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What In Fact is Shared Hosting?

The most basic and frequently availed of sort of web hosting is the hosting solution. It's a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and managing a server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

Basic
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
$3.25 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
$4.25 / month
 

As the name hints, the hosting solution is a form of service where a lot of users share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is normally rendered achievable by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and assigning certain limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, hosting clients do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting corporation that owns the web hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That entails the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Hosting corporations that provide hosting services typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans involve different quotas of hosting resources and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a hosting plan will have. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once created. The costs and the specs of the web hosting plans are chosen by the specific web hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the company, the hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are dependent on the marketing strategy of the specific supplier and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

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

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they contain. Free website hosting providers are not capable of maintaining a great number of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on a single web server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, since the big number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash frequently. Most of the free website hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their sites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. One such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

At the same time, established hosting distributors like us, are able to keep numerous hosting servers and so, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, though, does not necessarily imply that this service has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of complimentary website layouts. As a website hosting distributor, we do look after our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can be confident that you won't get swindled into paying for an account that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for those who would like to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting company, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different company, which can create website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you pick Creative Web Solutionz as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you a lot of annoyances in the future.