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How Web Hosting Services Works

Web hosting is a service that web hosting firms offer so that you can put your website on the Internet.

How can people observe your web site?

When you create a site and you wish other people to spot it, you will need to publish (or upload) it to a web server. If you try to make the web site reachable on the Internet by web hosting it on your own computer, there is no way for you to keep it constantly up and running, which is why website hosting services came into existence.

How does web hosting work?

Hosting suppliers offer you disk drive space for your site on their high-end computers (servers) and ensure continuous website availability. When somebody types your web site address (for instance in their browser's URL bar, they will be connected to the web server where they can examine the content of your site.

Web hosting varieties

With the advancement of online technologies, several types of web hosting services have appeared to meet the various demands of web site owners, including shared website hosting services, private virtual server web hosting services and dedicated server hosting services.

Shared website hosting

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Shared hosting is the most common form of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where one single web server is divided among numerous users who are limited by the CPU, bandwidth and server hard drive space quotas that they have been allocated. This form of website hosting is typically less expensive - you don't have to pay for the whole web server in advance, as it is divided among numerous web hosting users, and the web hosting provider can afford to provide much more reasonable prices. It is also much easier to use - the hosting server is pre-installed with all the required software and the web hosting company handles all server maintenance tasks and security updates on your behalf.

The setback of the shared web hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's resources with other hosting users and if a given site becomes really busy it may affect (and slow down) the rest of the web sites on that web hosting server, but the majority of web hosting distributors, including us at World Point Site Hosting, have protection platforms in place that hinder that from happening.

A definition of a web hosting service

Because shared website hosting is the most commonly used type of web hosting, the majority of hosting service providers and web hosting customers simply call it hosting or website hosting. As there is an extensive competition on the web hosting market, most web hosting firms strive to provide reasonable prices and gifts with their hosting services. We, for example, provide different hosting plans and two billing options - monthly and yearly, based on your funds. If you pick the yearly billing cycle, you will receive a gift - one cost-free domain name registration.

VPS hosting services

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated web server hosting solution. If your site grows beyond the resources offered by your shared website hosting package, a private virtual web hosting server plan is a good option. private virtual web server hosting clients still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other virtual private web server hosting users, but the physical server is split up using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own guaranteed resources and can be configured practically like an actual dedicated web server. The upside is that the CPU and the memory on a private virtual server are not shared. Additionally, the virtualization software offers you much more freedom to configure your virtual private hosting server, but it also calls for a higher level of technical proficiency.

Dedicated Hosting

With the Dedicated Hosting solution, the client obtains a whole server and can utilize all its system resources. The dedicated server web hosting solution is the most powerful of all hosting solutions and offers countless configuration possibilities - the dedicated server hosting users can select the hardware and software specifications that will answer their requirements. Dedicated system resources and no-holds-barred performance are two reasons why a dedicated hosting web server is a perfect solution for a resource-consuming corporate site, for example - you will not share the hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will obtain full root access. You will exert full authority over the machine, which will enable you to make any server configuration changes that you might require. The drawback of the dedicated web server hosting solution is that a more advanced level of technical expertise is required - unless you engage an Information Technology pro, it will be your duty to administer and configure the dedicated web hosting server. The dedicated hosting solution is also far more costly, since the cost of the dedicated web hosting server isn't shared among any other users.

A website hosting recommendation for beginners

If you are just starting to build your site and need a website hosting solution to commence with, the shared web hosting solution persists to be the best choice. If your website grows beyond your hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is extremely easy and does not necessitate migration of your data, since only the parameters of your hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more powerful one at any particular time without having to worry about the remaining time until expiration. What is more, if you finally reach the most powerful shared hosting plan and still need more resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it means that your web site's popularity has grown!), there always is the possibility to move to a Virtual Private Server web hosting platform or a dedicated hosting server without needing to switch hosting service providers.