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What Does Shared Hosting Represent?

The most fundamental and frequently used type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name implies, the web hosting solution is a sort of service where lots of clients share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This indicates that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally made possible by creating different accounts for the separate users and appointing specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied so as to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which principally means that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That causes the second essential question:

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

Hosting companies that furnish web hosting accounts normally have different web hosting plans. Those packages involve different quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which actually determine the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The user may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the client's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are specified by the given web hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the supplier, the web hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing policy of the given company and, of course, the needs of the given user.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting providers are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the immense number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which includes more hosting features. One such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting providers such as us, are able to keep multiple web servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting package, though, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Additionally, we also give a free bonus with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free themes. As a website hosting supplier, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you select us, you can be calm that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host a normal website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting.

So, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different distributor, which can bring about site complications and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you select SIANA HOSTING as your website hosting company, 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 spare you lots of complications in the long run.