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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most principal and popularly availed of type of web hosting is the hosting solution. It represents a means to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and operating a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of clients share the resources of one and the same web server. This means that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually made attainable by setting up separate accounts for the different clients and imposing given restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned in order to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, hosting clients do not have complete root access to the hosting server's config files, which primarily indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server aside from their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That leads up to the second vital question:

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

Hosting vendors that offer hosting services normally have various website hosting packages. Those plans provide different quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are chosen by the specific hosting distributor. Based on the policy of the supplier, the hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the given corporation and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the difference between the free and the classic hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting providers are not capable of keeping a large amount of servers, hence, they just host more clients on one server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to find a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors usually provide free client support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional hosting suppliers like us, are able to maintain lots of web hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this service has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. In addition, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free web skins. As a website hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can be calm that you won't get hoaxed into buying a plan that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for those who wish to host a standard web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. Therefore, when picking a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can create web site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you select Cyber Town Hosting as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of problems in the future.

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