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How Shared Website Hosting Works

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The most archetypal and universally availed of form of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting solution is a type of service where a lot of clients share the resources of the same web hosting server. This indicates that all hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly made attainable by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and fixing some restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting clients do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their very own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting provider that owns the web server and by the given website hosting package. That gives rise to the second essential question:

How are the shared web hosting servers divided among the users?

Hosting providers that provide web hosting plans typically have different website hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are chosen by the particular hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business tactics of the particular distributor and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the standard web hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free hosting providers are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of servers, hence, they simply accommodate more clients on one single server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the great amount of accounts may make the server crash time and time again. Most of the free web hosting corporations, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to come across a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting features. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting vendors like us, may afford to keep numerous web hosting servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more powerful hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, however, does not necessarily mean that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Also, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free design skins. As a website hosting supplier, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get hoaxed into buying a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for persons who want to host a basic web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can create site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web site. If you go with LTD as your web hosting vendor, 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 annoyances in the long run.

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