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What Indeed is Shared Hosting?

The most fundamental and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and managing a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a type of service where multiple customers share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This indicates that all server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is mostly rendered viable by creating separate accounts for the different users and appointing certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated in order to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, hosting clients do not have root access to the web server's config files, which basically suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting company that possesses the hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That brings on the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Web hosting corporations that distribute hosting services usually have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages include diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a web hosting account will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are chosen by the actual hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really are subject to the marketing policy of the specific firm and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the classic hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free website hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an enormous amount of servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, since the large number of accounts may causer the web server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to discover a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors typically offer free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web portals to get bigger so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting features. Such provider, for example, is, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, traditional hosting corporations such as us, are able to maintain multiple web hosting servers and hence, we are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting service, though, does not automatically denote that this plan has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge web templates. As a hosting provider, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can be confident that you won't get duped into paying for a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a basic web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you pick JaxHost Website Hosting as your hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of frustrations in the long run.