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What Exactly is Shared Web Hosting?

The most primary and regularly used kind of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name indicates, the web hosting solution is a sort of service where numerous customers share the reserves of one and the same server. This implies that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually made feasible by creating separate accounts for the separate clients and allocating certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated so as to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Usually, web hosting clients do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting plan. That gives rise to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting firms that supply web hosting accounts commonly have different web hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will have, once opened. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are fixed by the specific web hosting company. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the web hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the requirements of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the classic web hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a big amount of servers, hence, they merely accommodate more clients on one web hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, because the large number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash over and over again. Most of the free web hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to discover a free of charge web hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors normally offer free client support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established web hosting companies such as us, may afford to keep multiple web servers and hence, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting solution, however, does not automatically denote that this package has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. What's more, we also provide a free extra with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free web templates. As a web hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be assured that you won't get hoaxed into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who are looking to host a standard web page, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you choose Best Hostin as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of annoyances in the long run.