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What Exactly is Shared Website Hosting?

The most fundamental and universally used sort of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administering a web server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name suggests, the web hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of users share the system reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly made possible by setting up different accounts for the separate users and assigning specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Normally, web hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own website hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting corporation that owns the server and by the particular web hosting package. That brings about the second important question:

How are the shared hosting web servers split among the users?

Web hosting providers that offer web hosting services typically have various website hosting plans. Those packages offer different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the website hosting plans are fixed by the given hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the company, the web hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really are dependent on the business policy of the particular distributor and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the common web hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free hosting companies are not able to keep a big number of hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more users on one single web server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the immense number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. The majority of the free web hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to find a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers commonly provide free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting companies like us, may afford to maintain plenty of web servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, however, does not automatically denote that this solution has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost templates. As a website hosting companie, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can be assured that you won't get deluded into paying for an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host an average website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a web hosting supplier, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you select NM-ICT as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of problems in the future.