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How Does Shared Website Hosting Work?

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The most elemental and commonly availed of form of web hosting is the website hosting service. It's a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administering a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name denotes, the website hosting service is a form of service where lots of clients share the system resources of one and the same server. This denotes that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mostly rendered viable by opening different accounts for the separate customers and setting certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, website hosting customers do not have complete root access to the server's config files, which essentially signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their own website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the server and by the respective web hosting package. That leads up to the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting corporations that distribute website hosting services commonly have various website hosting packages. Those packages provide diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the restrictions that a hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the given web hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the vendor, the website hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually are dependent on the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the difference between the free and the typical website hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free website hosting providers are not capable of keeping a great number of servers, therefore, they plainly host more customers on one web server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and handled properly, since the huge amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to come across a free of charge hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers normally provide free client support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their websites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more hosting features. One such distributor, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, established website hosting vendors like us, may afford to maintain plenty of hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically signify that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. In addition, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis site templates. As a web hosting corporation, we do care about our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can rest calm that you won't get tricked into buying a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a website hosting solution?

The website hosting solution is best for people who would like to host a basic site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when selecting a website hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you pick VastGIG as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of hassles in the future.

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