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Explanation of Shared Website Hosting

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The most elemental and universally availed of type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and managing a hosting server. Besides, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting solution is a type of service where many users share the resources of one and the same server. This denotes that all server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically rendered possible by opening different accounts for the separate customers and fixing certain limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned so as to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, web hosting customers do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server aside from their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are set by the hosting vendor that owns the hosting server and by the respective web hosting package. That necessitates the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?

Hosting vendors that supply web hosting packages typically have diverse web hosting plans. Those plans include diverse amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The user may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting packages are set by the given hosting firm. Based on the policy of the provider, the web hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really are dependent on the business tactics of the specific provider and, of course, the requirements of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free and the popular web hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free website hosting providers are not able to maintain a huge amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more users on one hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are monitored and handled properly, because the immense number of accounts may causer the web server to crash regularly. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to stumble upon a free web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors normally provide free customer support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their websites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. Such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, traditional web hosting suppliers such as us, are able to maintain plenty of hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically denote that this plan has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-cost web design skins. As a website hosting companie, we do look after our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can be certain that you won't get duped into paying for a plan that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a basic site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when selecting a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can cause site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you go with Idca Hosting as your hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of difficulties in the long run.

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