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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most primary and universally utilized variety of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting solution is a sort of service where many customers share the reserves of the same server. This indicates that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually made accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and setting some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting customers do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their very own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting vendor that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That entails the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting providers that offer web hosting plans usually have various hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are determined by the very web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the web hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business strategy of the particular provider and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free website hosting providers are not capable of keeping a huge number of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more users on a single web hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and handled properly, since the immense number of accounts may causer the web server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to find a free hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies typically offer free client support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. One such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting distributors like us, are able to keep multiple servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting package, though, does not automatically mean that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis web skins. As a website hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be certain that you won't get swindled into buying a service that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who want to host a normal web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when picking a hosting distributor, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different company, which can create web site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you choose Hepsia as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of headaches in the long run.