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Definition of Hosting

You have a concept that you desire to turn into a web page? Your very first step should be to preserve your enthusiasm and discover a place for your web site on the web so that it will be always available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your website?

Because the number of websites on the World Wide Web has risen exponentially during the last few years, the need for web hosting services has also lead to the birth of innumerable hosting suppliers. These are firms that offer you hard drive space for your own site on their web servers.

Kinds of hosting services

The ambit of web hosting services varies hugely, so do the necessities of the web site possessors. The most basic type of hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based GUI. Lots of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service for free. Personal web page owners and firms can also get web hosting services from different hosting suppliers. Personal web hosting services are usually either free, advertisement-subsidized, or low-priced. Business website hosting services usually are more expensive, but due to the gigantic rivalry on the hosting marketplace, an increasing number of web hosting suppliers, like us at EUROLATINAMERICAhost, supply business website hosting services at modest prices and with flexible invoicing periods.

Types of web sites and their requirements

The free-of-charge web hosting platform is generally sufficient for personal web sites such as portfolios or online journals. A larger web site, like a community site or a corporate page, requires a more advanced website hosting solution that offers database support and web application development platforms (including PHP). If you wish to set up a web store, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting supplier of your choice. As of now, SSL certificates are furnished by the majority of hosting firms.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting provider normally also provides a web hosting Control Panel tool for handling your files, email accounts, email aliases, domains, DNS records, etc.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting package, service uptime is a very important criterion. The accessibility of a web site is estimated on a yearly basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly accessible and visible on the web. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be attentively taken into account when ordering a hosting service. The best thing to do is double-check the service-level agreements and the Terms of Use of the web hosting services provider of your choice in advance. Finding reviews from current customers is also a quite wise move before you choose to subscribe.

The shared web hosting solution

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
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$2.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month

The most widely used and affordably priced type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers 24-7-365 client support, which is a great benefit for customers who do not want to deal with server maintenance tasks, but could also obstruct users who wish to exercise more control over the server. For such users, a VPSs or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most standard apps and scripts work fine on a shared hosting web server. What's more, the shared web hosting solution is more affordable than other types of hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, because the hosting supplier splits the shared hosting server among numerous users. The shared web hosting solution normally involves resource usage limits that ensure that the different users do not intervene with each other and that the shared web hosting server stays stable.

Handling your shared website hosting account

Shared hosting plans usually offer a web-based web hosting Control Panel user interface, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. The majority of the large web hosting corporations, again like us at EUROLATINAMERICAhost, use their own personal custom-developed Control Panel interface.

Web server maintenance

With the shared web hosting platform, the hosting packages provider is responsible for administering the web and email servers, for installing web server software, software updates and patches, and for providing technical support to its customers. The majority of servers are based on the Linux OS. The hosting supplier's admins are responsible for maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated web hosting server and root access.