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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most standard and frequently utilized kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It's a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and operating a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name indicates, the hosting service is a kind of service where plenty of users share the resources of the same hosting server. This denotes that all server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mainly made achievable by opening different accounts for the separate customers and imposing certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting clients do not have root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which basically indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the particular website hosting plan. That results in the second vital question:

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

Web hosting firms that deliver hosting packages commonly have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans offer different amounts of hosting features and specs, which in fact define the limits that a website hosting account will have. The user 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 determine what limits the customer's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting packages are chosen by the particular hosting provider. Based on the politics of the corporation, the hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are determined by the business tactics of the specific provider and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the regular hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free website hosting providers are not able to maintain a big amount of web hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more customers on one hosting server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and maintained properly, since the immense amount of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to discover a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers normally provide free client support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their websites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which includes more website hosting features. One such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting vendors in the world.

At the same time, established hosting companies such as us, may afford to maintain a lot of servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, however, does not necessarily imply that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge website templates. As a hosting corporation, we do care about our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest assured that you won't get deceived into purchasing a solution that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for people who desire to host a standard website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can bring about web site complications and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you go with Tripplehost as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the future.