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What Exactly is Shared Web Hosting?

The most fundamental and frequently utilized form of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It represents a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and managing a web server. Besides, it's also the most economical form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name indicates, the website hosting solution is a form of service where a lot of customers share the resources of the same web hosting server. This means that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically made viable by creating different accounts for the different clients and fixing some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, website hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which basically indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server aside from their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting supplier that owns the server and by the particular web hosting plan. That paves the way for the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting vendors that supply website hosting plans commonly have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages contain different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually set the limitations that a website hosting package will have. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are chosen by the actual web hosting vendor. Based on the politics of the supplier, the website hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really are subject to the business strategy of the given provider and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the standard website hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they provide. Free website hosting providers are not able to maintain a great number of web servers, hence, they plainly host more clients on one single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the huge amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash over and over again. Most of the free hosting firms, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to come across a free hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors normally provide free client support even to the free hosting customers, because they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. Such corporation, for example, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting firms worldwide.

At the same time, established website hosting companies such as us, may afford to keep lots of web servers and so, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not necessarily signify that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free site layouts. As a website hosting provider, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get duped into buying an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a website hosting solution?

The website hosting service is best for people who desire to host an average web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you pick Innovator Host as your website hosting vendor, 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 nuisances in the future.