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How Shared Website Hosting Functions

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The most principal and frequently used form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and managing a web server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest type of hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting solution is a type of service where a lot of customers share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all web server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made possible by creating separate accounts for the different clients and applying given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, web hosting clients do not have root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their very own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That leads to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Web hosting companies that furnish web hosting solutions normally have different web hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will involve, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are determined by the very hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the provider, the web hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the specific supplier and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free and the regular web hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of keeping a great amount of hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more clients on a single server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are monitored and dealt with properly, because the enormous number of accounts may causer the web server to crash regularly. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to find a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free client support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web portals to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting package, which includes more web hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting providers such as us, may afford to maintain plenty of servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not automatically denote that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis web layouts. As a web hosting provider, we do worry about our good name and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for those who would like to host a normal web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different vendor, which can create website complications and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you choose GITS Web Hosting as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of hassles in the long run.

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