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What Precisely is Shared Web Hosting?

The most standard and regularly utilized variety of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administering a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name designates, the web hosting service is a type of service where plenty of users share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This indicates that all server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally rendered feasible by creating different accounts for the separate users and imposing certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting users do not have root access to the hosting server's config files, which principally means that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting company that possesses the hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That brings about the second vital question:

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

Hosting firms that furnish web hosting plans normally have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans include diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact define the limitations that a web hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the individual 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 involve, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the hosting plans are defined by the particular hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the web hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing tactics of the given company and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free website hosting firms are not able to keep a great number of servers, hence, they merely host more users on one single web server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and maintained properly, because the enormous amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies commonly provide free client support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web portals to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid hosting package, which offers more website hosting resources. Such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting vendors like us, are able to keep lots of hosting servers and so, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily imply that this package has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're obtaining. Also, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary design layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest confident that you won't get deluded into purchasing a solution that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for those who desire to host an average web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different supplier, which can bring about website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you go with CIS Hosting as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of annoyances in the future.