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Explanation of Shared Website Hosting

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The most elemental and regularly availed of type of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and administering a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where lots of customers share the system reserves of one and the same server. This indicates that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is normally rendered possible by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and assigning certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed in order to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting users do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting plan. That necessitates the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting web servers divided among the clients?

Hosting firms that furnish shared hosting accounts typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages offer different quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the limitations that a web hosting package will include. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the hosting plans are defined by the very hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are dependent on the business tactics of the given supplier and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the regular shared hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting providers are not capable of keeping a large number of hosting servers, hence, they just host more users on one single server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, because the great number of accounts may make the hosting server crash frequently. Most of the free web hosting corporations, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to discover a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally offer free customer support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their websites to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more web hosting resources. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting companies like us, may afford to keep lots of web servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily signify that this solution has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Moreover, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis website templates. As a web hosting provider, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can be assured that you won't get deceived into purchasing a package that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for persons who are looking to host a basic site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting company, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about website problems and even continued downtime for your web site. If you pick KwaSat Host as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of troubles in the long run.

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