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Explanation of Shared Website Hosting

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The most basic and regularly availed of variety of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of customers share the system reserves of the same hosting server. This denotes that all hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically rendered attainable by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and allocating certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which essentially suggests that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting company that possesses the web server and by the respective web hosting plan. That causes the second essential question:

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

Web hosting distributors that deliver shared hosting services usually have different hosting packages. Those packages offer different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a hosting package will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the hosting plans are defined by the actual hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the company, the shared hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are subject to the business policy of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the regular shared hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they offer. Free website hosting companies are not capable of keeping a great number of web servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on one server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are monitored and handled properly, since the great amount of accounts may make the server crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting distributors, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually upgrade to a paid hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting firms such as us, are able to maintain plenty of hosting servers and so, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not automatically mean that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free site skins. As a web hosting corporation, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you choose us, you can be assured that you won't get deluded into purchasing a package that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host an average website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause website problems and even continuous downtime for your website. If you go with acrilhost as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of troubles in the long run.

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