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How Does Shared Hosting Function?

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The most fundamental and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and operating a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple clients share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally rendered achievable by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and allocating certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting customers do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which primarily indicates that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their very own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting distributor that owns the hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting vendors that distribute shared hosting accounts normally have different web hosting plans. Those packages offer different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually set the restrictions that a web hosting package will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are determined by the given web hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are determined by the marketing policy of the given supplier and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the classic shared hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free web hosting vendors are not able to maintain a big number of web servers, therefore, they merely host more customers on one single hosting server by lowering 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 tackled properly, because the large amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to find a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting firms typically provide free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web portals to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid hosting package, which offers more hosting resources. One such distributor, for example, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared hosting corporations such as us, are able to maintain plenty of hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, though, does not necessarily mean that this solution has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free design skins. As a hosting distributor, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be confident that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a package that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who wish to host a basic web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can create website complications and even continued downtime for your web portal. If you pick Valeno Web Hosting Solutions as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of frustrations in the future.

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