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Shared Hosting Description

The most archetypal and universally used kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and running a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a type of service where multiple clients share the system reserves of one and the same server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is normally rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the different users and fixing specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed so as to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which essentially indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting company that owns the web hosting server and by the given hosting plan. That causes the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the customers?

Hosting suppliers that provide hosting plans normally have various website hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse quotas of hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are defined by the actual web hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the firm, the hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the business tactics of the particular company and, of course, the requirements of the specific user.

What is the difference between the free and the standard hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a huge number of hosting servers, therefore, they just accommodate more clients on a single web server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to discover a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies commonly offer free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting vendors worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting distributors such as us, are able to keep lots of hosting servers and hence, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting package, though, does not necessarily signify that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary site templates. As a web hosting provider, we do look after our reputation and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can be calm that you won't get deluded into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for people who desire to host a normal web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful hosting service such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you choose MyClubWeb Hosting as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of difficulties in the future.