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Explanation of Web Hosting

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Owning your own personal web portal is a requisite in modern-day society. The entry of the Internet in our daily lives suggests that, in order for someone to become seen, or to make his opinion heard, one needs to create a web portal and take it online. In order to fulfill that, you actually require two things - a site and a hosting solution. Before designing a web site, however, it's important to bear in mind that there are diverse types of web hosting services and that not all web sites can operate with a randomly chosen web hosting. In order to illustrate this better, let's begin with the primary point:

What is Hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a designation that refers to the actual web server, or the hosting distributor that owns the web hosting server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the Internet and that's set up to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which allows the users to upload their web files on the hosting server and to make them visible on the web. There are two primary sorts of hosting servers, depending on the Operating System of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two OSs are quite dissimilar and, in most cases, not at all consistent with one another. Thus, prior to choosing the appropriate solution, one should first find out what sort of hosting server is necessary for their web site.

If you haven't created the web site yet, then let us take a more comprehensive glimpse at the distinction between the two types and at what their upsides are.

What platform should you opt for - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are software apps, which are solely compatible with a given OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not function on a Linux web hosting server. For that reason, if you plan to develop your web site utilizing any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows platform. Windows, though, is not open source-based, which indicates that it offers limited opportunities in terms of server safety and privacy. Thus, Linux is favored by web server admins around the world and most hosting suppliers utilize it on their web servers. Using Linux, the admin can configure the web hosting server in an entirely customizable manner, and if the server is appropriately configured, it can provide total protection against hackers and malware. Besides, the customizability of Linux allows for better optimization, which brings about better website functioning. Thus, if you are looking for maximum safety and web server functioning, then you should build your site in such a manner that it performs with a Linux-based web server. This is not problematic to fulfill, because the most famous Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully compatible with Linux servers and are known all around the world for being one of the best frameworks for setting up and handling websites. By all means, this doesn't imply that every hosting corporation that's using Linux will have administrators who are capable to properly administer a Linux server. Selecting the right web hosting firm is very tough these days, as the majority of them do not possess the capacity to hire a skilled, experienced web admin. A Linux server that hasn't been correctly configured can be extremely hazardous to your site and personal information. So, when selecting a web hosting vendor, it's invariably recommendable to pick a well-established service provider that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to spot the correct hosting corporation for my website?

These companies are easily identifiable by the manner in which they are distributing their website hosting plans. Experienced providers provide custom-built features, various PHP-driven scripts or software frameworks. The most practiced, however, possess even their own personal custom-developed website hosting Control Panels developed especially for their platform. A Control Panel is an online-based panel, through which the user manages the entire web hosting account. Smaller-sized hosting service providers avail of pre-built web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to ensure ultimate security and efficiency for their hosting services, the leading web hosting providers offer to their clients their own in-house built hosting CPs designed by their own admins. We, at 'ZrainMedia Hosting', don't simply provide our very own custom-developed CP, but have also developed a free-of-cost open-source PHP-based script software package, which enables our customers to easily activate any of the mentioned open-source content management platforms. Specs like these testify that we have the capability, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with keeping your private details private and your site - accessible on the Internet.

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