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What In Fact is Shared Web Hosting?

The most archetypal and commonly utilized form of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. In addition, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name denotes, the hosting service is a kind of service where multiple users share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This indicates that all web hosting server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically rendered attainable by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and setting some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Normally, hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the server's configuration files, which primarily denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their very own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting supplier that owns the server and by the particular web hosting plan. That leads up to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting web servers split among the customers?

Web hosting providers that deliver hosting solutions usually have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are determined by the specific web hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the distributor, the hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies 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 indeed are subject to the business strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the popular hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free web hosting distributors are not able to maintain a huge number of web servers, therefore, they merely host more clients on one single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and dealt with properly, because the huge number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free website hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to come across a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually offer free technical support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their sites to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting package, which includes more web hosting resources. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting vendors like us, may afford to keep multiple hosting servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting package, though, does not necessarily imply that this package has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. Besides, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of complimentary skins. As a website hosting corporation, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest certain that you won't get fooled into buying an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a basic web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different vendor, which can create website complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you select Superior 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 get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of inconveniences in the future.