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If you have built a site and you wish other persons to see it, you must copy your website to a publicly reachable web server.

Where to host your web site?

Although you can use your own PC as a server, it is a more common practice to let a hosting provider host your site. The major reason for that is the greater stability and the better visibility of your site, because hosting providers have top-notch hardware and allot a much higher traffic allowance, which ensures the speedier access to your website from all over the globe.

Shared hosting solutions

Pick a shared hosting solution, which enables you to register domain names and to create mailboxes. Many web shared hosting service providers, like us at Hosting EG, offer a free-of-cost domain registration as a bonus if you sign up for an account.

Hosting your site yourself

Hosting your site on your own personal web server is always an option, but only in case you have time and the required competence. There are some issues that you have to take into account, including the hardware and software expenses. To create an actual, proper web site, you will have to buy some powerful server hardware, since you cannot expect a low-priced computer to carry out the job. You will also need a constant breakneck-speed connection without downtimes, which typically comes at a rather steep price. If you are making use of licensed software for your web site, you will need to pay for the license too. You may also have to cope with bugs and adware. You will need to keep your web server constantly running in an environment where "everything could happen". If you do not possess the required technical proficiency, you will have to employ a system administrator to cope with these things on your behalf, which will render the price of hosting your website yourself even higher than that of a dedicated web server offered by a web hosting supplier.

A dedicated web hosting server provided by a hosting vendor

Leasing a dedicated web hosting server from a hosting distributor is a fine choice if you want to have a heavy-traffic site or a business page that has very stringent safety requirements. The principal advantages of using a dedicated web server are the breakneck-speed Internet access, the uninterruptible power supply and the very powerful hardware. Some hosting corporations, again like us at Hosting EG, supply virtual private servers hosting and semi-dedicated hosting solutions, which are based on very powerful servers that can be divided among several users. You can also anticipate them to offer effective server load balancing services and the necessary data backup servers.

Safety and reliability

Hosting vendors are specialized in providing web hosting services and because this is what they do to make a living, you can anticipate them to offer continuous Internet access, the newest software updates and the best anti-virus software, as well as system administrators available 24-7 to aid you in occasions of emergency.

Choose your web hosting solutions provider

What you need to consider when choosing your web hosting solutions provider is the reliability of the offered web hosting services. Make sure that the hosting packages provider of your choosing provides a 24-7 customer service. Do not place yourself in a scenario where you cannot fix urgent issues right away because you have to wait until the next business day. Besides, if you select a shared web hosting package, which includes a 24-7 technical support service, this suggests that there always will be system administrators available to fix any urgent predicaments as soon as they arise, which is a very good thing.

Routine data backups

Make sure that your hosting services provider offers everyday backups with the offered hosting services, otherwise you may forfeit some important data in the event of a hardware failure or because you have erased something unintentionally. The availability of daily data backups is usually pointed out in the hosting vendor's ToS.

Web traffic and web hosting server disk drive space

When choosing your hosting provider, pay special attention to the traffic volume restrictions. Make certain that you won't have to overpay for unexpected high web traffic volumes if your website becomes more regularly visited. There are many web hosting firms that offer unlimited bandwidth nowadays, so the smartest step to take is to make sure that you have taken the correct decision prior to opening an account.

Content restrictions

Give special attention to the hosting vendor's content restrictions. If you would like to publish images or to broadcast video or audio content, make sure that you can do that. Also, most hosting distributors impose limitations when it comes to utilizing their services for file storage purposes, so if you upload too many files that are not related or directly linked to your website, your website hosting account could get suspended. For this reason, double-checking the hosting vendor's TOS, regardless of how time-requiring and tiresome this might be, is very vital.

Email capabilities

Most web hosting suppliers today also provide electronic mail services with all their website hosting plans. It is a good idea to double-check if the hosting provider of your choosing offers such options too, so as to be certain that you'll obtain all the features that you need in exchange for your cash.