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How Does Shared Hosting Function?

You have a conception that you wish to turn into a site? Your very first step should be to preserve your enthusiasm and find a place for your web page on the World Wide Web so that it will be constantly accessible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web site?

Since the number of web pages on the World Wide Web has risen exponentially over the last few years, the demand for web hosting services has also lead to the birth of innumerable shared hosting firms. These are firms that offer you space for your own site on their web hosting servers.

Varieties of hosting services

The ambit of web hosting services varies vastly, so do the demands of the web site proprietors. The most basic type of web hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based hosting Control Panel. Lots of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service for free. Personal web site possessors and firms can also obtain website hosting services from various hosting providers. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, advertisement-sponsored, or inexpensive. Business web hosting services often cost more, but thanks to the great rivalry on the market, a growing number of hosting firms, like us at Hosting EG, supply business website hosting services at cut-rate prices and with flexible invoicing intervals.

Types of web sites and their prerequisites

The cost-free web hosting solution is usually sufficient for personal web sites like portfolios or weblogs. A more resource-swallowing site, such as a social networking website or a corporate web portal, necessitates a more advanced hosting package that provides database support and application development platforms (for example PHP). If you would like to launch a web store, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting services provider of your choice. As of now, SSL certificates are offered by the majority of hosting vendors.

The web hosting Control Panel

The hosting provider usually also provides a hosting Control Panel interface for handling your files, email addresses, electronic mail aliases, domains, DNS records, etc.

Service stability

When picking a hosting supplier, website availability is a very important aspect. The availability of a website is calculated on a yearly basis by taking into account the time when the website is publicly available and viewable on the World Wide Web. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be attentively examined when ordering a website hosting package. The best thing to do is double-check the service-level agreements and the Terms & Conditions of the web hosting packages provider of your choosing in advance. Reading reviews from current customers is also a rather relevant move before you make up your mind to sign up.

The shared web hosting platform

Unlimited storage
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$8.50 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
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$17.00 / month

The most widespread and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It offers 24/7 customer support, which is a great advantage for users who would not like to cope with server maintenance tasks, but could also obstruct customers who want to exert more authority over the web hosting server. For such customers, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more suitable. Most standard applications and scripts work fine on a shared web hosting server. Moreover, the shared web hosting solution costs less than other types of web hosting solutions, like the dedicated servers hosting, since the web hosting services provider splits the hosting server among lots of customers. The shared hosting solution normally involves resource usage limitations that guarantee that the separate users do not meddle with each other and that the web hosting server stays stable.

Handling your shared web hosting account

Shared web hosting packages usually include a web-based web hosting Control Panel GUI, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. The majority of the large hosting suppliers, again like us at Hosting EG, use their own personal custom-designed web hosting Control Panel user interface.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting solution, the web hosting provider is responsible for managing the web and electronic mail servers, for installing web server software, security updates and patches, and for providing technical support to its customers. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux OS. The web hosting vendor's admins are in charge of keeping the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated web hosting server and complete root-level access.