Web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their website accessible through the World Wide Web. The requirements of the application are used to decide which type of hosting is to be employed. The factors which are considered include database server software, scripting software, and operating systems. The use of Linux-based web hosting offers a wide range of different software. A typical configuration for a Linux server is the LAMP platform: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python.
Webhosting clients can also have other services, such as an email for their business domain, databases or multimedia services. There is also the option available to choose Windows as a hosting platform. The clients can choose from PHP, Perl, and Python and may also use ASP .net or Classic ASP. The web hosting services include a personal control panel for easy administration and a dedicated IP address. It extends support to PHP, MySQL, SSH Access and CGI-Bin. There is POP, SMTP, IMAP, and Webmail Email service availability. Anonymous FTP connections are provided for web hosting. There are FrontPage Extensions as well as Protected Directories to create as many password-protected areas as required without the need for any programming.
Windows Hosting provides complete reliability, scalability and back-end support required for today’s demanding web sites. Windows hosting supports all the popular Windows-specific web development technologies, empowering an individual to create a website or web application in the language of one’s preference. In windows hosting using the control panel one can make up to hundred DSNs (Database Source Names) for connecting to Microsoft Access, Excel, SQL Server or MySQL. There can be deployed an unlimited number of Microsoft Access Databases within windows hosting. The support is offered for all the .net technologies. The data can be uploaded and files can be transferred to and from the server using FTP Based Clients, Drumbeat and Macromedia DreamWeaver.