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Running your own private web portal is compulsory today. The integration of the Internet in our everyday lives suggests that, in order for someone to become noticed, or to make his voice heard, one needs to create a web portal and take it online. In order to fulfill that, you practically demand 2 things - a web site and a hosting solution. Prior to building a website, though, it's essential to understand that there are different sorts of hosting services and that not all websites can work with a randomly picked web hosting. In order to explain this better, let's start with the principal theme:

What is Web Hosting?

Hosting, or otherwise famous as 'web hosting', is a term that refers to the actual server, or the company that manages the web hosting server. A server is a computer that's connected to the World Wide Web and that's configured to work with PHP, MySQL, Perl, etc., which allows the clients to upload their web files on the web hosting server and to have them published on the Internet. There are 2 primary varieties of web servers, based on the Operating System of the web hosting server - Windows and Linux. The two Operating Systems are quite different and, in most instances, not at all compatible with each other. So, prior to selecting the proper service, one should first examine what kind of server is necessary for their web site.

If you haven't set up the website so far, then let us have a more detailed look at the difference between the two types and at what their upsides are.

What service should you select - Windows or Linux?

As pointed out, there are web apps, which are only consistent with a specific Operating System. For instance, JAVA scripts, .ASP pages, .NET Framework, Adobe ColdFusion are all Windows based and will not work on a Linux web hosting server. So, if you consider to develop your website using any of the above, you should be seeking a Windows solution. Windows, though, is not an open-source platform, which suggests that it offers restricted options when it comes to server security and privacy. Hence, Linux is preferred by web server administrators around the world and the majority of hosting vendors use it on their servers. Utilizing Linux, the administrator can set up the server in a totally modifiable manner, and if the hosting server is appropriately configured, it can offer thorough protection against hackers and malware. Plus, the customizability of Linux permits for greater software optimization, which contributes to better web site performance. Therefore, if you are looking for maximum protection and server operation, then you should devise your site in such a manner that it performs with a Linux-based server. This is not tough to achieve, since the most widely used Content Management Systems, also popular as CMSs, such as Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Moodle, and so on, are completely consistent with Linux web servers and are famous all over the world for being one of the best web application frameworks for creating and administering web sites. By all means, this doesn't mean that each web hosting vendor that's using Linux will have admins who are able to correctly administer a Linux server. Selecting the right hosting service provider is quite problematic these days, because the majority of them do not possess the ability to appoint an expert, experienced administrator. A Linux web hosting server that hasn't been correctly set up can be quite hazardous to your website and personal info. Therefore, when picking a hosting vendor, it's invariably recommendable to select a bigger hosting corporation that's been in business for at least a few years.

How to identify the correct hosting distributor for my website?

These web hosting suppliers are easily identifiable by the way in which they are offering their hosting packages. Practiced companies provide custom-built features, diverse open-source scripts or frameworks. The most experienced, however, have even their very own personal custom-invented web hosting CPs designed particularly for their platform. A Control Panel is a web-based graphical interface, via which the user handles the entire web hosting account. Smaller-sized web hosting corporations avail of ready-for-use website hosting CPs such as cPanel or DirectAdmin. In order, however, to ensure maximum protection and effectiveness for their services, the leading providers provide their clients with their own personal custom-built web hosting CPs developed by their own administrators. We, at 'Juwi Cloud', don't just offer our very own custom-devised Control Panel, but have also set up a free-of-charge script installer, which permits our customers to easily install any of the abovementioned open-source content management applications. Specifications such as these reveal that we have the capacity, the resources and the experience to be entrusted with retaining your personal information private and your site - available on the web.

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