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How Does Shared Hosting Function?

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The most standard and frequently utilized sort of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and handling a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting solution is a kind of service where plenty of users share the resources of the same web server. This indicates that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly made feasible by opening different accounts for the different customers and appointing certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their very own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the hosting supplier that owns the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting plan. That necessitates the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting providers that provide web hosting packages typically have various web hosting plans. Those plans contain diverse quotas of hosting features and specs, which in fact define the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The user may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specs of the web hosting plans are determined by the actual web hosting distributor. Based on the policy of the corporation, the web hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really are determined by the marketing tactics of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of keeping an immense number of web servers, hence, they just accommodate more customers on one hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the great amount of accounts may make the web server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free website hosting firms, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to discover a free of cost hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies commonly offer free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free website hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting corporations such as us, are able to maintain plenty of servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, though, does not necessarily imply that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. What's more, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free site themes. As a web hosting companie, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can be calm that you won't get fooled into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for people who want to host a standard web site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different company, which can cause web site complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you choose Pace Work Technologies as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of problems in the future.

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