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What Exactly is Shared Web Hosting?

The most primary and frequently availed of kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where numerous customers share the reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is usually made accomplishable by opening different accounts for the different clients and assigning certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned so as to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting clients do not have complete root access to the hosting server's config files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting firm that possesses the server and by the respective website hosting package. That leads up to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that furnish shared hosting solutions commonly have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans contain diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the restrictions that a web hosting account will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will have, once created. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are set by the given hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the specific provider and, of course, the demands of the given client.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free website hosting companies are not able to keep a large number of web hosting servers, therefore, they just accommodate more customers on one hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and dealt with properly, because the immense number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash over and over again. Most of the free web hosting corporations, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to find a free of charge web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors normally provide free client support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid hosting account, which offers more hosting resources. One such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared hosting providers such as us, may afford to keep numerous web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting package, however, does not necessarily mean that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free templates. As a hosting supplier, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can be calm that you won't get duped into buying a plan that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who want to host a normal web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website troubles and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you go with EZ Hosting as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of troubles in the future.