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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most archetypal and universally availed of kind of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and administering a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name implies, the hosting service is a sort of service where lots of users share the resources of the same web server. This signifies that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly rendered possible by creating different accounts for the separate users and allocating specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Normally, hosting customers do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which principally signifies that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are set by the web hosting firm that owns the server and by the given website hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting distributors that distribute hosting accounts typically have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages contain different quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting account will include. The user may select 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 restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting plans are set by the specific hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are subject to the business strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the popular hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more customers on a single server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the immense amount of accounts may make the server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to come across a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually provide free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. One such vendor, for example, is, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, established hosting suppliers such as us, may afford to keep numerous hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, however, does not automatically denote that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. In addition, we also provide a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis website skins. As a website hosting provider, we do worry about our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a plan that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for people who want to host a basic web portal, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when selecting a website hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can bring about site complications and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you choose Wight Hosting as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you lots of troubles in the future.

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