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Running your very own private site is obligatory today. The integration of the Internet in our daily lives implies that, in order for someone to be noticed, or to make his voice heard, one has to establish an online portal and publish it online. In order to fulfill that, you virtually need two things - a site and a hosting solution. Prior to establishing a web page, however, it's necessary to know that there are different varieties of web hosting services and that not all web sites can operate with a randomly picked hosting. In order to describe this better, let us start with the main question:

What is Hosting?

Hosting, or also popular as 'web hosting', is a name that relates to the web server itself, or the hosting distributor that runs the web hosting server. A web hosting server is a computer that's connected to the Internet and that's set up to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which allows the clients to upload their web site files on the server and to have them published on the Internet. There are 2 main types of web hosting servers, on the basis of the OS of the web server - Windows and Linux. The 2 OSs are very dissimilar and, in the majority of cases, not at all consistent with each other. This is the reason why, before picking the proper solution, one should first find out what type of web hosting server is demanded for their online portal.

If you haven't designed the web site so far, then let's have a more detailed glance at the difference between the two types and at what their strengths are.

What platform should you select - Windows or Linux?

As mentioned, there are web application frameworks, which are only consistent with a particular OS. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all based on Windows and will not perform on a Linux web hosting server. Thus, if you want to construct your site using any of the above, you should be looking for a Windows service. Windows, however, is not open-source software, which indicates that it offers limited possibilities when it comes to server security and privacy. For this reason, Linux is preferred by server administrators worldwide and most hosting companies use it on their web hosting servers. Using Linux, the administrator can configure the web server in a totally customizable manner, and if the server is appropriately configured, it can offer complete safety against computer hackers and malicious software. Furthermore, the flexibility of Linux allows for better optimization, which leads to better website operation. Hence, if you want utmost protection and server performance, then you should develop your site in such a way that it runs with a Linux-powered hosting server. This is not a problematic thing to achieve, as the most commonly used Content Management Systems, also famous as CMSs, like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are fully compatible with Linux servers and are popular all over the world for being one of the best apps for designing and handling web sites. Certainly, this doesn't mean that each service provider that's utilizing Linux will have administrators who are capable to properly handle a Linux web server. Picking the proper web hosting vendor is quite hard nowadays, since the majority of them do not have the capacity to hire a competent, trained web administrator. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been correctly set up can be quite dangerous to your web site and private details. Hence, when selecting a hosting vendor, it's always advisable to pick a solid vendor that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to recognize the appropriate hosting vendor for my site?

These hosting firms are easily recognizable by the way in which they are providing their website hosting services. Practiced providers provide custom-developed features, various PHP-powered scripts or frameworks. The most practiced, however, possess even their own personal custom-created website hosting Control Panels developed particularly for their platform. A CP is a web-based panel, through which the customer handles the entire web hosting service. Smaller-sized web hosting firms utilize pre-developed CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to guarantee maximum protection and efficiency for their hosting services, the leading hosting firms offer to their clients their own personal custom-built website hosting Control Panels designed by their very own admins. We, at 'Monetise Hosting Services', don't merely provide our very own personal custom-developed Control Panel, but have also set up a free open-source PHP-based script installer, which enables our clients to easily activate any of the abovementioned CMS software platforms. Specs such as these suggest that we have the ability, the means and the experience to be entrusted with preserving your private information private and your web site - reachable on the Internet.