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Shared Website Hosting Description
The most fundamental and frequently availed of kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administrating a hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared hosting?
What is shared hosting?
As the name designates, the shared hosting solution is a kind of service where many users share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This goes to say that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is usually rendered attainable by setting up different accounts for the different customers and assigning given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting clients do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which principally denotes that they cannot access anything else on the server beside their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting firm that owns the web hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That brings about the second vital question:
How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the clients?
Web hosting corporations that provide shared hosting packages usually have different website hosting packages. Those packages involve diverse amounts of 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 thinks will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the user's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting plans are specified by the specific web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.
What is the contrast between the free of cost and the typical shared hosting solution?
Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web hosting companies are not capable of keeping a big number of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more clients on one server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, since the great number of accounts may make the server crash over and over again. Most of the free web hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers normally provide free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting firms worldwide.
On the other hand, traditional shared hosting providers such as us, may afford to keep numerous web hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, though, does not automatically imply that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-cost site layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do care about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can be confident that you won't get beguiled into paying for a service that you cannot actually utilize.
What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?
The shared hosting solution is best for people who would like to host a basic web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate company, which can bring about site problems and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you choose In the Cloud Company Hosting as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of problems in the future.