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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most elemental and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and operating a web server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name denotes, the hosting solution is a form of service where lots of clients share the reserves of the same hosting server. This suggests that all server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically made tenable by opening different accounts for the separate customers and applying certain limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed so as to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Typically, hosting customers do not have full root access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the hosting corporation that owns the web server and by the particular web hosting plan. That predetermines the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting providers that offer hosting packages usually have various hosting plans. Those plans include diverse amounts of hosting features and specs, which actually fix the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will include, once set up. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are determined by the particular web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the firm, the hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the particular provider and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the normal hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free website hosting vendors are not able to maintain a big amount of servers, hence, they plainly host more users on one single server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are monitored and handled properly, because the immense number of accounts may make the hosting server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to find a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional hosting corporations like us, may afford to maintain multiple web servers and hence, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting solution, however, does not automatically mean that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of complimentary web page layouts. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get swindled into buying a plan that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for people who desire to host a basic web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when picking a web hosting company, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause site problems and even continuous downtime for your site. If you select Hepsia as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of inconveniences in the long run.

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