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What is Shared Hosting?

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The most elemental and popularly availed of form of web hosting is the hosting solution. It's a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and managing a hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name signifies, the hosting service is a form of service where plenty of users share the reserves of one and the same server. This suggests that all web server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mainly made possible by opening separate accounts for the different customers and allocating specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Normally, hosting clients do not have complete root access to the server's config files, which primarily signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the hosting company that possesses the hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That gives rise to the second essential question:

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

Web hosting distributors that offer hosting accounts usually have diverse hosting packages. Those packages provide different quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the limitations that a website hosting account will include. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting plans are defined by the actual web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are determined by the marketing strategy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the popular hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not able to maintain an immense number of hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more customers on one single hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are supervised and maintained properly, since the big amount of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to come across a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations commonly provide free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which includes more website hosting features. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, traditional hosting corporations such as us, may afford to maintain a lot of web servers and hence, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting account, however, does not automatically signify that this solution has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. What's more, we also offer a free extra with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of charge-free web design layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you select us, you can rest assured that you won't get deluded into paying for a solution that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a normal web page, which is going to generate 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 grows, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (aka a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when choosing a website hosting company, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can create site troubles and even extended downtime for your site. If you pick webreg as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the future.

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