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How Shared Website Hosting Functions

The most elemental and universally used sort of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and administering a server. Besides, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name signifies, the hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of clients share the system resources of the same web server. This signifies that all web server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically rendered viable by setting up separate accounts for the different users and fixing certain limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed so as to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting clients do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which basically implies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server apart from their own personal hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the web hosting server and by the given hosting package. That predetermines the second essential question:

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

Web hosting suppliers that deliver hosting accounts typically have different web hosting plans. Those packages offer different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the restrictions that a web hosting package will have. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will include, once created. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are chosen by the given web hosting provider. Based on the politics of the corporation, the hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are subject to the business policy of the particular provider and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the normal hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they contain. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining a big number of servers, hence, they simply host more customers on a single hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are kept under surveillance and maintained appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash again and again. The majority of the free web hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free of cost web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their sites to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which offers more hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, traditional hosting firms such as us, are able to maintain lots of web servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, however, does not necessarily signify that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free design layouts. As a web hosting distributor, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be certain that you won't get hoaxed into buying a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a standard site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause site complications and even continuous downtime for your site. If you go with as your hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of hassles in the long run.