Web Hosting Unveiled
Web hosting is a service that companies provide so that you can upload your site to the web.
How can people spot your site?
When you set up a website and you wish other people to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it to a server. If you try to make the site available online by web hosting it on your own personal computer, there is no way for you to keep it online all the time, which is why web hosting services came into being.
How does web hosting work?
Web hosting vendors offer you content storage space for your web site on their high-end computers (web servers) and ensure uninterrupted website accessibility. When somebody types your web address (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's URL bar, they will be connected to the web hosting server where they can have a glance at the content of your web site.
With the advancement of web technologies, several types of web hosting services have come into being to match the different demands of web site possessors, including shared hosting services, VPS server hosting services and dedicated server web hosting services.
Shared web hosting
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Shared hosting is the most commonly used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where a single web hosting server is divided among many web hosting users who are restricted by the CPU, web traffic and web server hard drive storage space quotas that they have been allotted. This form of web hosting is usually less expensive - you don't have to pay for the whole hosting server upfront, since it is shared among numerous web hosting clients, and the hosting company can afford to offer much more modest prices. It is also easier to use - the web server is pre-configured with all the necessary software and the web hosting solutions provider handles all server maintenance tasks and security updates for you.
The negative side of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the server's system resources with other web hosting customers and if one site becomes very popular it may influence (and slow down) all the other websites on that server, but most hosting vendors, including us at BuyWebHost.com, have security systems at work that obstruct that from occurring.
A definition of a website hosting service
Because shared website hosting is the most popular form of web hosting, most hosting providers and hosting clients simply call it hosting or website hosting. As there is an immense rivalry on the web hosting marketplace, the majority of web hosting suppliers strive to provide affordable prices and bonuses with their services. We, for example, provide different website hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and annual, depending on your budget. If you select the yearly billing cycle, you will receive a gift - one free-of-charge domain name registration.
VPS web hosting
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The VPS web hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated server hosting solution. If your website outgrows the resources offered by your shared hosting account, a VPS web hosting plan is a good choice. Virtual Private Server web hosting users still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other private virtual server web hosting account owners, but the physical server is split up using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own guaranteed system resources and can be configured practically like a real dedicated server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a VPS server are not shared. Moreover, the virtualization technology offers you much more freedom to configure your VPS hosting server, but it also presupposes a higher degree of technical knowledge.
Dedicated Web Hosting
With the Dedicated Web Hosting solution, the user gets a whole dedicated web hosting server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated web server hosting solution is the most robust of all hosting solutions and offers countless customization options - the dedicated server web hosting users can choose the hardware and software specs that will satisfy their demands. Dedicated resources and guaranteed performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server hosting package is an excellent solution for a heavy-content business web portal, for example - you will not share the hosting server's resources with anyone else and will receive root access. You will exercise full control over the hosting server, which will permit you to make any server configuration modifications that you might need. The weak side of the dedicated server hosting solution is that a higher level of technical know-how is needed - unless you employ an IT expert, it will be your responsibility to manage and configure the server. The dedicated server hosting solution also costs much more, since the cost of the server isn't shared among any other customers.
A website hosting tip for novices
If you are just beginning to develop your site and are seeking a hosting solution to start out with, the shared hosting solution remains the most relevant option. If your website grows beyond your shared web hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is very easy and does not necessitate migration of your website files, because only the features of your account change. You can also upgrade your web hosting package to a more advanced one at any particular moment without worrying about the time left before the expiration date. Additionally, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared web hosting package and still need more resources (which is great sometimes - it suggests that your website's popularity has increased!), there always is the option to move to a virtual server or a dedicated web server hosting platform without having to change web hosting service providers.