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What In Fact is Shared Web Hosting?
The most standard and frequently availed of kind of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?
What is shared hosting?
As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a type of service where a lot of customers share the reserves of the same web server. This implies that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are shared among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly made accomplishable by setting up different accounts for the different clients and assigning specific limits and 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 prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting users do not have root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server aside from their own personal website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting supplier that owns the web server and by the given website hosting plan. That brings about the second vital question:
How are the shared web hosting servers split among the customers?
Web hosting firms that offer shared hosting services typically have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually set the limits that a website hosting package will include. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the client's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are defined by the given hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the specific distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular user.
What is the difference between the free of cost and the normal shared hosting solution?
Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on one single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may make the server crash time and time again. Most of the free web hosting distributors, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to discover a free web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting providers worldwide.
At the same time, established shared hosting distributors like us, are able to maintain numerous web servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, though, does not necessarily denote that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Moreover, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost web site themes. As a website hosting companie, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest certain that you won't get fooled into paying for an account that you cannot in fact make use of.
What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?
The shared hosting service is best for people who desire to host a normal website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about website predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you choose Tiger Hosts as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of troubles in the long run.