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What Exactly is Shared Web Hosting?

The most primary and commonly used variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name implies, the hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of users share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the separate users and appointing some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Normally, hosting customers do not have full root access to the web server's config files, which basically implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the server and by the respective website hosting plan. That causes the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Hosting corporations that offer hosting services normally have different website hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of web hosting features and specs, which in fact define the restrictions that a hosting account will have. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specs of the website hosting plans are chosen by the specific hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the provider, the hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business tactics of the specific vendor and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free and the normal hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free website hosting providers are not able to maintain an immense number of hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more clients on one hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with appropriately, because the big number of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting vendors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to discover a free web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally offer free technical support even to the free hosting users, since they want their web sites to enlarge so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free website hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional hosting firms like us, are able to keep numerous hosting servers and hence, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting package, though, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis web templates. As a web hosting vendor, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be confident that you won't get beguiled into paying for an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host an average site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can bring about website complications and even extended downtime for your web site. If you select Hepsia as your hosting vendor, 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 spare you a lot of hassles in the future.