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Definition of Shared Web Hosting

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The most standard and commonly utilized variety of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name hints, the shared hosting service is a type of service where a lot of clients share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This means that all web server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically rendered possible by setting up different accounts for the separate clients and setting some limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed so as to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting users do not have full root access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally implies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting provider that owns the server and by the respective website hosting plan. That results in the second essential question:

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

Hosting providers that distribute shared hosting services usually have different web hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact define the restrictions that a web hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the specs of the website hosting plans are determined by the very hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the firm, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are subject to the marketing policy of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

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

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 vendors are not able to keep a big number of web servers, hence, they simply host more customers on one single web server by decreasing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, because the enormous number of accounts may causer the web server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to discover a free web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers commonly offer free client support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their web pages to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting package, which includes more website hosting features. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, established shared hosting vendors like us, are able to maintain plenty of hosting servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, however, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge website templates. As a web hosting distributor, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get deluded into paying for a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who desire to host a normal site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about web site predicaments and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you pick Hepsia as your website hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you lots of inconveniences in the long run.

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