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How Shared Website Hosting Functions

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The most primary and frequently used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and administrating a web server. Additionally, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web hosting service is a sort of service where many clients share the reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all web server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made viable by creating different accounts for the different users and setting specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied so as to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Usually, shared web hosting clients do not have full root access to the server's config files, which essentially suggests that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are determined by the hosting supplier that possesses the server and by the given web hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

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

Web hosting suppliers that distribute shared web hosting solutions commonly have different website hosting packages. Those plans provide diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact fix the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The hosting plan will then define what limitations the user's account will include, once opened. The costs and the specs of the hosting packages are specified by the actual web hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared web hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they really are subject to the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the classic shared web hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not capable of keeping a large number of web servers, hence, they just accommodate more clients on one single web server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, because the large number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free client support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web pages to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. Such provider, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting providers like us, may afford to keep lots of hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Besides, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-cost 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 certain that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web hosting service is best for people who desire to host an average web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can create site complications and even continuous downtime for your website. If you select LiquidNet as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of troubles in the future.

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