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If you have created a web site and you want other individuals to access it, you must host your web site on a public server.

Where to host your website?

Although you can use your own personal computer as a server, it is a more conventional practice to let a hosting provider host your web site. The main reason for that is the bigger reliability and the uninterrupted accessibility of your web site, since hosting service providers have special hardware and allot a much greater web traffic allowance, which guarantees the speedier access to your website from all over the world.

Shared hosting solutions

Choose a shared hosting solution, which allows you to register domain names and to set up e-mailbox accounts. A lot of web shared hosting service providers, like us at OneSource Host, offer a free domain registration as a gift if you open an account.

Hosting your website on your own

Hosting your site on your own web server is surely an option, but only in case you have time and the required expertise. There are certain matters that you have to take into consideration, among them the hardware and software expenses. To run an actual, professional-looking site, you will need to spend money on some powerful server hardware, since you cannot expect a low-priced PC to carry out the job. You will also require a constant high-speed connection without outages, which generally is offered at a rather high price. If you are using licensed software for your website, you will have to pay a license fee too. You may also have to cope with bugs and viruses. You will need to maintain your web server constantly running in an environment where "everything could take place". If you do not have the necessary technical know-how, you will need to employ a sysadmin to deal with these issues on your behalf, which will render the price of hosting your web site yourself even higher than that of a dedicated web hosting server supplied by a web hosting services provider.

A dedicated server supplied by a web hosting services provider

Renting a dedicated web hosting server from a hosting solutions provider is a fine option if you would like to create a heavy resource-demanding site or a corporate web page that has very rigorous safety requirements. The prime upsides of using a dedicated web server hosting solution are the breakneck-speed Internet connection, the permanent power supply and the very powerful hardware. Certain web hosts, again like us at OneSource Host, deliver virtual private servers hosting and semi-dedicated server web hosting services, which are based on extremely powerful physical servers that can be shared by several clients. You can also anticipate them to provide efficient server load balancing solutions and the necessary data backup servers.

Safety and reliability

Web hosting service providers are specialized in providing web hosting services and because this is what they do to earn a living, you can anticipate them to offer constant network connectivity, the latest software patches and the best virus protection, as well as sysadmins available 24/7/365 to support you in case of an emergency.

Choose your web hosting accounts provider

What you need to take into consideration when picking your web hosting packages provider is the stability of the offered hosting services. Make sure that the hosting packages provider of your choice provides a 24/7 client support service. Do not place yourself in a situation where you cannot fix serious problems straight away because you must wait until the next business day. Besides, if you opt for a shared website hosting package, which includes a 24/7/365 support service, this signifies that there always will be system administrators available to solve any urgent predicaments as soon as they happen, which is a very good thing.

Everyday backups

Make certain that your hosting accounts provider offers routine backups with the offered hosting services, otherwise you may lose some precious data in case of a hardware breakdown or because you have erased something by accident. The availability of routine data backups is usually pointed out in the hosting supplier's Terms of Service.

Web traffic and server disk drive storage space

When picking your hosting accounts provider, pay special attention to the bandwidth usage quota limits. Make sure that you don't have to pay a fortune for unforeseen high volumes of bandwidth if your web site becomes more regularly visited. There are lots of hosting firms that offer unlimited web traffic nowadays, so the best course of action is to make sure that you have taken the right decision before signing up.

Content restrictions

Pay specific attention to the hosting provider's content limitations. If you plan to publish pics or to stream video or audio content, make certain that you can do that. Furthermore, most web hosting companies set restrictions when it comes to using their services for storage purposes, so if you upload too many files that are not connected or directly linked to your website, your hosting account could get cancelled. For this reason, examining the hosting supplier's ToS, no matter how time-absorbing and annoying this might be, is extremely essential.

E-mail capabilities

The majority of web hosting distributors nowadays also provide e-mail services with all their hosting offerings. It is not a bad idea to double-check if the hosting packages provider of your choice offers such options as well, so as to be sure that you'll receive all the functionalities that you need in exchange for your cash.