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How Does Shared Website Hosting Function?

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Standard Plan

  • Unlimited Data Storage
  • Unlimited Data Transfer
  • 1 Domain Hosted
  • 100 Email Accounts

The most primary and commonly used type of web hosting is the website hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and managing a server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Still, what is website hosting?

What is website hosting?

As the name designates, the website hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of customers share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This signifies that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly rendered achievable by setting up separate accounts for the separate customers and fixing given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set so as to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, website hosting clients do not have complete root access to the server's configuration files, which principally implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting firms that offer website hosting plans typically have various web hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting package will include. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are defined by the given web hosting distributor. Based on the policy of the supplier, the website hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are determined by the marketing strategy of the given company and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the classic website hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free web hosting distributors are not able to maintain a large number of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on one web server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and administered properly, because the large number of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to find a free of cost hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting companies normally provide free technical support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their web sites to get bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more website hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is, which is among the largest and eldest free hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional website hosting corporations such as us, are able to keep multiple servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, though, does not automatically signify that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. Also, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-charge web site templates. As a web hosting companie, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest assured that you won't get duped into purchasing an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a website hosting solution?

The website hosting solution is best for those who wish to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when selecting a website hosting company, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you go with Luna Hosting as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of nuisances in the long run.

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