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What is Shared Website Hosting?

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The most elemental and commonly availed of kind of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and running a hosting server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name suggests, the hosting service is a type of service where multiple clients share the system resources of the same web server. This means that all server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is usually made feasible by creating separate accounts for the different clients and imposing specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, hosting users do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may use are set by the web hosting vendor that owns the hosting server and by the respective web hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

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

Hosting companies that offer hosting accounts typically have diverse web hosting plans. Those plans contain different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limits that a website hosting package will include. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are fixed by the particular hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the supplier, the hosting solution falls into two types - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the business strategy of the particular supplier and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

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

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they offer. Free web hosting corporations are not able to maintain a great number of servers, therefore, they just host more users on one single web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are monitored and maintained properly, since the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash frequently. The majority of the free web hosting companies, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to come across a free website hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers normally offer free client support even to the free hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. One such vendor, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, traditional hosting suppliers like us, may afford to keep numerous servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting package, though, does not necessarily denote that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also give a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free design templates. As a website hosting supplier, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into paying for an account that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a normal web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated packages, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated package. So, when selecting a website hosting company, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause website complications and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you go with Malta Hosting as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of predicaments in the long run.

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