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Shared hosting is a service that hosting firms offer so that you can publish your web site on the World Wide Web.
How can people reach your website?
When you develop a site and you would like other individuals to view it, you will have to copy (or upload) it to a web server. If you attempt to render the web site reachable online by shared hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it always up and running, which is why web hosting services came into being.
How does shared hosting work?
Hosting distributors offer you content storage space for your site on their high-power computers (hosting servers) and guarantee uninterrupted service uptime. When someone writes your web address (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web server where they can view the content of your website.
With the advancement of Internet technologies, several types of web hosting services have come into existence to meet the various needs of website owners, among them shared website hosting services, VPS server hosting services and dedicated hosting services.
Shared web hosting
Shared website hosting is the most popular form of hosting, and is also the easiest to start with. It is a service where one server is divided among plenty of hosting account owners who are restricted by the CPU, traffic and hosting server disk drive storage space quotas that they have been allotted. This type of website hosting is commonly less expensive - you don't need to purchase the whole hosting server upfront, as it is divided between lots of hosting account holders, and the web hosting company can afford to offer much more moderate prices. It is also easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-installed with all the required software and the web hosting solutions provider handles all server maintenance procedures and software updates on your behalf.
The drawback of the shared web hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's resources with other shared hosting account holders and if one site becomes really busy it may influence (and slow down) all the other websites on that server, but most web hosting suppliers, including us at SSDHOSTING, have protection systems at work that impede that from happening.
A description of a website hosting service
Because shared website hosting is the most commonly used form of web hosting, the majority of hosting providers and web hosting customers simply call it web hosting or website hosting. As there is an extensive competition on the web hosting marketplace, most hosting companies endeavor to offer cheap prices and gifts with their hosting services. We, for example, provide different web hosting packages and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, based on your funds. If you select the annual invoicing cycle, you will get a gift - one charge-free domain registration.
Virtual private servers packages
VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The Virtual private servers hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated web hosting solution. If your web site outgrows the resources offered by your shared web hosting package, a virtual private web server is an appropriate option. virtual web server hosting clients still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other VPS web hosting users, but the disk space is split up using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own dedicated resources and can be configured practically like an actual dedicated hosting server. The upside is that the CPU and the memory on a VPS server are not shared. Also, the virtualization software offers you much more freedom to configure your VPS web hosting server, but it also presupposes a more advanced level of technical proficiency.
With the Dedicated Server solution, the customer obtains an entire dedicated server and can utilize all its system resources. The dedicated web server hosting solution is the most flexible of all web hosting solutions and offers numerous configuration options - the dedicated web hosting users can choose the hardware and software specifications that will answer their requirements. Dedicated system resources and guaranteed performance are two reasons why a dedicated web server hosting package is an excellent option for a heavy resource-consuming corporate website, for example - you will not share the web hosting server's resources with anyone else and will receive full root-level access. You will exercise complete control over the machine, which will permit you to make any server configuration changes that you might need. The weakness of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a higher level of technical knowledge is needed - unless you employ an IT specialist, it will be your duty to manage and configure the dedicated hosting server. The dedicated web server hosting solution is also far more high-priced, since the cost of the physical server isn't shared among any other clients.
A hosting recommendation for beginners
If you are just beginning to build your web site and need a hosting solution to begin with, the shared web hosting solution persists to be the most reasonable option. If your site outgrows your shared hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for example, this is very easy and does not involve migration of your web site files, because only the parameters of your hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more advanced one at any given moment without worrying about the number of days remaining before expiration. Moreover, if you eventually reach the most advanced shared hosting package and still require more system resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it signifies that your site's popularity has grown!), there always is the option to move to a virtual server web hosting platform or a dedicated web hosting server without needing to change web hosting service providers.