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Definition of Shared Website Hosting

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The most basic and regularly used sort of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name suggests, the web hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of users share the system reserves of the same hosting server. This indicates that all web server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the separate customers and allocating specific limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting customers do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which principally denotes that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web server and by the given hosting plan. That necessitates the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Web hosting firms that distribute web hosting services normally have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact define the limitations that a website hosting package will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the given web hosting company. Depending on the politics of the firm, the web hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are determined by the marketing policy of the specific vendor and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the standard web hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of servers, therefore, they just host more customers on one single web hosting server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting corporations, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their sites to grow so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting account, which includes more web hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting distributors like us, are able to maintain many web hosting servers and hence, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily denote that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free web site templates. As a web hosting firm, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can be certain that you won't get hoaxed into buying a solution that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host a normal web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting supplier, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can create website complications and even continuous downtime for your website. If you select CP Web Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of frustrations in the future.

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