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How Does Shared Hosting Operate?

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The most archetypal and regularly used form of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web server. Besides, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of clients share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all web hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is normally made possible by setting up separate accounts for the different users and fixing specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which essentially indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the web hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That predetermines the second essential question:

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

Hosting suppliers that furnish web hosting services usually have various website hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the limits that a web hosting account will have. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting plans are specified by the very web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the provider, the web hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the common shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are dependent on the marketing tactics of the particular company and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the common web hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free website hosting companies are not capable of keeping an immense amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more users on one single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are monitored and administered properly, because the immense number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to come across a free of charge web hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their websites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting suppliers such as us, are able to keep multiple web servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not necessarily signify that this plan has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. Also, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free skins. As a website hosting companie, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for individuals who desire to host a normal website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when selecting a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different company, which can bring about website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you go with Debian Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of troubles in the future.

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