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What Does Shared Web Hosting Represent?

The most archetypal and regularly availed of kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It's a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and handling a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name denotes, the hosting solution is a kind of service where many customers share the reserves of the same server. This implies that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are shared among the users whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is usually rendered accomplishable by opening different accounts for the different clients and assigning given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned in order to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which principally means that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their very own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That paves the way for the second vital question:

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

Hosting corporations that distribute hosting accounts normally have various web hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the limitations that a hosting package will have. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are determined by the particular web hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business strategy of the specific company and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free website hosting firms are not able to keep a big amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one web server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may make the server crash over and over again. Most of the free hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to find a free of cost website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their websites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, traditional hosting vendors such as us, may afford to maintain lots of web servers and hence, we are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, however, does not automatically denote that this solution has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. In addition, we also give a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis web skins. As a website hosting firm, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled into purchasing a solution that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for those who desire to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about site troubles and even continued downtime for your site. If you go with Hosting Pine as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you a lot of troubles in the future.