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The most principal and widely used type of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a type of service where numerous clients share the system resources of the same web server. This indicates that all web server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the separate clients and assigning given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed so as to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically implies that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their own web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That brings about the second important question:

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

Web hosting firms that deliver shared hosting services typically have diverse hosting packages. Those plans include different quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact fix the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once created. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are specified by the given web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are determined by the marketing tactics of the given supplier and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the regular shared hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free web hosting vendors are not capable of keeping a large number of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free web hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to find a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web portals to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more hosting resources. One such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting vendors in the world.

At the same time, established shared hosting suppliers such as us, are able to keep lots of servers and hence, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, though, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary web themes. As a web hosting firm, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can be assured that you won't get duped into paying for a solution that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who desire to host an average web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can create web site complications and even continued downtime for your website. If you select Steele Design Studio limited as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of predicaments in the long run.

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