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How Shared Web Hosting Works

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The most elemental and commonly availed of form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a way to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and managing a web server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of website hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name hints, the shared web hosting service is a sort of service where many users share the system resources of the same hosting server. This indicates that all web server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally made attainable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and imposing some limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned in order to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Normally, shared web hosting customers do not have root access to the web server's config files, which essentially denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are set by the hosting firm that owns the web hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That paves the way for the second essential question:

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

Hosting providers that supply shared web hosting services commonly have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans contain diverse quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting package will include. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are determined by the particular hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared web hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the business tactics of the particular firm and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free web hosting vendors are not capable of maintaining a big number of hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more customers on one web hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are monitored and administered appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may cause the server to crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting companies, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to come across a free hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies normally provide free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors such as us, are able to maintain numerous web hosting servers and so, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not automatically signify that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're receiving. Additionally, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of charge-free web site skins. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be confident that you won't get duped into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web hosting solution is best for people who are looking to host an average web portal, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can create website problems and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you choose Alula Hosting as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of nuisances in the future.

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