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The most elemental and widely utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared web hosting service is a kind of service where many users share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This denotes that all web hosting server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually rendered accomplishable by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and setting given limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed in order to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting users do not have complete root access to the hosting server's config files, which principally goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server aside from their own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular web hosting plan. That necessitates the second important question:

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

Hosting firms that deliver shared web hosting services commonly have different website hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the client's account will have, once created. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are determined by the actual web hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared web hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the marketing policy of the given distributor and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the regular shared web hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a huge amount of web hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more customers on a single web server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and handled properly, because the large number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free website hosting companies, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to find a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors commonly provide free customer support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which includes more web hosting resources. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

At the same time, established shared web hosting firms such as us, may afford to maintain many web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, though, does not necessarily denote that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. Moreover, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free web site skins. As a website hosting corporation, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get tricked into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a standard site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website complications and even extended downtime for your web site. If you pick Easy Host Way as your website hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of complications in the future.

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