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How Does Shared Website Hosting Operate?

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The most basic and regularly utilized kind of web hosting is the website hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and operating a web server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive type of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name hints, the website hosting solution is a type of service where numerous users share the resources of the same server. This indicates that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally rendered viable by creating separate accounts for the different customers and fixing given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed so as to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Typically, website hosting customers do not have root access to the server's config files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server but their own personal hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may use are determined by the hosting supplier that possesses the web server and by the particular hosting package. That paves the way for the second important question:

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

Hosting vendors that furnish website hosting solutions usually have various web hosting plans. Those packages offer different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limits that a website hosting account will include. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the user's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specs of the web hosting plans are fixed by the actual hosting distributor. Based on the policy of the distributor, the website hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are determined by the business tactics of the given company and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the standard website hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they contain. Free website hosting providers are not able to keep an enormous number of web servers, hence, they simply host more clients on a single web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are monitored and maintained properly, since the big amount of accounts may make the server crash frequently. The majority of the free web hosting firms, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to find a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms commonly offer free customer support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their web portals to grow so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. One such supplier, for example, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional website hosting companies like us, are able to keep multiple web hosting servers and hence, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically denote that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. What's more, we also give a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free web page layouts. As a web hosting provider, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you choose us, you can be certain that you won't get duped into buying an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a website hosting service?

The website hosting service is best for those who would like to host an average web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different company, which can bring about site troubles and even extended downtime for your web page. If you go with RNR Media Hosting as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of frustrations in the future.

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