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Having your own personal web page is a necessity in modern-day society. The entry of the Internet in our everyday lives implies that, in order for somebody to be noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one needs to devise a website and take it online. In order to do that, you actually need 2 elements - a website and a hosting service. Before devising a web portal, however, it's crucial to know that there are diverse kinds of web hosting services and that not all websites can operate with a randomly selected shared hosting. In order to describe this better, let us begin with the main theme:

What is Hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise famous as 'web hosting', is a designation that refers to the server itself, or the web hosting firm that owns the web hosting server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the web and that's set up to use PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which permits the users to upload their files on the hosting server and to have them published on the web. There are two principal kinds of web hosting servers, on the basis of the Operating System of the web server - Windows and Linux. The two Operating Systems are very different and, in most instances, not at all compatible with one another. So, before choosing the suitable solution, one should first find out what kind of web server is required for their online portal.

If you haven't constructed the site so far, then let's have a more detailed glimpse at the difference between the 2 varieties and at what their advantages are.

What platform should you go with - Windows or Linux?

As pointed out, there are apps, which are solely compatible with a particular OS. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not perform on a Linux hosting server. Therefore, if you want to make your web site using any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows service. Windows, however, is not open source-based, which implies that it offers restricted choices when it comes to server security and privacy. Hence, Linux is utilized by server admins around the world and the majority of hosting vendors use it on their hosting servers. Utilizing Linux, the admin can set up the hosting server in a totally modifiable manner, and if the server is properly set up, it can offer complete safety against hackers and malware. Plus, the customizability of Linux allows for better software optimization, which brings about better web site functioning. Therefore, if you want utmost safety and server functioning, then you should develop your website in such a way that it functions with a Linux-based web server. This is not a hard thing to achieve, since the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are known all over the world for being one of the best web application frameworks for constructing and administering web sites. Certainly, this doesn't mean that every web hosting distributor that's using Linux will have administrators who are able to properly manage a Linux web server. Picking the appropriate web host is quite tough these days, since the majority of them do not have the ability to hire a skilful, trained admin. A Linux server that hasn't been properly configured can be extremely risky to your website and private info. For that reason, when selecting a web hosting firm, it's always recommendable to settle on an established web hosting corporation that's been in business for at least a couple of years.

How to spot the appropriate web host for my website?

These hosting companies are easily identifiable by the manner in which they are distributing their website hosting plans. Experienced hosting firms offer custom-built features, different free PHP-driven scripts or apps. The most practiced, though, possess even their own personal custom-created CPs created especially for their platform. A website hosting CP is a web-based graphical interface, via which the user handles the whole web hosting account. Smaller hosting service providers utilize ready-for-use hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, though, to guarantee utmost safety and effectiveness for their website hosting services, the leading hosting suppliers give to their clients their own personal custom-made web hosting Control Panels developed by their own administrators. We, at 'Lukas Hosting', don't just provide our very own custom-designed Control Panel, but have also set up a free-of-cost open-source PHP-based script installation tool, which allows our customers to easily activate any of the abovementioned open-source content management applications. Specs like these certify that we have the capability, the means and the experience to be entrusted with maintaining your personal info confidential and your site - available on the web.

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