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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most fundamental and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and handling a server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a sort of service where many customers share the system resources of the same server. This implies that all web hosting server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically rendered achievable by creating different accounts for the different clients and fixing specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Normally, hosting users do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their very own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting corporation that owns the web hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That causes the second essential question:

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

Web hosting firms that provide hosting solutions commonly have different web hosting packages. Those plans include diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which actually fix the restrictions that a web hosting account will include. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specs of the website hosting plans are set by the particular hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the business tactics of the particular distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free and the regular hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining a great number of hosting servers, hence, they merely host more clients on one web hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and maintained properly, since the big amount of accounts may cause the server to crash again and again. The majority of the free web hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to come across a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations commonly offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting resources. One such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting corporations like us, may afford to keep many hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, though, does not necessarily signify that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Besides, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web page skins. As a web hosting companie, we do look after our good name and that's why if you select us, you can be confident that you won't get deluded into paying for an account that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for those who want to host a standard web portal, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website complications and even continued downtime for your web page. If you choose LivHanA- hosting as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of hassles in the long run.

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