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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most standard and universally availed of type of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical type of hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name suggests, the hosting service is a type of service where a lot of customers share the reserves of the same web server. This indicates that all server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally rendered achievable by opening different accounts for the separate users and appointing given limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Normally, hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically signifies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That necessitates the second vital question:

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

Web hosting companies that provide hosting solutions typically have various website hosting plans. Those packages offer different amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which actually set the restrictions 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 befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the customer's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are defined by the specific hosting company. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the particular vendor and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the regular hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free web hosting distributors are not able to maintain an enormous number of web servers, therefore, they just host more clients on one single hosting server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and handled properly, since the huge amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash frequently. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to come across a free website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies typically offer free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web sites to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting distributors in the world.

At the same time, established hosting corporations like us, may afford to maintain lots of hosting servers and as a result, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting package, however, does not automatically signify that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free web site skins. As a website hosting companie, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for individuals who would like to host a normal web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a 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 move to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a website hosting vendor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate company, which can cause web site complications and even continued downtime for your website. If you go with Baptist Church Web Hosting as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of nuisances in the long run.