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What Does Shared Website Hosting Signify?

The most elemental and popularly availed of sort of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and managing a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

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As the name indicates, the shared hosting service is a type of service where numerous clients share the resources of the same hosting server. This suggests that all web server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally rendered possible by creating different accounts for the separate clients and applying some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned in order to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which principally signifies that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own personal website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Web hosting companies that deliver shared hosting services normally have various web hosting packages. Those plans involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the limitations that a website hosting package will include. The user may choose 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 restrictions the user's account will include, once opened. The prices and the features of the web hosting packages are fixed by the particular hosting provider. Based on the politics of the provider, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing strategy of the specific provider and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free and the regular shared hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to keep an enormous number of hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more customers on one single web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and administered appropriately, since the huge amount of accounts may make the server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting suppliers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of cost website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers normally offer free technical support even to the free hosting users, since they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which includes more website hosting resources. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, established shared hosting corporations like us, are able to maintain numerous servers and hence, we are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, however, does not automatically imply that this plan has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. Additionally, we also give a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free web page skins. As a website hosting distributor, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get hoaxed into buying a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who want to host an average website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different supplier, which can cause website complications and even continued downtime for your site. If you choose Su Host as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of complications in the long run.