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Running your very own personal website is a necessity nowadays. The introduction of the World Wide Web in our daily lives denotes that, in order for somebody to be noticed, or to make his voice heard, one needs to devise an online portal and take it online. In order to achieve that, you practically require two elements - a web site and a hosting service. Prior to constructing a web site, however, it's essential to realize that there are various sorts of hosting services and that not all websites can operate with a randomly chosen hosting. In order to describe this better, let's commence with the central subject:

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a term that refers to the server itself, or the hosting company that administers the hosting server. A server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and that's set up to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which enables the users to upload their web site files on the hosting server and to publish them on the World Wide Web. There are two principal sorts of hosting servers, depending on the OS of the hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two Operating Systems are very different and, in most instances, not at all compatible with each other. This is the reason why, prior to picking the correct solution, one should first find out what kind of server is needed for their web page.

If you haven't built the web site so far, then let us take a more comprehensive look at the difference between the two types and at what their positive sides are.

What platform should you pick - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are web app frameworks, which are solely consistent with a particular OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not function on a Linux server. So, if you aim to design your website using any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows solution. Windows, though, is not open source-based, which means that it provides restricted possibilities as far as server safety and privacy are concerned. Thus, Linux is favored by web server admins worldwide and most hosting service providers utilize it on their web servers. Utilizing Linux, the administrator can configure the web server in a thoroughly customizable manner, and if the web hosting server is appropriately set up, it can offer thorough safety against computer hackers and malware. Additionally, the customizability of Linux allows for better optimization, which results in better web site performance. Hence, if you want ultimate security and server operation, then you should devise your site in such a way that it functions with a Linux-powered server. This is not a problematic thing to fulfill, because the most widespread Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, etc., are fully consistent with Linux web servers and are known all around the world for being one of the best software programs for making and handling sites. Certainly, this doesn't suggest that each and every web hosting firm that's using Linux will have admins who are capable to correctly handle a Linux web hosting server. Picking the appropriate hosting distributor is very troublesome these days, because most of them do not have the capacity to engage an expert, experienced administrator. A Linux server that hasn't been appropriately configured can be highly hazardous to your site and personal info. For that reason, when choosing a web hosting company, it's invariably recommendable to settle on an established hosting vendor that's been in business for at least several years.

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

These web hosting companies are easily recognizable by the manner in which they are supplying their web hosting services. Established companies offer custom-built features, various free open-source PHP-powered scripts or frameworks. The most practiced, though, possess even their very own personal custom-designed hosting CPs designed particularly for their platform. A website hosting CP is an online-based dashboard, through which the user administers the whole web hosting service. Smaller web hosting corporations avail of ready-for-use hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to ensure supreme security and efficacy for their website hosting services, the biggest hosting service providers supply their clients with their very own in-house built website hosting CPs devised by their very own administrators. We, at 'Global Pro Hosting', don't only provide our very own personal custom-built Control Panel, but have also created a free PHP script package, which enables our customers to effortlessly activate any of the aforementioned CMS software platforms. Specs such as these indicate that we have the capacity, the means and the experience to be entrusted with preserving your private details private and your web site - live on the Internet.

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