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What Exactly is Shared Hosting?

The most standard and popularly used type of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. What's more, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name indicates, the website hosting solution is a form of service where a lot of users share the system resources of the same web hosting server. This means that all web hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is mostly rendered attainable by opening different accounts for the separate users and imposing certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, website hosting users do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which principally goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting company that possesses the web server and by the given web hosting plan. That predetermines the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that furnish website hosting services typically have various web hosting packages. Those packages involve different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually determine the limits that a web hosting package will include. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will include, once created. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are specified by the specific web hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the website hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the particular company and, of course, the needs of the given client.

What is the distinction between the free and the standard website hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free website hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a huge amount of web servers, therefore, they plainly host more clients on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, since the huge number of accounts may make the server crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to discover a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms commonly offer free client support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web sites to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid hosting account, which includes more website hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, traditional website hosting companies like us, may afford to keep plenty of hosting servers and so, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're getting. In addition, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of complimentary website layouts. As a web hosting companie, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a website hosting solution?

The website hosting service is best for individuals who are looking to host a basic site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when picking a web hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause site problems and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you select Digicalporter Web Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of annoyances in the future.


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