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Owning your very own personal web page is necessary today. The entry of the World Wide Web in our everyday lives implies that, in order for someone to get seen, or to get his idea noticed, one needs to establish a web portal and take it online. In order to achieve that, you actually demand two elements - a website and a hosting solution. Prior to setting up a website, though, it's necessary to understand that there are separate types of website hosting services and that not all web sites can work with a randomly chosen shared hosting. In order to describe this better, let us start with the principal question:

What is website hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise famous as 'web hosting', is an appellation that relates to the web server itself, or the hosting provider that provides the web server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and that's set up to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which enables the users to upload their web site files on the hosting server and to make them visible on the Internet. There are 2 primary kinds of web servers, on the basis of the Operating System 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. For this reason, before choosing the relevant service, one should first ascertain what sort of server is necessary for their website.

If you haven't made the site yet, then let us take a more detailed glimpse at the difference between the two types and at what their strong sides are.

What solution should you go with - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are software frameworks, which are solely consistent with a given Operating System. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not function on a Linux server. Hence, if you would like to set up your web site utilizing any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows platform. Windows, however, is not an open-source software platform, which signifies that it provides limited possibilities as far as server safety and privacy are concerned. Hence, Linux is preferred by server administrators around the Globe and the majority of hosting providers use it on their hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can set up the server in a wholly modifiable way, and if the web server is correctly configured, it can guarantee thorough safety against hackers and malware. Furthermore, the customizability of Linux allows for greater optimization, which contributes to better site functioning. Thus, if you want ultimate protection and server operation, then you should build your website in such a manner that it runs with a Linux-driven server. This is not difficult to achieve, because the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are completely compatible with Linux servers and are famous all around the Globe for being one of the best software applications for devising and administering websites. Certainly, this doesn't suggest that each and every web hosting provider that's utilizing Linux will have administrators who are able to properly manage a Linux hosting server. Choosing the correct hosting supplier is quite tough nowadays, as the majority of them do not have the ability to engage a professional, practiced web administrator. A Linux web server that hasn't been properly configured can be very hazardous to your web site and personal information. Hence, when selecting a provider, it's invariably recommendable to pick an established hosting distributor that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to recognize the correct hosting firm for my website?

These web hosting corporations are easily detectable by the way in which they are offering their services. Established web hosting vendors provide custom-developed features, different open-source scripts or web apps. The most experienced, however, possess even their very own custom-built web hosting CPs made particularly for their system. A website hosting CP is a web-based user interface, through which the client handles the entire web hosting service. Smaller web hosting companies utilize pre-developed website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to ensure utmost protection and efficiency for their website hosting services, the leading web hosting companies offer to their customers their very own personal custom-developed web hosting CPs developed by their own administrators. We, at 'Tierra Hosting', don't just offer our very own personal custom-built CP, but have also developed a free-of-cost open-source PHP-powered script package, which permits our customers to effortlessly activate any of the abovementioned open-source Content Management System applications. Features such as these suggest that we have the capability, the means and the necessary experience to be entrusted with retaining your private info private and your web site - live on the World Wide Web.

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