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Description of Shared Hosting

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The most standard and frequently used variety of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and operating a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name hints, the web hosting solution is a form of service where numerous users share the resources of one and the same web server. This implies that all server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically made viable by opening separate accounts for the different customers and allocating given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting clients do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That predetermines the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Web hosting vendors that deliver web hosting plans commonly have various web hosting plans. Those plans involve different quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the limitations that a website hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The hosting package will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the features of the hosting packages are defined by the actual hosting company. Depending on the policy of the company, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually are determined by the marketing strategy of the given firm and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free web hosting corporations are not able to maintain a big number of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on a single web hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are monitored and maintained appropriately, because the immense amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to discover a free of cost hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations usually provide free technical support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more hosting features. Such firm, for example, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting companies such as us, are able to maintain multiple web servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically denote that this account has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web site templates. As a web hosting companie, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get fooled into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who want to host a normal website, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can bring about website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you select Local Small Business Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you a lot of troubles in the long run.

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