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Shared Website Hosting Uncovered

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The most fundamental and widely used type of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It represents a means to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name hints, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of customers share the resources of the same web server. This denotes that all server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly made accomplishable by opening different accounts for the separate clients and assigning given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed in order to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web server's config files, which primarily implies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting company that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That results in the second important question:

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

Web hosting companies that furnish shared hosting plans usually have various website hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the limits that a website hosting package will include. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting plans are determined by the actual web hosting company. Depending on the politics of the provider, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the particular vendor and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the common shared hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting companies are not capable of keeping a great number of hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on one web server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the huge amount of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to come across a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations typically provide free customer support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established shared hosting companies like us, are able to keep lots of web hosting servers and hence, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not automatically signify that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're obtaining. Additionally, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free web site skins. As a website hosting vendor, we do look after our reputation and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get fooled into buying a solution that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for people who wish to host a normal web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about website predicaments and even continued downtime for your site. If you choose idomainHOST as your hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of hassles in the long run.

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