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What Precisely is Shared Website Hosting?

The most standard and widely used variety of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and operating a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

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As the name denotes, the web hosting service is a form of service where plenty of clients share the system reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mostly rendered tenable by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and fixing given limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to restrain the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Typically, web hosting clients do not have root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their very own website hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting vendor that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That leads up to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting vendors that deliver web hosting solutions usually have different web hosting packages. Those plans provide diverse quotas of hosting features and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will have, once created. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are determined by the given web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the firm, the web hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the given corporation and, of course, the requirements of the specific customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the classic web hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web hosting firms are not able to maintain a great number of web hosting servers, hence, they just host more clients on a single server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the huge amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free web hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to come across a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers normally provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web sites to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which includes more web hosting resources. Such firm, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting companies like us, may afford to maintain numerous hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not automatically imply that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. What's more, we also provide a free extra with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free site templates. As a website hosting corporation, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you select us, you can be assured that you won't get deluded into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for people who are looking to host a standard web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when selecting a hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can bring about website complications and even extended downtime for your site. If you choose ARServices Hosting as your hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of complications in the future.