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Hosting Packages Explanation
You have a notion that you want to transform into a web page? Your first step should be to keep your inspiration and find a place for your site on the Internet so that it will be constantly accessible to the whole world.
Where should you host your site?
Because the number of sites on the Internet has risen rapidly over the last couple of years, the need for website hosting services has also lead to the emergence of innumerable hosting companies. These are companies that offer you storage space for your own website on their web hosting servers.
Varieties of web hosting services
The range of web hosting services varies hugely, so do the needs of the website owners. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based graphical user interface. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver this service free of charge. Personal web page possessors and companies can also obtain website hosting services from various hosting service providers. Personal web hosting services are typically either free, advertisement-subsidized, or low-priced. Business web hosting services typically cost more, but due to the great competition on the web hosting market, a growing number of web hosting firms, like us at Silex Hosting, offer business website hosting services at inexpensive prices and with flexible billing cycles.
Kinds of websites and their requirements
The free-of-charge website hosting solution is normally sufficient for personal web pages such as portfolios or blogs. A more resource-requiring site, such as a community site or a corporate web portal, necessitates a more advanced website hosting package that offers database support and web application development platforms (for example PHP). If you wish to establish an e-commerce site, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting services provider of your choosing. Nowadays, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are offered by the majority of web hosting providers.
The web hosting Control Panel
The hosting accounts provider normally also offers a web hosting Control Panel GUI for handling your web site files, mailbox accounts, electronic mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.
When choosing a hosting solutions provider, website availability is a very vital aspect. The availability of a web site is measured on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly accessible and visible on the World Wide Web. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be meticulously examined when ordering a web hosting plan. The best thing to do is double-check the SLAs and the TOS of the web host of your choosing in advance. Finding reviews from existing clients is also a rather wise step before you make up your mind to subscribe.
The shared web hosting solution
The most famous and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It includes 24x7 client support, which is a great plus for clients who do not wish to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also impede clients who would like to exert more control over the server. For such users, a VPSs or a dedicated packages would be more appropriate. Most popular apps and scripts work alright on a shared web hosting server. Additionally, the shared web hosting solution is more affordable than other kinds of web hosting solutions, such as the dedicated hosting, because the hosting supplier splits the hosting server among lots of users. The shared web hosting solution normally includes usage limitations that ensure that the different clients do not interfere with each other and that the shared web hosting server stays stable.
Administering your shared web hosting account
Shared hosting plans normally offer a web-based Control Panel interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large web hosting suppliers, again like us at Silex Hosting, make use of their very own personal custom-developed web hosting Control Panel.
Web server maintenance
With the shared website hosting platform, the hosting vendor is responsible for administering the web and mail servers, for installing web server software, security updates and patches, and for offering tech support to its clients. Most servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting service provider's admins are in charge of keeping the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated server and root privileges.