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How Does Shared Hosting Work?

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The most fundamental and commonly used type of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and managing a server. What's more, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a type of service where lots of users share the system resources of the same web server. This means that all server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly rendered possible by opening separate accounts for the different customers and setting some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated in order to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting users do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which primarily suggests that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting provider that possesses the server and by the respective website hosting package. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting corporations that provide shared hosting packages commonly have diverse web hosting packages. Those packages involve different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the restrictions that a web hosting account will include. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are determined by the given web hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the business tactics of the given distributor and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the standard shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free website hosting providers are not able to keep a large number of web hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more clients on one single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, since the huge amount of accounts may make the web server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to find a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting firms normally offer free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their sites to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. One such firm, for instance, is, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, established shared hosting vendors like us, are able to maintain numerous web hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more powerful hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, however, does not necessarily signify that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free site themes. As a web hosting supplier, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be calm that you won't get deluded into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host an average web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different supplier, which can create website complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you choose Vzone Hosting as your hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of predicaments in the future.

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