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Definition of Shared Hosting

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The most principal and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a means to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a server. Additionally, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting solution is a type of service where many customers share the resources of one and the same server. This implies that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly rendered feasible by opening separate accounts for the different users and setting given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated so as to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, web hosting users do not have full root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting firm that owns the web server and by the respective website hosting package. That predetermines the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting vendors that provide web hosting packages usually have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans provide different amounts of hosting features and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once opened. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are chosen by the given hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the provider, the web hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the normal web hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an immense number of servers, hence, they simply accommodate more clients on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled properly, because the great amount of accounts may make the web server crash repeatedly. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to find a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free customer support even to the free hosting users, since they want their websites to get bigger so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting companies such as us, are able to maintain numerous servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting solution, though, does not automatically imply that this service has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free website layouts. As a web hosting corporation, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you choose us, you can rest certain that you won't get tricked into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for those who would like to host a basic web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate company, which can bring about web site complications and even extended downtime for your web page. If you pick YTS Host as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of nuisances in the future.

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