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Definition of Shared Hosting

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The most basic and widely used type of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a way to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and operating a web hosting server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name suggests, the hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple users share the system resources of one and the same server. This indicates that all server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is typically rendered tenable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and applying given limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed in order to prevent the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, hosting users do not have root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically means that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That results in the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that distribute hosting accounts typically have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans involve diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the restrictions that a website hosting plan will include. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the customer's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the features of the website hosting packages are fixed by the particular hosting vendor. Based on the politics of the company, the hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed depend on the business strategy of the given company and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the standard hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free hosting providers are not capable of keeping a big number of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly host more users on one single web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, because the huge amount of accounts may make the server crash regularly. The majority of the free hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to come across a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually offer free client support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such distributor, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, established hosting firms like us, may afford to maintain numerous web servers and hence, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting solution, however, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also provide a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary skins. As a website hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled into purchasing a package that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for people who want to host an average web page, 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, since as your business develops, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a website hosting provider, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause site complications and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you choose Dino Web Host as your hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of annoyances in the long run.

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