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What Precisely is Shared Website Hosting?

The most standard and widely availed of form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web server. Besides, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name suggests, the web hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple customers share the system resources of one and the same server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made accomplishable by creating different accounts for the separate users and imposing specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting users do not have full root access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting vendor that owns the server and by the given web hosting plan. That paves the way for the second vital question:

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

Web hosting firms that supply web hosting packages usually have various web hosting plans. Those plans provide different quotas of hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting account will include. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once created. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are chosen by the given hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the company, the web hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the given corporation and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the normal web hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a huge number of hosting servers, hence, they plainly host more users on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, since the immense amount of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. The majority of the free web hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to discover a free hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies commonly provide free technical support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid hosting account, which includes more website hosting features. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, established web hosting suppliers such as us, may afford to keep plenty of hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, however, does not automatically denote that this solution has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free extra with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free website layouts. As a website hosting companie, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get tricked into buying a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for people who desire to host an average web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause web site complications and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you pick American Patriot Hosting as your hosting supplier, 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 lots of difficulties in the future.