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What Does Shared Website Hosting Denote?

The most principal and frequently utilized sort of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It represents a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and operating a web server. Additionally, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

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As the name hints, the shared hosting solution is a form of service where numerous customers share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally rendered possible by setting up different accounts for the separate clients and fixing specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are allocated in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting clients do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which primarily implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting firm that owns the server and by the given web hosting package. That leads to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Hosting suppliers that offer shared hosting solutions typically have various web hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually set the restrictions that a website hosting package will have. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are chosen by the specific hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the firm, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing policy of the given distributor and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the popular shared hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting vendors are not capable of keeping a great amount of hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on one web server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, since the great amount of accounts may make the server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free customer support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared hosting providers like us, are able to maintain lots of servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, though, does not necessarily mean that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Moreover, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free web page skins. As a website hosting vendor, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can be calm that you won't get swindled into buying an account that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who wish to host a normal website, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate company, which can cause web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web portal. If you choose ABC HOST as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you a lot of frustrations in the future.