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Having your own personal web page is essential in modern-day society. The entrance of the Internet in our daily lives suggests that, in order for someone to become seen, or to get his voice heard, one has to construct a site and post it online. In order to do that, you practically require 2 things - a web site and a hosting solution. Prior to setting up a web page, however, it's necessary to have in mind that there are separate sorts of hosting services and that not all websites can function with a randomly selected hosting. In order to describe this better, let's commence with the major topic:
What is Website Hosting?
Hosting, or also famous as 'web hosting', is an appellation that relates to the hosting server itself, or the company that provides the web server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's set up to use PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which permits the users to upload their web files on the web server and to make them visible online. There are two primary types of servers, based on the Operating System of the web server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are quite different and, in most instances, not at all consistent with one another. Hence, before selecting the right solution, one should first discover what kind of hosting server is needed for their website.
If you haven't made the website yet, then let's have a more exhaustive look at the difference between the 2 types and at what their positive sides are.
What platform should you choose - Windows or Linux?
As mentioned, there are web app frameworks, which are solely consistent with a particular Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not work on a Linux web server. So, if you consider to make your site utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows solution. Windows, however, is not an open-source software platform, which means that it offers limited choices in terms of server security and privacy. So, Linux is favored by server administrators around the Globe and most hosting vendors use it on their web servers. Utilizing Linux, the administrator can set up the server in a fully modifiable way, and if the web hosting server is correctly configured, it can provide full protection against computer hackers and malware. What's more, the flexibility of Linux allows for greater optimization, which contributes to better web site functioning. Thus, if you want maximum protection and server functioning, then you should make your web site in such a way that it performs with a Linux-driven web server. This is not a troublesome thing to fulfill, since the most famous Content Management Systems, also famous as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are known all around the world for being one of the best software frameworks for creating and administering websites. By all means, this doesn't mean that each company that's using Linux will have admins who are able to correctly run a Linux hosting server. Choosing the right web hosting supplier is very difficult nowadays, since the majority of them do not possess the ability to employ an expert, practiced administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been correctly configured can be very dangerous to your site and private information. For that reason, when choosing a web hosting service provider, it's invariably advisable to choose a solid web hosting corporation that's been in business for at least a few years.
How to recognize the right web hosting service provider for my web site?
These hosting vendors are easily identifiable by the manner in which they are delivering their website hosting plans. Experienced hosting distributors provide custom-developed functionality, various free open-source PHP-powered scripts or web app frameworks. The most experienced, however, possess even their own personal custom-developed website hosting CPs designed particularly for their platform. A web hosting CP is a web-based user interface, through which the customer manages the whole web hosting account. Smaller web hosting vendors use pre-made web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to ensure utmost safety and effectiveness for their hosting services, the leading hosting service providers provide their customers with their own custom-made website hosting Control Panels created by their own admins. We, at 'FDS Web Hosting Services', don't only offer our very own personal custom-built CP, but have also developed a free PHP script installer, which permits our customers to effortlessly install any of the aforementioned PHP-powered scripts. Specs like these reveal that we have the capability, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with retaining your private information confidential and your web site - available on the web.