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What Exactly is Shared Website Hosting?

The most primary and frequently availed of form of web hosting is the website hosting service. It's a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. However, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name signifies, the website hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of clients share the system resources of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually made achievable by opening different accounts for the different clients and imposing some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Typically, website hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web server but their own personal hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are set by the web hosting firm that possesses the web server and by the given web hosting plan. That results in the second vital question:

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

Hosting providers that offer website hosting plans commonly have various hosting plans. Those plans include diverse quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually fix the restrictions that a website hosting package will have. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will have, once created. The costs and the specs of the website hosting packages are determined by the very web hosting company. Based on the politics of the corporation, the website hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the marketing policy of the particular supplier and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic website hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they involve. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining a great number of servers, hence, they merely accommodate more customers on a single web server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, since the large number of accounts may make the server crash regularly. Most of the free hosting distributors, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies typically offer free customer support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting package, which includes more web hosting resources. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established website hosting corporations such as us, are able to keep multiple web hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, though, does not necessarily mean that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free site skins. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get deluded into buying a plan that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a website hosting solution?

The website hosting service is best for persons who wish to host a basic web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when picking a hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different vendor, which can cause website complications and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you select SCI Webhosting as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of difficulties in the future.