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Shared Web Hosting Description

The most basic and commonly used form of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

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As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a form of service where numerous users share the system reserves of the same server. This means that all web server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allotted among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is typically made possible by opening separate accounts for the different clients and fixing specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed in order to hinder 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 complete root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically denotes that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their very own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web server and by the particular website hosting plan. That paves the way for the second essential question:

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

Hosting vendors that provide shared hosting solutions usually have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans involve different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the limits that a web hosting package will include. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting packages are determined by the very web hosting company. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really are dependent on the business strategy of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular client.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the standard shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a big amount of web servers, hence, they plainly host more customers on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are monitored and dealt with properly, because the immense amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting firms, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to discover a free hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms typically offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting providers like us, may afford to keep many servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically signify that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. Moreover, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge skins. As a web hosting companie, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get swindled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who desire to host a basic site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business develops, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a website hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about web site troubles and even extended downtime for your site. If you pick 1hosts as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of nuisances in the long run.