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Possessing your own private web page is a necessity in today's society. The introduction of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives signifies that, in order for someone to be seen, or to make his opinion heard, one has to set up a web page and bring it online. In order to achieve that, you actually demand two things - a site and a hosting service. Prior to building a website, however, it's essential to know that there are different types of website hosting services and that not all sites can perform with a randomly picked hosting. In order to describe this better, let's start with the major theme:

What is Web Hosting?

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Hosting, or otherwise famous as 'web hosting', is a designation that relates to the web server itself, or the company that manages the server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which permits the clients to upload their web site files on the server and to publish them on the web. There are two major varieties of servers, based on the Operating System of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are quite dissimilar and, in the majority of cases, not at all consistent with each other. For this reason, before selecting the relevant solution, one should first determine what sort of web server is required for their online portal.

If you haven't created the web site so far, then let's have a more comprehensive glance at the distinction between the two varieties and at what their upsides are.

What service should you select - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are software programs, which are only compatible with a given OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not perform on a Linux web server. Hence, if you want to construct your web site utilizing any of the above, you should be seeking a Windows platform. Windows, though, is not an open-source platform, which suggests that it provides limited choices in terms of server security and privacy. For this reason, Linux is favored by server administrators around the Globe and most hosting corporations use it on their servers. Using Linux, the administrator can configure the hosting server in an entirely customizable way, and if the web server is appropriately set up, it can provide thorough protection against computer hackers and malicious software. Also, the customizability of Linux permits for greater optimization, which contributes to better site performance. Thus, if you want utmost security and web server performance, then you should create your website in such a way that it operates with a Linux-driven hosting server. This is not troublesome to fulfill, as the most widely used Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as 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 software applications for developing and administering websites. Of course, this doesn't mean that each and every hosting distributor that's using Linux will have administrators who are capable to appropriately run a Linux server. Selecting the proper web hosting company is quite hard now, because most of them do not have the capacity to hire a competent, experienced web administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been properly set up can be very dangerous to your web site and personal information. Hence, when selecting a web hosting vendor, it's always advisable to opt for a bigger web hosting service provider that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to spot the right hosting distributor for my site?

These hosting providers are easily identifiable by the way in which they are supplying their hosting services. Experienced hosts provide custom-developed features, different PHP-driven scripts or web apps. The most practiced, though, possess even their very own custom-invented web hosting Control Panels built especially for their system. A web hosting CP is a web-based tool, through which the customer administers the whole web hosting service. Smaller hosting companies utilize ready-for-use website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to guarantee supreme security and efficacy for their services, the leading web hosting suppliers furnish their clients with their own custom-made hosting CPs built by their very own admins. We, at 'Beyond Real Hosting', don't just offer our very own personal custom-created CP, but have also set up a free-of-charge open-source script installation tool, which permits our customers to effortlessly activate any of the abovementioned content management software apps. Specs such as these verify that we have the ability, the means and the experience to be entrusted with maintaining your personal information confidential and your site - visible on the World Wide Web.