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Explanation of Shared Web Hosting

Possessing your very own personal web page is a must in modern-day society. The entrance of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives denotes that, in order for someone to be noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one has to establish a website and take it online. In order to fulfill that, you actually require 2 elements - a web site and a hosting solution. Before establishing a website, though, it's necessary to know that there are different sorts of web hosting services and that not all websites can function with a randomly picked shared web hosting. In order to illustrate this better, let's start with the primary question:

What is Website Hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise popular as 'web hosting', is an appellation that refers to the actual web hosting server, or the web hosting firm that offers the web server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to use PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which allows the users to upload their web files on the web hosting server and to publish them on the Internet. There are two major sorts of hosting servers, based on the OS of the hosting server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are very different and, in most instances, not at all consistent with each other. Thus, prior to selecting the right solution, one should first verify what type of server is necessary for their online portal.

If you haven't created the website so far, then let us take a more exhaustive glimpse at the difference between the 2 varieties and at what their pluses are.

What platform should you choose - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are web apps, which are only consistent with a certain OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not function on a Linux web hosting server. For that reason, if you are looking to make your web site utilizing any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows service. Windows, however, is not open source-based, which signifies that it provides restricted choices when it comes to server security and privacy. Hence, Linux is preferred by web server admins worldwide and most hosting firms use it on their hosting servers. Using Linux, the admin can configure the web server in a fully customizable way, and if the web hosting server is properly configured, it can guarantee complete security against computer hackers and malicious software. In addition, the flexibility of Linux allows for better software optimization, which results in better website operation. So, if you are looking for utmost protection and web server performance, then you should develop your website in such a manner that it works with a Linux-driven web server. This is not a tough thing to achieve, as the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully consistent with Linux servers and are famous all around the world for being one of the best platforms for setting up and managing web sites. Sure enough, this doesn't mean that each service provider that's using Linux will have admins who are capable to appropriately run a Linux web server. Selecting the right hosting provider is quite difficult today, since the majority of them do not possess the ability to appoint an expert, practiced administrator. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been accurately configured can be extremely dangerous to your website and personal information. Hence, when selecting a web hosting vendor, it's always advisable to settle on a well-established web hosting distributor that's been in business for at least several years.

How to recognize the right host for my web site?

These providers are easily detectable by the manner in which they are delivering their web hosting packages. Practiced hosting service providers offer custom-built functionality, diverse PHP scripts or web applications. The most practiced, though, have even their own custom-designed website hosting CPs designed especially for their system. A website hosting Control Panel is an online-based dashboard, via which the client administers the whole web hosting account. Smaller-sized companies make use of ready-to-use website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee supreme security and efficiency for their hosting services, the biggest hosting providers provide their clients with their very own in-house developed website hosting CPs developed by their very own admins. We, at 'NutmegHost', don't only offer our own custom-built Control Panel, but have also created a free script installation tool, which permits our customers to easily activate any of the aforementioned open-source content management software systems. Specs such as these verify that we have the capability, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with preserving your private info private and your web site - live on the World Wide Web.