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Web Hosting Packages Description

If you want to launch a website and make it available for the whole world to see, it must be hosted on a web server. This service is known as is web hosting.

Host your site at home or elsewhere

You could host your website on your own personal personal computer at home or at work, on a personal computer which belongs to an acquaintance of yours, and so on. If it is a website for testing purposes, there would be no real need for you to find a more reliable website hosting solution than that. If you desire to set up an actual web site, though, which will be reachable by numerous visitors and you would like to make it dependable, you will also need a reliable server on which you will host it.

Why do you need a server for your web site?

When you have a web site, it is located on a physical server. That physical server has its own physical address known also as IP address. Writing the Internet Protocol address of the server in your web browser's address bar, however, is not the best and most suitable method to open a website. That is how and why domain names came into being and why you need one for your web site. Thus, to establish your web site, you require a domain name of your own and a web hosting server to host your website on.

Hosting your site on your own

If you are an Information Technology professional and understand how to handle a hosting server, you can have a web server of your very own and host your web site on it. This will permit you to have full authority over the physical server, to make server configuration modifications and to apply software updates yourself rather than having to rely on the datacenter staff. The downside, however, is that you will need to guarantee the availability of your site and to deal with all server maintenance tasks yourself. If you are availing of a licensed OS, you will also need to invest money in the license, which is normally more expensive if purchased for a whole physical machine.

Using a web hosting provider

If you don't want to take care of server maintenance procedures, the best solution is to open an account with a web hosting company. These are companies that offer clients powerful web servers with various hardware configurations for a given fee. The hosting servers are located in datacenters with special cooling and backup power systems to ensure uninterrupted Internet connectivity.

Types of web hosting services

Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
£2.25 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
£3.00 / month
 

The World Wide Web is a vast ocean and there are many firms offering different hosting services to the plethora of web site proprietors out there. The web hosting services range from cost-free hosting services, where you can host basic, HTML-based web sites, to high-priced dedicated web hosting services that can suck your monthly allowance dry. So, what hosting type meets your needs?

If you have a small or medium-size website that has a few hundred guests tops, you could safely avail of a shared hosting solution. Shared web hosting implies that plenty of shared hosting user accounts and websites are accommodated on one and the same hosting server, thus slashing the price of the web hosting service. Shared hosting accounts typically have CPU, RAM, web traffic and hosting server disk drive space quotas to make sure that the websites accommodated on the server do not interfere with each other and do not utilize more system resources than they are assigned.

In case your site is more resource-absorbing, you should consider a VPS hosting solution, which is the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. It gives you root access, which allows you to make server configuration modifications - something that would be unthinkable on a shared hosting server. The virtual private servers also offer burstable memory options. Separate RAM memory and central processing unit portions are allotted to each single virtual private hosting server, without anyone else using them. Typically there are other virtual private servers beside yours that utilize the resources of the physical machine, which could occasionally affect the overall performance, but in most situations it's of no concern. Should the resources of the virtual private hosting server, though, be inadequate for your needs, it is obviously time to consider a dedicated hosting server.

The dedicated hosting is a physical server that you lease, which is utilized just by you for your own website needs. No one else shares its resources and you receive root privileges, can choose the hardware in advance, implement updates later on and install RAM or hard drives. Unlike with the virtual private servers where virtualization is mainly at the Operating System level and all containers share a single kernel, with a dedicated web server you can modify the kernel of the Operating System (usually Linux-based) too.

Choose your web hosting packages provider

If you have a notion of what your web site is going to comprise, or if you have only a loose idea that has not completely matured yet, your first move towards the creation of your web site should be to discover a web hosting solutions provider. The wisest step to take is to find a web hosting company that furnishes a large selection of web hosting solutions so that you do not have to swap hosting service providers if you first use a shared hosting solution and then outgrow the shared hosting resources and have to switch to a VPS web server solution or a dedicated server. We, for instance, provide discounted shared website hosting packages, affordable OpenVZ and Virtuozzo-based private virtual web server hosting plans, semi-dedicated hosting servers with their own hosting Control Panel and even dedicated hosting packages. We also offer free-of-charge bonuses - the shared website hosting low-cost domain name if they are paid for on a yearly basis, the more advanced virtual private web server hosting plans and dedicated hosting web server plans offer a charge-free domain reseller account and invoicing software in case you decide to use them for reselling purposes. Add the excellent 24x7 technical support service and you have all you would normally need. You could, without a doubt, discover other web hosting firms depending on what exactly you are searching for, by conducting an online survey or by reading different online web hosting reviews. The smartest option, though, is a web hosting provider that is also a domain registrar and has web hosting servers in more than one country - both prerequisites met by us. We have web servers in the USA, in England and in Australia, and offer plenty of domain extensions for registration.