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What Exactly is Shared Hosting?

The most fundamental and regularly availed of sort of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name implies, the web hosting service is a kind of service where multiple users share the reserves of one and the same server. This denotes that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mainly rendered tenable by opening different accounts for the separate clients and allocating some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed in order to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, web hosting users do not have root access to the hosting server's config files, which basically denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server aside from their very own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting vendor that possesses the web server and by the respective hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

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

Web hosting vendors that deliver web hosting accounts normally have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a website hosting package will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting packages are chosen by the specific web hosting company. Based on the politics of the supplier, the web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the particular distributor and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the normal web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free website hosting companies are not capable of keeping a huge number of web servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are monitored and handled appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash frequently. The majority of the free hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web sites to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting package, which includes more hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting vendors like us, are able to maintain multiple web hosting servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting service, however, does not automatically denote that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis web layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest confident that you won't get duped into buying a package that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different distributor, which can bring about site problems and even extended downtime for your website. If you pick Lord Griffin IT Solutions as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of annoyances in the long run.