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Having your own private online portal is essential today. The integration of the World Wide Web in our daily lives implies that, in order for someone to become noticed, or to make his opinion heard, one needs to construct a web page and publish it online. In order to do that, you virtually require 2 elements - a website and a hosting service. Prior to creating a web portal, though, it's vital to know that there are diverse types of website hosting services and that not all websites can work with a randomly chosen web hosting. In order to explain this better, let us start with the major issue:

What is website hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise known as 'web hosting', is a term that refers to the server itself, or the hosting supplier that provides the hosting server. A hosting server is a computer that's connected to the Internet and that's configured to use PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which allows the users to upload their website files on the web hosting server and to publish them on the World Wide Web. There are 2 primary kinds of web hosting servers, based on the OS of the web server - Windows and Linux. The two OSs are quite different and, in the majority of instances, not at all compatible with each other. That is the reason why, prior to picking the relevant solution, one should first find out what kind of server is required for their web site.

If you haven't created the website yet, then let's take a more comprehensive look at the difference between the 2 types and at what their pluses are.

What solution should you select - Windows or Linux?

As stated, there are apps, which are solely compatible with a given Operating System. For example, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not work on a Linux hosting server. Therefore, if you are looking to design your web site using any of the above, you should be seeking a Windows service. Windows, however, is not an open-source software platform, which indicates that it offers restricted opportunities in terms of server safety and privacy. Thus, Linux is favored by server admins worldwide and the majority of hosting firms use it on their hosting servers. Using Linux, the administrator can configure the hosting server in a completely customizable way, and if the server is appropriately set up, it can offer absolute defense against computer hackers and malware. Also, the flexibility of Linux permits for greater software optimization, which leads to better site operation. Thus, if you are looking for utmost security and server performance, then you should construct your website in such a manner that it works with a Linux-based web server. This is not hard to do, because the most widespread Content Management Systems, also known as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully consistent with Linux web servers and are known all around the world for being one of the best apps for building and managing websites. Surely, this doesn't mean that every hosting service provider that's utilizing Linux will have admins who are capable to properly run a Linux web server. Picking the proper web hosting supplier is quite difficult at present, as most of them do not possess the ability to engage a proficient, trained admin. A Linux hosting server that hasn't been accurately configured can be highly risky to your site and private details. Thus, when choosing a web hosting distributor, it's invariably recommendable to pick a well-established web hosting provider that's been in business for at least several years.

How to identify the proper hosting provider for my site?

These web hosting distributors are easily detectable by the way in which they are supplying their website hosting packages. Experienced web hosting suppliers provide custom-developed functionality, various free open-source PHP-based scripts or applications. The most practiced, however, have even their own personal custom-created hosting CPs made particularly for their system. A hosting CP is an online-based tool, through which the client handles the whole web hosting service. Smaller-sized hosting companies avail of ready-for-use web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee maximum protection and performance for their website hosting services, the leading hosting providers provide their clients with their very own personal in-house built website hosting Control Panels devised by their own admins. We, at 'BSW Hosting', don't merely provide our own custom-made Control Panel, but have also created a free-of-charge PHP-powered script package, which permits our customers to easily activate any of the mentioned content management software applications. Specs like these prove that we have the capability, the resources and the necessary experience to be entrusted with preserving your private info private and your site - reachable on the web.

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