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If you desire to set up a website and make it accessible to the whole world, it needs to be hosted on a server. This service is known as is web hosting.

Host your web site at home or in another place

You could host your web site on your own computer at home or at work, on a computer which belongs to a friend of yours, etc. If it is a site for testing purposes, there would be no real reason for you to search for a more dependable website hosting solution than that. If you wish to build a real web site, however, which will be accessible to a lot of persons and you wish to make it reliable, you will also require a stable web hosting server where you will host it.

Why do you require a web server for your web site?

When you have a site, it is hosted on a physical machine. That physical machine has its own physical address called IP address. Typing the Internet Protocol address of the physical server in your web browser's address bar, however, is not the best and most suitable means to access a web site. That is how and why domains appeared and why you need one for your web site. So, to establish your web site, you need your own domain name and a web hosting server to host your site on.

Hosting your web site on your own

If you are an IT expert and know how to work with a server, you can have a web server of your very own and host your website on it. This will enable you to have complete control over the web server, to make server configuration modifications and to apply software updates yourself instead of relying on the datacenter staff. The disadvantage, though, is that you will need to guarantee the visibility of your web site and to cope with all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are making use of a licensed OS, you will also need to spend cash on the license, which is normally more costly if purchased for an entire machine.

Using a hosting services provider

If you don't want to handle server maintenance duties, the best solution is to sign up for an account with a web hosting company. These are firms that offer clients powerful web servers with various hardware configurations in exchange for a given fee. The hosting servers are stored in data centers with special cooling and UPS systems to guarantee uninterrupted Internet connectivity.

Types of hosting services

The web is a broad sea and there are a lot of providers delivering different hosting services to the multitude of website owners out there. The web hosting services vary from cost-free web hosting services, where you can host basic, HTML-based web pages, to high-priced dedicated server web hosting services that can suck your monthly allowance dry. So, what type of web hosting suits your requirements?

If you own a small or mid-sized web page that has several hundred guests max, you could safely resort to a shared web hosting solution. Shared web hosting means that numerous shared hosting user accounts and sites are accommodated on the same web hosting server, thus curtailing the price of the service. Shared hosting accounts commonly involve CPU, RAM memory, traffic and web server hard drive storage space quotas to guarantee that the sites hosted on the web server do not interfere with each other and do not utilize more resources than they are allotted.

In case your web site is bigger, you should pick a VPS hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. It gives you full root privileges, which permits you to make server configuration modifications - something that would be unthinkable on a shared web hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable RAM memory options. Separate RAM memory and central processing unit shares are allocated to each single private virtual hosting server, without anyone else using them. Typically there are other virtual private servers beside your own that utilize the system resources of the physical machine, which could occasionally influence the overall performance, but in the majority of situations it's of no concern. Should the system resources of the virtual web server, however, be insufficient for your needs, it is apparently time to obtain a dedicated web server.

The dedicated hosting is a server that you lease, which is used only by you for your very own personal website needs. No one else uses its resources and you gain complete root access, can choose a hardware configuration in advance, add upgrades later on and add RAM or hard drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mostly at the OS level and all virtual containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated hosting web server you can update the kernel of the Operating System (typically Linux-based) as well.

Pick your hosting provider

If you know what your website is going to be composed of, or if you have only a loose idea that has not fully matured yet, your first step towards the creation of your web site should be to discover a hosting supplier. The smartest step to take is to discover a web hosting supplier that delivers an enormous assortment of hosting services so that you do not have to switch web hosting service providers in case you first use a shared website hosting solution and then outgrow the shared hosting resources and need to move to a private virtual web server solution or a dedicated server. We, for example, supply reasonably priced shared web hosting packages, cut-price OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based virtual servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers with their own hosting Control Panel user interface and even dedicated web hosting plans. We also offer free-of-cost bonuses - the shared web hosting cheap domain name if they are paid for on an annual basis, the more powerful VPS server web hosting packages and dedicated hosting servers include a cost-free domain name reseller account and invoicing software should you wish to utilize them for reselling purposes. Add the great 24/7 technical support service and you have all you would typically need. You could, of course, discover other hosting firms depending on what precisely you are searching for, by conducting an online search or by checking additional online hosting reviews. The most appropriate option, though, is a web hosting distributor that is also a domain name registrar and has web hosting servers in more than one country - both prerequisites satisfied by us. We have hosting servers in the United States, in England and in Australia, and offer a lot of domain name extensions for registration.

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