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Explanation of Shared Hosting

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The most fundamental and widely utilized type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and operating a web hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most economical type of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name hints, the web hosting service is a type of service where numerous customers share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This suggests that all web server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually rendered attainable by creating different accounts for the separate users and fixing specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned so as to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which principally goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the server apart from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting provider that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

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

Hosting distributors that supply web hosting services typically have different web hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the limits that a web hosting plan will include. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what limitations the client's account will include, once opened. The costs and the specs of the hosting plans are defined by the specific hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the company, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are dependent on the business strategy of the given firm and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the contrast between the free and the common web hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free website hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining an enormous amount of web hosting servers, hence, they merely host more customers on one web hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and administered properly, because the immense number of accounts may cause the server to crash again and again. The majority of the free hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to find a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations usually provide free customer support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting providers worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting vendors like us, may afford to keep lots of servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, though, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Moreover, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge site templates. As a website hosting corporation, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you select us, you can be assured that you won't get fooled into purchasing an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for those who want to host a normal web portal, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you select Big M WebHosting Co. as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of frustrations in the long run.

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