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What Indeed is Shared Hosting?

The most primary and commonly availed of kind of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and running a web server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name hints, the web hosting solution is a sort of service where plenty of clients share the reserves of the same hosting server. This means that all hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly rendered attainable by creating different accounts for the different customers and appointing some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned so as to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, web hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting supplier that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting firms that provide web hosting plans commonly have various web hosting packages. Those plans include different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which actually set the limitations that a website hosting plan will have. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specs of the website hosting plans are set by the specific hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the firm, the web hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free and the regular web hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free hosting distributors are not capable of keeping a big amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more customers on a single web server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the huge amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting companies, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free of cost website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms typically offer free client support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their websites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting firms like us, are able to maintain plenty of hosting servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also give a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge site skins. As a website hosting companie, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get hoaxed into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for individuals who want to host a normal website, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (also known as a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when selecting a website hosting supplier, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause web site troubles and even continued downtime for your web page. If you pick iCodeHosting.com as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of headaches in the future.