Hosting is an online service that allows you to publish a website or web application on the Internet. When you sign up for a hosting service, you basically rent a space on a server where you can store all the files and data necessary for your website to function properly.
A server is a physical computer that works around the clock so that your website is available all the time to anyone who wants to see it. Your hosting provider is responsible for keeping the server running, protecting it from malicious attacks, and transferring your content (text, images, files) from the server to your visitors' browsers.
How does web hosting work?
When you decide to create a new website, you have to find a hosting company that will provide you with space on a server. Your hosting provider stores all your files, media, and databases on the server. Every time someone types your domain name in the address bar of their browser, your server transfers all the files necessary to service the request.
You must choose the hosting plan that best suits your needs and buy it. In fact, web hosting works in a similar way to renting houses, you have to pay the rent regularly in order to keep the server running continuously.
To reduce risk, all Mox Networks plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can see that our service really meets your needs. Plus, you can start with our inexpensive survival plan that we designed specifically for smaller projects. When your website grows and you need more server space, you can upgrade to one of our more advanced plans without delay.
In fact, you don't even need to have any programming knowledge to perform everyday website administration tasks. Hosting accounts come with a graphical user interface where you can manage all aspects of your website. For example, you can upload HTML and other files to the server, install content management systems like WordPress, access your database, and create backups for your site.
Although the cPanel hosting platform used by most web servers is a powerful tool, it can be somewhat intimidating for non-technical users who just want to get a site up and running quickly. Therefore, our team decided to build a custom dashboard for our users. We can proudly say that the Mox Networks control panel has an attractive and intuitive user interface that you will understand immediately, even if it is your first time interacting with a web host. Our customers already love it, as it helps them manage all aspects of their hosting account with confidence and ease.
In addition to providing server space for your website, hosting providers may also offer other services related to website administration, such as:
* SSL certificates (for secure sites using the https: // protocol)
* Email hosting
* Website builders
* Developer tools
* Customer service (usually with live chat)
* Automatic website backups
* One-click software installs (for example, for WordPress or Drupal)
The bigger your website, the more server space you will need. It is best to start small, with a shared hosting plan and when your site grows, move to a more advanced type of hosting.
Hosting providers generally offer more than one hosting plan for each type of hosting.
Hosting or shared hosting is the most common type of web hosting and is an excellent solution for most small businesses and blogs. When you hear the word "web hosting", the speaker is generally referring to shared hosting. With shared hosting, you share a server with other clients of your hosting provider. Websites hosted on the same server share all their resources, such as memory, computing power, disk space, and others.
* Low cost
* Easy to use for beginners (no specific technical knowledge required)
* Pre-configured server
* Easy to use control panel
* Server maintenance and administration are performed by the provider
Little or no control over server settings
Increased traffic on other websites can slow down your site
With VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, you still share a server with other users, however the provider assigns you a separate partition on the server. This means that you get a dedicated server space and a reserved amount of computing power and memory. In fact, VPS hosting can be ideal for medium-sized businesses with rapidly growing websites.
* Dedicated server space (without having to pay for a dedicated server)
* Increases in traffic on other websites do not affect your performance at all
* Root access to the server
* Easily scalable
* High customization
* More expensive than shared hosting
* You must have technical and server administration knowledge
* Hosting in the cloud (Cloud Hosting)
Hosting in the cloud or Cloud Hosting is currently the most reliable solution on the market, since it does not have downtime. With cloud hosting, your provider gives you a cluster of servers. Your files and resources are replicated on each server. When one of the cloud servers is busy or has a problem, your traffic is automatically directed to another server in the cluster.
* Little to no downtime
* Server failures do not affect your site
* Allocate resources according to demand
* Pay as you go (you only pay for what you use)
* More scalable than a VPS
* It is difficult to estimate costs
* Root access is not always provided
WordPress hosting is a specific form of shared hosting, created for WordPress site owners. Your server is configured specifically for WordPress and your site comes with pre-installed plugins for crucial things like caching and security. Due to the highly optimized settings, your site loads much faster and runs with less trouble. Hosting plans for Wordpress often include additional WordPress-related features such as pre-designed WordPress templates, drag-and-drop page builders, and developer-specific tools.
* Low cost (often the same cost as normal shared hosting)
* Suitable for beginners
* One-click WordPress installation
* Good performance for WordPress sites
* Customer support team trained in WordPress issues
* Pre-installed WordPress plugins and templates
Recommended only for WordPress sites (this can be a problem if you want to host more than one website on your server and not all of them use WordPress)
Dedicated server hosting means that you have your own physical server dedicated exclusively to your site. Therefore, dedicated hosting gives you incredible flexibility. You can configure your server however you want, choose the operating system and software you want to use, and configure the entire hosting environment according to your own needs.
In fact, renting a dedicated server is as powerful as having your own on-site server, but it also comes with professional support from your provider.
* Full control over server settings
* High reliability (you do not share your server resources with anyone)
* Root access to your server
* High security
* High price
* Technical and server administration knowledge required
Difference between hosting and domain
Besides signing up for a web hosting service, you also need to buy a domain. What is the difference? While web hosting allows you to rent a server space for your site, the domain is the address of your site; for example, our domain name is hostinger.es. When users want to visit your site, they will type the domain name in their browser's address bar and your server will transfer the requested content.
With most hosting providers, you have to buy your domain name separately. Or, if you already have a domain, you can also transfer it to your current hosting provider. Similar to hosting plans, you have to pay for your domain annually to maintain ownership of it.
Tip: It is advisable to have the hosting and the domain under one roof to make your life easier. Find the perfect domain here:
Now, you know everything about hosting to start a new website. In general, web hosting is the service you need if you want to have an internet presence. In fact, having a website gives you incredible benefits by allowing you to easily reach millions of users around the world.
A good hosting provider allows you to serve your content seamlessly over the Internet, provide your visitors with a great user experience, and attract as many users as possible to your website.