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Hosting Plans Definition

You have an idea that you want to convert into a web page? Your first move should be to sustain your inspiration and discover a place for your web site on the Internet so that it will be constantly available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your web site?

Since the number of websites online has risen exponentially during the last couple of years, the need for website hosting services has also lead to the birth of countless hosting companies. These are companies that offer you space for your own web site on their web servers.

Types of hosting services

The scope of web hosting services varies vastly, so do the requirements of the web site owners. The most basic web hosting type is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based graphical user interface. Plenty of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service free of cost. Personal website proprietors and companies can also get website hosting services from various hosting distributors. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, advertisement-subsidized, or inexpensive. Business web hosting services typically are more expensive, but due to the immense competition on the hosting market, an increasing number of web hosting distributors, like us at Niaguis Web Solutions, provide business web hosting services at reasonable prices and with flexible invoicing periods.

Types of sites and their requirements

The free-of-cost web hosting solution is generally sufficient for personal sites like portfolios or weblogs. A busier web site, such as a social network or a corporate web page, necessitates a more powerful website hosting solution that offers database support and application development platforms (including PHP). If you want to establish an online shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web host of your choosing. These days, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are supplied by most web hosting providers.

The web hosting Control Panel

The hosting vendor normally also provides a web hosting Control Panel interface for administering your web site files, email mailboxes, e-mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service dependability

When picking a hosting services provider, network uptime is a very vital criterion. The accessibility of a web site is calculated on a yearly basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly available and viewable on the World Wide Web. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be cautiously examined when signing up for a hosting package. The best thing to do is re-examine the service-level agreements and the ToS of the provider of your choice in advance. Finding online reviews from existing customers is also a very logical move before you make up your mind to register.

The shared web hosting platform

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
9.71 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
6.94 / month

The most popular and inexpensive type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers 24x7 support, which is an enormous benefit for customers who do not wish to deal with server maintenance procedures, but could also impede users who would like to exercise more control over the server. For such customers, a VPSs or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most popular applications and scripts work alright on a shared web hosting server. In addition, the shared web hosting solution is cheaper than other types of hosting solutions, such as the dedicated hosting, because the host splits the web server among many users. The shared hosting solution usually involves resource usage limitations that ensure that the different clients do not interfere with each other and that the shared hosting web server remains stable.

Administering your shared website hosting account

Shared website hosting packages typically include a web-based web hosting Control Panel graphical user interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-sized hosting service providers, again like us at Niaguis Web Solutions, utilize their very own custom-built Control Panel interface.

Server maintenance

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