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What is Shared Hosting?

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The most primary and commonly availed of kind of web hosting is the hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name implies, the hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of users share the resources of one and the same hosting server. This suggests that all web server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally made tenable by opening different accounts for the different users and applying specific limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Usually, hosting customers do not have complete root access to the server's configuration files, which basically denotes that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server but their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting corporation that owns the server and by the respective web hosting package. That predetermines the second essential question:

How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the customers?

Hosting firms that supply hosting solutions typically have various website hosting packages. Those plans include different quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the limits that a website hosting plan will include. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the features of the web hosting packages are determined by the given hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the company, the hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually are subject to the marketing tactics of the given supplier and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

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

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free website hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a large amount of web hosting servers, hence, they just host more clients on one single server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are supervised and handled properly, because the great number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web sites to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more hosting features. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting vendors worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting suppliers such as us, are able to maintain lots of hosting servers and so, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this account has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web design templates. As a web hosting companie, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for persons who are looking to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when choosing a website hosting company, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different vendor, which can cause web site problems and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you pick OKCISP (OKC's Internet Space Provider) as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of hassles in the long run.

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