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What is Shared Hosting?

If you have built a website and you wish other individuals to discern it, you must host your web site on a public server.

Where to host your web site?

Even though you can use your own PC as a web server, it is a more common practice to let a hosting service provider take care of your website. The primary reason for that is the bigger reliability and the uninterrupted availability of your website, because hosting providers have top-quality hardware and allocate a far greater monthly traffic allowance, which guarantees the speedier access to your site from all over the globe.

Shared hosting services

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
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$3.92 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
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$8.67 / month

Pick a shared hosting solution, which enables you to register domains and to create email mailbox accounts. Lots of web shared hosting providers, like us at Techtrum Technologies, offer a free domain registration as a bonus if you sign up for a hosting account.

Hosting your web site yourself

Hosting your website on your own web server is doubtlessly an option, but only if you have time and the necessary know-how. There are some things that you have to consider, among them the hardware and software costs. To develop a "real", proper website, you will have to invest in some powerful server hardware, since you cannot expect a low-priced PC to accomplish the job. You will also need a permanent high-speed Internet connection without outages, which typically comes at a pretty steep price. If you are utilizing licensed software for your site, you will need to invest money in the license as well. You may also need to deal with bugs and loopholes. You will need to maintain your web server constantly running in an environment where "everything could take place". If you do not have the necessary technical skills, you will need to resort to a system administrator to take care of these things on your behalf, which will render the price of hosting your site yourself even steeper than that of a dedicated server provided by a hosting firm.

A dedicated server offered by a hosting distributor

Leasing a web hosting server from a web hosting supplier is an appropriate option if you want to set up a high resource-consuming web site or a corporate page that has very rigid safety requirements. The main benefits of using a dedicated server hosting solution are the high-speed connection, the constant power supply and the very powerful hardware. Certain hosting suppliers, again like us at Techtrum Technologies, supply virtual private servers hosting and semi-dedicated web hosting services, which are based on very powerful servers that can be shared by several customers. You can also expect them to offer efficient server load balancing solutions and the required backup servers.

Safety and stability

Web hosting suppliers are specialized in supplying web hosting services and since this is what they do for a living, you can anticipate them to offer constant network connectivity, the latest software updates and the best malware protection, as well as sysadmins available 24x7 to assist you in case of an emergency.

Choose your hosting packages provider

What you have to take into account when selecting your web hosting plans provider is the reliability of the offered services. Make sure that the web hosting plans provider of your choosing provides a 24-hour support service. Do not place yourself in a situation where you cannot solve serious problems right away because you have to wait until the next working day. Additionally, if you opt for a shared web hosting plan, which features a round-the-clock customer support service, this signifies that there constantly will be sysadmins available to solve any urgent problems as soon as they appear, which is a very desirable thing.

Daily data backups

Make certain that your web hosting services provider offers day-to-day backups with the offered hosting services, otherwise you may lose some important data in the event of a hardware crash or because you have deleted something unintentionally. The presence of day-to-day backups is typically pointed out in the hosting distributor's Terms of Service.

Traffic and hosting server disk space

When choosing your hosting plans provider, give specific attention to the traffic volume limitations. Make certain that you don't have to overpay for unexpected high bandwidth volumes if your website becomes more popular. There are lots of web hosts that offer unlimited web traffic at present, so the best thing to do is ensure that you have made the correct decision before signing up.

Content restrictions

Give specific attention to the hosting service provider's content restrictions. If you intend to post pictures or to stream live video or audio, make sure that you can achieve that. Furthermore, the majority of hosting service providers put restrictions as far as using their services for storage purposes is concerned, so if you upload too much content that is not connected or directly linked to your website, your hosting account could get cancelled. For this reason, examining the hosting company's Terms of Use, regardless of how time-requiring and boring this might be, is extremely essential.

Electronic mail capabilities

Most hosting companies nowadays also provide email services with all their website hosting packages. It is not a bad idea to check if the provider of your choice offers such options as well, so as to be sure that you'll obtain all the features that you need in return for your money.