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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most standard and frequently utilized variety of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and administrating a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name designates, the web hosting solution is a form of service where plenty of users share the resources of one and the same server. This indicates that all server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the users whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is typically rendered achievable by opening different accounts for the different users and imposing specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed so as to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially means that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting distributor that possesses the web server and by the respective web hosting package. That paves the way for the second essential question:

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

Hosting corporations that offer web hosting solutions commonly have various website hosting plans. Those plans include diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting packages are set by the given hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the provider, the web hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business strategy of the given firm and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

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

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free web hosting distributors are not able to keep an immense amount of web hosting servers, hence, they simply host more customers on one hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the immense amount of accounts may cause the server to crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations typically provide free technical support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their web portals to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. One such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting vendors like us, may afford to maintain many hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, however, does not necessarily mean that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Moreover, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis web page layouts. As a website hosting firm, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can rest certain that you won't get fooled into buying an account that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for individuals who desire to host an average web portal, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when selecting a web hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause website predicaments and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you pick Compufix Professionals Inc. as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you a lot of troubles in the long run.