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What Precisely is Shared Hosting?

You have a concept that you wish to turn into a website? Your very first step should be to sustain your enthusiasm and find a place for your site on the Internet so that it will be always available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your web site?

Because the number of websites online has risen exponentially during the last few years, the need for hosting services has also lead to the birth of innumerable shared hosting vendors. These are firms that offer you data storage space for your own web page on their web hosting servers.

Varieties of hosting services

The reach of web hosting services varies vastly, so do the necessities of the website possessors. The most basic web hosting type is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based graphical user interface. A lot of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service for free. Personal web page proprietors and firms can also obtain website hosting services from different hosting service providers. Personal web hosting services are typically either free, advertisement-supported, or reasonably priced. Business web hosting services typically are more expensive, but thanks to the enormous competition on the hosting market, an increasing number of hosting corporations, like us at DASOFT TECHNOLOGIES, furnish business web hosting services at reasonable prices and with flexible invoicing intervals.

Kinds of sites and their requirements

The free web hosting solution is usually sufficient for personal websites such as portfolios or online diaries. A more resource-requiring website, such as a social network or a corporate web site, needs a more powerful hosting solution that provides database support and application development platforms (e.g. PHP). If you desire to set up a web shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting packages provider of your choice. Nowadays, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are furnished by most hosting companies.

The web hosting Control Panel

The web hosting plans provider normally also provides a Control Panel GUI for administering your website files, email boxes, email aliases, domains, DNS records, etc.

Service dependability

When choosing a hosting services provider, website accessibility is a very important aspect. The accessibility of a web site is estimated on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly available and viewable on the web. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be cautiously examined when ordering a web hosting plan. The best thing to do is double-check the SLAs and the ToS of the hosting vendor of your choosing in advance. Finding reviews from existing customers is also a quite sensible move before you choose to subscribe.

The shared web hosting solution

Enterprise
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$20.83 / month
Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$15.00 / month
 

The most famous and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers 24x7x365 support, which is an enormous advantage for customers who do not wish to deal with server maintenance procedures, but could also impede clients who wish to exert more control over the hosting server. For such users, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most popular apps and scripts work alright on a shared server. Moreover, the shared web hosting solution is less expensive than other kinds of hosting solutions, such as the dedicated servers hosting, since the web hosting services provider divides the shared hosting web server among numerous customers. The shared web hosting platform typically includes resource usage restrictions that guarantee that the different users do not intervene with each other and that the shared web hosting server stays stable.

Handling your shared web hosting account

Shared hosting plans typically include a web-based Control Panel, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and so on. Most of the big hosting distributors, again like us at DASOFT TECHNOLOGIES, utilize their very own personal custom-designed Control Panel.

Web server maintenance

With the shared web hosting solution, the hosting supplier is responsible for managing the web and mail servers, for installing web server software, security updates and patches, and for offering technical support to its clients. Most web servers are based on the Linux OS. The hosting service provider's administrators are in charge of keeping the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated web server and complete server root access.