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What is Shared Hosting?

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The most fundamental and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and running a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of clients share the system reserves of one and the same server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically made possible by creating different accounts for the separate users and imposing certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting clients do not have root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which basically denotes that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting distributor that possesses the web server and by the given web hosting package. That causes the second essential question:

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

Web hosting firms that furnish shared hosting solutions normally have various web hosting packages. Those plans provide different quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limits that a web hosting package will include. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The hosting plan will then define what limits the customer's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specs of the website hosting packages are fixed by the specific hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the shared hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the common shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually are dependent on the marketing tactics of the particular firm and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

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

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to keep a big amount of hosting servers, therefore, they just host more customers on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the big amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free website hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to discover a free of charge web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid hosting plan, which offers more hosting features. One such corporation, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared hosting corporations like us, may afford to keep many web hosting servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, though, does not necessarily signify that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis site themes. As a website hosting distributor, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest certain that you won't get tricked into paying for a package that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for people who wish to host a basic web site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when choosing a website hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different company, which can cause site problems and even continuous downtime for your site. If you select ReMARK HOSTING as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of hassles in the future.

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