Shared Hosting Revealed
The most standard and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is hosting?
What is hosting?
As the name hints, the hosting solution is a form of service where multiple clients share the reserves of the same hosting server. This means that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the different users and appointing some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Usually, hosting users do not have root access to the web server's config files, which primarily goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are set by the hosting firm that owns the server and by the particular website hosting package. That brings on the second important question:
How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?
Hosting vendors that distribute hosting plans typically have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages offer diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limits that a website hosting account will have. The customer 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 determine what restrictions the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are defined by the actual hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the firm, the hosting service falls into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing strategy of the particular firm and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.
What is the distinction between the free of cost and the standard hosting solution?
Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to maintain a big amount of hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, because the large number of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to find a free hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid hosting plan, which offers more hosting features. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting distributors worldwide.
On the other hand, traditional hosting suppliers like us, are able to maintain a lot of web servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, however, does not necessarily imply that this service has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Additionally, we also give a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis site themes. As a website hosting firm, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be assured that you won't get hoaxed into paying for a package that you cannot in fact utilize.
What should I expect from a hosting solution?
The hosting service is best for people who would like to host a standard web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a website hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different distributor, which can cause website problems and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you choose Foundations Aesthetics Resource as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of nuisances in the future.
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|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||5 websites hosted||1 website hosted|
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