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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most elemental and frequently used kind of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of users share the reserves of the same hosting server. This suggests that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by setting up different accounts for the different customers and setting specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which essentially goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their own personal website page hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the hosting server and by the particular web hosting plan. That causes the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that furnish shared hosting packages typically have different web hosting packages. Those packages offer diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the restrictions that a website hosting account will have. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will have, once created. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the particular hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business strategy of the specific provider and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the common shared hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting companies are not able to keep an immense number of web servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more users on one server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are monitored and maintained properly, because the huge number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to find a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. One such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared hosting firms such as us, are able to keep multiple web servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, however, does not necessarily signify that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're getting. Besides, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free site layouts. As a web hosting supplier, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be calm that you won't get fooled into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a standard web page, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can create web site predicaments and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you pick Hepsia as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of problems in the long run.