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Shared Hosting Description

The most archetypal and regularly availed of kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared hosting service is a type of service where lots of users share the resources of one and the same hosting server. This suggests that all server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is typically rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and imposing some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting clients do not have full root access to the web server's config files, which basically denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting providers that distribute shared hosting services usually have different web hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limitations the user's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are chosen by the particular hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business policy of the given corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the classic shared hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not able to keep a big amount of web servers, therefore, they merely host more clients on one single web server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are monitored and administered properly, since the immense amount of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers usually provide free client support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their sites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared hosting providers like us, may afford to keep a lot of servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting account, however, does not automatically signify that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. Besides, we also offer a free bonus with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free themes. As a website hosting vendor, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled into buying a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who would like to host a normal web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business expands, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different distributor, which can create web site troubles and even extended downtime for your web page. If you select Hostwaysolutions as your website hosting supplier, 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 nuisances in the long run.