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What Precisely is Shared Website Hosting?

The most archetypal and popularly utilized sort of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and running a server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name implies, the web hosting solution is a sort of service where numerous clients share the resources of one and the same hosting server. This signifies that all server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mostly made accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the different users and assigning specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed in order to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That predetermines the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that offer web hosting packages typically have diverse web hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the limits that a hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting packages are fixed by the particular web hosting firm. Based on the politics of the vendor, the web hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the common shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really are determined by the business strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the standard web hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free website hosting vendors are not able to maintain a great number of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on one single hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are monitored and handled appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may make the server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to come across a free of charge hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free client support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web hosting features. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting companies like us, are able to keep multiple web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, though, does not automatically signify that this solution has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also provide a free bonus with the hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free design layouts. As a web hosting supplier, we do look after our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can rest assured that you won't get deluded into buying a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a normal website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause site predicaments and even extended downtime for your website. If you pick Hepsia as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of annoyances in the future.