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Shared Web Hosting Description

The most elemental and widely utilized type of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

Corporate
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
$10.50 / month
Business
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
$5.00 / month
 

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a type of service where many users share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This indicates that all server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is usually made accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and imposing given limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are allocated so as to hinder the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web server's config files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server apart from their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are set by the hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the particular website hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

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

Web hosting providers that distribute shared hosting plans commonly have various website hosting plans. Those plans contain different amounts of hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting packages are specified by the very web hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the company, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really depend on the marketing policy of the specific company and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the typical shared hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense number of hosting servers, therefore, they just host more customers on one web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are supervised and administered properly, since the enormous number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash again and again. The majority of the free web hosting corporations, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to discover a free of charge web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly offer free client support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their websites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting corporations like us, are able to keep numerous hosting servers and hence, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, however, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Additionally, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of gratis web design templates. As a web hosting distributor, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can rest certain that you won't get deluded into buying a package that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can create website problems and even continued downtime for your website. If you choose Asterhost.com as your website hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of difficulties in the long run.