Call now! (ID:269368)
HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesWhat Actually is Shared Hosting?

What Actually is Shared Hosting?

The most archetypal and widely utilized variety of web hosting is the hosting solution. It's a means to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and running a web server. In addition, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.50 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$17.00 / month

As the name suggests, the hosting service is a kind of service where multiple clients share the system reserves of one and the same hosting server. This suggests that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are divided among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally made attainable by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and applying certain limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically suggests that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That brings about the second vital question:

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

Web hosting firms that provide hosting services usually have different web hosting packages. Those packages provide different quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a hosting package will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will have, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are specified by the actual web hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the firm, the hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are determined by the marketing policy of the specific provider and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the common hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free website hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a big number of hosting servers, hence, they just host more users on one single hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to find a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly provide free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their web portals to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established hosting vendors such as us, are able to maintain lots of servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically imply that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. What's more, we also offer a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge web site templates. As a web hosting vendor, we do care about our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get deluded into paying for a service that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a normal web site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different company, which can cause website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you go with Ado Server as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of problems in the future.