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How Does Shared Website Hosting Operate?

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The most basic and widely used sort of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of users share the resources of one and the same server. This indicates that all web hosting server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mainly rendered attainable by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and allocating specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Typically, web hosting users do not have root-level access to the server's configuration files, which primarily goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their very own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the web server and by the particular website hosting plan. That paves the way for the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting corporations that distribute web hosting packages normally have diverse hosting packages. Those plans provide different quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a website hosting plan will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what restrictions the user's account will include, once set up. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are defined by the very web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the distributor, the web hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing strategy of the given provider and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the popular web hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free web hosting companies are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of web servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more clients on one web server by decreasing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the large number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting suppliers, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally provide free customer support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. Such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting firms like us, may afford to keep a lot of web servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not automatically mean that this solution has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free web layouts. As a web hosting distributor, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can be certain that you won't get deceived into buying a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for people who are looking to host a normal web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you choose 1DUR Media as your hosting company, 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 save you lots of hassles in the future.

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