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Description of Shared Website Hosting

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The most archetypal and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a means to host your site without having to understand much about programming and administering a web server. In addition, it's also the most economical form of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name hints, the hosting service is a form of service where lots of customers share the reserves of one and the same web server. This means that all server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is mostly made feasible by opening different accounts for the separate customers and appointing given restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically suggests that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the hosting supplier that owns the hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That brings about the second vital question:

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

Web hosting distributors that provide hosting services commonly have various website hosting plans. Those packages offer different quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which actually set the limits that a web hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the client's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are determined by the given hosting company. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the demands of the particular client.

What is the distinction between the free and the classic hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting firms are not able to maintain a big number of hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more customers on one single hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web servers are kept under surveillance and tackled appropriately, since the immense number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free hosting distributors, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies typically provide free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their websites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more hosting features. Such company, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting corporations such as us, may afford to keep lots of web hosting servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting service, however, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web design templates. As a website hosting corporation, we do look after our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get hoaxed into paying for an account that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for persons who would like to host a basic web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different supplier, which can cause website predicaments and even extended downtime for your site. If you select Nickam Web Hosting as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of predicaments in the long run.

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