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How Does Shared Web Hosting Function?

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The most standard and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and managing a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name implies, the website hosting solution is a form of service where plenty of clients share the resources of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mainly rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the separate clients and setting certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed in order to prevent the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, website hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which principally implies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are determined by the hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the respective hosting package. That brings on the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the customers?

Web hosting vendors that provide website hosting packages usually have different hosting plans. Those packages involve diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a web hosting package will include. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the features of the hosting plans are chosen by the very hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the firm, the website hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the business strategy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the popular website hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting providers are not able to maintain a great number of servers, hence, they simply host more users on one server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, since the great amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to discover a free of cost hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors commonly provide free technical support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their websites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, established website hosting distributors such as us, may afford to keep plenty of web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting account, however, does not automatically mean that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free design skins. As a web hosting supplier, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest certain that you won't get hoaxed into paying for an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a website hosting solution?

The website hosting solution is best for people who wish to host a normal web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when picking a web hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different company, which can create website problems and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you pick SiteColo as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of complications in the future.

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