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Shared Hosting Explanation

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Shared hosting is a service that web hosting suppliers offer so that you can upload your site online.

How can people observe your site?

When you create a website and you want other persons to see it, you will need to copy (or upload) it to a server. If you attempt to make the website available online by shared hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it always online, which is why website hosting services exist.

How does shared hosting work?

Web hosting vendors offer you hard disk space for your website on their powerful computers (servers) and ensure constant Internet connectivity. When someone writes your domain name (for instance www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web hosting server where they can take a gaze at the content of your website.

Hosting varieties

With the advance of web technologies, several types of web hosting services have appeared to fulfill the different requirements of website possessors, including shared web hosting services, Virtual Private Server hosting services and dedicated web server hosting services.

Shared website hosting

Shared web hosting is the most widely used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where one single web server is divided between plenty of hosting customers who are restricted by the CPU, bandwidth and web server storage space quotas that they have been assigned. This type of website hosting is usually cheaper - you don't need to buy the entire web server in advance, as it is shared between lots of hosting account owners, and the hosting services provider can afford to provide much more affordable prices. It is also easier to use - the server is pre-configured with all the necessary software and the web hosting distributor takes care of all server maintenance procedures and security updates on your behalf.

The weakness of the shared hosting solution is that you share the server's resources with other people and if a given site becomes really popular it may affect (and slow down) the rest of the web sites on that server, but most web hosting providers, including us at WP WEB SPACE, have security platforms in place that hinder that from taking place.

A description of a hosting service

Because shared website hosting is the most popular form of web hosting, the majority of hosting companies and hosting customers simply refer to it as web hosting or website hosting. As there is a huge rivalry on the website hosting marketplace, the majority of web hosting providers strive to offer reasonable prices and gifts with their services. We, for instance, provide different website hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, based on your finances. If you choose the yearly billing cycle, you will obtain a bonus - one free-of-cost domain registration.

Virtual private servers plans

VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The Virtual private servers hosting solution is basically the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated web hosting solution. If your web site outgrows the resources offered by your shared website hosting package, a virtual private web server plan is a possible option. VPS server web hosting users still share the hardware resources of the physical machine with other virtual private web server hosting account holders, but the physical machine is partitioned using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own dedicated system resources and can be configured almost like a full-fledged dedicated server. The upside is that the CPU and the memory on a virtual hosting server are not shared. Moreover, the virtualization technology gives you much more autonomy to configure your VPS web server, but it also calls for a more advanced level of technical know-how.

Dedicated Server

With the Dedicated Server solution, the user obtains an entire dedicated web hosting server and can use all its system resources. The dedicated server web hosting solution is the most powerful of all website hosting solutions and offers numerous customization possibilities - the dedicated web server hosting customers can choose the hardware and software specifications that will meet their requirements. Dedicated system resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated web server hosting package is a perfect option for a content-heavy corporate web site, for example - you will not share the server's resources with anyone else and will get complete server root access. You will exercise complete authority over the physical machine, which will allow you to implement any configuration changes that you might need. The disadvantage of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a higher degree of technical proficiency is needed - unless you employ an IT expert, it will be your responsibility to administer and configure the server. The dedicated server web hosting solution is also far more costly, since the cost of the dedicated hosting server isn't shared among any other customers.

A web hosting recommendation for beginners

If you are just starting to create your website and are seeking a website hosting solution to commence with, the shared website hosting solution remains the smartest choice. If your site grows beyond your hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is very easy and does not necessitate migration of your data, because only the parameters of your account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting package to a more advanced one at any particular moment without having to worry about the number of days left until the expiration date. Also, if you finally reach the most advanced shared website hosting package and still require more resources (which is great sometimes - it signifies that your site's popularity has grown!), there always is the possibility to migrate to a virtual server web hosting solution or a dedicated server hosting solution without having to swap hosting service providers.

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