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What Indeed is Shared Website Hosting?

The most standard and universally utilized kind of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and running a web server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of clients share the system resources of one and the same web server. This means that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are shared among the users whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mainly rendered achievable by creating different accounts for the different customers and fixing specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned so as to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Normally, hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the server's config files, which primarily means that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are determined by the web hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That paves the way for the second essential question:

How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting suppliers that distribute hosting solutions usually have different web hosting packages. Those packages contain different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a website hosting plan will include. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once opened. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are defined by the very web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the corporation, the hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the needs of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the common hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting vendors are not capable of maintaining a large amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more customers on a single hosting server by decreasing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, since the large amount of accounts may cause the server to crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors typically offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web sites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, established hosting companies such as us, may afford to maintain a lot of web servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting service, however, does not automatically denote that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free web layouts. As a website hosting supplier, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be certain that you won't get hoaxed into buying a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host an average website, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you pick Big D's Hosting Services as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of frustrations in the long run.