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How Does Shared Hosting Operate?

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The most primary and regularly used form of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It's a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administrating a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Still, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name designates, the website hosting service is a type of service where a lot of users share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This denotes that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are split among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mainly rendered accomplishable by opening separate accounts for the different users and applying specific limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed so as to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, website hosting clients do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server but their very own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting provider that owns the hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That paves the way for the second important question:

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

Hosting suppliers that deliver website hosting packages typically have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages contain diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limitations that a website hosting package will include. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once set up. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are fixed by the very web hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the website hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the given provider and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the normal website hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free website hosting vendors are not capable of keeping a large number of web servers, therefore, they plainly host more users on one single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, because the huge amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to find a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such company, for example, is, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, established website hosting companies such as us, are able to keep a lot of web hosting servers and hence, we are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting solution, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis site layouts. As a website hosting firm, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be confident that you won't get swindled into paying for a solution that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a website hosting service?

The website hosting service is best for people who desire to host a basic web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting company, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you go with WebDevHosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of problems in the long run.

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