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How Does Shared Hosting Work?

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The most primary and commonly availed of variety of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and handling a web server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting service is a type of service where many clients share the resources of the same web hosting server. This implies that all server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the different clients and fixing specific limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting users do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their very own website hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are set by the hosting supplier that owns the web server and by the given website hosting plan. That leads to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting vendors that furnish web hosting services typically have different website hosting packages. Those plans include diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a website hosting plan will include. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are fixed by the actual web hosting firm. Depending on the politics of the provider, the web hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed depend on the business strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the given client.

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

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free web hosting vendors are not able to maintain a big amount of hosting servers, therefore, they just host more clients on one server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, because the great amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting suppliers, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite tough to come across a free web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations commonly provide free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting vendors like us, may afford to maintain lots of hosting servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting package, however, does not automatically signify that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Also, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-cost web design templates. As a web hosting companie, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be assured that you won't get fooled into paying for a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for persons who are looking to host a normal web site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when selecting a hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate provider, which can cause web site problems and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you choose Burningrocks Hosting as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of annoyances in the future.

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