What Does Shared Hosting Stand for?
Shared hosting is a service that hosting providers provide so that you can upload your web site to the World Wide Web.
How can people view your website?
When you create a website and you would like other people to check it out, you will need to copy (or upload) it to a web hosting server. If you attempt to render the web site available on the World Wide Web by shared hosting it on your own computer, there is no way for you to keep it always online, which is why web hosting services appeared.
How does shared hosting work?
Web hosting suppliers provide you with hard drive space for your site on their high-powered computers (servers) and guarantee uninterrupted Internet connection. When someone types your web address (e.g. www.my-best-domain.com) in their web browser's URL bar, they will be connected to the hosting server where they can have a glance at the content of your web site.
Web hosting varieties
With the advance of web technologies, several types of web hosting services have come into existence to satisfy the different needs of web site possessors, including shared hosting services, VPS hosting services and dedicated web server hosting services.
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Shared web hosting is the most popular type of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where one single hosting server is divided between a lot of users who are limited by the CPU, bandwidth and web server hard drive storage space quotas that they have been assigned. This type of website hosting is generally less expensive - you don't have to purchase the entire hosting server upfront, since it is shared among multiple hosting account owners, and the web hosting company can afford to provide much more affordable prices. It is also easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-configured with all the required software and the hosting provider handles all server maintenance tasks and security updates on your behalf.
The downside of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's system resources with other hosting customers and if a given web site becomes very busy it may influence (and slow down) all the other sites on that hosting server, but the majority of web hosting service providers, including us at Hepsia, have protection platforms in place that obstruct that from taking place.
A description of a website hosting service
Since shared website hosting is the most popular form of web hosting, most web hosting suppliers and hosting clients simply refer to it as hosting or website hosting. As there is an immense rivalry on the website hosting marketplace, most hosting firms try to provide affordable prices and gifts with their web hosting services. We, for instance, offer different website hosting packages and two billing options - monthly and annual, depending on your budget. If you pick the annual invoicing cycle, you will obtain a present - one free-of-charge domain registration.
Virtual private servers plans
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The Virtual private servers hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated web server hosting solution. If your web site outgrows the resources offered by your shared website hosting package, a virtual server web hosting plan is a possible option. VPS server web hosting customers still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other VPS web hosting account holders, but the disk drive is partitioned using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own dedicated resources and can be configured almost like an actual dedicated hosting server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a VPS server are not shared. In addition, the virtualization software gives you much more freedom to configure your virtual private web server, but it also calls for a more advanced level of technical expertise.
With the Dedicated Server solution, the customer obtains an entire dedicated hosting server and can use all its resources. The dedicated web hosting solution is the most flexible of all website hosting solutions and offers loads of configuration possibilities - the dedicated server web hosting customers can pick the hardware and software specs that will fulfill their requirements. Dedicated resources and no-holds-barred performance are two reasons why a dedicated server web hosting package is an excellent option for a heavy resource-consuming business website, for example - you will not share the physical machine's system resources with anyone else and will receive full root access. You will have complete control over the web hosting server, which will permit you to implement any configuration changes that you might require. The weakness of the dedicated web hosting solution is that a higher level of technical know-how is required - unless you employ an IT pro, you will be responsible for administering and configuring the dedicated hosting web server. The dedicated web server hosting solution is also much more high-priced, because the cost of the dedicated hosting web server isn't shared among any other customers.
A web hosting advice for beginner users
If you are just beginning to set up your web site and are searching for a hosting solution to commence with, the shared website hosting solution remains the wisest option. If your website outgrows your website hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is extremely easy and does not necessitate migration of your website files, because only the parameters of your web hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more powerful one at any particular moment without having to worry about the time left before the expiration date. In addition, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared website hosting package and still require more system resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it suggests that your site's popularity has expanded!), there always is the possibility to switch to a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated server web hosting platform without having to switch web hosting service providers.