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What Precisely is Shared Hosting?

The most archetypal and popularly used kind of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and managing a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name designates, the web hosting solution is a type of service where numerous customers share the system reserves of one and the same server. This means that all web server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly made viable by creating separate accounts for the different users and assigning some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated so as to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, web hosting users do not have complete root access to the hosting server's config files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server apart from their very own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting distributor that owns the web server and by the particular hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting corporations that offer web hosting packages commonly have different website hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the limits that a website hosting package will include. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are fixed by the particular web hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the supplier, the web hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really are determined by the marketing strategy of the particular supplier and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the typical web hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting firms are not able to maintain an enormous amount of hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one web server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are monitored and tackled properly, because the big number of accounts may make the hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to stumble upon a free hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally offer free client support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web sites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting providers in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting corporations like us, are able to maintain many hosting servers and hence, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting service, though, does not automatically denote that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. Additionally, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge web design templates. As a website hosting provider, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for those who want to host an average web portal, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful hosting solution 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 choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can cause web site predicaments and even extended downtime for your site. If you pick I Services, Inc. as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of predicaments in the future.