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How Does Shared Hosting Function?

Possessing your own private website is compulsory in modern-day society. The integration of the Internet in our daily lives denotes that, in order for somebody to be noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one has to create a site and get it online. In order to do that, you practically require 2 things - a website and a hosting solution. Prior to building a website, however, it's necessary to comprehend that there are distinct varieties of hosting services and that not all sites can work with a randomly chosen shared hosting. In order to clarify this better, let us start with the principal issue:

What is Website Hosting?

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Hosting, or also famous as 'web hosting', is a designation that relates to the web hosting server itself, or the company that offers the web server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which permits the users to upload their files on the web hosting server and to have them published on the web. There are 2 major types of servers, on the basis of the Operating System of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are quite different and, in most instances, not at all consistent with each other. That is the reason why, prior to choosing the appropriate service, one should first discover what kind of web hosting server is required for their web site.

If you haven't made the web site yet, then let's take a more exhaustive look at the distinction between the 2 types and at what their benefits are.

What solution should you opt for - Windows or Linux?

As mentioned, there are applications, which are solely consistent with a certain Operating System. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not operate on a Linux web hosting server. So, if you intend to create your website using any of the above, you should be seeking a Windows service. Windows, though, is not an open-source software platform, which signifies that it offers restricted options in terms of server safety and privacy. Hence, Linux is preferred by server administrators worldwide and most hosting companies use it on their hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can set up the server in a completely customizable way, and if the hosting server is appropriately set up, it can guarantee absolute protection against computer hackers and malicious software. Additionally, the customizability of Linux permits for better software optimization, which results in better web site operation. For that reason, if you want utmost safety and server performance, then you should develop your website in such a manner that it functions with a Linux-based hosting server. This is not a difficult thing to do, since the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely compatible with Linux servers and are popular all around the Globe for being one of the best platforms for designing and handling sites. By all means, this doesn't imply that each web hosting vendor that's utilizing Linux will have administrators who are capable to correctly run a Linux web hosting server. Picking the right company is quite problematic today, because most of them do not have the capability to engage a good, experienced web administrator. A Linux web server that hasn't been accurately set up can be highly hazardous to your website and personal info. For that reason, when choosing a hosting distributor, it's always advisable to pick an established vendor that's been in business for at least a couple of years.

How to recognize the correct web hosting vendor for my website?

These web hosting vendors are easily detectable by the manner in which they are distributing their web hosting packages. Practiced web hosting suppliers provide custom-developed functionality, diverse free PHP-driven scripts or software applications. The most experienced, however, possess even their own personal custom-developed website hosting Control Panels designed particularly for their system. A hosting Control Panel is an online-based panel, via which the client manages the whole web hosting account. Smaller web hosting companies utilize ready-to-use web hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness for their website hosting services, the biggest providers supply their clients with their very own personal in-house developed website hosting Control Panels designed by their own administrators. We, at 'kuwait.gr', don't only offer our very own custom-devised Control Panel, but have also created a free PHP-powered script software package, which enables our clients to easily activate any of the abovementioned open-source web content management platforms. Specs like these reveal that we have the capacity, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with preserving your private information confidential and your web site - live on the web.