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What Precisely is Shared Web Hosting?
The most basic and frequently availed of form of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It's a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and running a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Still, what is website hosting?
What is website hosting?
As the name suggests, the website hosting service is a form of service where many customers share the system reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This suggests that all server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly made achievable by opening separate accounts for the different users and appointing some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, website hosting users do not have root access to the web server's configuration files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their very own website hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That leads to the second essential question:
How are the shared web hosting servers split among the clients?
Hosting corporations that provide website hosting accounts usually have different hosting packages. Those plans involve different quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a hosting account will have. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limitations the client's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are set by the actual hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the provider, the website hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business policy of the specific firm and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.
What is the difference between the free of cost and the standard website hosting service?
Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web hosting firms are not able to maintain an immense amount of hosting servers, therefore, they just accommodate more customers on one single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are monitored and handled properly, because the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash over and over again. Most of the free hosting firms, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to discover a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting corporations normally provide free client support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their websites to get bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more hosting resources. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting providers worldwide.
At the same time, established website hosting firms like us, may afford to maintain lots of servers and so, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, however, does not automatically signify that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. What's more, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free web themes. As a website hosting firm, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually avail of.
What should I anticipate from a website hosting service?
The website hosting service is best for persons who would like to host a basic web portal, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate company, which can create web site problems and even extended downtime for your site. If you select 7GreatMedia Hosting Services as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of headaches in the future.