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What Does Shared Website Hosting Represent?

The most basic and widely availed of kind of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web server. What's more, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name signifies, the web hosting service is a sort of service where numerous users share the reserves of the same web server. This implies that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally rendered tenable by setting up separate accounts for the different users and fixing some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied so as to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting clients do not have root access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially means that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting vendor that possesses the hosting server and by the respective hosting plan. That brings on the second essential question:

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

Web hosting firms that supply web hosting packages typically have different hosting plans. Those plans include diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what limits the customer's account will have, once opened. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the specific web hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the firm, the web hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the business tactics of the specific distributor and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the difference between the free and the regular web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free hosting companies are not capable of maintaining a big number of servers, hence, they simply accommodate more clients on a single server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web hosting servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to find a free website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms typically provide free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more web hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting suppliers like us, may afford to keep plenty of web hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting solution, however, does not automatically imply that this package has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web site themes. As a website hosting firm, we do care about our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get deluded into paying for a package that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for those who want to host a basic web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting company, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause website problems and even extended downtime for your web site. If you select Intraden as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you lots of predicaments in the long run.