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Running your own private web site is essential in today's society. The integration of the Internet in our daily lives denotes that, in order for somebody to become noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one has to establish a website and get it online. In order to do that, you practically demand 2 elements - a site and a hosting service. Before devising a web site, though, it's vital to comprehend that there are separate varieties of hosting services and that not all sites can operate with a randomly chosen hosting. In order to describe this better, let's start with the main question:

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a name that refers to the actual web server, or the hosting corporation that owns the web server. A 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 clients to upload their website files on the server and to make them visible on the World Wide Web. There are 2 primary sorts of servers, depending on the OS of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two OSs are quite dissimilar and, in most cases, not at all consistent with each other. Therefore, prior to selecting the proper solution, one should first discover what sort of server is required for their website.

If you haven't made the website so far, then let us take a more comprehensive glance at the distinction between the 2 types and at what their strengths are.

What service should you go with - Windows or Linux?

As mentioned, there are web app frameworks, which are only compatible with a given OS. 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. Thus, if you are looking to design your web site using any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows solution. Windows, though, is not an open-source software platform, which denotes that it offers restricted options when it comes to server security and privacy. That's why, Linux is favored by server administrators around the Globe and the majority of hosting service providers use it on their web hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can configure the web server in a thoroughly modifiable manner, and if the web hosting server is correctly set up, it can offer complete protection against computer hackers and malware. What's more, the customizability of Linux allows for better software optimization, which contributes to better site functioning. For that reason, if you want maximum safety and server operation, then you should devise your web site in such a way that it works with a Linux-based web server. This is not a hard thing to do, because the most popular Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are completely compatible with Linux servers and are popular all around the world for being one of the best software frameworks for setting up and handling web sites. Sure enough, this doesn't suggest that every web hosting corporation that's utilizing Linux will have admins who are capable to appropriately handle a Linux web server. Picking the proper web hosting supplier is very hard at the moment, since the majority of them do not possess the capability to engage a good, trained admin. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been properly configured can be highly risky to your website and private information. So, when selecting a web hosting supplier, it's always advisable to pick a well-established hosting corporation that's been in business for at least a couple of years.

How to spot the appropriate hosting provider for my web site?

These companies are easily identifiable by the way in which they are delivering their website hosting plans. Practiced hosting distributors offer custom-built functionality, various open-source scripts or web app frameworks. The most experienced, though, have even their own custom-devised website hosting CPs made especially for their system. A website hosting Control Panel is a web-based graphical interface, via which the customer administers the entire web hosting account. Smaller web hosting companies make use of pre-made website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to guarantee maximum security and performance for their web hosting services, the leading web hosting suppliers supply their clients with their own in-house built website hosting CPs developed by their very own administrators. We, at 'Wight Hosting', don't only provide our own personal custom-devised Control Panel, but have also created a free PHP-based script installation tool, which enables our clients to effortlessly install any of the mentioned open-source Content Management System scripts. Specifications such as these imply that we have the capacity, the resources and the necessary experience to be entrusted with retaining your personal info confidential and your web site - live on the Internet.