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Shared Web Hosting Explained

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The most archetypal and frequently availed of kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name signifies, the hosting solution is a form of service where many customers share the system reserves of the same web server. This denotes that all web hosting server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mainly rendered attainable by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and applying certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which primarily indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting distributor that owns the web server and by the respective web hosting plan. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting providers that deliver hosting services commonly have diverse web hosting plans. Those plans provide different amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact define the limits that a website hosting plan will have. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting packages are determined by the very web hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the provider, the hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really are subject to the marketing strategy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

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

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to keep an enormous number of hosting servers, hence, they just host more users on a single hosting server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are monitored and tackled properly, because the big number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to discover a free of cost website hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web portals to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting account, which includes more website hosting resources. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional hosting providers like us, are able to keep numerous servers and hence, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, however, does not automatically mean that this service has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. Additionally, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of gratis templates. As a website hosting firm, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get deceived into paying for a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for people who desire to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you select GoKookyGo Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.

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