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How Web Hosting Services Functions

You have a conception that you want to convert into a site? Your first move should be to preserve your enthusiasm and find a place for your site on the Internet so that it will be always visible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web page?

Since the number of sites online has grown rapidly during the last few years, the need for website hosting services has also lead to the birth of incalculable web hosting service providers. These are firms that offer you hard disk storage space for your own web page on their web hosting servers.

Varieties of hosting services

The reach of hosting services fluctuates hugely, so do the requirements of the web page possessors. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based user interface. Lots of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer this service for free. Personal web page proprietors and companies can also get web hosting services from different hosting suppliers. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, ad-supported, or low-priced. Business website hosting services normally are more expensive, but due to the huge rivalry on the web hosting marketplace, a growing number of hosting companies, like us at TriQul, furnish business website hosting services at reasonable prices and with flexible invoicing cycles.

Types of web sites and their prerequisites

The free-of-charge web hosting platform is normally sufficient for personal web sites like portfolios or online diaries. A larger website, such as a community website or a corporate site, requires a more advanced website hosting platform that provides database support and web application development platforms (including PHP). If you want to set up an online shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting vendor of your choosing. Nowadays, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are supplied by the majority of web hosting distributors.

The hosting Control Panel

The web hosting plans provider normally also offers a web hosting Control Panel user interface for administering your website files, email addresses, e-mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service reliability

When choosing a hosting plan, website availability is a very essential criterion. The availability of a website is measured on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the web site is publicly available and discoverable on the web. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be mindfully taken into consideration when ordering a web hosting package. You should double-check the service-level agreements and the Terms & Conditions of the provider of your choice in advance. Finding online reviews from current clients is also a rather clever move before you decide to sign up.

The shared hosting solution

Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.80 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$7.48 / month
 

The most widespread and modestly priced type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It includes 24x7x365 client support, which is a huge upside for clients who would not like to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also obstruct users who wish to exert more control over the web hosting server. For such clients, a virtual private servers or a dedicated hosting would be more suitable. Most popular applications and scripts work fine on a shared hosting web server. Moreover, the shared hosting solution is less expensive than other types of web hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, because the hosting packages provider splits the hosting server among plenty of customers. The shared hosting solution usually includes resource usage limits that guarantee that the separate customers do not interfere with each other and that the shared web server remains stable.

Administering your shared website hosting account

Shared website hosting packages normally include a web-based hosting Control Panel GUI, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, and so on. The majority of the large hosting service providers, again like us at TriQul, utilize their own personal custom-designed Control Panel user interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting solution, the host is responsible for administering the web and electronic mail servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for providing technical support to its customers. Most servers are based on the Linux OS. The host's sysadmins are responsible for maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated server and complete root access.