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The most elemental and universally used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web server. In addition, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web hosting solution is a type of service where plenty of clients share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This signifies that all server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually rendered viable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and assigning certain restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied so as to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared web hosting users do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the server apart from their own website page hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the hosting distributor that possesses the web server and by the particular web hosting plan. That predetermines the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting suppliers that deliver shared web hosting plans usually have different website hosting plans. Those packages provide different amounts of hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the limits that a website hosting plan will include. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the website hosting plans are set by the specific hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared web hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting providers are not capable of keeping a huge number of hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more users on a single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and maintained properly, because the big amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. Most of the free hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually offer free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web portals to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting corporations like us, may afford to maintain plenty of hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting plan, though, does not necessarily mean that this package has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free site templates. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get deceived into buying a package that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web hosting service is best for persons who want to host a normal web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause web site problems and even continuous downtime for your site. If you go with TUWEBHOST as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of predicaments in the future.

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