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Shared Hosting Packages Uncovered
Shared hosting is a service that hosting companies provide so that you can upload your website to the web.
How can people see your site?
When you create a site and you want other people to access it, you will have to publish (or upload) it to a server. If you try to make the web site discoverable online by shared hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it always online, which is why website hosting services appeared.
How does shared hosting work?
Hosting firms provide you with space for your website on their powerful computers (hosting servers) and ensure uninterrupted website availability. When someone types your web address (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web server where they can have a peek at the content of your website.
Web hosting varieties
With the growth of online technologies, different types of web hosting services have appeared to fulfill the different needs of web site owners, including shared website hosting services, VPS web hosting services and dedicated server web hosting services.
Shared hosting is the most widely used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to start with. It is a service where one hosting server is shared between multiple hosting account holders who are restricted by the CPU, bandwidth and data space quotas that they have been assigned. This type of web hosting is generally cheaper - you don't need to pay for the entire hosting server in advance, as it is shared among multiple hosting clients, and the web hosting company can afford to offer much more moderate prices. It is also much easier to use - the server is pre-installed with all the necessary software and the web hosting supplier takes care of all server maintenance tasks and security updates for you.
The weakness of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's system resources with other shared hosting account owners and if a given website becomes really popular it may influence (and slow down) all the other web sites on that web server, but the majority of hosting service providers, including us at ZYNOTEK, have protection platforms in place that obstruct that from occurring.
A description of a web hosting service
Because shared website hosting is the most commonly used type of web hosting, most web hosting service providers and hosting customers simply call it web hosting or website hosting. As there is an immense rivalry on the website hosting market, most web hosting providers strive to provide moderate prices and bonuses with their web hosting services. We, for example, offer different hosting packages and two billing options - monthly and annual, based on your finances. If you choose the annual invoicing cycle, you will get a bonus - one charge-free domain registration.
Virtual private servers packages
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The Virtual private servers hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated hosting solution. If your web site outgrows the resources offered by your shared hosting account, a Virtual Private Server web hosting plan is an appropriate choice. Virtual Private Server hosting account holders still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other private virtual web server hosting clients, but the physical machine is split up using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own dedicated resources and can be configured practically like a full-fledged dedicated server. The advantage is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a VPS are not shared. What's more, the virtualization software gives you much more autonomy to configure your virtual private web server, but it also calls for a more advanced level of technical competence.
With the Dedicated Server solution, the client obtains a whole dedicated server and can utilize all its system resources. The dedicated web server hosting solution is the most reliable of all hosting solutions and offers tons of configuration options - the dedicated web server hosting customers can select the hardware and software specifications that will match their demands. Dedicated system resources and guaranteed performance are among the reasons why a dedicated hosting plan is an excellent choice for a resource-absorbing business website, for example - you will not share the dedicated hosting server's resources with anyone else and will get full server root access. You will have complete authority over the hosting server, which will enable you to implement any server configuration changes that you might require. The weakness of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a higher degree of technical know-how is required - unless you hire an IT specialist, it will be your obligation to administer and configure the physical server. The dedicated web server hosting solution is also far more expensive, since the cost of the dedicated web hosting server isn't shared between any other customers.
A hosting advice for beginner users
If you are just starting to create your web site and are looking for a website hosting solution to commence with, the shared hosting solution persists to be the smartest option. If your site grows beyond your hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is extremely easy and does not involve migration of your website files, because only the parameters of your web hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more powerful one at any given time without worrying about the number of days remaining before expiration. Additionally, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared website hosting package and still require more system resources (which is great sometimes - it means that your website's popularity has expanded!), there always is the possibility to migrate to a VPS server web hosting platform or a dedicated hosting solution without having to swap web hosting providers.