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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most elemental and frequently utilized form of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It represents a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared hosting solution is a sort of service where numerous customers share the resources of the same server. This suggests that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually made feasible by creating different accounts for the different users and applying some restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied in order to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting provider that possesses the hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That necessitates the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that supply shared hosting accounts typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans provide diverse quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the actual hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the given distributor and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting firms are not able to maintain a great amount of hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more clients on one single web server by decreasing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the enormous amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers normally provide free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web portals to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. Such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting providers like us, may afford to keep many hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not automatically mean that this account has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. Additionally, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free web design themes. As a web hosting companie, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be confident that you won't get tricked into purchasing an account that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who wish to host a basic web portal, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different company, which can bring about site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you go with TheCloudGator.com as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of hassles in the long run.

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