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What In Fact is Shared Hosting?

The most primary and commonly used kind of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and running a server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting service is a type of service where a lot of users share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This denotes that all web server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are allotted among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is mostly rendered viable by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and fixing some limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, web hosting users do not have root access to the web server's config files, which primarily implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting corporation that possesses the server and by the particular website hosting package. That leads to the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Hosting distributors that distribute web hosting packages commonly have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans include diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a web hosting package will include. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the client's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are set by the particular web hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the provider, the web hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are dependent on the marketing tactics of the specific firm and, of course, the needs of the given user.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free web hosting providers are not able to keep an immense amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more users on one web server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are monitored and maintained properly, because the great amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free hosting suppliers, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to come across a free of charge website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers typically offer free technical support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their websites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting features. Such provider, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free website hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting companies like us, may afford to keep multiple web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting package, though, does not necessarily mean that this service has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. Moreover, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge web skins. As a web hosting corporation, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get deluded into purchasing a package that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for people who desire to host a standard website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause site predicaments and even extended downtime for your website. If you choose SupernovaHost as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of complications in the future.