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Shared Hosting Description

The most standard and widely utilized type of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and handling a server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of customers share the resources of one and the same server. This signifies that all server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is normally made achievable by setting up separate accounts for the different users and setting specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting clients do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which principally suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting corporation that owns the server and by the respective web hosting plan. That brings on the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting companies that provide shared hosting solutions commonly have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans involve different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually set the limitations that a hosting package will have. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the hosting packages are determined by the actual web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the specific vendor and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the difference between the free and the standard shared hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting distributors are not able to maintain an immense amount of web servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more customers on one web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are supervised and handled appropriately, since the enormous amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash over and over again. Most of the free web hosting distributors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to find a free of charge website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers usually provide free customer support even to the free hosting users, because they want their web portals to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. Such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, established shared hosting providers like us, may afford to maintain numerous hosting servers and hence, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, however, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. What's more, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost web page layouts. As a web hosting corporation, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get swindled into buying an account that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for people who desire to host an average website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can create website troubles and even continuous downtime for your site. If you select Official-Sensitive as your web hosting supplier, 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 spare you a lot of headaches in the future.