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The most primary and frequently used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and running a server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name hints, the shared web hosting service is a form of service where multiple clients share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This indicates that all server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly made viable by opening separate accounts for the different clients and assigning given limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to prevent the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Normally, shared web hosting users do not have full root-level access to the server's configuration files, which principally means that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own personal hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the respective website hosting plan. That brings on the second vital question:

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

Hosting distributors that deliver shared web hosting accounts commonly have different hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of hosting features and specifications, which actually set the limits that a website hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the specs of the web hosting plans are fixed by the given hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the corporation, the shared web hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the business strategy of the particular provider and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the difference between the free and the classic shared web hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free web hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a large number of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on a single hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, since the huge number of accounts may make the web server crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to come across a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting companies normally provide free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their websites to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free website hosting providers in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting vendors like us, are able to keep numerous hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost web layouts. As a website hosting provider, we do care about our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can be assured that you won't get beguiled into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web hosting solution is best for individuals who desire to host a basic web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can cause web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you select DDD Web Services as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of problems in the future.

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