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Hosting Packages Explanation
Hosting is a service that hosting companies provide so that you can upload your web site to the Internet.
How can people find your site?
When you build a website and you wish other people to access it, you will have to publish (or upload) it to a web hosting server. If you attempt to render the web site reachable on the web by hosting it on your own computer, there is no way for you to keep it online all the time, which is why website hosting services came into existence.
How does hosting work?
Web hosting distributors provide you with disk space for your website on their high-powered computers (web servers) and guarantee continuous Internet connectivity. When someone writes your web address (e.g. www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the server where they can take a glance at the content of your site.
With the advance of web technologies, several types of web hosting services have come into being to meet the various needs of website proprietors, including shared website hosting services, virtual private web server hosting services and dedicated server web hosting services.
Shared web hosting
Shared website hosting is the most widely used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to begin with. It is a service where one single server is divided between lots of users who are restricted by the CPU, web traffic and data storage space quotas that they have been allocated. This type of hosting is typically cheaper - you don't need to buy the whole server upfront, since it is shared between plenty of users, and the hosting provider can afford to offer much cheaper prices. It is also much easier to use - the web server is pre-configured with all the necessary software and the web hosting provider handles all server maintenance tasks and security updates for you.
The setback of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the hosting server's system resources with other web hosting clients and if a given site becomes very busy it may influence (and slow down) all the other web sites on that hosting server, but the majority of web hosting providers, including us at Nissi Hosting, have security platforms in place that impede that from happening.
A description of a web hosting service
Because shared website hosting is the most commonly used type of web hosting, the majority of hosting distributors and web hosting users simply refer to it as web hosting or website hosting. As there is a large competition on the website hosting marketplace, the majority of web hosting suppliers endeavor to offer low prices and bonuses with their web hosting services. We, for instance, provide different hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, based on your budget. If you choose the yearly billing cycle, you will obtain a gift - one cost-free domain registration.
VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated server web hosting solution. If your site outgrows the resources offered by your shared hosting package, a VPS hosting server package is an excellent solution. VPS server hosting account owners still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other virtual web server hosting account owners, but the disk drive space is split up using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own dedicated system resources and can be configured almost like an actual dedicated web server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a VPS server are not shared. Additionally, the virtualization software offers you much more freedom to configure your virtual private web hosting server, but it also calls for a more advanced degree of technical know-how.
With the Dedicated Package solution, the user gets an entire physical server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated server hosting solution is the most robust of all website hosting solutions and offers a myriad of configuration possibilities - the dedicated hosting clients can choose the hardware and software specs that will meet their demands. Dedicated resources and no-holds-barred performance are two reasons why a dedicated server web hosting package is an excellent option for a content-heavy corporate website, for instance - you will not share the web hosting server's resources with anyone else and will receive full server root access. You will exert complete control over the physical server, which will enable you to make any server configuration modifications that you might need. The downside of the dedicated web server hosting solution is that a higher level of technical expertise is needed - unless you hire an IT professional, you will be responsible for managing and configuring the server. The dedicated web server hosting solution also costs much more, since the cost of the dedicated server isn't shared between any other clients.
A hosting tip for novices
If you are just beginning to create your website and need a web hosting solution to commence with, the shared website hosting solution remains the most sensible choice. If your website outgrows your web hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for example, this is very easy and does not necessitate migration of your website files, since only the features of your website hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more advanced one at any given moment without having to worry about the time left until expiration. Besides, if you finally reach the most powerful shared hosting plan and still need more resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it means that your web site's popularity has risen!), there always is the possibility to migrate to a VPS server hosting platform or a dedicated hosting web server without needing to swap web hosting service providers.