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What is Hosting?

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Owning your very own personal website is crucial these days. The fusion of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives signifies that, in order for someone to get noticed, or to get his idea noticed, one needs to design a web portal and get it online. In order to fulfill that, you virtually require 2 things - a website and a hosting solution. Before establishing a website, though, it's important to realize that there are distinct types of hosting services and that not all web sites can work with a randomly selected hosting. In order to illustrate this better, let's start with the major subject:

What is Hosting?

Hosting, or also known as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the web hosting server itself, or the web hosting provider that owns the web hosting server. A server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and that's configured to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which permits the users to upload their web site files on the web server and to publish them on the Internet. There are 2 major sorts of web servers, on the basis of the OS of the hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two Operating Systems are quite different and, in most instances, not at all consistent with one another. That is the reason why, before selecting the appropriate solution, one should first learn what type of hosting server is required for their site.

If you haven't designed the website yet, then let us have a more comprehensive look at the difference between the two types and at what their pluses are.

What solution should you go with - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are applications, which are only consistent with a specific OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not run on a Linux server. Thus, if you plan to create your website using any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows service. Windows, however, is not an open-source software platform, which suggests that it provides restricted possibilities in terms of server safety and privacy. So, Linux is favored by server admins worldwide and the majority of hosting service providers utilize it on their web servers. Using Linux, the admin can configure the server in a completely modifiable manner, and if the hosting server is properly set up, it can provide absolute protection against hackers and malware. What's more, the flexibility of Linux allows for better optimization, which results in better website operation. Hence, if you want ultimate protection and web server operation, then you should develop your site in such a manner that it runs with a Linux-powered web server. This is not a troublesome thing to do, as the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are known all over the world for being one of the best software programs for designing and administering websites. Sure enough, this doesn't imply that every host that's utilizing Linux will have administrators who are capable to appropriately run a Linux hosting server. Choosing the right host is very problematic now, because most of them do not possess the ability to engage an able, experienced administrator. A Linux hosting server that hasn't been properly set up can be extremely hazardous to your website and private details. Thus, when selecting a hosting firm, it's invariably advisable to go with an established web hosting supplier that's been in business for at least several years.

How to recognize the right company for my web site?

These web hosting firms are easily identifiable by the way in which they are supplying their website hosting plans. Established companies provide custom-built features, diverse PHP-driven scripts or web application frameworks. The most experienced, though, have even their very own personal custom-created web hosting CPs created particularly for their system. A CP is a web-based user interface, via which the client manages the entire web hosting account. Smaller hosting firms make use of pre-built Control Panels like cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to ensure maximum safety and performance for their website hosting services, the leading web hosting corporations furnish their customers with their own in-house made CPs made by their very own admins. We, at 'Bohohosting', don't simply offer our very own custom-devised Control Panel, but have also developed a free-of-charge PHP script installation tool, which allows our clients to effortlessly install any of the abovementioned scripts. Specifications such as these suggest that we have the ability, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with retaining your private details confidential and your website - available on the World Wide Web.

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