What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most basic and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where numerous users share the system reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is normally made possible by opening different accounts for the different clients and applying some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have root access to the web server's config files, which principally implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own personal website page hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are set by the hosting company that possesses the server and by the respective web hosting package. That gives rise to the second essential question:

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

Web hosting corporations that provide shared hosting plans normally have diverse hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a hosting plan will include. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will have, once created. The costs and the specs of the website hosting plans are determined by the actual web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing tactics of the specific provider and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free and the classic shared hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free web hosting companies are not able to keep a large number of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more clients on a single 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 handled properly, because the huge number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to discover a free of cost website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors usually provide free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared hosting vendors such as us, are able to maintain lots of web servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost web templates. As a website hosting provider, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get duped into paying for an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who are looking to host an average website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a web hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause website problems and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you pick LUFDY as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of hassles in the long run.

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