What Precisely is Shared Hosting?
The most basic and widely utilized sort of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is shared hosting?
What is shared hosting?
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As the name hints, the shared hosting solution is a sort of service where plenty of users share the system resources of the same server. This implies that all server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mainly made feasible by creating different accounts for the separate customers and fixing given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own personal website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting vendor that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That results in the second important question:
How are the shared hosting web servers split among the users?
Hosting corporations that supply shared hosting plans normally have different web hosting plans. Those plans involve diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are determined by the specific web hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the business strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the demands of the specific client.
What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal shared hosting service?
Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of web servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more clients on a single server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, because the large number of accounts may make the hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to find a free of cost hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web pages to enlarge so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting providers in the world.
On the other hand, established shared hosting corporations such as us, are able to keep plenty of hosting servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting service, though, does not necessarily imply that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're getting. Moreover, we also offer a free bonus with the hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-cost layouts. As a website hosting distributor, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest confident that you won't get beguiled into paying for a solution that you cannot actually make use of.
What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?
The shared hosting solution is best for individuals who desire to host a normal web site, 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 gets bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a hosting company, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you pick Tiger Hosts 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 essential and will spare you a lot of hassles in the long run.