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What Exactly is Shared Website Hosting?

The most fundamental and universally used sort of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administering a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name designates, the web hosting service is a form of service where multiple clients share the system reserves of one and the same server. This goes to say that all web server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made viable by setting up separate accounts for the different users and assigning some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions 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, web hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which principally goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting company that owns the web server and by the given web hosting plan. That predetermines the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting distributors that furnish web hosting solutions typically have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limits that a hosting package will have. The client may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are fixed by the actual web hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the company, the web hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the standard shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the popular web hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not capable of maintaining a big number of hosting servers, therefore, they merely host more users on one server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are supervised and maintained properly, because the big amount of accounts may make the server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting corporations, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to find a free web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors commonly offer free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web pages to get bigger so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more web hosting features. One such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, traditional web hosting corporations like us, may afford to keep lots of web hosting servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically denote that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're getting. Additionally, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free web design skins. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled into paying for a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for people who are looking to host a basic web site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business develops, your site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause web site troubles and even extended downtime for your website. If you pick Big Data HOST IT as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of hassles in the future.