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Definition of Shared Hosting

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Owning your own private website is a must in modern-day society. The entrance of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives suggests that, in order for somebody to become seen, or to get his idea noticed, one needs to build a site and take it online. In order to fulfill that, you actually demand 2 elements - a website and a hosting solution. Prior to building a website, though, it's important to realize that there are various sorts of website hosting services and that not all websites can perform with a randomly picked shared hosting. In order to describe this better, let's commence with the principal topic:

What is Hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise known as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the actual web server, or the hosting firm that provides the server. A server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and that's set up to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which enables the users to upload their web site files on the hosting server and to make them visible on the World Wide Web. There are 2 main kinds of servers, on the basis of the OS of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two Operating Systems are very dissimilar and, in the majority of instances, not at all compatible with one another. Hence, before choosing the appropriate solution, one should first verify what sort of server is needed for their web portal.

If you haven't made the web site so far, then let's have a more comprehensive glimpse at the difference between the 2 types and at what their pluses are.

What solution should you opt for - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are software apps, which are only consistent with a particular OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not perform on a Linux web server. So, if you would like to develop your site using any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows solution. Windows, however, is not open source-based, which implies that it offers restricted possibilities when it comes to server safety and privacy. Therefore, Linux is preferred by server administrators worldwide and most hosting providers utilize it on their hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the administrator can set up the web hosting server in a totally modifiable way, and if the hosting server is appropriately configured, it can provide thorough safety against hackers and malware. Plus, the flexibility of Linux permits for better optimization, which results in better web site performance. For that reason, if you want utmost security and server performance, then you should build your web site in such a manner that it runs with a Linux-powered web hosting server. This is not a problematic thing to achieve, as the most widely used Content Management Systems, also famous as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are famous all around the Globe for being one of the best web app frameworks for creating and handling sites. Surely, this doesn't suggest that every hosting firm that's utilizing Linux will have admins who are able to appropriately handle a Linux server. Selecting the appropriate hosting company is quite problematic nowadays, since most of them do not possess the ability to appoint a good, practiced admin. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been accurately set up can be extremely risky to your site and private details. Hence, when choosing a web host, it's invariably recommendable to opt for a bigger vendor that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to spot the appropriate web hosting corporation for my web site?

These service providers are easily identifiable by the manner in which they are delivering their website hosting packages. Practiced web hosting service providers provide custom-developed features, diverse PHP-powered scripts or web apps. The most experienced, though, have even their own personal custom-made website hosting Control Panels developed especially for their system. A CP is a web-based panel, through which the user handles the entire web hosting service. Smaller web hosts use ready-made hosting Control Panels like cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee supreme security and performance for their website hosting services, the leading service providers offer to their customers their very own personal custom-made website hosting CPs designed by their very own admins. We, at 'Hosting Egypt', don't merely provide our very own personal custom-built CP, but have also developed a free open-source PHP-powered script installation tool, which permits our customers to effortlessly activate any of the abovementioned content management software platforms. Features such as these verify that we have the capacity, the means and the experience to be entrusted with maintaining your private info private and your web site - live on the World Wide Web.

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