Web Hosting Description
Web hosting is a service that hosting firms offer so that you can put your web site online.
How can people find your site?
When you build a web site and you wish other people to discern it, you will have to copy (or upload) it to a hosting server. If you attempt to render the site available on the World Wide Web by web hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it online all the time, which is why website hosting services appeared.
How does web hosting work?
Hosting distributors provide you with space for your site on their high-powered computers (web hosting servers) and guarantee uninterrupted network uptime. When someone writes your web address (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the hosting server where they can have a gaze at the content of your website.
With the advance of Internet technologies, several types of web hosting services have come into existence to match the various expectations of website proprietors, among them shared hosting services, VPS server web hosting services and dedicated web hosting services.
Shared website hosting
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Shared hosting is the most widely used form of hosting, and is also the easiest to start with. It is a service where one web hosting server is shared among lots of clients who are restricted by the CPU, web traffic and server disk space quotas that they have been allotted. This form of hosting is typically cheaper - you don't have to buy the entire web hosting server upfront, since it is shared between a lot of clients, and the hosting provider can afford to offer much more moderate prices. It is also easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-installed with all the required software and the hosting services provider handles all server maintenance procedures and software updates for you.
The weak side of the shared web hosting solution is that you share the hosting server's resources with other hosting account owners and if one website becomes very busy it may influence (and slow down) the rest of the websites on that web hosting server, but the majority of web hosting companies, including us at jamPACKED HOSTiNG, have security platforms in place that impede that from occurring.
A definition of a hosting service
Because shared website hosting is the most common type of web hosting, most hosting firms and web hosting customers simply refer to it as hosting or website hosting. As there is a great competition on the website hosting market, most web hosting providers strive to provide low prices and bonuses with their web hosting services. We, for example, offer different website hosting packages and two billing options - monthly and annual, depending on your finances. If you select the annual billing cycle, you will get a bonus - one charge-free domain name registration.
VPS hosting plans
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated web hosting solution. If your site outgrows the resources offered by your shared web hosting account, a VPS server web hosting package is a good choice. private virtual server hosting account owners still share the hardware resources of the physical machine with other VPS server hosting clients, but the disk drive is split up using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own guaranteed resources and can be configured practically like a full-fledged dedicated hosting server. The upside is that the CPU and the memory on a virtual private hosting server are not shared. What's more, the virtualization software gives you much more freedom to configure your VPS, but it also calls for a more advanced degree of technical expertise.
With the Dedicated Hosting solution, the client obtains a whole physical server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated hosting solution is the most flexible of all website hosting solutions and offers multiple configuration options - the customers can choose the hardware and software specs that will meet their requirements. Dedicated system resources and guaranteed performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server hosting plan is a perfect solution for a resource-requiring business portal, for instance - you will not share the web hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will acquire complete root-level access. You will exercise complete authority over the hosting server, which will enable you to implement any server configuration changes that you might need. The disadvantage of the dedicated web server hosting solution is that a more advanced degree of technical competence is required - unless you employ an Information Technology specialist, you will be responsible for managing and configuring the physical server. The dedicated server hosting solution is also far more expensive, since the cost of the dedicated web hosting server isn't shared between any other customers.
A website hosting advice for beginner users
If you are just beginning to develop your web site and are looking for a hosting solution to commence with, the shared web hosting solution persists to be the most reasonable choice. If your website outgrows your hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is extremely easy and does not involve migration of your files, since only the features of your web hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting package to a more powerful one at any given moment without having to worry about the number of days left before the expiration date. Also, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared website hosting plan and still need more resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it signifies that your site's popularity has grown!), there always is the option to move to a VPS server hosting platform or a dedicated hosting server without having to change web hosting providers.