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Explanation of Web Hosting

Owning your very own private web portal is a necessity in today's society. The introduction of the Internet in our everyday lives means that, in order for someone to become seen, or to get his voice heard, one needs to construct a web portal and bring it online. In order to accomplish that, you actually require 2 elements - a site and a hosting service. Before building a website, however, it's necessary to comprehend that there are diverse varieties of hosting services and that not all web sites can operate with a randomly selected web hosting. In order to illustrate this better, let us start with the primary point:

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting, or also famous as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the actual server, or the hosting supplier that administers the server. A web server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which permits the users to upload their website files on the web hosting server and to have them published online. There are 2 primary types of web servers, based on the Operating System of the web server - Windows and Linux. The 2 OSs are very different and, in most cases, not at all consistent with one another. Therefore, prior to picking the suitable service, one should first examine what kind of server is necessary for their site.

If you haven't constructed the website yet, then let us take a more exhaustive glance at the difference between the 2 varieties and at what their advantages are.

What service should you pick - Windows or Linux?

As mentioned, there are web applications, which are only compatible with a particular Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not function on a Linux hosting server. Therefore, if you plan to make your site utilizing any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows platform. Windows, however, is not open-source software, which denotes that it provides restricted options when it comes to server security and privacy. Hence, Linux is favored by server admins around the world and most hosting providers utilize it on their hosting servers. Using Linux, the admin can set up the web hosting server in a completely customizable manner, and if the web hosting server is appropriately configured, it can provide supreme security against computer hackers and malware. Additionally, the customizability of Linux allows for better software optimization, which results in better website functioning. Thus, if you are looking for ultimate security and server operation, then you should construct your website in such a manner that it operates with a Linux-powered web server. This is not tough to accomplish, because the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux servers and are famous all around the world for being one of the best software applications for developing and administering web sites. Certainly, this doesn't imply that every web hosting supplier that's using Linux will have admins who are able to correctly administer a Linux hosting server. Choosing the right hosting company is very troublesome at the moment, because the majority of them do not possess the capability to employ a professional, practiced web admin. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been correctly set up can be highly risky to your website and personal information. Thus, when picking a hosting supplier, it's always recommendable to settle on a bigger web host that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to spot the correct hosting supplier for my site?

These web hosting distributors are easily identifiable by the way in which they are distributing their website hosting packages. Experienced hosting vendors offer custom-built functionality, various open-source PHP-based scripts or software programs. The most practiced, however, possess even their own custom-created Control Panels created especially for their platform. A website hosting Control Panel is an online-based user interface, through which the client handles the entire web hosting service. Smaller-sized hosts avail of pre-built hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to guarantee maximum security and efficacy for their services, the leading hosts supply their clients with their very own personal custom-made hosting CPs built by their own administrators. We, at 'Valicom Net Ltd', don't simply offer our very own personal custom-devised Control Panel, but have also set up a free-of-cost PHP-based script package, which allows our customers to effortlessly install any of the abovementioned CMS applications. Features such as these show that we have the capacity, the resources and the necessary experience to be entrusted with keeping your personal info private and your web site - accessible on the web.