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What In Fact is Shared Web Hosting?

The most basic and universally availed of variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name implies, the hosting service is a kind of service where multiple customers share the reserves of the same web server. This denotes that all hosting server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally rendered achievable by creating different accounts for the different customers and imposing given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied so as to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, hosting clients do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which basically suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting supplier that owns the web server and by the particular hosting plan. That leads to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting providers that provide hosting packages usually have various website hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of hosting features and specs, which actually set the limits that a web hosting package will have. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting packages are determined by the very web hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the firm, the hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the business strategy of the given company and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the popular hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free hosting firms are not able to maintain a huge amount of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly host more customers on one single server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are supervised and maintained properly, because the enormous amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to come across a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors commonly offer free technical support even to the free hosting users, because they want their web portals to enlarge so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which includes more website hosting features. One such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, established hosting suppliers like us, may afford to keep plenty of web servers and hence, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, 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 corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. Besides, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free website templates. As a website hosting vendor, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest confident that you won't get deceived into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for those who would like to host a normal web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause site complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you choose Webtania as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of complications in the long run.