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Shared Hosting Description
The most principal and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and running a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web hosting?
What is shared web hosting?
As the name designates, the shared web hosting service is a kind of service where lots of users share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This signifies that all server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is typically made possible by setting up separate accounts for the different users and allocating specific limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated in order to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Usually, shared web hosting users do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which basically indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That results in the second vital question:
How are the shared hosting web servers divided among the customers?
Web hosting firms that offer shared web hosting packages normally have various website hosting plans. Those plans offer diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually define 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 believes will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once created. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting plans are chosen by the specific hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared web hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are determined by the business strategy of the specific distributor and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.
What is the contrast between the free and the regular shared web hosting service?
Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free web hosting providers are not able to keep a large number of web servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on one single hosting server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, since the big number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to find a free web hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies usually offer free client support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web pages to grow so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. Such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting providers in the world.
At the same time, established shared web hosting corporations like us, may afford to maintain many hosting servers and as a result, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically mean that this account has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're getting. What's more, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge web site layouts. As a website hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can be certain that you won't get deluded into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually make use of.
What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting solution?
The shared web hosting solution is best for those who want to host a standard web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different vendor, which can bring about web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you pick 7-24 Web 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 get bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of troubles in the future.