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Possessing your very own personal web portal is compulsory in present-day society. The integration of the World Wide Web in our daily lives denotes that, in order for somebody to become seen, or to make his voice heard, one has to make an online portal and take it online. In order to accomplish that, you practically need two elements - a website and a hosting service. Prior to building a web site, though, it's necessary to bear in mind that there are various types of hosting services and that not all web sites can operate with a randomly selected hosting. In order to describe this better, let us begin with the principal topic:

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a term that relates to the web hosting server itself, or the web hosting vendor that administers the web server. A server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which permits the customers to upload their files on the web server and to publish them on the Internet. There are two main types of web hosting servers, based on the OS of the server - Windows and Linux. The 2 Operating Systems are very dissimilar and, in the majority of instances, not at all compatible with one another. This is the reason why, before picking the proper solution, one should first determine what type of web hosting server is necessary for their website.

If you haven't devised the site yet, then let us take a more comprehensive look at the difference between the two varieties and at what their positive sides are.

What solution should you select - Windows or Linux?

As pointed out, there are software apps, which are solely consistent with a certain Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not work on a Linux web hosting server. For that reason, if you aim to develop your site utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows platform. Windows, however, is not an open-source platform, which signifies that it offers restricted opportunities when it comes to server security and privacy. Thus, Linux is preferred by web server admins around the world and most hosting providers utilize it on their servers. Utilizing Linux, the administrator can configure the web server in an entirely modifiable manner, and if the hosting server is properly set up, it can guarantee full security against hackers and malicious software. In addition, the customizability of Linux allows for better software optimization, which results in better web site functioning. Thus, if you want maximum protection and web server performance, then you should make your website in such a way that it functions with a Linux-based hosting server. This is not a problematic thing to achieve, since the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully consistent with Linux web servers and are popular all over the Globe for being one of the best apps for creating and handling websites. Of course, this doesn't mean that each and every web hosting supplier that's using Linux will have administrators who are able to properly run a Linux server. Choosing the right hosting provider is quite hard at present, as the majority of them do not have the capability to hire an expert, experienced admin. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been appropriately set up can be quite dangerous to your website and personal details. For that reason, when picking a hosting company, it's invariably advisable to go with a well-established hosting service provider that's been in business for at least a couple of years.

How to spot the right web hosting service provider for my web site?

These web hosts are easily detectable by the manner in which they are providing their hosting plans. Practiced web hosting distributors offer custom-built features, diverse PHP-driven scripts or programs. The most practiced, however, have even their own personal custom-made web hosting CPs made especially for their system. A web hosting CP is an online-based panel, via which the client handles the whole web hosting account. Smaller hosts avail of pre-made website hosting CPs like cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee maximum safety and effectiveness for their services, the biggest hosting service providers supply their clients with their very own personal in-house built web hosting CPs made by their own administrators. We, at 'Sulana Hosting', don't simply provide our very own personal custom-designed CP, but have also set up a free-of-charge PHP-driven script package, which enables our customers to easily activate any of the aforementioned content management software platforms. Features like these show that we have the capacity, the means and the necessary experience to be entrusted with preserving your personal information confidential and your web site - visible on the World Wide Web.