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How Does Shared Web Hosting Work?

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The most primary and universally used sort of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and operating a web server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name hints, the shared hosting service is a kind of service where lots of users share the resources of one and the same server. This indicates that all web hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly made possible by setting up separate accounts for the separate customers and fixing some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set so as to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting clients do not have full root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting supplier that owns the web hosting server and by the particular hosting plan. That brings on the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Web hosting vendors that supply shared hosting solutions commonly have various web hosting plans. Those plans involve diverse amounts of hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the restrictions that a web hosting account will have. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the hosting plans are fixed by the very hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the company, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the marketing policy of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the normal shared hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free web hosting firms are not capable of keeping an immense amount of servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more users on one single hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, because the big amount of accounts may cause the server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free web hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to discover a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors usually offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their sites to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which includes more web hosting resources. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting corporations like us, may afford to keep multiple servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, though, does not necessarily denote that this account has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. Additionally, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary website layouts. As a website hosting companie, we do look after our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can be assured that you won't get deluded into buying a service that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for people who want to host a normal web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting supplier, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate company, which can create site complications and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you pick UNLICLOUD as your hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of hassles in the future.

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