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Having your very own private website is vital today. The entry of the Internet in our everyday lives suggests that, in order for somebody to be noticed, or to make his voice heard, one has to make a website and bring it online. In order to accomplish that, you virtually require two things - a website and a hosting service. Before building an online portal, though, it's important to understand that there are different sorts of hosting services and that not all websites can operate with a randomly chosen shared hosting. In order to describe this better, let us start with the central subject:

What is Website Hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a designation that relates to the web server itself, or the provider that provides the web server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and that's set up to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which allows the users to upload their web site files on the web hosting server and to publish them on the web. There are 2 major types of web servers, on the basis of the Operating System of the hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two OSs are quite different and, in the majority of instances, not at all compatible with one another. Hence, before picking the proper service, one should first examine what type of web hosting server is necessary for their online portal.

If you haven't established the website yet, then let us take a more exhaustive look at the difference between the two varieties and at what their benefits are.

What service should you choose - Windows or Linux?

As mentioned, there are web applications, which are solely consistent with a given OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not perform on a Linux web hosting server. For that reason, if you are looking to build your web site utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows platform. Windows, though, is not open-source software, which indicates that it offers restricted opportunities when it comes to server security and privacy. This is the reason why, Linux is used by server administrators around the Globe and the majority of hosting distributors utilize it on their servers. Using Linux, the admin can configure the web hosting server in a fully customizable way, and if the web server is appropriately set up, it can provide thorough safety against hackers and malicious software. Plus, the flexibility of Linux permits for greater optimization, which brings about better site operation. For that reason, if you are looking for supreme safety and web server operation, then you should develop your website in such a way that it performs with a Linux-based web server. This is not a tough thing to do, as the most widely used Content Management Systems, also famous as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are famous all over the Globe for being one of the best software apps for making and managing websites. Of course, this doesn't mean that each host that's using Linux will have administrators who are able to correctly manage a Linux web hosting server. Selecting the proper web hosting vendor is very troublesome nowadays, because most of them do not have the ability to engage a professional, trained administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been properly configured can be extremely hazardous to your site and personal info. Hence, when selecting a web hosting distributor, it's invariably recommendable to go with a solid hosting supplier that's been in business for at least several years.

How to identify the correct host for my website?

These web hosting service providers are easily identifiable by the way in which they are providing their web hosting services. Experienced hosting corporations provide custom-built functionality, different open-source PHP-based scripts or software applications. The most practiced, though, possess even their own personal custom-devised hosting CPs developed particularly for their platform. A web hosting CP is an online-based tool, via which the client manages the whole web hosting account. Smaller providers make use of pre-developed website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to ensure ultimate safety and effectiveness for their hosting services, the biggest web hosting distributors give to their customers their very own personal custom-made Control Panels devised by their very own admins. We, at 'Affordable Webhosting US', don't just provide our very own custom-built Control Panel, but have also set up a free PHP script package, which enables our customers to effortlessly install any of the mentioned content management software applications. Specs like these imply that we have the capability, the means and the experience to be entrusted with preserving your private information private and your site - available on the World Wide Web.