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Running your own private online portal is essential in today's society. The entry of the Internet in our daily lives suggests that, in order for somebody to become noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one needs to design a website and get it online. In order to do that, you virtually demand two elements - a website and a hosting service. Before making a website, though, it's necessary to have in mind that there are different kinds of website hosting services and that not all sites can perform with a randomly picked web hosting. In order to describe this better, let us begin with the prime issue:

What is Website Hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise known as 'web hosting', is a designation that refers to the web hosting server itself, or the hosting provider that possesses the web hosting server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's configured to support PHP, MySQL, Perl, and so on, which allows the customers to upload their website files on the web hosting server and to make them visible on the web. There are 2 primary varieties of web servers, depending on the OS of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two Operating Systems are very dissimilar and, in the majority of instances, not at all compatible with each other. Therefore, prior to picking the right solution, one should first verify what kind of server is necessary for their web page.

If you haven't established the web site yet, then let's have a more comprehensive glance at the distinction between the two types and at what their positive sides are.

What solution should you settle on - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are programs, which are solely compatible with a particular Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not perform on a Linux hosting server. Hence, if you would like to design your site using any of the above, you should be searching for a Windows service. Windows, however, is not an open-source software platform, which indicates that it provides limited possibilities as far as server security and privacy are concerned. This is the reason why, Linux is preferred by server administrators worldwide and most hosting distributors use it on their web servers. Utilizing Linux, the administrator can set up the web hosting server in a thoroughly modifiable way, and if the web server is properly configured, it can guarantee full safety against computer hackers and malware. Plus, the customizability of Linux allows for better optimization, which contributes to better website operation. For that reason, if you are looking for utmost protection and server performance, then you should design your web site in such a way that it operates with a Linux-driven server. This is not difficult to achieve, since the most widely used Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are famous all around the Globe for being one of the best software programs for developing and handling sites. Surely, this doesn't imply that each web hosting provider that's using Linux will have administrators who are able to correctly manage a Linux web server. Choosing the proper web hosting distributor is very problematic now, as the majority of them do not have the capability to hire a skilled, practiced administrator. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been properly configured can be extremely hazardous to your website and private information. For that reason, when selecting a hosting supplier, it's always recommendable to select a solid provider that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to spot the appropriate hosting firm for my web site?

These hosting companies are easily recognizable by the manner in which they are providing their hosting plans. Established web hosting suppliers offer custom-developed features, different open-source PHP-driven scripts or web application frameworks. The most practiced, however, possess even their very own personal custom-developed website hosting CPs devised particularly for their platform. A website hosting CP is a web-based tool, through which the user administers the entire web hosting service. Smaller-sized hosting vendors avail of ready-for-use website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee maximum protection and efficiency for their hosting services, the biggest providers offer to their clients their own personal custom-developed website hosting Control Panels created by their own administrators. We, at 'CIS Hosting', don't merely provide our own custom-created CP, but have also developed a free-of-charge open-source script package, which enables our clients to easily activate any of the mentioned open-source Content Management System software platforms. Specs such as these signify that we have the capability, the means and the necessary experience to be entrusted with maintaining your personal information private and your web site - available on the World Wide Web.

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