What Is Shared Hosting?

What Is Shared Hosting?

The most fundamental and widely used variety of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administrating a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone.

However, what is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of customers share the system resources of one and the same web server. This signifies that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally rendered viable by opening separate accounts for the separate users and setting some limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening.

Normally, shared hosting customers do not have root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web server aside from their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting distributor that owns the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting package.
That necessitates the second important question:

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

Hosting firms that supply shared hosting solutions typically have various website hosting packages. Those plans include diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually determine the limitations that a hosting package will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best.

The website hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specs of the web hosting plans are determined by the specific hosting distributor.

Depending on the politics of the firm, the shared hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are determined by the marketing strategy of the given firm and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

What is the difference between the free and the popular shared hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they offer.

Free website hosting companies are not able to maintain a huge number of web servers, hence, they plainly host more customers on one hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, because the immense number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis.

The majority of the free hosting distributors, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to come across a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time.

The top free hosting providers usually offer free technical support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their sites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared hosting distributors like us, are able to keep many web hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not necessarily imply that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're getting.

In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis website layouts. As a website hosting companie, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can be calm that you won't get tricked into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for persons who want to host a standard web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about web site predicaments and even extended downtime for your website.

If you choose Wight Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, which will spare you from lots of annoyances in the future.

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