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How Hosting Works

Hosting is a kind of online service that permits persons and businesses to render their websites available on the web. Hosting service providers are companies that offer disk storage space on a web hosting server kept in a datacenter and guarantee constant Internet connection.

Where do you begin?

The World Wide Web is an essential part of everyone's daily routine. It offers you the ability to earn a little side cash, but can also be a main source of income. In order to display commercials on your web site or to publicize a service that you offer, you invariably require a hosting service, which will ensure that your web site is secure and constantly available. But how do you discover one that is affordably priced and yet trustworthy enough?

The shared web hosting solution

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The solution hosting firms have brought forth is called shared web hosting. With the shared hosting solution, plenty of hosting users are hosted on one and the same web hosting server. There are strict limits on the system resources that each hosting account can in fact utilize, thus ensuring that they do not interfere with each other. The shared hosting solution offers satisfactory performance and is more affordably priced than, let's say, a dedicated web hosting server, which is used by just one single person. The shared web hosting solution allows hosting service providers to offer their clients moderate prices. It normally comes with easy-to-use Control Panel software, as is the case with the server that we at Host Gate provide, and permits everyone to administer their web portals without worrying about server setup and maintenance procedures, which are handled solely by the hosting service provider.

VPS hosting

With the VPS hosting solution, on the other hand, you share a physical server with other virtual web server hosting users, but you are allocated a dedicated share of the system resources. The virtual web hosting server solution is the middle ground between the much less expensive shared web hosting solution and the more expensive dedicated hosting web server solution, and is a very good solution for anyone who wants to make, for instance, a live streaming web site or a social networking site. The fact that you have to cope with the server configuration settings and software updates yourself is somewhat of a weakness, but this could also be a great advantage if you really have to implement certain server configuration modifications - something that would be unthinkable on a shared hosting web server.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers are in most instances much more expensive than shared hosting or VPS hosting solutions. You might ask why would anyone want to use a dedicated hosting web server then? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a heavy resource-demanding web site, or simply has very exact server architecture and safety requirements, the most appropriate option is a dedicated hosting web server that you or your server admins can manage directly. For somebody who is prepared to invest in security and dependability, the higher price is not a problem. You receive full root access and can use 100% of the server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your web pages.