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What Actually is Shared Web Hosting?

The most archetypal and commonly availed of variety of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It's a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and managing a hosting server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive form of hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared hosting service is a type of service where many users share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly made feasible by opening separate accounts for the separate users and fixing some restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the hosting corporation that owns the server and by the respective website hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Hosting distributors that deliver shared hosting solutions typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those packages provide different amounts of web hosting features and specs, which actually fix the limits that a web hosting plan will have. The user may select 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 restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are chosen by the very hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing strategy of the specific company and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the typical shared hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an immense number of web hosting servers, hence, they simply host more customers on one single server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are monitored and tackled properly, since the enormous amount of accounts may make the server crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free website hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to come across a free hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies normally offer free client support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, established shared hosting companies such as us, are able to keep multiple servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting solution, though, does not necessarily signify that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Also, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis design templates. As a web hosting provider, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be certain that you won't get swindled into purchasing a package that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who desire to host an average web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting company, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different vendor, which can create site troubles and even continued downtime for your website. If you select SCNIS Limited as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the future.