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Hosting Plans Description

You have an idea that you wish to transform into a web site? Your very first step should be to retain your inspiration and discover a spot for your site on the World Wide Web so that it will be constantly available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your website?

Because the number of sites on the web has increased exponentially during the last several years, the demand for website hosting services has also lead to the birth of countless hosting firms. These are firms that offer you disk drive storage space for your own site on their web servers.

Varieties of web hosting services

The reach of web hosting services varies hugely, so do the requirements of the website proprietors. The most basic type of hosting is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web interface. Plenty of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide this service free of cost. Personal website owners and corporations can also obtain website hosting services from various hosting providers. Personal website hosting services are usually either free, advertisement-financed, or cheap. Business website hosting services usually are more expensive, but because of the big rivalry on the hosting marketplace, a growing number of hosting companies, like us at NNUK.net, deliver business web hosting services at trimmed prices and with flexible billing cycles.

Kinds of websites and their requirements

The free web hosting solution is normally sufficient for personal web pages like portfolios or online journals. A more popular site, like a social networking site or a corporate website, requires a more advanced web hosting solution that offers database support and web application development platforms (e.g. PHP). If you want to launch a web shop, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the web hosting services provider of your choice. As of now, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are provided by most hosting vendors.

The web hosting Control Panel

The hosting accounts provider normally also provides a hosting Control Panel interface for handling your web site files, e-mails, e-mail aliases, domains, DNS records, and so on.

Service reliability

When picking a hosting plan, service uptime is a very essential aspect. The accessibility of a website is calculated on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the web site is publicly available and visible online. Network and service availability guarantees, therefore, should be accurately examined when signing up for a web hosting plan. The best thing to do is re-examine the SLAs and the ToS of the hosting accounts provider of your choosing in advance. Reading online reviews from existing customers is also a rather good step before you decide to subscribe.

The shared hosting platform

Professional
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
£12.00 / month
Starter
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
£4.75 / month
 

The most popular and modestly priced type of web hosting service is the shared web hosting solution. It offers round-the-clock client support, which is an enormous plus for clients who would not like to deal with server maintenance procedures, but could also obstruct customers who would like to exercise more control over the hosting server. For such customers, a VPSs or a dedicated servers would be more appropriate. Most popular applications and scripts work fine on a shared web server. In addition, the shared web hosting solution is more affordably priced than other types of hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, because the web hosting provider splits the server among plenty of users. The shared web hosting solution usually involves system resource usage limits that ensure that the different clients do not intervene with each other and that the shared hosting server remains stable.

Administering your shared website hosting account

Shared web hosting packages normally offer a web-based hosting Control Panel user interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the large-size hosting distributors, again like us at NNUK.net, avail of their very own custom-designed web hosting Control Panel.

Server maintenance

With the shared website hosting platform, the hosting solutions provider is responsible for managing the web and email servers, for installing web server software, software updates and patches, and for offering technical support to its customers. The majority of web servers are based on the Linux OS. The hosting provider's administrators are in charge of maintaining the Operating System up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting server and complete root-level access.