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What is Shared Web Hosting?

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The most archetypal and popularly availed of form of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and administering a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name designates, the hosting solution is a form of service where a lot of customers share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This indicates that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is normally rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the separate customers and allocating specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Normally, hosting users do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which principally signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting firm that possesses the server and by the particular hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

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

Web hosting suppliers that furnish hosting accounts typically have various website hosting packages. Those packages provide diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the limits that a website hosting account will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will include, once created. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are fixed by the particular web hosting company. Depending on the policy of the provider, the hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really are dependent on the marketing strategy of the given corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the popular hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free website hosting distributors are not able to maintain a big amount of web servers, hence, they merely host more customers on one web server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are supervised and dealt with properly, since the big amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free website hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations typically provide free client support even to the free hosting clients, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established hosting distributors like us, are able to keep lots of hosting servers and hence, 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 web hosting account, though, does not automatically imply that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of complimentary web page themes. As a web hosting supplier, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be assured that you won't get tricked into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for people who want to host an average web page, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different supplier, which can create website troubles and even continued downtime for your web site. If you choose Green3 hosting as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of predicaments in the long run.

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