What is hosting?
Hosting or host is a service for the provision of resources (disk space) for physical localization of information on a server, having constant access to the network.
Hoster — hosting provider or hosting company — is an Internet company, which provides hosting services.
The main function of hosting is storing your website on its private servers and ensuring its availability to visitors. That is why you should carefully choose the proper hosting.
High-quality and reliable hosting plays a significant role. If the server (or web-hoster, web hosting provider), will no longer cope with its main function, it can negatively affect your website:
It will not be available to users or work slowly.
Search engines won’t be able to index the website.
To manage the hosting, we provide Russified cPanel for all our customers. With cPanel you (or our experts — if you order website servicing) will easily manage your email, databases, domains, subdomains and so on.
Types of hosting
As concerns the terms of services, hosting can be paid and free.
Free hosting presupposes localizing websites free of charge, but it has several drawbacks:
- presence of hosting advertising on your website;
- free hosting is more slowly than paid one;
- it’s unreliable;
- in some cases — lack of PHP and other useful functions.
Paid hosting means that you will pay a certain amount of money for the use of web hosting.
There is an opinion: «Usually cheap hosting is not of high quality», but it’s not reasonable to focus exceptionally on the price, since I came across expensive hostings, which were not too good.
By their resource, hostings are divided into:
Virtual hosting. This is the type of hosting, where many websites are hosted on one server. It’s the most economical hosting, suitable for small websites.
Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS or VPS) — if you order this hosting, you will be given a disk space, part of common memory and process time of the server. It looks for the user the same as a dedicated server, but in fact, one real server physically contains a few virtual servers.
Dedicated server. You are provided with the entire server. The hosting company will be responsible for hosting servicing. This type of hosting is suitable for heavy and large-scale projects or online services.
Co-location. Hosting provider provides a space in the Data Center (the place where servers and additional equipment are located) of the provider for client’s equipment (usually by way of mounting on the rack) and connecting it to the Internet.
So, how can we choose high-quality and not very expensive hosting?
As a result of long-term monitoring, my choice finally fell on this hosting — M-HOSTER.
Brief description of this resource:
About this company: under the conditions, when information security is becoming more and more important, M-HOSTER company renders one of the most reliable web-hosting services, allowing web resource owners not to worry about security of their data.
M-HOSTER company appeared on the market of IT- services not long ago, however, began to develop rapidly almost immediately and grow due to high quality of its customers’ servicing.
The servers of M-HOSTER company are located in France and the Netherlands, where the system of continuous security control guarantees reliable protection against unauthorized deployments and technical failures. Thus, hosting-provider M-HOSTER ensures stable and high speed operation of all web-resources.
M-HOSTER company’s software is rather varied and can satisfy any customer's needs.
M-HOSTER company aims at constant innovations — only for the recent few months this hosting-provider has put in operation several new servers in France, which have increased capacity and improved performance.
Types of websites
Business card website is a small, but quite informative and fully fledged website. It’s the best version of Premium quality website, which has the lowest cost and enables to quickly start a business. This site may be developed within a period from 10 to 15 days.
Corporate website is a perfect solution for companies in any industry. A corporate website, designed professionally and with high quality, is always topical. The term of development of this site is from 15 to 30 days.
Catalogue website is a suitable choice for those companies, which list over a hundred printed pages of goods and services. We will help to create an electronic catalogue and localize it in the Internet. By its structure, an electronic catalogue reminds an online shop. Such a website may be prepared from 20 to 30 days.
Online store (Internet shop) is an ideal solution for the companies that are engaged in online commerce. An online store will let save time of managers, it will also save money, usually spent on printing out price-lists and photo-catalogues. The term of development of this website lasts from 30 to 60 days.
Easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) is intended to manage your site content; it also allows users to independently update text and photo materials with great ease and as much as they need.
Our websites are designed on a flexible modular platform, enabling to easily extend their functionality in the future by adding new modules with any required functional.
Registration of a domain
Domain is a definite area on the Internet, allocated for the domain owner (for any country, international organization, region, legal entity or physical person) for the purpose of providing the access to Internet information, which belongs to the owner of the domain. In fact, domain is a group of information network resources, operating either under one computer, or under one working network machine or network node. For example: Mail.ru — mail domain, RU zone, yandex.ru (domain zone) etc.
Why do you need a domain?
Every device and every resource have their unique address on the network to identify its location. IP-address, read by computers, consists of four blocks of numbers, separated by points (from 0 to 255). In order to refer to network addresses with more ease, we use domain names. For example, it is more convenient to use the domain name pupkin.com, than IP-address 220.127.116.11. Domain names have their own structure and levels, and also divided into zones. To make your website worldwide-available, and to correctly match the domain name with the appropriate IP-address — first of all the domain name shall be registered, that is, written in a particular zone.