Simple Host - Web Hosting Review

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Simple Host A Web Hosting Review

Our History: SimpleHost, (formerly has been providing reliable hosting services since 1996, and have grown to become an industry leader hosting over 10,000 clients world-wide. was launched to make web hosting simple forrepparttar novice and expert alike. We offer powerful web hosting solutions in one simple package for small to medium size businesses. We make it simple enough so thatrepparttar 134306 novice user as well as advanced user can take advantage of allrepparttar 134307 Internet has to offer. Since our initial release we have been striving to raise Internet standards.

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A Beginner Guide to Web Hosting

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What is web hosting? Whenever you visit a website, what you see on your web browser is essentially just a web page that is downloaded fromrepparttar web server onto your web browser. In general, a web site is made up of many web pages. And a web page is basically composed of texts and graphic images. All these web pages need to be stored onrepparttar 134305 web servers so that online users can visit your website.

Therefore, if you plan to own a new website, you will need to host your website on a web server. When your website goes live onrepparttar 134306 web server, online users can then browse your website onrepparttar 134307 Internet. Company that providesrepparttar 134308 web servers to host your website is called web hosting providers.

A well-established web hosting provider sometimes hosts up to thousands of websites. For example,repparttar 134309 ‘Best Web Host ofrepparttar 134310 Year 2003’ award winner, iPowerWeb, is a web hosting company that hosts more than 200,000 websites. For that reason, a web hosting company need many web servers (essentially, these are computers) to ‘store’repparttar 134311 website. And all these web servers are connected torepparttar 134312 Internet through high speed Internet connection and housed in a physical building called ‘data center’. In order to guarantee allrepparttar 134313 web servers are safe, secure and fully operational all time, a data center is a physically secure 24/7 environment with fire protection, HVAC temperature control, virus detections, computer data backup, redundant power backup and complete disaster recovery capabilities.

What arerepparttar 134314 different types of web hosting? There are different kinds of web hosting companies out there with different characteristics. The main types of web hosts can be organized intorepparttar 134315 following categories:

a. Shared Hosting

In shared hosting (also known as virtual web hosting), many websites are sharingrepparttar 134316 space onrepparttar 134317 same physical web servers. Depending onrepparttar 134318 web host, a physical web server can hosts a few hundred to even thousand of different websites at one time. You may wonder if a physical web server is shared by so many websites, willrepparttar 134319 performance ofrepparttar 134320 web server deteriorate? In fact, web servers are usually equipped with high-end powerful computer, therefore it can support up to a certain number of websites without any problem. But whenrepparttar 134321 web server is overloaded and exceededrepparttar 134322 reasonable number of websites that it can support, then you will begin to experience a slower response fromrepparttar 134323 web server.

However, a reputable and experience web hosting provider will constantly monitorrepparttar 134324 performance ofrepparttar 134325 web server and will add new web servers when deem necessary without sacrificingrepparttar 134326 benefits ofrepparttar 134327 website owners. Since a physical web server is shared (diskspace, computer processing power, bandwidth, memory) by many websites,repparttar 134328 web hosting provider can therefore afford to offer a lower hosting price. Forrepparttar 134329 same reason, websites onrepparttar 134330 shared hosting would have to accept slower server response time. Typically, shared hosting plans start at $5 - $20 per month.

b. Dedicated Hosting

In contrast to shared hosting, dedicated hosting assigned a specific web server to be used only by one customer. Since a dedicated web server is allocated to only a single customer,repparttar 134331 customer hasrepparttar 134332 option to host single/multiple web sites, modifyrepparttar 134333 software configuration, handle greater site traffic and scalerepparttar 134334 bandwidth as necessary. Therefore, dedicated hosting commands a higher premium and typically starts at $50 per month and can range up to $200 - $500 per month. As a result, dedicated hosting is regularly used by high traffic and extremely important website.

c. Co-location hosting

In dedicated hosting,repparttar 134335 web server belongs torepparttar 134336 web hosting providers and customers only rentrepparttar 134337 web server duringrepparttar 134338 hosting period. While in co-location hosting,repparttar 134339 customer ownsrepparttar 134340 web server hardware and only housed their web server withinrepparttar 134341 web hosting provider’s secure data center. In this way,repparttar 134342 customer has full control over their web server and simultaneously benefit fromrepparttar 134343 24/7 server monitoring and maintenance provided byrepparttar 134344 secure data center. Depending onrepparttar 134345 monthly bandwidth and rack space required, typically co-location hosting range from $500 - $1000 per month.

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