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Explanation of Shared Website Hosting

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The most standard and universally availed of variety of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and handling a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name designates, the web hosting service is a type of service where multiple clients share the system resources of the same server. This indicates that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically made possible by opening separate accounts for the different customers and setting some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Normally, web hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically implies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their very own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting plan. That causes the second important question:

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

Web hosting companies that supply web hosting packages typically have different hosting plans. Those plans involve different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will have, once created. The costs and the specs of the hosting packages are chosen by the specific hosting company. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the web hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing policy of the given provider and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the popular web hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting providers are not capable of keeping an immense amount of servers, hence, they merely accommodate more clients on one single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and maintained appropriately, since the enormous number of accounts may make the web server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting companies, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to come across a free hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, established web hosting suppliers such as us, are able to maintain lots of servers and so, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Moreover, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost web design templates. As a website hosting distributor, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest calm that you won't get swindled into buying a plan that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for persons who would like to host a standard web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a web hosting supplier, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can bring about web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you pick iwebclouds Hosting as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of nuisances in the future.

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