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Shared Website Hosting Explained

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The most standard and universally utilized form of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and handling a web hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a form of service where many clients share the system reserves of the same hosting server. This goes to say that all server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically made feasible by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and appointing certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated so as to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Usually, hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the server's config files, which primarily goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their very own website hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting vendor that possesses the web hosting server and by the given website hosting plan. That leads up to the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting suppliers that furnish hosting solutions typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a web hosting package will have. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the client's account will have, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting plans are determined by the particular web hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the company, the hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing policy of the specific distributor and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of keeping a big amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more clients on a single server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are kept under surveillance and handled properly, since the big number of accounts may make the server crash time and time again. Most of the free web hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to come across a free hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations commonly provide free client support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their sites to grow so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which includes more website hosting resources. One such vendor, for example, is, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, established hosting corporations such as us, are able to maintain plenty of hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, however, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're getting. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-cost design templates. As a web hosting supplier, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest calm that you won't get deluded into paying for an account that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for persons who desire to host an average site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can bring about site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you choose City Website Services as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you lots of problems in the long run.

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