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What is Shared Hosting?

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The most principal and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It represents a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and operating a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a type of service where a lot of users share the system resources of one and the same web server. This suggests that all web hosting server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allotted among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically made feasible by setting up different accounts for the different clients and applying certain limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned so as to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting clients do not have root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically indicates that they cannot access anything else on the server apart from their very own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting vendor that owns the web server and by the given web hosting plan. That results in the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting suppliers that provide shared hosting accounts normally have different web hosting packages. Those packages provide diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which in fact set the restrictions that a website hosting plan will include. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will include, once opened. The costs and the specs of the hosting packages are specified by the very web hosting company. Based on the policy of the corporation, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are dependent on the business policy of the particular supplier and, of course, the needs of the given client.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the standard shared hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting corporations are not able to keep an enormous amount of servers, hence, they just host more clients on one single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, since the enormous number of accounts may make the web server crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to discover a free of cost hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms normally offer free client support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, established shared hosting providers like us, are able to maintain multiple web servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting service, however, does not automatically mean that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Also, we also give a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary web templates. As a website hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can rest assured that you won't get duped into paying for a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for those who wish to host a basic web page, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different company, which can cause web site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you pick inticweb as your hosting company, 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 spare you lots of hassles in the long run.

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