Web Hosting Explanation
Web hosting is a service that hosting firms offer so that you can publish your site on the Internet.
How can people access your site?
When you create a site and you wish other persons to visit it, you will have to publish (or upload) it to a hosting server. If you attempt to render the website discoverable on the web by web hosting it on your own computer, there is no way for you to keep it always up and running, which is why web hosting services exist.
How does web hosting work?
Web hosting suppliers provide you with hard disk storage space for your site on their powerful computers (web hosting servers) and ensure uninterrupted network uptime. When somebody writes your website address (for instance www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's URL bar, they will be connected to the web hosting server where they can examine the content of your website.
Types of web hosting
With the growth of web technologies, several types of web hosting services have emerged to answer the different demands of website owners, including shared website hosting services, VPS web server hosting services and dedicated web hosting services.
Shared website hosting
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Shared website hosting is the most commonly used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where a single hosting server is divided between numerous shared hosting account owners who are limited by the CPU, traffic and web server disk drive space quotas that they have been allotted. This type of web hosting is normally less expensive - you don't have to pay for the entire server upfront, as it is shared among numerous web hosting customers, and the web hosting services provider can afford to provide much cheaper prices. It is also easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-installed with all the required software and the hosting vendor handles all server maintenance tasks and security updates for you.
The disadvantage of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the server's resources with other hosting users and if a given site becomes very popular it may affect (and slow down) all the other web sites on that web server, but most hosting companies, including us at Kerjem Web Hosting, have protection platforms in place that obstruct that from taking place.
A description of a website hosting service
Since shared hosting is the most common type of web hosting, the majority of web hosting firms and hosting users simply call it web hosting or website hosting. As there is a considerable rivalry on the hosting market, most hosting providers strive to offer cheap prices and bonuses with their web hosting services. We, for instance, provide different website hosting packages and two invoicing options - monthly and annual, based on your funds. If you select the annual billing cycle, you will get a present - one cost-free domain name registration.
VPS hosting plans
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated server hosting solution. If your site outgrows the resources offered by your shared web hosting account, a VPS server hosting plan is an excellent choice. virtual web server hosting customers still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other Virtual Private Server hosting users, but the hard disk drive is split up using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own dedicated resources and can be configured practically like a full-fledged dedicated web server. The advantage is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a virtual web server are not shared. In addition, the virtualization technology gives you much more freedom to configure your virtual web server, but it also calls for a more advanced level of technical competence.
With the Dedicated Hosting solution, the user obtains a whole dedicated hosting web server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated server hosting solution is the most robust of all website hosting solutions and offers tons of customization possibilities - the dedicated server hosting users can pick the hardware and software specifications that will fulfill their demands. Dedicated system resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server is an excellent solution for a high resource-absorbing business web site, for instance - you will not share the dedicated hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will be bestowed with full server root privileges. You will exert full authority over the web hosting server, which will allow you to make any configuration modifications that you might require. The downside of the dedicated web hosting solution is that a higher level of technical expertise is needed - unless you engage an Information Technology professional, it will be your duty to administer and configure the dedicated web server. The dedicated web hosting solution also costs far more, since the cost of the server isn't shared among any other clients.
A web hosting recommendation for beginners
If you are just starting to build your website and are searching for a website hosting solution to start with, the shared website hosting solution remains the most sensible option. If your site grows beyond your shared website hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for instance, this is extremely easy and requires no migration of your website files, since only the features of your hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more powerful one at any particular moment without worrying about the time left before expiration. Moreover, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared website hosting plan and still need more system resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it means that your web site's popularity has expanded!), there always is the possibility to move to a virtual private web server or a dedicated web hosting server without having to swap web hosting providers.