Shared Website Hosting Description
The most standard and frequently used form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive form of hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?
What is web hosting?
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As the name indicates, the web hosting solution is a form of service where lots of users share the system resources of the same web server. This signifies that all server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly rendered feasible by creating different accounts for the separate clients and appointing given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed so as to prevent the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Usually, web hosting clients do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which primarily indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own website hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the server and by the respective hosting plan. That predetermines the second essential question:
How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?
Web hosting companies that offer web hosting solutions typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages include diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact fix the limits that a hosting plan will include. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will have, once created. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are set by the actual hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the corporation, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing policy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.
What is the distinction between the free of charge and the standard web hosting service?
Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free website hosting distributors are not able to maintain a big amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on a single server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and maintained properly, since the large amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting firms, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to find a free website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free technical support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web portals to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. One such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.
At the same time, established web hosting companies like us, may afford to keep numerous hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, however, does not automatically signify that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. What's more, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge web site templates. As a hosting firm, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get fooled into buying a solution that you cannot actually utilize.
What should I expect from a web hosting solution?
The web hosting service is best for those who are looking to host an average web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting vendor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different vendor, which can cause site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web site. If you select Connect IT Domain and Hosting as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of headaches in the future.