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What Precisely is Shared Web Hosting?

The most fundamental and regularly used type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administrating a web server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple clients share the system resources of the same web server. This goes to say that all server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and fixing certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set so as to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, web hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web server's config files, which principally indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server aside from their very own website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting company that owns the server and by the given web hosting plan. That brings about the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting providers that furnish web hosting packages commonly have various web hosting packages. Those plans include diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the limits that a website hosting package will have. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the client's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are fixed by the very web hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the provider, the web hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually depend on the business strategy of the particular distributor and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic web hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense number of hosting servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more clients on one hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash regularly. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually provide free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their sites to get bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. One such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting suppliers like us, may afford to keep many servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, however, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. What's more, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free website skins. As a web hosting provider, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get duped into paying for a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a standard website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about website predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you pick as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of frustrations in the future.