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What Actually is Shared Hosting?

The most archetypal and commonly availed of form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and handling a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name implies, the web hosting solution is a form of service where lots of clients share the system resources of the same hosting server. This suggests that all hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are divided among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mostly made feasible by creating different accounts for the different users and assigning certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set so as to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have complete root access to the server's configuration files, which essentially suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their own personal hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting provider that possesses the hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That brings about the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting suppliers that supply web hosting services normally have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages involve different quotas of web hosting features and specs, which actually set the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The user may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will involve, once created. The costs and the features of the hosting packages are determined by the actual hosting provider. Based on the policy of the firm, the web hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business policy of the specific firm and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the classic web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web hosting corporations are not able to keep a great amount of servers, therefore, they simply host more clients on a single hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, since the immense amount of accounts may cause the server to crash regularly. Most of the free website hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to come across a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors typically offer free client support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web portals to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. Such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free website hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting vendors such as us, are able to maintain plenty of servers and as a result, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, though, does not automatically denote that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free site layouts. As a hosting corporation, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be assured that you won't get beguiled into buying an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for those who wish to host a standard web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different distributor, which can bring about web site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you choose DuoServers.ORG as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of nuisances in the long run.