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The most basic and commonly used form of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It represents a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web server. Besides, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared hosting solution is a type of service where many clients share the resources of the same server. This signifies that all server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mostly made possible by creating separate accounts for the different clients and fixing certain limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed so as to prevent the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting users do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which principally signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting corporation that owns the web hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That brings on the second essential question:

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

Web hosting providers that furnish shared hosting plans typically have diverse hosting plans. Those plans offer different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting package will include. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are fixed by the very web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing strategy of the specific provider and, of course, the demands of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free and the typical shared hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting companies are not able to keep an enormous number of web servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more customers on one single web server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are supervised and administered properly, because the enormous number of accounts may causer the web server to crash frequently. Most of the free hosting providers, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting companies commonly provide free client support even to the free hosting users, since they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting distributors such as us, are able to maintain plenty of servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, however, does not automatically imply that this package has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free web site themes. As a website hosting distributor, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can be confident that you won't get beguiled into buying a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who wish to host an average web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a website hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can bring about site problems and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you pick CIS Hosting as your website hosting distributor, 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 spare you lots of complications in the long run.

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