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Definition of Web Hosting

Having your own private site is a necessity today. The introduction of the Internet in our everyday lives suggests that, in order for somebody to be seen, or to make his opinion heard, one has to make a web page and post it online. In order to achieve that, you actually need 2 things - a web site and a hosting solution. Before establishing a web page, however, it's crucial to understand that there are separate varieties of web hosting services and that not all websites can work with a randomly picked web hosting. In order to describe this better, let us commence with the main issue:

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a term that refers to the actual server, or the hosting vendor that runs the web hosting server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the Internet and that's configured to use PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which enables the users to upload their web site files on the web hosting server and to have them published on the Internet. There are two principal kinds of servers, determined by the Operating System of the web server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are very dissimilar and, in most cases, not at all compatible with each other. This is the reason why, prior to selecting the appropriate solution, one should first determine what kind of hosting server is required for their web site.

If you haven't constructed the web site yet, then let us have a more detailed look at the distinction between the two varieties and at what their positive sides are.

What service should you choose - Windows or Linux?

As mentioned, there are frameworks, which are solely compatible with a specific Operating System. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not operate on a Linux web server. For that reason, if you intend to develop your web site using any of the above, you should be seeking a Windows service. Windows, though, is not open-source software, which signifies that it provides restricted opportunities when it comes to server security and privacy. Hence, Linux is favored by server administrators around the world and the majority of hosting companies use it on their web hosting servers. Using Linux, the administrator can configure the server in an entirely modifiable way, and if the web server is appropriately configured, it can guarantee absolute defense against computer hackers and malware. What's more, the customizability of Linux allows for greater optimization, which results in better web site operation. Thus, if you are looking for supreme security and web server functioning, then you should devise your website in such a way that it runs with a Linux-driven hosting server. This is not a hard thing to do, since the most popular Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully consistent with Linux web servers and are famous all over the world for being one of the best platforms for building and handling sites. Sure enough, this doesn't mean that every web hosting company that's using Linux will have administrators who are able to properly handle a Linux web server. Selecting the correct hosting supplier is very problematic at the moment, since the majority of them do not possess the ability to engage a proficient, experienced web admin. A Linux web server that hasn't been properly configured can be highly hazardous to your web site and personal information. Therefore, when choosing a hosting service provider, it's always recommendable to choose a bigger web hosting distributor that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to recognize the proper hosting vendor for my website?

These web hosting firms are easily recognizable by the way in which they are providing their services. Established web hosts offer custom-built functionality, various PHP-based scripts or web apps. The most practiced, though, possess even their very own custom-built website hosting Control Panels built particularly for their platform. A website hosting Control Panel is an online-based interface, through which the user administers the entire web hosting account. Smaller-sized web hosting corporations make use of pre-developed website hosting Control Panels like cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to guarantee maximum security and performance for their services, the biggest hosting service providers give to their clients their own personal in-house built website hosting Control Panels developed by their own admins. We, at 'IDEA MD Hosting', don't just provide our own personal custom-built Control Panel, but have also developed a free-of-cost PHP script software package, which permits our clients to easily install any of the aforesaid Content Management Systems. Specs like these certify that we have the ability, the means and the necessary experience to be entrusted with retaining your private information confidential and your web site - available on the web.