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How Does Shared Website Hosting Work?

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The most archetypal and frequently used type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and operating a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name suggests, the web hosting service is a form of service where many users share the resources of the same server. This signifies that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and imposing certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Typically, web hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally implies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server apart from their very own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting company that owns the web server and by the given web hosting package. That results in the second essential question:

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

Web hosting firms that provide web hosting accounts normally have different hosting packages. Those plans include diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the restrictions that a hosting account will include. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will include, once created. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are specified by the particular web hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the vendor, the web hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the specific firm and, of course, the requirements of the specific customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the typical web hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free hosting companies are not capable of maintaining a big amount of hosting servers, therefore, they merely host more clients on one hosting server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are supervised and maintained properly, since the great number of accounts may make the hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to find a free of cost web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting corporations normally provide free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting companies like us, are able to keep many web servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, however, does not necessarily imply that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free website skins. As a hosting supplier, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can be certain that you won't get beguiled into purchasing a package that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host an average web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause web site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you go with In the Cloud Company Hosting as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of annoyances in the future.

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