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What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most fundamental and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a means to host your site without having to understand much about programming and running a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name hints, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of clients share the system reserves of one and the same server. This signifies that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made feasible by opening separate accounts for the different users and fixing some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily denotes that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their very own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting vendor that possesses the web server and by the respective hosting package. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting firms that provide shared hosting packages typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages involve different quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the restrictions that a web hosting package will have. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are determined by the very web hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing tactics of the particular company and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free and the popular shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they offer. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to maintain an immense amount of web servers, hence, they simply host more clients on one single server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, since the enormous number of accounts may make the hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting companies, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their sites to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more hosting features. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established shared hosting firms like us, may afford to maintain multiple hosting servers and so, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, however, does not automatically signify that this service has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. What's more, we also give a free extra with the hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web design layouts. As a web hosting corporation, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you select us, you can be certain that you won't get duped into paying for a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who desire to host an average website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a web hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different supplier, which can bring about website problems and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you go with Glomulser Web hosting as your website 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 save you lots of complications in the long run.

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