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Shared Web Hosting Description

The most elemental and regularly used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administering a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web hosting solution is a kind of service where many users share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This means that all web server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mainly made possible by opening different accounts for the separate clients and assigning some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed so as to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting users do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which primarily signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their very own web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting provider that possesses the hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That brings about the second vital question:

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

Web hosting vendors that offer shared web hosting packages typically have diverse hosting packages. Those packages offer different amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the limits that a website hosting package will include. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limitations the customer's account will include, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are defined by the given web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the company, the shared web hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are dependent on the business policy of the specific distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

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

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free hosting providers are not capable of keeping a great amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more customers on one hosting server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the large number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting suppliers, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to come across a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies normally offer free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web portals to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting features. Such vendor, for example, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting vendors in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting companies such as us, are able to maintain numerous servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, though, does not automatically signify that this package has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free web site skins. As a web hosting supplier, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get tricked into paying for a package that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a normal web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. So, when picking a web hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web portal. If you choose Website Handyman as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you lots of hassles in the long run.