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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most basic and universally availed of variety of web hosting is the hosting solution. It represents a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a type of service where plenty of customers share the resources of the same server. This denotes that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mainly rendered achievable by setting up separate accounts for the separate customers and imposing specific limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned so as to prevent the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, hosting customers do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which primarily denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their very own website hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the hosting firm that owns the web server and by the respective web hosting plan. That brings on the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?

Web hosting corporations that provide hosting services typically have various web hosting packages. Those plans contain different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually set the restrictions that a web hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are fixed by the specific web hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the company, the hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the business tactics of the particular supplier and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the common hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they offer. Free hosting vendors are not able to keep a great number of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are supervised and handled properly, since the great amount of accounts may make the server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors commonly offer free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, established hosting providers such as us, are able to maintain numerous hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting package, though, does not necessarily mean that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. Moreover, we also give a free bonus with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free web page skins. As a website hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be assured that you won't get hoaxed into paying for a solution that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a standard web page, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (aka a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about web site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you go with PowerSurge Media as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of problems in the future.

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