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Description of Shared Hosting

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The most fundamental and frequently utilized kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and operating a server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name hints, the hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of customers share the resources of the same web server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually rendered accomplishable by creating separate accounts for the separate users and setting some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed in order to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting clients do not have root access to the web server's configuration files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own personal website hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting distributor that possesses the server and by the particular website hosting package. That brings about the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that offer hosting services usually have different website hosting plans. Those packages provide different quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a hosting plan will include. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specs of the hosting plans are chosen by the given web hosting firm. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really are subject to the business tactics of the specific vendor and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

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

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they involve. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of keeping an immense number of servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more clients on a single server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and handled properly, since the enormous number of accounts may make the server crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free hosting firms, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to discover a free website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers commonly provide free technical support even to the free hosting clients, because they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, established hosting companies such as us, are able to keep multiple web servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, though, does not automatically imply that this plan has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Also, we also provide a free bonus with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost design templates. As a website hosting vendor, we do care about our good name and that's why if you pick us, you can rest assured that you won't get duped into paying for a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a standard web page, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about web site troubles and even continued downtime for your site. If you choose Helios Host as your web hosting distributor, 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 save you a lot of difficulties in the long run.

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