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What In Fact is Shared Website Hosting?

The most principal and widely used kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the cheapest type of hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

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As the name hints, the shared hosting solution is a type of service where many clients share the system reserves of the same web server. This suggests that all server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the different users and setting given restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting customers do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which basically implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That entails the second important question:

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

Hosting companies that provide shared hosting solutions commonly have different hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which actually set the limitations that a website hosting account will have. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are determined by the given hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the firm, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the business policy of the particular provider and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the regular shared hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free web hosting suppliers are not able to maintain a big number of web hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more clients on one single server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, since the immense number of accounts may make the server crash regularly. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to discover a free hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their websites to enlarge so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting firms like us, are able to maintain multiple web hosting servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, however, does not automatically denote that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge web themes. As a website hosting provider, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you pick us, you can rest confident that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who want to host a normal website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server.Therefore, when choosing a web hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause website complications and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you pick SSDHOSTING as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the future.