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Description of Shared Website Hosting

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The most standard and universally used sort of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web server. What's more, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name implies, the hosting service is a form of service where lots of users share the system resources of the same server. This suggests that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are shared among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mainly rendered tenable by creating separate accounts for the different customers and allocating certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated so as to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Typically, hosting clients do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which primarily implies that they cannot access anything else on the server beside their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting distributor that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

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

Web hosting companies that deliver hosting packages commonly have various web hosting plans. Those plans offer different amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the restrictions that a web hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are defined by the actual web hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business policy of the particular company and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free website hosting providers are not capable of keeping a great amount of hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more clients on one web server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, since the great amount of accounts may make the server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting companies, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to come across a free hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms usually offer free customer support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web portals to grow so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting suppliers like us, may afford to keep plenty of servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, however, does not automatically denote that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're receiving. What's more, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of complimentary design templates. As a hosting supplier, we do care about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest calm that you won't get swindled into buying a solution that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for those who would like to host a basic web portal, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different distributor, which can bring about site problems and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you choose GotchaDomains as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of complications in the future.

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