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What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most standard and regularly availed of form of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared hosting solution is a type of service where multiple clients share the resources of the same hosting server. This goes to say that all web hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is usually made accomplishable by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and applying certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed so as to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which primarily means that they cannot access anything else on the web server aside from their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are set by the web hosting distributor that owns the server and by the given web hosting package. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting providers that supply shared hosting accounts usually have different website hosting plans. Those packages include diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a web hosting package will include. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are set by the specific hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the business policy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the regular shared hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free web hosting vendors are not capable of keeping a large number of hosting servers, hence, they just host more clients on a single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are monitored and dealt with properly, because the huge number of accounts may cause the server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to discover a free hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies commonly provide free client support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web pages to grow so that they eventually move to a paid hosting package, which includes more website hosting features. Such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, established shared hosting suppliers such as us, are able to maintain many servers and so, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily denote that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free web design skins. As a website hosting companie, we do look after our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who desire to host a normal web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business develops, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can bring about site problems and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you choose Dynamextreme Host as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you lots of nuisances in the long run.

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