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Definition of Shared Hosting

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The most elemental and widely used variety of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting solution is a type of service where numerous customers share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually made attainable by setting up separate accounts for the different clients and allocating given limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are set by the web hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That causes the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Web hosting firms that offer web hosting accounts typically have various web hosting packages. Those plans provide different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which in fact define the restrictions that a web hosting account will include. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the client's account will have, once set up. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are determined by the particular hosting provider. Based on the policy of the corporation, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the typical web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free hosting corporations are not able to keep a huge amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are supervised and dealt with properly, because the immense amount of accounts may make the server crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers typically provide free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web sites to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. One such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting providers like us, are able to maintain plenty of web servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, however, does not automatically signify that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're getting. Besides, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge web page themes. As a website hosting supplier, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into purchasing a plan that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who want to host an average web portal, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, 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. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting company, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different supplier, which can cause website problems and even continuous downtime for your site. If you select Small Business Network Administrators as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of troubles in the long run.

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