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Definition of Shared Website Hosting

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The most elemental and regularly used kind of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and operating a hosting server. Besides, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a form of service where multiple clients share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This signifies that all web server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally rendered viable by setting up different accounts for the different users and fixing given limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting users do not have full root-level access to the web server's config files, which basically denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting distributor that possesses the server and by the given website hosting plan. That paves the way for the second essential question:

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

Hosting suppliers that distribute shared hosting services commonly have various website hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the restrictions that a website hosting account will include. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are set by the actual web hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really are dependent on the marketing policy of the particular firm and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the standard shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free web hosting corporations are not able to keep a huge number of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more users on a single server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are supervised and administered properly, because the big number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to find a free of cost website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their websites to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. One such supplier, for example, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting providers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting firms such as us, are able to maintain a lot of web hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting service, though, does not automatically imply that this package has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. Besides, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of complimentary web design skins. As a web hosting supplier, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get deceived into buying a plan that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who wish to host a basic site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web portal. If you pick as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you lots of predicaments in the long run.

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