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The most basic and commonly used sort of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and administrating a server. Besides, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a kind of service where plenty of users share the resources of the same web server. This implies that all server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are split among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally made achievable by opening separate accounts for the different users and allocating some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally suggests that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting company that possesses the server and by the particular web hosting package. That entails the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Web hosting vendors that offer shared hosting services normally have different website hosting plans. Those plans provide different quotas of hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limits that a web hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are set by the particular web hosting company. Based on the politics of the provider, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the particular supplier and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the common shared hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense number of web servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, since the enormous amount of accounts may make the server crash regularly. The majority of the free web hosting distributors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to discover a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers typically provide free client support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their sites to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which offers more website hosting resources. Such provider, 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 distributors like us, are able to maintain a lot of hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, though, does not necessarily denote that this account has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're receiving. Also, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost web design themes. As a hosting provider, we do look after our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can rest assured that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who are looking to host a basic web page, which is going to utilize 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 enlarges, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a website hosting company, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can cause website predicaments and even continued downtime for your web site. If you choose Hosting All Star as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of hassles in the future.

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