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How Shared Website Hosting Functions

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The most fundamental and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and operating a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting solution is a form of service where many users share the resources of the same hosting server. This implies that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the users whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is normally rendered tenable by creating separate accounts for the separate users and imposing specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to hinder the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Usually, web hosting clients do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which primarily goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the given hosting plan. That brings on the second important question:

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

Hosting suppliers that provide web hosting accounts normally have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages contain different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the limits that a web hosting account will include. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are chosen by the actual hosting firm. Based on the policy of the supplier, the web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing strategy of the given firm and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the regular web hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they involve. Free hosting distributors are not able to keep a large number of web servers, hence, they just host more customers on one single server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their sites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, established web hosting firms such as us, are able to maintain lots of hosting servers and so, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, though, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also provide a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free design layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you select us, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into buying a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for those who desire to host an average site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a website hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate company, which can cause web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you pick TNG Web Host as your hosting vendor, 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 spare you lots of frustrations in the future.

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