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The most basic and commonly used sort of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administering a web server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared hosting solution is a sort of service where many clients share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This signifies that all web server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally made viable by opening separate accounts for the different customers and setting some limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned so as to hinder the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting clients do not have root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which basically denotes that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their very own web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting supplier that owns the web hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That predetermines the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting companies that offer shared hosting plans commonly have various website hosting plans. Those packages offer diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a web hosting package will include. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are chosen by the actual web hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the supplier, the shared hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really are dependent on the business strategy of the given provider and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the standard shared hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they contain. Free website hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an immense number of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more customers on one single web server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, since the big amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash frequently. The majority of the free web hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to discover a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers usually offer free customer support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. One such vendor, for example, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting suppliers such as us, are able to keep multiple servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting solution, however, does not necessarily mean that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. What's more, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free web themes. As a web hosting vendor, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you select us, you can be certain that you won't get duped into purchasing an account that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a basic web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting vendor, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different distributor, which can create site troubles and even continued downtime for your site. If you choose phity Hosting as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of problems in the future.

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