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What Indeed is Shared Hosting

If you have set up a web site and you would like other persons to discern it, you must host your site on a publicly reachable web server.

Where to host your web site?

Even though you can use your own personal computer as a server, it is a more conventional practice to let a hosting service provider take care of your website. The principal reason for that is the bigger stability and the uninterrupted accessibility of your web site, since hosting service providers have top-notch hardware and apportion a much larger web traffic allowance, which guarantees the quicker access to your site from all around the globe.

Shared hosting solutions

Pick a shared hosting service, which allows you to register domain names and to create email mailboxes. Many web shared hosting corporations, like us at DASOFT TECHNOLOGIES, offer a charge-free domain name registration as a bonus if you sign up for a web hosting account.

Hosting your web site on your own

Hosting your website on your own personal server is certainly an option, but only if you have time and the needed ability. There are certain things that you have to consider, including the hardware and software expenses. To build a genuine, professional-looking web site, you will have to invest cash in some powerful server hardware, because you cannot anticipate a low-cost personal computer to carry out the task. You will also require a permanent breakneck-speed connection without outages, which usually is offered at a pretty high price. If you are utilizing licensed software for your website, you will have to pay for the license as well. You may also need to deal with bugs and worms. You will need to maintain your web server constantly running in an environment where "everything could happen". If you do not possess the required technical know-how, you will need to resort to a system administrator to tackle these issues on your behalf, which will make the price of hosting your site yourself even steeper than that of a dedicated web hosting server provided by a hosting supplier.

A dedicated hosting server offered by a hosting company

Renting a server from a hosting supplier is an appropriate decision if you would like to run a high resource-requiring web site or a business web portal that has very rigorous security requirements. The primary advantages of using a dedicated web hosting solution are the breakneck-speed Internet access, the permanent power supply and the extremely powerful hardware. Some hosting service providers, again like us at DASOFT TECHNOLOGIES, deliver VPS hosting and semi-dedicated server web hosting solutions, which are based on extremely powerful servers that can be shared by several customers. You can also anticipate them to provide effective server load balancing services and the needed backup servers.

Security and reliability

Web hosting providers are specialized in delivering hosting services and because this is what they do to earn a living, you can expect them to offer continuous network uptime, the newest software patches and the best anti-malware software, as well as system administrators available 24x7x365 to aid you in emergency occasions.

Pick your web host

What you have to take into consideration when choosing your web hosting plans provider is the dependability of the offered hosting services. Make certain that the hosting plans provider of your choice offers a 24-7 customer support service. Do not put yourself in a scenario where you cannot solve urgent issues instantaneously because you have to wait until the next working day. Also, if you select a shared website hosting package, which features a round-the-clock technical support service, this signifies that there always will be sysadmins available to resolve any serious issues as soon as they happen, which is a very good thing.

Routine data backups

Make certain that your web hosting solutions provider offers daily backups with the offered services, or else you may forfeit some important content in case of a hardware breakdown or because you have deleted something unintentionally. The availability of everyday backups is typically mentioned in the hosting supplier's TOS.

Web traffic and web server disk space

When choosing your web hosting packages provider, pay particular attention to the bandwidth usage quota restrictions. Make sure that you won't have to pay a fortune for unanticipated high volumes of bandwidth if your site becomes more frequently visited. There are many web hosting service providers that offer unmetered web traffic nowadays, so the most reasonable step to take is to make sure that you have taken the most appropriate decision before opening an account.

Content restrictions

Pay special attention to the web hosting vendor's content restrictions. If you intend to post images or to stream live video or audio content, make sure that you can do that. Besides, the majority of web hosting providers put restrictions when it comes to using their services for storage purposes, so if you upload too many files that are not related or directly linked to your site, your web hosting account could get terminated. Therefore, double-checking the hosting vendor's TOS, irrespective of how time-devouring and annoying this might be, is extremely important.

E-mail capabilities

Most web hosting service providers nowadays also provide electronic mail services with all their hosting offers. It is not a bad idea to double-check if the hosting supplier of your choice offers such options too, so as to be certain that you'll receive all the functionalities that you require in exchange for your cash.