What is Web Hosting? Why do you need Web Hosting?

 
You need web hosting when you want to have a website. A website will only be called a 'website' if everyone connected to the internet is able to see it. They must be able to look at the text you have written, the pictures you have posted and everything that you have placed on your website! Just like every internet user will be able to read this article, including you.
 
Your website is actually a collection of computer files (usually text files & pictures). These files need to be store in a 'super' computer with high speed internet connection. These computers are called servers. You will put all your files in these servers.
The guys who provide such services are called web hosts, or web hosting providers. They HOST your website.
 
 
The place where they put their servers is called datacenter. A datacenter is simply a room or a building. A datacenter provides fast internet connection to the servers. It also has facilities such as security entrance, fire protection, electricity backup ... for the purpose of keeping the server safe, secure and running with minimum downtime.
 
Server vs. Your Computer:
A server is quite different than a personal computer. Your personal computer will usually have 1 processor, 1 hard disk drive and 1 power supply.
A powerful server will usually have 2 or more processors. This allows the server to execute faster and process more applications at the same time.
A server will also have a few hard disk drives to store its data. The same data is always written to 2 disks for backup purposes. That's why no data will be lost if one of the disk failed. The swappable feature of the hard disks even allow a technician to remove and replace the failed hard disk drive without turning down the server!
Most servers will also have 2 power supplies. If one of them failed, the other power supply keeps the server running without disruption. The power supplies are also swappable so the failed power supply could be replaced without the need to power down the server.
A server will need an internet connection that is a few hundred times faster than ordinary DSL/Cable in order to serve many visitors simultaneously. So why are we telling you all these? Because it is really a bad idea to host your website with your computer and your DSL connection! :)
 
Different Level of Web Hosting - Shared Hosting (Virtual Hosting):
Having a website on a server alone is a waste of resources. Unless you have plenty of money to spend, we usually don't need a whole server to host our site. Here we introduce to you the most common level of web hosting - shared hosting (or virtual hosting). Depending on the speed of the server, it could possibly host more than 1,000 sites without any problem. The users on the same server will share the same resources of it (disk space, bandwidth, memory, etc.). This makes web hosting affordable because you pay a portion of the server fee instead of the entire server. Our directory focus entirely on shared hosting below20LE/month. Over 95% of websites of the internet are hosted on shared hosting environment.
 
Dedicated Server:
When you choose to rent the entire server for you own use, then you are using a dedicated server. In some cases, you can share a server with another user and so you are using a semi-dedicated server. For dedicated hosting, you actually rent the server from the web host and you do not own the server. The web host owns it. Another common term for dedicated hosting is managed hosting.
 
Server Co-Location:
You can choose to buy a server instead of renting it. You will then need to place it in a datacenter. Server Co-Location means having your server co-located at a datacenter by paying the datacenter a certain fee. A datacenter provides your server with the greatest protection and most important, high speed internet connection.
 
Web Hosting Operating System - Unix vs. Windows
 
What is Operating System (OS)?
We believe you are using Windows XP, Windows 98 or other versions of Windows.
Over 90% of personal computers are using Windows Operating System (OS). Operating System is the most important software for your computer. It takes care of many important tasks of your computer where in most cases you aren't even aware of. For example, your OS is responsible for booting up and shutting down your computer, handling your computer hardware (CPU, memory, disk, modem ...), allow you to install other software, plus many more. An operating system act as a platform for a computer. It needs to be installed in a computerbefore any other software because it is the core software
 
 
ADVISOR hosting plans are ideal for most individuals and small businesses. We're the affordable, reliable place to host your site - with a 99.9% network uptime commitment, 24/7 support, and free access to our exclusive ADVISOR Hosting Connection - with EVERY hosting plan!. No set up fee, no ad banners or pop-ups, no annual commitment required!
 
Overview:
At ADVISOR, we develop, run, maintain and support our hosting plans in our own facilities, 24/7. So for safe, reliable and affordable web site hosting, play it smart. Just scan through the individual plans and choose the one that's right for you! Need more power?
 
Features:
·    Free setup!                                                                ·    FrontPage extensions
·    24x7 FTP access                                                     ·    Web site statistics
·    Best-of-breed routers, firewalls and servers     ·    24x7 monitoring
·    24x7 email and Web-based tech support          ·    24x7 physical
 
We host our clients’ Web Sites on fast and reliable production Web Servers on the Internet, equipped with state-of-the-art software and tools required for online websites to be working efficiently all the time.
 
Our packages as following:
 
Plans
Space
A
100 MB
B
500 MB
C
1 GB [1000 MB]
D
2 GB [2000 MB]
E
3 GB [3000 MB]
F
5 GB [5000 MB]
G
10 GB [10000 MB]
H
20 GB [20000 MB]
I
30 GB [30000 MB]
 
 
 
  
Options:
·    Unlimited POP3/SMTP Email Accounts                            ·    Unlimited data transfer / month
·    Unlimited E-Mail Auto-responders                                     ·    Unlimited E-Mail Forwarding
·    Catch All Emails                                                                    ·    Spam scanning for all emails
·    Control Panel [Control your hosting and emails]            ·    1 ftp Account/hosting space

 
Note: Each year of hosting is paid for in advance and begins upon the purchase of this account. Cancellation of your hosting account will discontinue all future billings. Hosting fees are non-refundable.
 

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