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How Does Shared Hosting Operate?

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The most fundamental and frequently used form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and managing a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting solution is a sort of service where many customers share the resources of one and the same hosting server. This means that all server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are split among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally rendered tenable by creating different accounts for the separate users and imposing some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed so as to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting clients do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own personal website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting vendor that owns the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting plan. That results in the second important question:

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

Web hosting vendors that provide web hosting packages normally have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the restrictions that a web hosting account will include. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the specs of the website hosting packages are set by the actual hosting provider. Based on the politics of the vendor, the web hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the common shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually depend on the business policy of the specific company and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free and the typical web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free hosting distributors are not able to keep a huge amount of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more clients on a single server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers usually offer free customer support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting resources. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting vendors like us, are able to keep many servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting solution, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free web page layouts. As a web hosting distributor, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get duped into buying a plan that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host a standard website, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause web site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you pick DataExtend Hosting Service as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of nuisances in the long run.

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