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The most fundamental and universally utilized sort of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared 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 ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made achievable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and applying specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed so as to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally means that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their own website hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are set by the hosting supplier that possesses the server and by the particular website hosting plan. That entails the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Hosting vendors that supply shared hosting accounts commonly have different hosting packages. Those packages offer diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact fix the restrictions that a web hosting account will have. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once created. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the actual web hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually depend on the business strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the typical shared hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free web hosting providers are not capable of maintaining an enormous amount of web hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more users on a single hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, since the big number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free website hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to find a free website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually provide free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established shared hosting corporations such as us, are able to maintain many hosting servers and so, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting account, however, does not automatically denote that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of charge-free web layouts. As a web hosting companie, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into buying a service that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a basic web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about website problems and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you choose Interweb Machine as your hosting provider, 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 save you lots of complications in the long run.

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