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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most principal and universally availed of type of web hosting is the hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administrating a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name implies, the hosting service is a type of service where numerous customers share the resources of the same web server. This goes to say that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mainly made tenable by creating different accounts for the separate customers and imposing some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Typically, hosting clients do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting distributor that possesses the server and by the given web hosting package. That leads up to the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Hosting corporations that distribute hosting services commonly have different web hosting packages. Those packages involve diverse amounts of hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the restrictions that a website hosting account will include. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the client's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting plans are determined by the actual web hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the firm, the hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are determined by the business tactics of the particular supplier and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the standard hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping an immense number of web servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on one single hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled properly, because the immense amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash time and time again. Most of the free web hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to come across a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers normally provide free client support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web sites to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting providers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional hosting distributors such as us, are able to maintain plenty of web hosting servers and as a result, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, though, does not necessarily mean that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're obtaining. What's more, we also offer a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-cost web site layouts. As a website hosting corporation, we do look after our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be calm that you won't get deceived into buying a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a normal web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when choosing a hosting company, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different company, which can bring about web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web site. If you go with myfamilyhostinganddomains as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of difficulties in the long run.

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