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The most elemental and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and handling a web server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting solution is a sort of service where lots of users share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This denotes that all web hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made accomplishable by opening different accounts for the different customers and setting some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting users do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally implies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server but their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting company that owns the server and by the particular hosting plan. That gives rise to the second essential question:

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

Hosting vendors that provide shared hosting plans typically have various hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limits that a web hosting account will have. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limitations the user's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are chosen by the given hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business strategy of the given supplier and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the common shared hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free website hosting vendors are not able to maintain a great number of hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more customers on a single server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, since the immense amount of accounts may make the web server crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free of cost web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies typically offer free technical support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web sites to grow bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared hosting distributors such as us, are able to keep lots of hosting servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not necessarily mean that this service has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis layouts. As a website hosting provider, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest certain that you won't get swindled into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who want to host a basic web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause site complications and even extended downtime for your website. If you select SupernovaHost as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of annoyances in the future.

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