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What is Shared Hosting?

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The most principal and popularly availed of kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It represents a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and administering a server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared hosting service is a form of service where numerous customers share the system resources of the same server. This signifies that all server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allotted among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually rendered feasible by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and allocating specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting users do not have full root-level access to the server's config files, which primarily suggests that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own personal website page hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective web hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

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

Web hosting vendors that deliver shared hosting services normally have diverse web hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse amounts of web hosting features and specs, which actually set the limitations that a hosting package will include. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are chosen by the very web hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the company, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing tactics of the specific distributor and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal shared hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting corporations are not able to maintain a great amount of web servers, hence, they simply host more users on one single server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are monitored and maintained appropriately, since the great number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting companies, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to find a free of cost website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers typically provide free customer support even to the free hosting clients, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, established shared hosting vendors like us, are able to keep multiple web hosting servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, however, does not necessarily imply that this plan has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Additionally, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis web site templates. As a web hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled into paying for an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for people who want to host a normal web portal, which is going to use 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 site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about site troubles and even continued downtime for your web site. If you go with 95Dollar.Website as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of nuisances in the long run.

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