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Description of Shared Website Hosting

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The most basic and widely availed of form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. Moreover, it's also the most economical type of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting service is a form of service where lots of customers share the reserves of the same server. This denotes that all server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are split among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is usually made feasible by creating different accounts for the different customers and setting certain limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting clients do not have complete root access to the hosting server's config files, which principally implies that they cannot access anything else on the server apart from their very own web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting company that owns the server and by the particular web hosting plan. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting companies that furnish web hosting plans normally have different hosting packages. Those plans include different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact fix the restrictions that a hosting package will include. The user may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will involve, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting plans are defined by the very web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the corporation, the web hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really are determined by the marketing strategy of the given distributor and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the normal web hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web hosting suppliers are not able to keep an enormous amount of hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on one hosting server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and dealt with properly, because the large number of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting distributors, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to discover a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations usually provide free customer support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which offers more hosting features. Such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting companies such as us, are able to maintain numerous servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this account has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Also, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost web site templates. As a website hosting vendor, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be certain that you won't get deluded into buying an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for individuals who want to host a standard web portal, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when selecting a web hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate company, which can bring about website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you go with Web Of Friends as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of predicaments in the long run.

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