Hosting Plans Description
Hosting is a service that hosting companies offer so that you can upload your site to the Internet.
How can people notice your site?
When you set up a website and you wish other individuals to observe it, you will have to copy (or upload) it to a server. If you try to make the site accessible online by hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it online all the time, which is why web hosting services came into existence.
How does hosting work?
Web hosting corporations offer you disk drive space for your site on their high-power computers (servers) and ensure continuous Internet connection. When somebody writes your web address (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's address bar, they will be connected to the server where they can have a glance at the content of your website.
Web hosting varieties
With the advancement of online technologies, several types of web hosting services have emerged to fulfill the various expectations of website proprietors, among them shared website hosting services, VPS web server hosting services and dedicated web hosting services.
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Shared web hosting is the most commonly used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to begin with. It is a service where a single web hosting server is shared among plenty of web hosting account owners who are restricted by the CPU, bandwidth and web hosting server storage space quotas that they have been apportioned. This form of hosting is normally less expensive - you don't need to purchase the entire web hosting server in advance, since it is divided among many users, and the web hosting distributor can afford to provide much more reasonable prices. It is also easier to use - the web server is pre-installed with all the necessary software and the hosting vendor handles all server maintenance procedures and security updates for you.
The weak side of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the hosting server's system resources with other people and if one website becomes really busy it may influence (and slow down) all the other web sites on that web server, but the majority of web hosts, including us at 1onlinehost, have protection systems in place that prevent that from happening.
A description of a website hosting service
Because shared hosting is the most common form of web hosting, the majority of web hosting companies and hosting clients simply refer to it as hosting or website hosting. As there is a considerable competition on the website hosting marketplace, most web hosting suppliers endeavor to provide cheap prices and bonuses with their hosting services. We, for example, offer different web hosting packages and two billing options - monthly and annual, based on your funds. If you select the yearly invoicing cycle, you will obtain a present - one free-of-charge domain registration.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. If your website grows beyond the resources offered by your shared web hosting account, a VPS web server package is a good solution. virtual private web server hosting users still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other private virtual server hosting users, but the physical server is split up using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own dedicated system resources and can be configured practically like a real dedicated web server. The advantage is that the CPU and the memory on a private virtual web hosting server are not shared. Besides, the virtualization software gives you much more autonomy to configure your VPS hosting server, but it also presupposes a higher level of technical knowledge.
With the Dedicated Server solution, the client gets an entire web server and can use all its system resources. The dedicated server web hosting solution is the most reliable of all web hosting solutions and offers lots of configuration options - the clients can select the hardware and software specs that will satisfy their demands. Dedicated system resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server is an excellent option for a high-traffic business website, for instance - you will not share the web server's resources with anyone else and will be granted root access. You will exert full control over the physical server, which will allow you to make any configuration changes that you might need. The drawback of the dedicated server hosting solution is that a higher level of technical competence is required - unless you engage an Information Technology specialist, you will be responsible for administering and configuring the dedicated hosting web server. The dedicated hosting solution is also far more high-priced, because the cost of the dedicated server isn't shared between any other customers.
A hosting tip for beginners
If you are just beginning to develop your web site and are seeking a web hosting solution to start out with, the shared website hosting solution persists to be the most logical option. If your site grows beyond your website hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for instance, this is very easy and does not involve migration of your web site files, because only the parameters of your web hosting account change. You can also upgrade your hosting package to a more powerful one at any particular moment without having to worry about the time remaining until the expiration date. What is more, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared website hosting plan and still need more system resources (which is great sometimes - it signifies that your web site's popularity has risen!), there always is the possibility to switch to a virtual server or a dedicated hosting solution without needing to switch web hosting providers.