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What Precisely is Shared Hosting?

You have a concept that you desire to transform into a web site? Your first step should be to retain your enthusiasm and find a place for your web page online so that it will be always accessible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web site?

Since the number of web sites on the Internet has risen rapidly in the last several years, the need for website hosting services has also lead to the birth of countless shared hosting distributors. These are companies that offer you disk drive space for your own web site on their servers.

Sorts of web hosting services

The scope of web hosting services fluctuates enormously, so do the needs of the web page proprietors. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web interface. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver this service for free. Personal web page owners and firms can also obtain website hosting services from different hosting distributors. Personal web hosting services are typically either free, ad-supported, or inexpensive. Business website hosting services often are more expensive, but owing to the gigantic rivalry on the market, an increasing number of web hosts, like us at Newday ICT Systems, offer business web hosting services at lowered prices and with flexible invoicing cycles.

Sorts of websites and their prerequisites

The cost-free web hosting platform is normally sufficient for personal web pages like portfolios or online blogs. A bigger web site, like a community web site or a corporate web page, needs a more advanced web hosting package that provides database support and application development platforms (including PHP). If you desire to launch an e-commerce site, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting accounts provider of your choosing. Nowadays, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are provided by the majority of hosting suppliers.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting solutions provider typically also provides a Control Panel graphical user interface for handling your website files, email boxes, mail aliases, domains, DNS records, etc.

Service dependability

When choosing a hosting packages provider, website accessibility is a very important criterion. The availability of a website is measured on an annual basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly available and viewable online. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be meticulously considered when signing up for a website hosting service. The best thing to do is re-examine the SLAs and the ToS of the hosting accounts provider of your choice in advance. Finding online reviews from existing clients is also a rather intelligent move before you make up your mind to register.

The shared hosting solution

Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$9.50 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.00 / month
 

The most popular and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers 24-7-365 customer support, which is a huge plus for users who do not want to deal with server maintenance tasks, but could also hamper customers who wish to exercise more authority over the hosting server. For such customers, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more appropriate. Most standard apps and scripts work okay on a shared web hosting server. Furthermore, the shared web hosting solution is less expensive than other kinds of web hosting solutions, such as the dedicated servers hosting, since the web hosting provider divides the shared web hosting server among numerous clients. The shared web hosting platform usually includes system resource usage restrictions that ensure that the different clients do not interfere with each other and that the shared hosting web server remains stable.

Administering your shared web hosting account

Shared website hosting packages usually include a web-based web hosting Control Panel user interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. The majority of the big hosting service providers, again like us at Newday ICT Systems, make use of their own custom-built Control Panel interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting platform, the web hosting plans provider is responsible for managing the web and mail servers, for installing server software, security updates and patches, and for offering technical support to its clients. Most servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web host's admins are responsible for keeping the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated server and root-level access.