What Indeed is Shared Hosting?
The most basic and widely used sort of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and managing a hosting server. Besides, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?
What is web hosting?
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As the name denotes, the web hosting solution is a type of service where plenty of clients share the reserves of the same server. This signifies that all server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is normally made achievable by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and fixing certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting users do not have full root-level access to the server's config files, which principally goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server apart from their own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the hosting firm that owns the hosting server and by the particular hosting package. That paves the way for the second vital question:
How are the shared hosting web servers divided among the clients?
Web hosting vendors that distribute web hosting solutions commonly have different website hosting plans. Those packages offer different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which in fact fix the limits that a web hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the features of the website hosting packages are determined by the very hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really are dependent on the business policy of the given distributor and, of course, the requirements of the specific user.
What is the contrast between the free and the typical web hosting solution?
Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web hosting providers are not capable of keeping a great number of web servers, hence, they just host more clients on a single server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and maintained properly, since the great number of accounts may cause the server to crash regularly. Most of the free website hosting suppliers, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free of cost website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly offer free technical support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web portals to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting providers worldwide.
At the same time, traditional web hosting companies like us, are able to maintain plenty of web servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting plan, however, does not automatically mean that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're getting. Also, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of fee-free themes. As a web hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into buying a plan that you cannot actually make use of.
What should I expect from a web hosting service?
The web hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a basic web site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting company, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate company, which can create site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you choose Host 23 as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you lots of complications in the long run.