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What Does Shared Website Hosting Represent?

The most primary and popularly utilized sort of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administrating a server. Moreover, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

Business
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As the name hints, the website hosting service is a type of service where lots of customers share the resources of the same web hosting server. This means that all server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically made accomplishable by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and imposing given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned so as to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, website hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their very own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting supplier that owns the hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That brings about the second important question:

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

Web hosting corporations that furnish website hosting services usually have various website hosting packages. Those packages include different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually define the limitations that a website hosting account will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting plans are determined by the specific web hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the website hosting service falls into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really are dependent on the marketing strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the requirements of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the normal website hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not able to maintain a large number of web servers, therefore, they merely host more clients on a single web hosting server by decreasing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are monitored and maintained appropriately, since the great number of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting vendors, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to come across a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers normally provide free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid hosting account, which offers more hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established website hosting providers like us, may afford to maintain lots of web servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting plan, however, does not automatically mean that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're getting. In addition, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free layouts. As a web hosting supplier, we do care about our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get tricked into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a website hosting service?

The website hosting solution is best for individuals who would like to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can create web site complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you select 7 Sea Host as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you a lot of difficulties in the long run.