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What Precisely is Shared Hosting?


The most basic and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and running a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

Starter
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5 websites hosted
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As the name implies, the web hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of users share the system resources of the same hosting server. This implies that all web hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered viable by creating separate accounts for the different users and fixing some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Normally, web hosting customers do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own personal website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting vendor that possesses the hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That leads to the second important question:

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

Hosting companies that distribute web hosting plans commonly have diverse web hosting plans. Those plans offer diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting plan will have. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting plans are set by the actual hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the provider, the web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the business policy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

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

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of web servers, therefore, they just host more clients on a single server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web servers are monitored and administered appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to find a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting firms such as us, may afford to maintain many servers and so, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, though, does not necessarily imply that this package has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free website templates. As a web hosting vendor, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who desire to host a normal website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when choosing a web hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate company, which can cause website problems and even extended downtime for your web site. If you go with Web Host Miami as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you a lot of headaches in the long run.