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Shared Hosting Description

The most primary and commonly used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and operating a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared web hosting solution is a sort of service where numerous users share the system resources of one and the same web server. This suggests that all hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically rendered accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and applying certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated so as to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their own website page hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are set by the web hosting provider that owns the server and by the respective website hosting package. That paves the way for the second essential question:

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

Web hosting firms that distribute shared web hosting accounts commonly have different website hosting packages. Those packages include diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the limits that a web hosting account will include. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what limits the client's account will include, once opened. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are specified by the particular hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the provider, the shared web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business strategy of the particular company and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the contrast between the free and the common shared web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free website hosting companies are not able to keep a great number of servers, therefore, they just host more customers on one web server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are supervised and administered appropriately, since the big number of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to stumble upon a free hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting firms typically offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their websites to grow so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free hosting vendors in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting providers such as us, are able to maintain numerous hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting solution, however, does not necessarily denote that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. Additionally, we also give a free extra with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-cost web themes. As a website hosting distributor, we do look after our good name and that's why if you select us, you can rest calm that you won't get fooled into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate distributor, which can cause web site predicaments and even extended downtime for your web portal. If you choose Downy as your web hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of inconveniences in the long run.