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What Does Shared Hosting Represent?

The most fundamental and regularly utilized kind of web hosting is the shared hosting service. It represents a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and handling a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

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As the name suggests, the shared hosting solution is a type of service where lots of customers share the system reserves of one and the same server. This indicates that all server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly made accomplishable by setting up different accounts for the separate clients and assigning given limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting clients do not have full root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting firm that owns the server and by the particular web hosting package. That leads up to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting companies that provide shared hosting accounts commonly have different web hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the hosting plans are set by the particular hosting firm. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing policy of the specific supplier and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the popular shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web hosting vendors are not able to keep a large amount of web servers, hence, they plainly host more customers on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are kept under surveillance and maintained properly, because the immense number of accounts may make the server crash again and again. Most of the free hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free of cost web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies normally provide free technical support even to the free hosting clients, because they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more website hosting features. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared hosting providers like us, are able to maintain a lot of hosting servers and hence, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free skins. As a web hosting companie, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into buying a service that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who wish to host a normal web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS hosting (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can cause web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you choose True Cloud Hosting Uganda as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of frustrations in the future.