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What Actually is Shared Hosting

You have a concept that you wish to turn into a web site? Your very first move should be to uphold your enthusiasm and discover a place for your web site on the World Wide Web so that it will be always visible to the whole world.

Where should you host your web page?

Because the number of sites on the Internet has grown exponentially during the last couple of years, the need for hosting services has also lead to the birth of incalculable shared hosting vendors. These are companies that offer you storage space for your own web site on their servers.

Sorts of web hosting services

The range of web hosting services varies tremendously, so do the needs of the website owners. The most basic hosting type is the small-scale file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based Control Panel. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service free of cost. Personal web page possessors and corporations can also obtain web hosting services from various hosting providers. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, ad-supported, or low-priced. Business web hosting services normally are more expensive, but due to the big rivalry on the hosting marketplace, a growing number of web hosting distributors, like us at MyNetLabs Web Hosting, distribute business web hosting services at cheap prices and with flexible billing intervals.

Kinds of websites and their prerequisites

The free-of-charge website hosting platform is generally sufficient for personal sites such as portfolios or online journals. A more elaborate web site, such as a social networking website or a corporate web page, needs a more powerful website hosting platform that provides database support and web application development platforms (including PHP). If you desire to set up an e-commerce portal, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting distributor of your choice. These days, SSL certificates are supplied by the majority of hosting providers.

The hosting Control Panel

The hosting provider normally also provides a web hosting Control Panel user interface for managing your web site files, mail accounts, email aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service uptime

When picking a hosting provider, website availability is a very vital criterion. The availability of a web site is measured on a yearly basis by taking into consideration the time when the web site is publicly accessible and reachable on the World Wide Web. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be accurately examined when signing up for a hosting package. You should double-check the SLAs and the ToS of the hosting vendor of your choosing in advance. Reading reviews from current clients is also a pretty good step before you reach a decision to subscribe.

The shared web hosting solution

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$2.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month

The most widespread and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers 24x7x365 client support, which is an enormous plus for clients who would not like to cope with server maintenance procedures, but could also impede clients who would like to exert more authority over the hosting server. For such users, a virtual private servers or a dedicated hosting would be more appropriate. Most standard applications and scripts work okay on a shared web hosting server. Besides, the shared web hosting solution is less expensive than other types of hosting solutions, such as the dedicated hosting, because the web hosting provider divides the shared web hosting server among plenty of users. The shared web hosting platform normally involves usage restrictions that guarantee that the separate users do not intervene with each other and that the web server stays stable.

Managing your shared web hosting account

Shared website hosting packages usually include a web-based hosting Control Panel interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-sized hosting distributors, again like us at MyNetLabs Web Hosting, utilize their own personal custom-built Control Panel.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting platform, the web hosting services provider is responsible for managing the web and electronic mail servers, for installing server software, security updates and patches, and for providing technical support to its customers. Most web servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting provider's admins are in charge of maintaining the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated web server and complete server root access.