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What is Web Hosting?

Possessing your own private site is a necessity in modern-day society. The fusion of the Internet in our daily lives means that, in order for somebody to get noticed, or to get his voice heard, one has to have a website and post it online. In order to fulfill that, you actually need two things - a web site and a hosting service. Prior to creating a web page, though, it's necessary to bear in mind that there are separate varieties of web hosting services and that not all websites can perform with a randomly chosen web hosting. In order to describe this better, let us commence with the main question:

What is Hosting?

Hosting, or also known as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the actual web server, or the web hosting provider that manages the server. A server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's set up to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which permits the users to upload their website files on the web hosting server and to publish them on the web. There are 2 main types of web servers, determined by the Operating System of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The 2 OSs are quite different and, in most cases, not at all consistent with one another. Therefore, before selecting the correct service, one should first examine what type of web hosting server is demanded for their online portal.

If you haven't developed the site so far, then let us have a more exhaustive look at the distinction between the 2 varieties and at what their positive aspects are.

What platform should you select - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are web application frameworks, which are only compatible with a certain Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not operate on a Linux hosting server. For that reason, if you aim to build your site using any of the above, you should be seeking a Windows platform. Windows, however, is not an open-source platform, which indicates that it offers restricted choices in terms of server safety and privacy. Thus, Linux is preferred by server admins around the world and the majority of hosting companies utilize it on their hosting servers. Using Linux, the admin can configure the hosting server in a thoroughly modifiable way, and if the web hosting server is properly set up, it can ensure full protection against computer hackers and malicious software. Additionally, the flexibility of Linux permits for better software optimization, which contributes to better web site functioning. Hence, if you want maximum security and server operation, then you should make your site in such a manner that it runs with a Linux-based hosting server. This is not a problematic thing to achieve, because the most famous Content Management Systems, also famous 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 frameworks for making and administering sites. Of course, this doesn't mean that every hosting supplier that's utilizing Linux will have administrators who are able to correctly manage a Linux hosting server. Choosing the appropriate hosting vendor is very hard at the moment, as the majority of them do not possess the capability to employ a proficient, trained web admin. A Linux server that hasn't been properly set up can be quite dangerous to your website and private information. Therefore, when picking a hosting provider, it's always advisable to choose a bigger service provider that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to recognize the proper web hosting provider for my web site?

These hosting firms are easily identifiable by the way in which they are supplying their hosting packages. Practiced hosting vendors provide custom-developed features, different free PHP scripts or frameworks. The most practiced, though, possess even their very own personal custom-designed website hosting Control Panels created especially for their system. A hosting CP is an online-based interface, through which the customer manages the entire web hosting account. Smaller web hosting providers use pre-developed Control Panels like cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to ensure supreme safety and efficacy for their website hosting services, the leading hosting vendors provide their customers with their own personal in-house made website hosting CPs developed by their very own admins. We, at 'MnMWebs', don't simply provide our own custom-made Control Panel, but have also created a free PHP-based script software package, which permits our customers to effortlessly install any of the abovementioned open-source content management software applications. Specs such as these are evidence that we have the ability, the resources and the necessary experience to be entrusted with keeping your private information private and your website - accessible on the web.