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The most fundamental and frequently utilized sort of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It's a means to host your website without having to understand much about programming and running a server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared hosting solution is a form of service where multiple users share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This denotes that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually rendered accomplishable by creating separate accounts for the different customers and allocating given restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed in order to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting clients do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which principally means that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their very own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the particular website hosting package. That entails the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Web hosting providers that provide shared hosting packages usually have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans involve diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limits that a website hosting account will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are defined by the particular hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the shared hosting service falls into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually are determined by the marketing strategy of the given supplier and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the difference between the free and the classic shared hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free web hosting vendors are not capable of maintaining a large number of web hosting servers, hence, they simply host more customers on one single hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the big amount of accounts may make the server crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to discover a free hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors commonly offer free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web sites to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting features. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared hosting corporations like us, are able to keep many web servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, however, does not necessarily mean that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web page templates. As a web hosting companie, we do care about our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get deceived into buying a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a basic web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can create web site problems and even continued downtime for your website. If you select Goo Hosting as your website hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of troubles in the future.

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