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Shared Hosting Explanation

The most principal and frequently used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web hosting service is a type of service where a lot of users share the reserves of the same web server. This indicates that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally made feasible by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and appointing some limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Normally, shared web hosting clients do not have root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own personal website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting company that possesses the web server and by the respective hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting firms that distribute shared web hosting accounts usually have different web hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the restrictions that a website hosting plan will have. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the specs of the hosting plans are chosen by the actual hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared web hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business strategy of the specific firm and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free and the normal shared web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a huge amount of web servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more users on a single web server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and administered properly, since the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free website hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free of charge web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally offer free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. One such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting providers like us, are able to maintain a lot of web servers and so, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, though, does not necessarily denote that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Also, we also provide a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free website layouts. As a website hosting provider, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get tricked into buying a package that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web hosting solution is best for individuals who would like to host a normal website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. So, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate company, which can create web site problems and even continued downtime for your web portal. If you go with DGSOL Host as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of difficulties in the long run.