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What Exactly is Shared Hosting?

Shared hosting is a service that hosting corporations offer so that you can publish your site on the World Wide Web.

How can people find your web site?

When you create a website and want other people to see it, you must copy (or upload) it to a web server. If you try to render the site reachable on the World Wide Web by shared hosting it on your own computer, there is no way for you to keep it up and running all the time, which is why hosting services exist.

How does shared hosting work?

Hosting vendors offer you data storage space for your website on their high-end computers (hosting servers) and ensure constant service uptime. When someone types your web address (e.g., in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the server where they can take a look at your website's content.

Types of hosting

With the progress of web technologies, different web hosting services have emerged to meet the various needs of website possessors, including shared website hosting services, private virtual server hosting services, and dedicated hosting services.

Shared web hosting

There are many types of hosting, and Shared website hosting is the most popular form of hosting. It's easy to start with shared website hosting, too. It's a service where a single web hosting server is divided among lots of shared hosting accounts that are restricted by the CPU, traffic, and server disk drive space quotas that they have been allocated. This is an example of cloud computing, a type of web hosting that's generally less expensive - you don't have to purchase the entire server in advance since it is divided among many web hosting clients. This means that the web hosting provider can afford to offer much lower prices. It is also easier to use. The server is pre-configured with all the required software. The web hosting distributor takes care of all server maintenance procedures and security updates. The weak side of the shared hosting solution is that it shares the hosting server's system resources with other hosting clients. A highly-visited website can slow down (and sometimes even shut) other websites on the same hosting server. Still, most web hosting vendors, including us at, have protection platforms that prevent that from happening. Still, most web hosting vendors, including us at, have protection platforms that prevent that from happening.

A definition of a website hosting service

Because shared website hosting is the most commonly used web hosting, most hosting companies and web hosting clients refer to it as hosting or website hosting. As there is a large rivalry in the website hosting market, most web hosting distributors strive to provide moderate prices and bonuses. We, for instance, provide different website hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, depending on your budget. If you pick the yearly billing cycle, you will receive a gift - one free domain registration.

Virtual private servers

VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The Virtual private servers hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated web hosting solution. If your website grows beyond the resources offered by your shared website hosting account, a virtual private web server plan is a good option. VPS web hosting customers still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other virtual server web hosting account holders. Still, the hard disk space is split up using special virtualization software. Each partition has its guaranteed system resources and can be configured practically like a full-fledged dedicated hosting server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM on a VPS server are not shared. The virtualization technology gives you much more freedom to configure your virtual private web hosting server, but it also calls for a more advanced level of technical knowledge.

Dedicated Server

With the Dedicated Server solution, the customer obtains an entire hosting server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated hosting solution is the most robust of all hosting solutions and offers multiple configuration possibilities - the clients can select the hardware and software specifications that will answer their needs. Dedicated system resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server hosting package is an excellent choice for a frequently visited corporate web site, for instance - you will not share the dedicated web server's system resources with anyone else and will be granted full root-level access. You will exercise complete control over the physical server, which will allow you to make any server configuration modifications that you might need. The weak side of the dedicated hosting solution is that a more advanced degree of technical expertise is required. Unless you hire an IT expert, it will be your duty to administer and configure the physical server. The dedicated hosting solution is also far more high-priced since the cost of the dedicated web server isn't shared among any other clients.

A hosting advice for novices

If you are starting to build your website and are looking for a web hosting solution to commence with, the shared website hosting solution remains the most sensible choice. You can usually upgrade if your website grows beyond your website hosting account's resources. With us, for instance, this is extremely easy and does not necessitate migration of your website files because only the parameters of your website hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting package to a more advanced one at any given moment without worrying about the number of days left before the expiration date. What is more, if you finally reach the most advanced shared web hosting package and still require more system resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it implies that your website's popularity has expanded!), there always is the possibility to move to a virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server without the need to swap web hosting service providers.