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Shared Web Hosting Explanation
The most standard and popularly utilized form of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and handling a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is hosting?
What is hosting?
As the name implies, the hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of users share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This means that all server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is typically made possible by setting up separate accounts for the separate customers and appointing specific limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Typically, hosting clients do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which essentially implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the particular website hosting package. That brings on the second important question:
How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the customers?
Hosting distributors that supply hosting plans usually have different web hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a website hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specs of the hosting plans are specified by the very hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the business tactics of the particular provider and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.
What is the distinction between the free and the normal hosting service?
Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a big number of web servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more customers on a single hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled appropriately, because the immense amount of accounts may cause the server to crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to come across a free of charge website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors normally provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web portals to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting corporations worldwide.
At the same time, established hosting companies like us, may afford to maintain plenty of web servers and hence, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Additionally, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free skins. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest certain that you won't get swindled into paying for an account that you cannot actually avail of.
What should I anticipate from a hosting service?
The hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a basic site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a hosting vendor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different company, which can create web site complications and even extended downtime for your web page. If you pick Baptist Church Web Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of annoyances in the long run.