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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most fundamental and universally used sort of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. Moreover, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name designates, the web hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple clients share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This suggests that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly rendered attainable by opening separate accounts for the separate users and setting some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting users do not have root-level access to the web server's config files, which basically implies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That predetermines the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting corporations that furnish web hosting packages typically have various web hosting plans. Those plans involve diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a website hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the features of the hosting packages are determined by the specific web hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the firm, the web hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are subject to the marketing policy of the specific corporation and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the typical web hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free web hosting distributors are not able to keep an immense amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more clients on one web server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and maintained properly, since the big number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash regularly. The majority of the free web hosting suppliers, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to find a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. One such company, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting firms like us, may afford to maintain a lot of hosting servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, though, does not automatically mean that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-charge design skins. As a web hosting corporation, we do look after our good name and that's why if you pick us, you can be calm that you won't get duped into purchasing a package that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a normal site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different distributor, which can bring about web site predicaments and even extended downtime for your web page. If you choose BitLife Host as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of headaches in the long run.