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How Does Shared Hosting Work?

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The most fundamental and commonly utilized variety of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and managing a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of clients share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This denotes that all web hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is mostly made accomplishable by creating separate accounts for the different clients and fixing specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have full root access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That results in the second important question:

How are the shared hosting web servers divided among the users?

Web hosting providers that provide shared hosting packages commonly have various website hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are defined by the given web hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the given provider and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the common shared hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free website hosting companies are not able to keep a big amount of web hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more users on one single server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to discover a free website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors normally provide free client support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web sites to grow bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared hosting suppliers like us, are able to keep a lot of web servers and as a result, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, however, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. Also, we also give a free bonus with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free design templates. As a web hosting vendor, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can rest confident that you won't get beguiled into purchasing a solution that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for persons who desire to host a basic web page, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (aka a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a website hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different vendor, which can create web site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you select HSERVERS.com as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of predicaments in the future.

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