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What Indeed is Shared Hosting?

The most elemental and regularly availed of form of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and operating a web server. Additionally, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name denotes, the hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of users share the reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the users whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mainly made accomplishable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and fixing given limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed in order to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, hosting customers do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting distributor that owns the hosting server and by the particular hosting plan. That necessitates the second important question:

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

Hosting firms that supply hosting solutions typically have diverse hosting packages. Those packages provide diverse quotas of hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the restrictions that a web hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once created. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are specified by the particular web hosting firm. Based on the politics of the supplier, the hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing strategy of the given corporation and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

What is the difference between the free and the classic hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free website hosting companies are not capable of maintaining a large amount of web servers, therefore, they simply host more clients on one web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are supervised and maintained properly, because the big number of accounts may cause the server to crash regularly. Most of the free hosting distributors, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free client support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their websites to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. One such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, established hosting providers such as us, may afford to keep lots of web servers and hence, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting solution, however, does not necessarily denote that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. Besides, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web design layouts. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be certain that you won't get deceived into paying for a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for people who would like to host a standard web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about website problems and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you pick Best PC Haven as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of problems in the long run.