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Description of Shared Web Hosting

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The most archetypal and commonly availed of type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and operating a web server. Besides, 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 signifies, the web hosting solution is a form of service where many users share the system reserves of the same server. This goes to say that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly rendered attainable by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and imposing specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, web hosting clients do not have full root access to the server's config files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server aside from their very own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the hosting server and by the respective web hosting package. That entails the second essential question:

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

Hosting vendors that furnish web hosting packages commonly have different web hosting plans. Those plans involve different quotas of hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting package will include. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the customer's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are set by the particular web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the company, the web hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the common shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the business tactics of the particular vendor and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free and the regular web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free website hosting distributors are not able to keep an immense amount of hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more users on one single hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with appropriately, since the big number of accounts may causer the web server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free web hosting suppliers, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite tough to come across a free website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors normally provide free customer support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting features. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting firms worldwide.

At the same time, established web hosting companies like us, are able to keep many servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, however, does not necessarily signify that this account has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary web design themes. As a website hosting corporation, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get duped into buying a package that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when selecting a web hosting supplier, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about website problems and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you select BSW Hosting as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of troubles in the long run.

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