What is Web Hosting?

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What is Web Hosting?

Having your very own private online portal is very important these days. The integration of the Internet in our everyday lives implies that, in order for someone to become noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one has to set up an online portal and get it online. In order to do that, you actually demand two elements - a website and a hosting service. Prior to constructing a site, though, it's necessary to bear in mind that there are diverse kinds of web hosting services and that not all websites can operate with a randomly selected web hosting. In order to illustrate this better, let us begin with the prime question:

What is website hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a term that refers to the web hosting server itself, or the web hosting company that possesses the web hosting server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's set up to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which permits the users to upload their files on the web hosting server and to make them visible on the Internet. There are two principal kinds of web hosting servers, depending on the Operating System of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are very different and, in the majority of cases, not at all consistent with one another. Hence, prior to choosing the appropriate service, one should first ascertain what type of hosting server is needed for their web portal.

If you haven't developed the web site so far, then let's have a more detailed glimpse at the difference between the two varieties and at what their positive aspects are.

What service should you select - Windows or Linux?

As pointed out, there are web app frameworks, which are only consistent with a specific OS. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not operate on a Linux web hosting server. For that reason, if you plan to construct your web site utilizing any of the above, you should be seeking a Windows platform. Windows, though, is not open source-based, which denotes that it provides restricted opportunities in terms of server safety and privacy. Hence, Linux is used by server administrators around the Globe and most hosting corporations utilize it on their servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can configure the server in a thoroughly customizable manner, and if the web server is properly set up, it can ensure supreme defense against computer hackers and malicious software. In addition, the flexibility of Linux permits for greater optimization, which leads to better website operation. For that reason, if you are looking for ultimate safety and server functioning, then you should create your site in such a way that it functions with a Linux-powered server. This is not tough to achieve, since the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are completely consistent with Linux servers and are famous all around the Globe for being one of the best web applications for setting up and managing sites. Of course, this doesn't suggest that every web hosting vendor that's utilizing Linux will have administrators who are capable to appropriately manage a Linux web server. Selecting the right web hosting vendor is quite tough these days, because most of them do not have the ability to appoint a good, experienced web administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been properly set up can be highly risky to your website and private information. Thus, when selecting a hosting provider, it's invariably recommendable to pick a solid company that's been in business for at least a couple of years.

How to recognize the proper web hosting provider for my website?

These hosting companies are easily detectable by the manner in which they are distributing their website hosting packages. Practiced hosting providers offer custom-developed features, diverse free open-source PHP-driven scripts or web apps. The most practiced, though, possess even their own personal custom-designed website hosting Control Panels developed particularly for their platform. A hosting Control Panel is an online-based graphical user interface, via which the customer manages the whole web hosting service. Smaller providers avail of pre-made Control Panels like cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee supreme safety and performance for their services, the leading web hosting service providers offer to their clients their own custom-made website hosting Control Panels made by their own admins. We, at 'Obour Hosting', don't only offer our own custom-devised Control Panel, but have also developed a free-of-charge open-source PHP-driven script installer, which enables our customers to easily activate any of the aforementioned scripts. Specs like these indicate that we have the capability, the means and the experience to be entrusted with retaining your personal info confidential and your website - visible on the World Wide Web.