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Shared Hosting Packages Explained

You have a concept that you wish to turn into a web site? Your very first move should be to uphold your inspiration and find a place for your page on the Internet so that it will be always visible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web page?

Because the number of sites on the Internet has risen rapidly in the last several years, the need for website hosting services has also lead to the emergence of innumerable shared hosting service providers. These are firms that offer you disk space for your own site on their hosting servers.

Types of hosting services

The reach of hosting services fluctuates immensely, so do the needs of the website owners. The most basic hosting type is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based GUI. A lot of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service free of charge. Personal website possessors and companies can also obtain hosting services from different web hosts. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, advertisement-sponsored, or low-priced. Business web hosting services often cost more, but thanks to the immense rivalry on the hosting market, a growing number of web hosting firms, like us at EzyWeb Hosting Solutions, offer business website hosting services at cut-rate prices and with flexible invoicing cycles.

Types of websites and their requirements

The free website hosting platform is normally sufficient for personal sites such as portfolios or online diaries. A more resource-swallowing web site, like a community web portal or a corporate page, requires a more powerful website hosting solution that offers database support and application development platforms (for example PHP). If you desire to create an e-commerce portal, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting plans provider of your choice. Today, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are supplied by most web hosting suppliers.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting accounts provider normally also provides a Control Panel GUI for handling your files, e-mail boxes, email aliases, domain names, DNS records, etc.

Service uptime

When choosing a hosting vendor, service uptime is a very essential criterion. The availability of a web site is calculated on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the web site is publicly available and reachable on the World Wide Web. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be attentively taken into account when signing up for a hosting plan. You should re-examine the SLAs and the Terms of Service of the hosting accounts provider of your choice in advance. Finding reviews from current customers is also a quite logical move before you decide to register.

The shared hosting platform

The most widely used and affordably priced type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It includes 24/7 support, which is an enormous advantage for customers who do not wish to deal with server maintenance procedures, but could also hamper customers who desire to have more control over the web server. For such clients, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most standard applications and scripts work alright on a shared web hosting server. Besides, the shared hosting solution is less expensive than other types of hosting solutions, such as the dedicated servers hosting, since the web hosting supplier divides the server among lots of clients. The shared hosting platform usually includes system resource usage limitations that guarantee that the separate customers do not intervene with each other and that the shared web server remains stable.

Handling your shared hosting account

Shared hosting packages normally include a web-based web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. The majority of the big web hosting vendors, again like us at EzyWeb Hosting Solutions, make use of their own custom-made Control Panel.

Server maintenance

With the shared hosting platform, the web hosting provider is responsible for administering the web and electronic mail servers, for installing server software, software updates and patches, and for offering tech support to its clients. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting vendor's system administrators are responsible for maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting server and full root-level access.