Shared Website Hosting Description
The most elemental and commonly used kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and operating a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?
What is shared hosting?
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As the name implies, the shared hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of users share the resources of the same server. This means that all server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically rendered attainable by creating separate accounts for the separate clients and imposing some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily signifies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their own personal website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting vendor that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web hosting package. That entails the second important question:
How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the users?
Hosting vendors that distribute shared hosting accounts normally have different web hosting packages. Those packages contain different amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the limits that a web hosting package will include. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting packages are specified by the actual web hosting company. Based on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing tactics of the given firm and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.
What is the distinction between the free and the normal shared hosting service?
Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web hosting providers are not capable of maintaining a great number of web hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more clients on a single server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and handled appropriately, because the large amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting providers, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to discover a free hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers normally provide free client support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid hosting plan, which includes more web hosting features. One such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting vendors in the world.
At the same time, traditional shared hosting corporations such as us, may afford to maintain numerous hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, though, does not necessarily mean that this solution has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free themes. As a web hosting vendor, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get beguiled into buying a package that you cannot actually use.
What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?
The shared hosting solution is best for people who would like to host a basic website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different company, which can create website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you pick eWallz Cloud as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of troubles in the future.