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How Shared Website Hosting Works

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The most basic and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and handling a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web hosting solution is a kind of service where many users share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all web hosting server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allotted among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is mostly made tenable by opening different accounts for the different clients and assigning certain restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting users do not have full root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which essentially denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their very own website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are determined by the web hosting provider that owns the server and by the given website hosting package. That brings about the second essential question:

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

Hosting corporations that deliver shared web hosting plans usually have various web hosting plans. Those packages involve diverse amounts of website hosting features and specs, which actually define the limits that a website hosting account will have. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limitations the user's account will include, once set up. The prices and the features of the web hosting packages are specified by the actual hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the supplier, the shared web hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually are determined by the business policy of the specific company and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the typical shared web hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they offer. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to maintain an immense number of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more customers on one single hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the great amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to find a free of charge hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free customer support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. One such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting providers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting corporations such as us, may afford to keep plenty of servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, though, does not automatically signify that this account has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. What's more, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge web page layouts. As a web hosting provider, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. So, when choosing a website hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about web site problems and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you choose Domain Host Haven as your hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of inconveniences in the future.

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