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What Indeed is Shared Website Hosting?

The most standard and frequently availed of form of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and handling a web server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name suggests, the web hosting service is a type of service where lots of customers share the system reserves of the same web server. This goes to say that all server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is typically rendered attainable by creating separate accounts for the different customers and appointing specific limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed so as to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the server's config files, which basically goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are set by the web hosting provider that owns the hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That results in the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Web hosting vendors that furnish web hosting services normally have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages offer diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the restrictions that a web hosting plan will have. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are specified by the specific hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the web hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are subject to the business strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

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

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of keeping an immense amount of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more customers on one web server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, because the immense number of accounts may make the web server crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to find a free of charge website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually provide free customer support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such provider, for example, is, which is one of the largest and eldest free hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting corporations like us, are able to maintain lots of web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free themes. As a website hosting distributor, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get duped into buying an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for those who would like to host a normal web site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate company, which can create web site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you pick Domaine Shops as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the long run.