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The most elemental and regularly used kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and operating a server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared hosting solution is a type of service where multiple customers share the system resources of the same web server. This suggests that all server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mostly rendered achievable by opening separate accounts for the separate customers and applying specific limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned so as to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which essentially indicates that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their own personal website page hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting vendor that possesses the web server and by the given web hosting plan. That causes the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Hosting suppliers that provide shared hosting packages commonly have various website hosting plans. Those plans provide different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting plan will include. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are chosen by the particular web hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really are determined by the marketing strategy of the specific corporation and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free and the classic shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of keeping a huge amount of hosting servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more users on a single server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, since the large number of accounts may make the web server crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to find a free of cost website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors normally offer free client support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their web portals to grow so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting firms like us, may afford to keep multiple servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting service, however, does not necessarily imply that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Moreover, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary website themes. As a hosting vendor, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest confident that you won't get duped into purchasing a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for people who are looking to host a normal web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a web hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate company, which can cause website complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you pick WebPage 4 All as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of problems in the long run.

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