a lot of domain name extensions for registration.

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