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Web Hosting Packages Definition

Web hosting is a service that web hosting distributors offer so that you can upload your site to the World Wide Web.

How can people find your website?

When you make a site and you would like other persons to spot it, you will have to publish (or upload) it to a server. If you try to render the web site discoverable online by web hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it always up and running, which is why website hosting services exist.

How does web hosting work?

Web hosting firms provide you with data storage space for your web site on their powerful computers (web servers) and ensure constant website accessibility. When somebody types your web address (for instance in their browser's URL bar, they will be connected to the hosting server where they can see the content of your website.

Types of web hosting

With the development of online technologies, different types of web hosting services have come into existence to match the various demands of website proprietors, among them shared website hosting services, VPS server web hosting services and dedicated server hosting services.

Shared hosting

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.92 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.67 / month

Shared website hosting is the most widely used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to begin with. It is a service where one single web server is shared between lots of shared web hosting account owners who are limited by the CPU, bandwidth and web hosting server disk space quotas that they have been allocated. This type of website hosting is commonly cheaper - you don't need to purchase the entire web hosting server upfront, as it is divided between many hosting account holders, and the hosting company can afford to offer much more affordable prices. It is also much easier to use - the hosting server is pre-installed with all the required software and the hosting distributor takes care of all server maintenance procedures and software updates for you.

The downside of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the server's system resources with other people and if one web site becomes very popular it may affect (and slow down) the rest of the web sites on that hosting server, but the majority of web hosting vendors, including us at LiteSpeed Cloud Hosting, have security systems at work that impede that from occurring.

A description of a hosting service

Because shared hosting is the most widely used type of web hosting, the majority of web hosting firms and hosting clients simply refer to it as web hosting or website hosting. As there is a great rivalry on the website hosting marketplace, the majority of hosting companies strive to offer low prices and bonuses with their services. We, for example, provide different website hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, depending on your finances. If you choose the annual billing cycle, you will receive a bonus - one free-of-charge domain name registration.

VPS hosting packages

VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated server web hosting solution. If your website grows beyond the resources offered by your shared web hosting package, a Virtual Private Server plan is a possible solution. private virtual web server hosting account holders still share the hardware resources of the physical machine with other VPS hosting account owners, but the hard drive space is split up using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own dedicated system resources and can be configured almost like a full-fledged dedicated hosting server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a virtual private web hosting server are not shared. Besides, the virtualization software gives you much more freedom to configure your server, but it also calls for a higher degree of technical knowledge.

Dedicated Hosting

With the Dedicated Hosting solution, the user obtains an entire dedicated hosting server and can use all its system resources. The dedicated server web hosting solution is the most flexible of all web hosting solutions and offers loads of customization options - the dedicated server hosting clients can choose the hardware and software specs that will match their demands. Dedicated system resources and guaranteed performance are two reasons why a dedicated hosting server is an excellent option for a popular business website, for example - you will not share the hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will be given root access. You will have complete authority over the physical server, which will enable you to make any server configuration modifications that you might require. The weakness of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a more advanced level of technical know-how is required - unless you engage an IT expert, you will be responsible for managing and configuring the physical machine. The dedicated web server hosting solution is also much more high-priced, since the cost of the server isn't shared among any other customers.

A website hosting tip for beginners

If you are just starting to create your website and are looking for a website hosting solution to commence with, the shared hosting solution persists to be the most logical choice. If your website outgrows your shared web hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is extremely easy and does not involve migration of your data, since only the features of your hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more advanced one at any particular time without worrying about the time remaining until expiration. What is more, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared website hosting package and still need more resources (which is great sometimes - it implies that your web site's popularity has increased!), there always is the option to switch to a VPS web server hosting platform or a dedicated hosting server without having to change web hosting service providers.