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Explanation of Website Hosting

Possessing your very own private web portal is a requisite in present-day society. The fusion of the Internet in our everyday lives means that, in order for someone to become noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one has to build a web portal and take it online. In order to accomplish that, you in fact require two elements - a website and a hosting service. Before devising a site, however, it's essential to know that there are various types of hosting services and that not all web sites can perform with a randomly selected website hosting. In order to explain this better, let us begin with the prime theme:

What is Hosting?

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Hosting, or otherwise popular as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the hosting server itself, or the service provider that administers the hosting server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's set up to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which permits the users to upload their files on the hosting server and to publish them on the World Wide Web. There are two primary types of web servers, depending on the OS of the server - Windows and Linux. The two OSs are quite dissimilar and, in the majority of cases, not at all compatible with each other. For this reason, prior to choosing the relevant service, one should first find out what type of server is demanded for their online portal.

If you haven't created the web site so far, then let's take a more detailed glimpse at the distinction between the two varieties and at what their pluses are.

What solution should you select - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are software programs, which are only compatible with a specific Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not perform on a Linux hosting server. Hence, if you aim to construct your web site using any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows service. Windows, however, is not an open-source software platform, which indicates that it offers restricted opportunities when it comes to server security and privacy. Hence, Linux is utilized by server administrators around the world and most hosting firms utilize it on their web hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can set up the server in a completely customizable way, and if the hosting server is appropriately set up, it can ensure full security against hackers and malware. What's more, the flexibility of Linux allows for better optimization, which contributes to better website performance. For that reason, if you want utmost protection and server functioning, then you should build your web site in such a manner that it works with a Linux-driven hosting server. This is not a troublesome thing to fulfill, as the most famous Content Management Systems, also famous as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux servers and are known all over the world for being one of the best platforms for constructing and handling sites. Of course, this doesn't imply that every web hosting distributor that's utilizing Linux will have admins who are capable to appropriately run a Linux server. Choosing the proper web hosting firm is quite hard nowadays, because most of them do not possess the capacity to engage a competent, experienced web administrator. A Linux web server that hasn't been correctly set up can be highly dangerous to your site and personal information. Thus, when picking a web hosting corporation, it's invariably recommendable to choose an established web hosting company that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to identify the appropriate host for my site?

These web hosting corporations are easily identifiable by the manner in which they are providing their web hosting packages. Practiced web hosts offer custom-built functionality, various free PHP-powered scripts or web applications. The most experienced, though, have even their very own personal custom-built website hosting Control Panels built especially for their platform. A web hosting CP is an online-based graphical user interface, via which the client manages the entire web hosting account. Smaller web hosting corporations make use of pre-built website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to guarantee utmost protection and effectiveness for their services, the biggest web hosting distributors provide their clients with their own in-house made website hosting Control Panels created by their very own administrators. We, at 'Real Tech Hosting', don't merely provide our own personal custom-designed CP, but have also developed a free PHP script installer, which permits our clients to easily activate any of the aforesaid open-source content management software apps. Features such as these show that we have the capacity, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with retaining your private details confidential and your website - available on the World Wide Web.