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What Exactly is Shared Hosting?

The most principal and popularly used form of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a way to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of users share the system resources of one and the same web server. This signifies that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is normally rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the different users and fixing some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting corporation that owns the web server and by the particular web hosting plan. That causes the second vital question:

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

Hosting vendors that furnish shared hosting accounts typically have diverse hosting packages. Those packages include different amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the limits that a website hosting package will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will include, once created. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are defined by the given web hosting company. Based on the policy of the firm, the shared hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the common shared hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting firms are not capable of keeping a huge amount of hosting servers, hence, they just host more customers on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and tackled properly, since the big number of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting firms, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to find a free web hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web portals to get bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which includes more website hosting features. One such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared hosting suppliers such as us, may afford to maintain many web hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting account, however, does not automatically denote that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. Additionally, we also give a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis web site layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you select us, you can be confident that you won't get deluded into paying for a service that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for individuals who want to host a normal web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business expands, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can cause site complications and even continued downtime for your web page. If you pick kAsTech Hosting as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of problems in the future.