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What Exactly is Shared Website Hosting?

The most archetypal and universally availed of type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and operating a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting service is a form of service where many customers share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally made attainable by creating separate accounts for the separate users and appointing specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's configuration files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their very own website page hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That leads to the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that deliver web hosting accounts normally have various web hosting packages. Those plans include different quotas of hosting features and specs, which actually set the limits that a website hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will involve, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting packages are chosen by the very hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the firm, the web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing policy of the given provider and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the classic web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a huge number of web servers, hence, they simply host more users on a single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, since the great number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting corporations, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to come across a free of cost hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors commonly provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their sites to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. Such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

At the same time, established web hosting providers like us, may afford to maintain plenty of web hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, though, does not automatically denote that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. Besides, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free design skins. As a website hosting supplier, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get hoaxed into paying for an account that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for people who want to host an average web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about web site troubles and even continuous downtime for your site. If you go with iwebclouds Hosting 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 vital and will spare you lots of frustrations in the long run.