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How Does Shared Hosting Work?

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The most archetypal and commonly availed of form of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting service is a type of service where lots of clients share the reserves of the same web server. This signifies that all server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically rendered attainable by creating separate accounts for the different users and fixing specific limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed so as to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the particular web hosting plan. That necessitates the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Hosting vendors that offer web hosting solutions commonly have diverse web hosting packages. Those packages offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limitations the user's account will include, once set up. The prices and the features of the website hosting plans are defined by the actual hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the web hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are dependent on the business strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

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

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free website hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a large amount of web servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on one single web server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are monitored and maintained properly, since the enormous amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies commonly provide free technical support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting features. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, traditional web hosting vendors like us, may afford to maintain a lot of servers and hence, we may afford to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, though, does not necessarily signify that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Additionally, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary website layouts. As a website hosting provider, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be calm that you won't get swindled into buying a package that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for those who would like to host a normal website, 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 be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a web hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about web site problems and even continued downtime for your web site. If you go with AS Host Company as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of hassles in the long run.

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