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Description of Website Hosting

You have a concept that you would like to convert into a site? Your very first move should be to retain your enthusiasm and find a spot for your website on the Internet so that it will be always visible to the whole world.

Where should you host your site?

Because the number of web pages on the World Wide Web has grown rapidly during the last few years, the need for website hosting services has also lead to the emergence of countless website hosting companies. These are firms that offer you space for your own site on their hosting servers.

Sorts of hosting services

The scope of hosting services varies hugely, so do the necessities of the web page possessors. The most basic type of hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based Control Panel. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service for free. Personal web site possessors and firms can also obtain hosting services from various hosting vendors. Personal web hosting services are usually either free, ad-supported, or affordably priced. Business website hosting services usually are more expensive, but owing to the big rivalry on the hosting marketplace, an increasing number of web hosting providers, like us at Dsquad Hosting, supply business website hosting services at affordable prices and with flexible billing intervals.

Types of web sites and their requirements

The free-of-charge website hosting solution is usually sufficient for personal websites such as portfolios or online blogs. A more resource-requiring website, such as a community web portal or a corporate website, necessitates a more powerful hosting platform that offers database support and application development platforms (including PHP). If you desire to host an e-store, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting accounts provider of your choosing. At present, SSL certificates are offered by the majority of web hosting corporations.

The hosting Control Panel

The web hosting solutions provider typically also offers a Control Panel tool for handling your web content, email boxes, mailbox aliases, domain names, DNS records, etc.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting service, website availability is a very important aspect. The accessibility of a web site is estimated on a yearly basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly available and visible on the Internet. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be vigilantly examined when ordering a website hosting plan. The best thing to do is double-check the service-level agreements and the Terms of Service of the web hosting solutions provider of your choice in advance. Reading reviews from current clients is also a rather clever step before you make up your mind to sign up.

The shared web hosting platform

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$16.67 / month
ECOM Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
2 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$9.45 / month

The most widespread and inexpensive type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers round-the-clock support, which is a huge 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 hosting server. For such clients, a virtual private servers or a dedicated web hosting would be more suitable. Most popular apps and scripts work alright on a shared hosting server. Furthermore, the shared hosting solution is less expensive than other types of hosting solutions, like the dedicated web hosting, because the web hosting solutions provider divides the server among plenty of customers. The shared hosting platform typically involves usage limitations that guarantee that the different customers do not intervene with each other and that the web server remains stable.

Handling your shared website hosting account

Shared web hosting plans usually offer a web-based web hosting Control Panel interface, like cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-size web hosting service providers, again like us at Dsquad Hosting, utilize their very own personal custom-built hosting Control Panel interface.

Web server maintenance

With the shared website hosting platform, the hosting provider is responsible for administering the web and email servers, for installing server software, security updates and patches, and for offering technical support to its clients. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting service provider's sysadmins are responsible for keeping the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated web server and root privileges.