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What is Shared Hosting?

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The most fundamental and commonly utilized variety of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and administering a hosting server. What's more, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name denotes, the hosting service is a form of service where plenty of customers share the system reserves of the same hosting server. This denotes that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly rendered tenable by opening separate accounts for the separate users and setting certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed in order to prevent the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, hosting users do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily denotes that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting firm that possesses the web server and by the respective website hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that supply hosting packages normally have different hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a hosting account will include. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specs of the website hosting packages are determined by the very hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really are determined by the marketing strategy of the particular vendor and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free and the typical hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free web hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a huge number of web servers, hence, they just accommodate more customers on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, since the enormous number of accounts may make the hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting distributors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established hosting firms like us, are able to keep a lot of web servers and so, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting account, however, does not automatically signify that this account has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Also, we also provide a free extra with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge web themes. As a hosting supplier, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can be certain that you won't get deluded into buying a plan that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host a normal web site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can bring about web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you go with Efficientia Servers as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of annoyances in the long run.

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