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The most elemental and universally availed of type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and operating a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of users share the resources of the same web server. This goes to say that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually rendered feasible by creating separate accounts for the different clients and allocating specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Normally, shared web hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the server's configuration files, which principally means that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the hosting distributor that possesses the web server and by the particular website hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Hosting distributors that supply shared web hosting packages typically have various web hosting plans. Those plans contain different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually define the limits that a hosting plan will have. The user may select 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 limits the client's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are chosen by the specific hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the supplier, the shared web hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really depend on the business policy of the particular supplier and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free and the popular shared web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free website hosting companies are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on one web server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are supervised and handled appropriately, since the enormous number of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting firms, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to discover a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web pages to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web hosting features. Such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting vendors like us, may afford to keep plenty of hosting servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting account, though, does not automatically denote that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free website templates. As a website hosting supplier, we do care about our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can be calm that you won't get swindled into purchasing a service that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a standard site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate provider, which can cause web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you pick Nawazish as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of problems in the long run.

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