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What Indeed is Shared Hosting?

The most primary and popularly used type of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a means to host your website without having to understand much about programming and managing a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name signifies, the web hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple clients share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This indicates that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally rendered possible by opening different accounts for the separate users and fixing specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed so as to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web server's config files, which primarily denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their own website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting provider that possesses the server and by the respective website hosting package. That necessitates the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the customers?

Hosting suppliers that deliver web hosting accounts normally have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limits that a website hosting account will have. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are chosen by the specific hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the web hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed depend on the business tactics of the given corporation and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the common web hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free web hosting distributors are not able to maintain a big number of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one hosting server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and maintained properly, since the big number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash frequently. Most of the free web hosting firms, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to find a free web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies normally provide free client support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting account, which offers more website hosting resources. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting suppliers such as us, may afford to maintain a lot of web servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting solution, however, does not necessarily mean that this solution has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free site layouts. As a web hosting distributor, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get swindled into buying a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who want to host a normal web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can create website problems and even continued downtime for your web page. If you pick instalhost as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of complications in the future.