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Having your very own private online portal is crucial these days. The introduction of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives suggests that, in order for someone to get noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one has to make a web page and post it online. In order to accomplish that, you practically require 2 elements - a site and a hosting solution. Prior to designing an online portal, however, it's important to bear in mind that there are different types of website hosting services and that not all web sites can work with a randomly chosen shared hosting. In order to explain this better, let us start with the chief subject:

What is website hosting?

Hosting, or also famous as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the web hosting server itself, or the web host that administers the hosting server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the Internet and that's configured to use PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which allows the customers to upload their web site files on the web server and to publish them on the World Wide Web. There are two principal kinds of web hosting servers, based on the Operating System of the web server - Windows and Linux. The 2 OSs are quite dissimilar and, in most instances, not at all consistent with each other. Therefore, prior to selecting the proper service, one should first learn what kind of web server is necessary for their web page.

If you haven't made the site yet, then let's have a more detailed look at the difference between the two varieties and at what their benefits are.

What solution should you go with - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are software programs, which are only compatible with a particular OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not operate on a Linux web server. Therefore, if you plan to devise your site utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows solution. Windows, however, is not an open-source platform, which signifies that it provides limited possibilities in terms of server safety and privacy. That is the reason why, Linux is used by server admins worldwide and the majority of hosting distributors utilize it on their web servers. Using Linux, the administrator can configure the web server in a totally modifiable manner, and if the web hosting server is properly configured, it can ensure thorough protection against computer hackers and malware. Also, the flexibility of Linux allows for better optimization, which contributes to better web site operation. For that reason, if you want utmost security and web server functioning, then you should devise your website in such a manner that it runs with a Linux-driven web server. This is not a troublesome thing to achieve, since the most famous Content Management Systems, also famous as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are completely compatible with Linux web servers and are known all around the world for being one of the best web applications for devising and handling sites. Of course, this doesn't suggest that each provider that's using Linux will have admins who are capable to correctly run a Linux hosting server. Picking the appropriate web hosting corporation is quite problematic nowadays, because the majority of them do not possess the capability to employ a professional, trained administrator. A Linux hosting server that hasn't been correctly set up can be very hazardous to your website and private details. Thus, when picking a service provider, it's invariably recommendable to settle on a bigger hosting provider that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to spot the correct hosting company for my website?

These hosting providers are easily recognizable by the manner in which they are distributing their hosting services. Established hosting service providers offer custom-built functionality, various free open-source PHP-based scripts or web apps. The most practiced, however, possess even their very own custom-developed hosting CPs made particularly for their platform. A website hosting CP is a web-based panel, through which the customer administers the entire web hosting service. Smaller hosting service providers make use of pre-built website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness for their hosting services, the leading companies provide their clients with their own personal custom-developed web hosting Control Panels devised by their very own administrators. We, at 'Your Hosting Here', don't simply provide our very own personal custom-created Control Panel, but have also created a free-of-charge open-source PHP-powered script installation tool, which allows our clients to effortlessly activate any of the aforesaid Content Management System frameworks. Features like these suggest that we have the capacity, the resources and the necessary experience to be entrusted with preserving your private details private and your website - up and running on the Internet.

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