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What Indeed is Shared Web Hosting?

The most archetypal and frequently used variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and operating a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name designates, the hosting solution is a type of service where lots of users share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This means that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are shared among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mainly rendered achievable by opening separate accounts for the different clients and allocating some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed so as to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Typically, hosting users do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting company that owns the web server and by the particular web hosting package. That paves the way for the second vital question:

How are the shared web hosting servers split among the customers?

Hosting distributors that offer hosting services normally have various web hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limits that a web hosting account will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once opened. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are fixed by the given hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free and the standard hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining a great amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more clients on one single hosting server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled properly, because the great number of accounts may cause the server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to find a free of cost web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which includes more hosting resources. One such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, traditional hosting firms such as us, may afford to maintain numerous hosting servers and hence, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, though, does not automatically imply that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis themes. As a hosting corporation, we do look after our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get fooled into paying for a package that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for those who would like to host a normal web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate company, which can create website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you choose W3Cloud as your hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of headaches in the long run.