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What Exactly is Shared Web Hosting?

The most archetypal and regularly utilized type of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and handling a server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name designates, the web hosting solution is a type of service where numerous users share the system reserves of one and the same server. This signifies that all server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is normally made viable by setting up different accounts for the different customers and fixing given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Usually, web hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which basically denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting distributor that owns the server and by the respective web hosting plan. That leads to the second vital question:

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

Hosting providers that furnish web hosting services normally have different website hosting plans. Those packages include different amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting package will include. The customer may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once created. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are set by the specific web hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the corporation, the web hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal web hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free web hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a big number of web servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more users on a single web server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with appropriately, since the immense number of accounts may make the hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting corporations, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to find a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers usually offer free technical support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web sites to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which includes more hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting firms like us, may afford to maintain multiple servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting package, though, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of complimentary site layouts. As a hosting companie, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get tricked into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who desire to host a basic website, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when choosing a website hosting vendor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause website predicaments and even extended downtime for your web page. If you pick Compufix Professionals Inc. as your website hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of problems in the future.