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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most principal and universally utilized sort of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and operating a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared hosting service is a form of service where numerous clients share the resources of one and the same web server. This suggests that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is typically made viable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and appointing given limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed so as to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their very own hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting supplier that owns the hosting server and by the particular hosting package. That predetermines the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the customers?

Web hosting providers that provide shared hosting packages commonly have different website hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse quotas of hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limits that a website hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting packages are fixed by the given hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the firm, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the business tactics of the particular firm and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

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

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free hosting corporations are not able to keep a huge number of hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on a single web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the enormous number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting package, which includes more hosting resources. One such vendor, for example, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting providers like us, may afford to keep a lot of web hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily mean that this account has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. Besides, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free design themes. As a web hosting corporation, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be calm that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who desire to host an average site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause website complications and even extended downtime for your web page. If you choose Papua Web Hosting as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of difficulties in the future.

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