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What Does Shared Hosting Mean?

If you have developed a site and you want other individuals to see it, you must copy your site to a publicly accessible server.

Where to host your website?

Even though you can use your own computer as a web server, it is a more conventional practice to let a hosting service provider host your website. The prime reason for that is the bigger stability and the uninterrupted accessibility of your site, since web hosting providers have top-notch hardware and allot a far greater web traffic allowance, which guarantees the faster access to your web site from all around the world.

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Unlimited bandwidth
1 domain hosted
Unlimited subdomains
Unlimited Email Accounts
Unlimited MySQL Databases
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Unlimited bandwidth
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Choose a shared hosting solution, which allows you to register domain names and to set up email boxes. Lots of web shared hosting service providers, like us at WebhostID, offer a free domain registration as a bonus if you open a web hosting account.

Hosting your site yourself

Hosting your web site on your own personal web server is doubtlessly an option, but only if you have time and the needed expertise. There are certain facets that you have to consider, among them the hardware and software expenses. To build a "real", proper site, you will need to invest money in some powerful server hardware, since you cannot rely on a low-cost personal computer to perform the job. You will also need an uninterrupted high-speed Internet connection without network downtimes, which generally comes at a pretty high price. If you are availing of licensed software for your web site, you will need to pay a license tax as well. You may also have to cope with bugs and malicious software. You will need to keep your server running all the time in an environment where "everything could happen". If you do not possess the necessary technical experience, you will need to hire a sysadmin to deal with these things on your behalf, which will render the price of hosting your website on your own even steeper than that of a dedicated hosting web server furnished by a web hosting firm.

A dedicated hosting server supplied by a hosting supplier

Renting a server from a hosting company is a good option if you want to develop a high resource-requiring web site or a corporate portal that has very precise safety requirements. The most important upsides of utilizing a dedicated hosting server are the high-speed Internet access, the uninterruptible power supply and the extremely powerful hardware. Certain hosting providers, again like us at WebhostID, offer virtual private servers hosting and semi-dedicated server web hosting solutions, which are based on very powerful web servers that can be divided among several clients. You can also expect them to provide efficient server load balancing solutions and the necessary data backup servers.

Security and stability

Web hosting suppliers are specialized in furnishing hosting solutions and since this is what they do to earn a living, you can expect them to offer uninterrupted network uptime, the newest software patches and the best anti-malware software, as well as system administrators available around the clock to assist you in occasions of emergency.

Select your web hosting vendor

What you need to take into consideration when picking your web hosting provider is the stability of the offered web hosting services. Make sure that the hosting provider of your choice provides a 24x7x365 client support service. Do not put yourself in a scenario where you cannot fix serious problems instantaneously because you have to wait till the next business day. What's more, if you select a shared website hosting package, which includes a 24/7 customer support service, this means that there constantly will be system administrators available to solve any critical predicaments as soon as they manifest themselves, which is a very advantageous thing.

Routine data backups

Make sure that your web hosting plans provider offers routine backups with the offered web hosting services, or else you may forfeit some precious content in case of a hardware failure or because you have deleted something unwittingly. The availability of daily backups is typically pointed out in the web hosting service provider's Terms of Service.

Traffic and web hosting server disk drive space

When picking your hosting services provider, give specific attention to the traffic volume limitations. Make sure that you don't have to pay a fortune for unanticipated high volumes of bandwidth if your site becomes more frequently visited. There are lots of hosting distributors that offer unmetered traffic nowadays, so the most relevant step to take is to make sure that you have taken the most appropriate decision before opening an account.

Content limitations

Give special attention to the web hosting vendor's content restrictions. If you plan to publish images or to stream video or audio content, make sure that you can accomplish that. What's more, the majority of web hosting providers lay limitations when it comes to utilizing their services for storage purposes, so if you upload too much content that is not connected or directly linked to your web site, your web hosting account could get terminated. Hence, exploring the web hosting service provider's ToS, regardless of how time-devouring and boring this might be, is very vital.

Electronic mail capabilities

Most hosting vendors nowadays also provide email services with all their website hosting offers. It is a good idea to verify if the hosting company of your choosing offers such features as well, so as to confirm that you'll obtain all the functionalities that you require in exchange for your money.