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What Exactly is Shared Web Hosting?

The most basic and widely availed of form of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and operating a web server. Additionally, it's also the most economical form of hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name suggests, the hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of customers share the system reserves of the same hosting server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is usually made possible by opening separate accounts for the different customers and imposing some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Usually, hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily suggests that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That brings on the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting corporations that deliver hosting services commonly have different website hosting plans. Those plans include different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limits that a website hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting packages are set by the very hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the corporation, the hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really are dependent on the business tactics of the given corporation and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

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

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a great number of web hosting servers, hence, they simply host more clients on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are monitored and handled properly, since the immense number of accounts may make the web server crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional hosting suppliers such as us, are able to maintain plenty of web servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily mean that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. Also, we also give a free bonus with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost web design layouts. As a web hosting companie, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you go with us, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into buying a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a basic web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different vendor, which can create website predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you go with NTyT as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you lots of troubles in the long run.