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What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most elemental and universally utilized kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It's a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and running a server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name denotes, the hosting solution is a sort of service where lots of users share the reserves of the same server. This signifies that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is usually made attainable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and assigning certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting clients do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their own personal website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting provider that possesses the hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That causes the second vital question:

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

Hosting companies that distribute hosting plans commonly have different web hosting packages. Those packages contain different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting plan will include. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are defined by the particular web hosting company. Based on the politics of the provider, the hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the given company and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the typical hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free hosting companies are not able to maintain a large number of hosting servers, therefore, they just host more users on a single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, since the great amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash frequently. The majority of the free web hosting suppliers, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to discover a free hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies commonly provide free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

At the same time, established hosting vendors like us, are able to maintain lots of web servers and so, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not necessarily signify that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Moreover, we also offer a free bonus with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of charge-free site layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get swindled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for those who would like to host a standard web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website predicaments and even continuous downtime for your site. If you select Sell Buy Net as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of hassles in the future.

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