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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most principal and universally used kind of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and running a server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive type of website hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of users share the reserves of the same hosting server. This signifies that all web server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually made achievable by creating separate accounts for the different users and setting specific limits and 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 prevent the server from overloading. Usually, web hosting customers do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which principally indicates that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own personal hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting firm that owns the web server and by the particular website hosting plan. That causes the second essential question:

How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that distribute web hosting plans usually have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans provide diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which actually define the limitations that a website hosting account will have. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will include, once created. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting packages are chosen by the specific web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the company, the web hosting service falls into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing tactics of the specific provider and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the contrast between the free and the standard web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to maintain a great number of web servers, hence, they plainly host more clients on one server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, since the immense amount of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to discover a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, traditional web hosting vendors like us, are able to keep numerous web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free site themes. As a web hosting firm, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get duped into paying for a service that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host a normal website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, 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. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when choosing a web hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different supplier, which can bring about website complications and even continuous downtime for your site. If you choose American Patriot Hosting as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the long run.