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What In Fact is Shared Website Hosting?

The most basic and popularly availed of type of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

Shared 01
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.33 / month
Shared 02
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$5.00 / month

As the name designates, the hosting service is a sort of service where many clients share the reserves of the same web server. This suggests that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mostly rendered possible by setting up different accounts for the different clients and applying given limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated so as to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Usually, hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the server's configuration files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting distributor that owns the server and by the particular website hosting package. That leads to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting corporations that offer hosting services normally have various web hosting plans. Those packages include different amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which actually set the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the client's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are specified by the very web hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies 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 actually are dependent on the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the regular hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of servers, hence, they simply host more clients on a single hosting server by decreasing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, because the huge amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash frequently. Most of the free website hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to come across a free of cost web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually provide free client support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. One such supplier, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting vendors in the world.

At the same time, established hosting distributors like us, may afford to maintain multiple servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, however, does not necessarily mean that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web skins. As a web hosting firm, we do care about our good name and that's why if you choose us, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into buying an account that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for individuals who desire to host a basic site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause website predicaments and even continued downtime for your web site. If you choose YASPE as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of troubles in the future.