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Definition of Shared Website Hosting

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The most elemental and widely used variety of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administering a server. What's more, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting service is a form of service where numerous customers share the reserves of the same hosting server. This implies that all web server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly made feasible by opening different accounts for the separate clients and assigning some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to prevent the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have root access to the hosting server's config files, which basically suggests that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That brings about the second essential question:

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

Hosting providers that furnish web hosting packages commonly have various hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limits that a website hosting package will include. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting packages are determined by the actual hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the corporation, the web hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really are dependent on the business strategy of the particular firm and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free and the typical web hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web hosting firms are not able to keep an enormous number of servers, therefore, they just host more clients on one single hosting server by decreasing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are monitored and handled appropriately, since the great amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers usually offer free technical support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. One such firm, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting vendors worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting vendors like us, are able to keep multiple servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, though, does not automatically denote that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary web design skins. As a hosting firm, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can be calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a service that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host an average website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can create website predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you choose Pepcube Web Hosting as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of difficulties in the future.

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