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What Exactly is Shared Web Hosting?

The most primary and popularly availed of form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and managing a hosting server. In addition, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name designates, the web hosting service is a type of service where lots of customers share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This indicates that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually rendered tenable by setting up different accounts for the different clients and fixing specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting clients do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which principally denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server aside from their very own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the server and by the given web hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting companies that offer web hosting plans usually have various hosting plans. Those plans contain diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are fixed by the actual hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the corporation, the web hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing tactics of the particular vendor and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.

What is the difference between the free and the popular web hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting companies are not able to keep an immense number of servers, hence, they just accommodate more clients on one server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, because the large number of accounts may make the hosting server crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting providers, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to find a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting suppliers such as us, may afford to maintain plenty of web hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, however, does not automatically mean that this solution has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're getting. Moreover, we also give a free bonus with the hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web site layouts. As a website hosting companie, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest certain that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who desire to host an average web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when picking a website hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different provider, which can create site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you go with as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of nuisances in the long run.