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The most elemental and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and handling a hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web hosting service is a form of service where many users share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This indicates that all server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually rendered viable by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and applying given restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limits are set so as to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting customers do not have full root access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally indicates that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting distributor that possesses the server and by the given website hosting package. That leads up to the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting companies that offer shared web hosting packages normally have various website hosting plans. Those plans include different amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which actually set the limits that a web hosting account will have. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once created. The prices and the specs of the web hosting plans are chosen by the given hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared web hosting service falls into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the particular supplier and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the distinction between the free and the common shared web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free website hosting distributors are not able to keep an enormous number of hosting servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more users on one hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and handled appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting companies, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to come across a free hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their websites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid hosting account, which offers more website hosting resources. Such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting providers such as us, may afford to maintain a lot of hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, though, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-cost themes. As a website hosting firm, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you select us, you can be calm that you won't get deluded into paying for a solution that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. So, when picking a website hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause web site problems and even extended downtime for your web site. If you select Hosting Profesional as your hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of frustrations in the long run.

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