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Shared Web Hosting Description

The most principal and commonly utilized form 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 managing a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name implies, the hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple customers share the system resources of the same hosting server. This suggests that all web hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly made feasible by creating different accounts for the different users and applying given limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned so as to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting clients do not have root-level access to the web server's config files, which essentially implies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting provider that possesses the hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That brings about the second essential question:

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

Web hosting distributors that offer hosting accounts commonly have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually define the limits that a hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the website hosting packages are chosen by the specific web hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the supplier, the hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are determined by the marketing tactics of the given provider and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the difference between the free and the common hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a great number of servers, hence, they simply host more users on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, because the enormous number of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free web hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to come across a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers normally offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web sites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. One such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional hosting companies like us, are able to keep lots of servers and so, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, however, does not necessarily mean that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. Besides, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis web themes. As a hosting corporation, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be calm that you won't get swindled into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for people who wish to host a basic web portal, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause website predicaments and even continued downtime for your site. If you pick HarryHost as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.