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What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most basic and regularly used form of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It represents a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and running a web server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, 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 customers share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This suggests that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mostly made tenable by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and fixing certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are set so as to hinder the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the given hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

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

Hosting suppliers that deliver shared hosting services typically have different website hosting packages. Those plans include different quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a hosting account will include. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting packages are fixed by the very web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the company, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually are subject to the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free hosting corporations are not able to maintain an immense amount of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more customers on a single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web servers are kept under surveillance and handled properly, since the great number of accounts may make the server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting vendors, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to discover a free of charge website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their websites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting account, which includes more hosting features. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting firms such as us, are able to maintain a lot of web hosting servers and hence, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting package, though, does not automatically mean that this service has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Also, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free web page skins. As a website hosting companie, we do worry about our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into purchasing an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a normal web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different company, which can cause website complications and even continued downtime for your site. If you pick Jeannie In Digital Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of troubles in the future.

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