What Actually is Shared Website Hosting?
The most principal and commonly used type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to understand much about programming and handling a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is web hosting?
What is web hosting?
As the name indicates, the web hosting service is a sort of service where lots of users share the system resources of the same server. This indicates that all web hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally rendered feasible by creating different accounts for the separate users and applying some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their very own website hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the given web hosting package. That paves the way for the second vital question:
How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the clients?
Web hosting firms that provide web hosting plans usually have various web hosting packages. Those packages contain different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will include, once created. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are set by the particular web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the corporation, the web hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers 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 actually are determined by the marketing policy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.
What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic web hosting solution?
Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they offer. Free website hosting vendors are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more clients on a single hosting server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the hosting servers are supervised and handled appropriately, since the enormous amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting distributors, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to come across a free website hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more web hosting features. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting firms in the world.
On the other hand, traditional web hosting distributors like us, are able to maintain multiple servers and so, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting account, though, does not necessarily imply that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Moreover, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free web site templates. As a web hosting provider, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest calm that you won't get fooled into purchasing an account that you cannot actually use.
What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?
The web hosting solution is best for individuals who would like to host a standard website, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can create website problems and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you choose as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of problems in the long run.