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Explanation of Shared Web Hosting

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The most basic and frequently availed of kind of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a means to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name implies, the hosting service is a type of service where a lot of customers share the system reserves of the same server. This signifies that all server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is normally rendered accomplishable by opening separate accounts for the different customers and applying some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to restrain the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, hosting clients do not have root access to the web server's config files, which basically signifies that they cannot access anything else on the server beside their own web 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 given hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

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

Web hosting companies that supply hosting solutions normally have various web hosting plans. Those plans contain different amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the restrictions that a web hosting account will have. The client may select 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 limitations the user's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting packages are specified by the particular hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing strategy of the particular firm and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the standard hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web hosting companies are not able to maintain a huge amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more clients on one single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, because the great number of accounts may make the web server crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to come across a free of charge website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers commonly offer free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established hosting distributors like us, are able to maintain multiple servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not necessarily signify that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free web skins. As a web hosting provider, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get swindled into buying a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host an average website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a website hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate company, which can cause site complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you select Blue Grape Hosting as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of problems in the future.

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