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Shared Web Hosting Explanation

The most elemental and universally utilized type of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and managing a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

Business
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As the name suggests, the web hosting service is a form of service where numerous clients share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This indicates that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually made possible by setting up different accounts for the different clients and setting specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned so as to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the hosting firm that owns the web server and by the particular web hosting package. That paves the way for the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that provide web hosting accounts commonly have various web hosting packages. Those plans include different quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact define the restrictions that a web hosting account will have. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what limitations the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting plans are defined by the very hosting company. Based on the policy of the vendor, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the classic web hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting vendors are not able to maintain a big amount of web servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more clients on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and handled appropriately, since the large number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to find a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies commonly offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web portals to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting corporations like us, are able to maintain many hosting servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting solution, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Additionally, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis website layouts. As a website hosting provider, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get fooled into buying a plan that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who want to host a normal website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can create web site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you pick byowebhosting as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of hassles in the long run.