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Hosting Definition

Hosting is a kind of online service that allows persons and firms to make their online portals discoverable on the World Wide Web. Web hosting service providers are companies that offer disk space on a web server housed in a data center facility and ensure uninterrupted website availability.

Where do you start?

The World Wide Web is a key component of every person's everyday routine. It offers you the opportunity to earn a little side cash, but can also be a chief source of income. In order to incorporate ads on your web site or to publicize a service that you offer, you always need a hosting solution, which will guarantee that your online portal is secure and continually up and running. But how do you discover one that is reasonably priced and yet stable enough?

The shared web hosting solution

The solution hosting companies have introduced is called shared web hosting. With the shared web hosting solution, lots of hosting customers are accommodated on one and the same hosting server. There are stringent limitations on the system resources that each hosting account can in fact use, thus making certain that they do not intervene with each other. The shared hosting solution offers acceptable performance and is cheaper than, let's say, a dedicated web hosting server, which is used by just one single individual. The shared solution enables hosting providers to offer their clients attractive prices. It ordinarily comes with intuitive hosting Control Panel software, as is the case with the server that we at Helios Host provide, and allows everybody to manage their web pages without worrying about server installation and maintenance procedures, which are entirely handled by the hosting packages provider.

VPS hosting

With the VPS hosting solution, on the other hand, you share a physical machine with other Virtual Private Server customers, but you are allocated a dedicated share of the system resources. The VPS solution is the middle ground between the much more affordable shared hosting solution and the more high-priced dedicated web hosting server solution, and is a very good solution for anyone who desires to set up, for instance, a live streaming web site or a social networking site. The fact that you have to take care of the server configuration settings and software updates yourself is somewhat of a disadvantage, but this could also be a great benefit if you indeed have to make certain server configuration modifications - something that would be inconceivable on a shared web hosting server.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers are in the majority of circumstances much more high-priced than shared hosting or private virtual server web hosting solutions. You might wonder why would anyone use a dedicated web hosting server then? The answer is rather simple. If your firm has a heavy-traffic web portal, or simply has very special web server setup and security requirements, the most reasonable choice is a dedicated server that you or your admins can administer directly. For somebody who is willing to invest in safety and reliability, the greater price is not an issue. You receive root privileges and can use 100% of the hosting web server's system resources without anyone else using these resources and messing with your web sites.