Those new to the world of making websites might find themselves asking What Is Web page Hosting? Or you have some idea of what hosting is but you’re not too certain of it. Fortunately in my case the question is a relatively easy one to explain, I guess! Web page hosting refers to the service that makes your web pages available to other people in the World Wide Web. Generally many websites are intended to be viewed by anyone on the Internet, at any time thus if you want anyone on the Internet to be in a position to view your website at any time, you will need to make sure your website is running in a computer that is connected to the Internet 24/7.
A client needs to evaluate the needs of the application to know what kind of hosting is appropriate. Such evaluations include the database server softwares, scripting softwares, and networking operating system. Many hosting providers use Linux-based web hosting that offers a broad range for diverse software. A distinctive configuration for the Linux server is a LAMP platform: PHP/Perl/Python combinations and LinuxApache MySQL. The web hosting client may also have other services like email for the business domain, databases and also multimedia services. Clients may also opt for Windows platform for web page hosting. The client still can choose from Perl, PHP and Python but may also use ASP .Net or Classic ASP. Web hosting packages often include a Web Content Management System that relieves the end-user the worry about the more technical aspects.
Types of web hosting
There are numerous types of web hosting and here is a sample of them
- Free web hosting service. It is offered by companies with limited services and mostly supported by advertisements as a source of revenue and often have limited resources compared to paid hosting.
- Shared Service. Here one’s web page hosting is done on the same server as many other websites ranging from a few to even thousands. Mostly all domains may share a common pool of server resources like RAM and CPU. The services available with this type of service can be basic and not easily changeable in terms of software or updates.
- Reseller web hosting. This allows clients to be web hosts of their own. Resellers may function for personal domains under any possible combination of these listed types of hosting, depending on who they are associated with as a reseller. Resellers’ accounts might vary tremendously in size they may have a virtual dedicated server to a co-located server. Most resellers give a nearly same service as their provider’s hosting plan but they provide the technical support themselves.
- Dedicated hosting service. Here the user gets their own Web server and have full control over it however, the user usually does not own the server fully. One type dedicated hosting is Self-Managed or unmanaged which is typically the least costly for dedicated offers. The user must full managerial access to the server which means a client is responsible for the security and also maintenance of his own dedicated server.