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How Shared Website Hosting Functions

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The most archetypal and commonly used variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and running a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name designates, the hosting solution is a kind of service where plenty of customers share the system resources of the same server. This denotes that all server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally rendered possible by creating different accounts for the different users and allocating certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their own website page hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the respective hosting package. That gives rise to the second essential question:

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

Hosting firms that offer hosting plans commonly have diverse hosting packages. Those packages involve different quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the limits that a web hosting package will have. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are fixed by the given hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the firm, the hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually are dependent on the business policy of the specific provider and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free and the classic hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free website hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a large number of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more clients on one hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and handled appropriately, because the huge amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free website hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to discover a free website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms normally provide free technical support even to the free hosting customers, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more website hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting firms worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional hosting providers such as us, may afford to keep multiple web servers and hence, we are able to provide much more powerful hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily denote that this package has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're getting. What's more, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary site templates. As a web hosting vendor, we do look after our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can be confident that you won't get fooled into paying for a solution that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for those who desire to host a basic website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business expands, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you go with Universal-Hosting as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of inconveniences in the future.

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