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How Does Shared Website Hosting Work?

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The most elemental and universally availed of kind of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It's a means to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and running a hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name signifies, the website hosting service is a kind of service where plenty of users share the resources of one and the same server. This signifies that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered feasible by creating different accounts for the different customers and imposing given restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to restrain the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Normally, website hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily means that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting supplier that owns the server and by the respective web hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that distribute website hosting services usually have various website hosting plans. Those plans contain diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a web hosting package will include. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are chosen by the specific web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the website hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the standard shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the specific provider and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the typical website hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting corporations are not able to keep an immense amount of web hosting servers, hence, they just host more users on a single hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are supervised and maintained properly, because the large amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting companies, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to stumble upon a free website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers usually offer free customer support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web sites to get bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more website hosting features. One such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting firms worldwide.

At the same time, established website hosting firms such as us, are able to maintain many servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, however, does not necessarily mean that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also provide a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-charge layouts. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest assured that you won't get deluded into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a website hosting solution?

The website hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host a standard site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate company, which can create site complications and even continuous downtime for your website. If you go with eChromatics as your website hosting provider, 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 lots of frustrations in the long run.

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