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What Precisely is Shared Hosting?

The most fundamental and popularly used variety of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name suggests, the web hosting solution is a type of service where plenty of customers share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This signifies that all server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are shared among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is usually made feasible by setting up separate accounts for the different users and setting specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web server's config files, which basically indicates that they cannot access anything else on the server beside their own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting provider that possesses the server and by the respective web hosting package. That gives rise to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Hosting distributors that supply web hosting solutions normally have diverse hosting packages. Those packages offer diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the restrictions that a website hosting account will include. The customer may choose between the separate 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 client's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are chosen by the specific hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the vendor, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing policy of the specific corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the popular web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they offer. Free website hosting firms are not able to maintain a large number of web servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on one web server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the hosting servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the huge amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash frequently. The majority of the free web hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly offer free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. One such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting distributors like us, are able to keep lots of servers and so, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily signify that this service has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of gratis web page templates. As a hosting firm, we do look after our good name and that's why if you pick us, you can rest certain that you won't get hoaxed into paying for an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for persons who want to host a normal website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can bring about site troubles and even continued downtime for your website. If you go with Mnistrat Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of inconveniences in the future.