How Shared Website Hosting Functions
The most basic and commonly used kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and managing a server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is hosting?
What is hosting?
As the name denotes, the hosting service is a sort of service where numerous clients share the resources of one and the same web server. This suggests that all web server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly made tenable by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and imposing given restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Typically, hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which principally suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That brings on the second vital question:
How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the clients?
Hosting distributors that deliver hosting plans usually have different website hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limits that a website hosting account will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are chosen by the specific hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the company, the hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the common shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing policy of the given corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.
What is the difference between the free of cost and the regular hosting solution?
Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free website hosting vendors are not able to maintain an immense number of web hosting servers, hence, they merely host more customers on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, because the enormous amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free website hosting firms, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to come across a free of charge hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers normally offer free client support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web portals to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more web hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting providers in the world.
On the other hand, traditional hosting companies like us, are able to keep plenty of servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're getting. Besides, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free web site layouts. As a web hosting vendor, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get deluded into buying a plan that you cannot actually avail of.
What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?
The hosting solution is best for those who desire to host a basic web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting company, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different supplier, which can cause site complications and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you select as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of frustrations in the long run.