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The most primary and commonly used kind of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your website without having to understand much about programming and handling a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting solution is a type of service where multiple users share the resources of one and the same web server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly rendered feasible by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and imposing some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting customers do not have root access to the web server's config files, which primarily signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own personal website page hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting corporation that owns the server and by the given website hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Web hosting corporations that deliver shared hosting packages usually have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limits that a website hosting package will have. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting packages are determined by the specific hosting provider. Based on the politics of the supplier, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the marketing policy of the particular vendor and, of course, the needs of the given client.

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

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web hosting companies are not capable of maintaining a huge number of servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more users on a single hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting firms, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to find a free website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. One such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared hosting vendors like us, are able to keep a lot of hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, however, does not necessarily denote that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. What's more, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-charge web page layouts. As a hosting supplier, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can be assured that you won't get swindled into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for people who would like to host a standard website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a website hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different company, which can cause site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your website. If you pick BootDomain.com as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of problems in the future.

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