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Shared Web Hosting Description

The most elemental and widely used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and operating a server. In addition, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web hosting service is a kind of service where multiple clients share the reserves of the same web server. This indicates that all server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mostly made achievable by opening separate accounts for the different users and setting given restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned so as to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting users do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which primarily denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their very own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That leads up to the second important question:

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

Hosting companies that supply shared web hosting plans usually have various web hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse amounts of hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the restrictions that a web hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are fixed by the given web hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared web hosting service falls into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the business tactics of the specific firm and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free and the popular shared web hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping a large number of servers, therefore, they simply host more users on one hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, because the large number of accounts may causer the web server to crash regularly. The majority of the free web hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to discover a free hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web pages to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting features. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting providers worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting distributors such as us, are able to keep lots of web servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not necessarily imply that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. In addition, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of charge-free web design skins. As a website hosting supplier, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be calm that you won't get tricked into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web hosting service is best for those who want to host a normal website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. So, when choosing a website hosting company, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can bring about site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your site. If you pick BigBMC as your web hosting provider, 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 problems in the future.