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What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most principal and widely used sort of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and administrating a web server. Moreover, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared hosting solution is a kind of service where many customers share the resources of the same web hosting server. This indicates that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly made possible by opening different accounts for the separate users and assigning given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed so as to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically denotes that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting corporation that possesses the server and by the given website hosting package. That results in the second important question:

How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the users?

Hosting corporations that deliver shared hosting services usually have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages offer diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the limitations that a web hosting plan will include. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once created. The prices and the features of the web hosting packages are defined by the specific hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the shared hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the business strategy of the particular vendor and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

What is the difference between the free and the standard shared hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free hosting providers are not capable of keeping an enormous number of web servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more users on one server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the big amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite tough to find a free website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations typically offer free technical support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web portals to grow so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. 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, traditional shared hosting suppliers such as us, may afford to maintain plenty of web hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically denote that this account has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of charge-free site templates. As a web hosting companie, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can be assured that you won't get duped into purchasing a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who want to host a basic web site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause website troubles and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you choose e-debugger as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of frustrations in the future.

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