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How Does Shared Hosting Work?

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The most primary and commonly availed of type of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and managing a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared hosting service is a kind of service where multiple users share the reserves of the same server. This indicates that all hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually made feasible by setting up different accounts for the different clients and setting specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed so as to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting clients do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically indicates that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting corporation that owns the server and by the respective web hosting package. That leads to the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting firms that supply shared hosting services typically have various web hosting plans. Those plans include diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the limitations that a web hosting package will include. The client may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are specified by the given hosting company. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the business strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the standard shared hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting providers are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more users on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are monitored and administered appropriately, since the enormous amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to find a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors usually provide free client support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting package, which offers more hosting features. One such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, established shared hosting companies like us, are able to maintain a lot of web servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not necessarily imply that this service has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. Besides, we also offer a free extra with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free web site templates. As a web hosting companie, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest certain that you won't get swindled into purchasing a package that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who are looking to host a basic web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different company, which can create web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you pick SupremePlan.com as your hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the future.

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