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What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most principal and widely utilized kind of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where lots of customers share the reserves of the same hosting server. This implies that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the separate customers and applying given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which principally means that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own website hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting provider that owns the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That paves the way for the second vital question:

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

Hosting distributors that deliver shared hosting solutions normally have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limits that a web hosting plan will include. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are chosen by the very hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are determined by the marketing policy of the specific corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the classic shared hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense number of servers, therefore, they plainly host more clients on one single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are monitored and handled appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to find a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually provide free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, established shared hosting corporations such as us, may afford to keep a lot of web servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, however, does not automatically signify that this solution has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis web site layouts. As a website hosting companie, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get fooled into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who want to host a basic site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate company, which can create site problems and even extended downtime for your website. If you go with surfhosting.eu as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of complications in the long run.

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