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How Does Shared Hosting Operate?

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The most fundamental and widely utilized kind of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and administering a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where multiple clients share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This means that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically rendered feasible by creating different accounts for the different clients and applying certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated so as to restrain the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting users do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which principally implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are set by the web hosting company that owns the web server and by the given website hosting package. That brings about the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting providers that supply shared hosting solutions typically have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages include different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which actually define the limits that a website hosting account will include. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are chosen by the particular hosting company. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the business tactics of the given distributor and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the standard shared hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web hosting suppliers are not able to keep a great number of hosting servers, hence, they just host more users on a single server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, because the great amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting providers, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to discover a free of charge website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared hosting providers like us, may afford to keep lots of hosting servers and hence, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily mean that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free web design layouts. As a website hosting distributor, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be assured that you won't get swindled into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for persons who are looking to host a standard website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different supplier, which can bring about site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your website. If you go with Kiaran IT Services as your hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.

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