What Does Website Hosting Signify?
Website hosting is a service that hosting corporations provide so that you can put your site on the web.
How can people discover your site?
When you set up a website and you want other individuals to see it, you will have to copy (or upload) it to a web hosting server. If you attempt to render the website accessible on the Internet by website hosting it on your own personal computer, there is no way for you to keep it online all the time, which is why hosting services came into existence.
How does website hosting work?
Web hosting vendors provide you with content storage space for your web site on their powerful computers (web servers) and guarantee constant network connectivity. When someone types your web address (for instance www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web hosting server where they can view the content of your web site.
Web hosting types
With the growth of web technologies, different types of web hosting services have come into being to fulfill the various demands of website proprietors, among them shared website hosting services, VPS hosting services and dedicated server hosting services.
Shared web hosting is the most commonly used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to begin with. It is a service where one hosting server is divided between a lot of shared web hosting account owners who are restricted by the CPU, web traffic and web server hard disk storage space quotas that they have been apportioned. This form of hosting is typically cheaper - you don't have to purchase the whole server in advance, since it is shared between multiple customers, and the web hosting distributor can afford to provide much lower prices. It is also easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-configured with all the required software and the web hosting solutions provider takes care of all server maintenance tasks and security updates for you.
The setback of the shared web hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's system resources with other hosting account owners and if a given web site becomes very popular it may influence (and slow down) all the other web sites on that server, but most hosting companies, including us at eChromatics, have security systems in place that hinder that from occurring.
A description of a website hosting service
Because shared website hosting is the most widely used form of web hosting, most web hosting vendors and hosting users simply refer to it as hosting or website hosting. As there is an immense rivalry on the website hosting market, most web hosting suppliers try to provide affordable prices and gifts with their hosting services. We, for instance, provide different hosting packages and two billing options - monthly and annual, depending on your finances. If you pick the yearly billing cycle, you will receive a present - one free domain registration.
VPS web hosting
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The VPS web hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated web server hosting solution. If your web site grows beyond the resources offered by your shared website hosting account, a virtual server hosting package is a good option. Virtual Private Server hosting account holders still share the hardware resources of the physical machine with other virtual server hosting account holders, but the server is partitioned using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own dedicated system resources and can be configured practically like a real dedicated hosting server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a VPS web hosting server are not shared. Additionally, the virtualization technology offers you much more autonomy to configure your VPS, but it also presupposes a more advanced level of technical competence.
Dedicated Web Hosting
With the Dedicated Web Hosting solution, the client obtains an entire dedicated hosting web server and can utilize all its system resources. The dedicated server web hosting solution is the most flexible of all website hosting solutions and offers a multitude of customization possibilities - the dedicated web server hosting users can select the hardware and software specifications that will answer their needs. Dedicated resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server is a perfect solution for a repeatedly visited business portal, for instance - you will not share the hosting server's resources with anyone else and will acquire full server root access. You will have complete authority over the physical server, which will enable you to make any server configuration modifications that you might need. The weak side of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a higher degree of technical proficiency is needed - unless you hire an IT pro, it will be your duty to manage and configure the dedicated hosting web server. The dedicated server web hosting solution also costs far more, since the cost of the server isn't shared between any other clients.
A website hosting recommendation for beginners
If you are just starting to develop your web site and are looking for a web hosting solution to begin with, the shared web hosting solution persists to be the most sensible option. If your site outgrows your shared hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for example, this is extremely easy and does not necessitate migration of your data, since only the features of your hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting package to a more advanced one at any given time without having to worry about the number of days remaining until expiration. Moreover, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared website hosting package and still require more resources (which is great sometimes - it means that your site's popularity has increased!), there always is the possibility to move to a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated web server hosting solution without needing to swap web hosting service providers.
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