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Running your own personal site is necessary in today's society. The integration of the Internet in our everyday lives implies that, in order for someone to get noticed, or to get his voice heard, one needs to make a site and get it online. In order to achieve that, you in fact need two elements - a web site and a hosting solution. Before constructing a site, though, it's crucial to bear in mind that there are various varieties of web hosting services and that not all sites can work with a randomly picked shared web hosting. In order to explain this better, let's begin with the principal subject:

What is Hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise famous as 'web hosting', is a designation that refers to the web hosting server itself, or the hosting provider that possesses the hosting server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the Internet and that's configured to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which enables the customers to upload their web site files on the web server and to publish them on the Internet. There are 2 primary varieties of web servers, on the basis of the OS of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The 2 OSs are quite different and, in the majority of instances, not at all compatible with one another. Hence, before choosing the suitable service, one should first verify what type of hosting server is needed for their web portal.

If you haven't constructed the web site so far, then let us have a more comprehensive glance at the distinction between the two types and at what their positive aspects are.

What platform should you pick - Windows or Linux?

As mentioned, there are web applications, which are solely compatible with a specific OS. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not run on a Linux web hosting server. Thus, if you aim to build your website utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows service. Windows, though, is not open-source software, which implies that it offers restricted choices when it comes to server security and privacy. This is the reason why, Linux is preferred by web server admins around the Globe and the majority of hosting suppliers use it on their web hosting servers. Using Linux, the admin can configure the hosting server in a wholly modifiable way, and if the hosting server is properly set up, it can provide thorough safety against hackers and malware. Additionally, the customizability of Linux permits for better optimization, which contributes to better web site operation. Hence, if you are looking for ultimate safety and web server functioning, then you should develop your site in such a manner that it operates with a Linux-based web hosting server. This is not troublesome to accomplish, because the most widespread Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are known all around the world for being one of the best web applications for constructing and handling web sites. Certainly, this doesn't imply that each and every web hosting company that's using Linux will have admins who are able to properly administer a Linux hosting server. Selecting the proper web hosting service provider is quite difficult at the moment, because most of them do not possess the capacity to employ an expert, trained web administrator. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been accurately configured can be very hazardous to your web site and personal information. So, when picking a web hosting provider, it's invariably advisable to choose an established web hosting distributor that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to spot the proper hosting distributor for my website?

These web hosting distributors are easily recognizable by the manner in which they are distributing their web hosting plans. Established web hosting vendors offer custom-built functionality, various free open-source PHP-driven scripts or web applications. The most practiced, though, have even their own custom-created CPs built particularly for their platform. A website hosting CP is a web-based tool, via which the client administers the entire web hosting account. Smaller-sized hosting distributors make use of pre-built Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to guarantee utmost protection and performance for their website hosting services, the leading web hosting companies provide their clients with their own in-house developed hosting CPs built by their own administrators. We, at 'Strateka Hosting', don't merely provide our own custom-created CP, but have also developed a free script installer, which permits our clients to easily install any of the mentioned open-source Content Management Systems. Specs like these testify that we have the capability, the means and the necessary experience to be entrusted with preserving your personal information private and your web site - visible on the Internet.

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