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How Does Shared Web Hosting Function?

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The most primary and popularly utilized type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name suggests, the web hosting solution is a type of service where many users share the system reserves of one and the same server. This goes to say that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is usually made tenable by creating different accounts for the different clients and appointing certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set so as to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting clients do not have root access to the web server's config files, which primarily indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting corporation that owns the server and by the particular web hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

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

Web hosting companies that furnish web hosting services usually have various web hosting packages. Those packages include diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limitations the client's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the hosting plans are fixed by the given hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the company, the web hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really are subject to the business policy of the given company and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the difference between the free and the regular web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free website hosting providers are not able to keep a great amount of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more customers on one hosting server by decreasing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with appropriately, since the great amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of cost hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations usually provide free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting vendors such as us, may afford to keep plenty of servers and so, we are able to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting package, however, does not necessarily mean that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Also, we also give a free extra with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free themes. As a website hosting supplier, we do care about our good name and that's why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get beguiled into purchasing a package that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a normal web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when picking a web hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different company, which can cause web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web page. If you go with Bookeers Australia as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you a lot of hassles in the long run.

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