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What In Fact is Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is a service that web hosting vendors offer so that you can put your website on the World Wide Web.

How can people access your website?

When you develop a web site and you wish other persons to discern it, you will need to publish (or upload) it to a web hosting server. If you attempt to render the site reachable on the World Wide Web by shared hosting it on your own personal computer, there is no way for you to keep it constantly online, which is why web hosting services appeared.

How does shared hosting work?

Hosting service providers provide you with disk drive storage space for your web site on their high-powered computers (servers) and ensure uninterrupted service uptime. When somebody types your web address (e.g. www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's address bar, they will be connected to the hosting server where they can have a glance at the content of your web site.

Types of hosting

With the development of online technologies, different types of web hosting services have emerged to answer the different expectations of web site proprietors, including shared hosting services, VPS server web hosting services and dedicated web hosting services.

Shared website hosting

Shared website hosting is the most popular type of hosting, and is also the easiest to begin with. It is a service where one single web hosting server is shared between numerous shared hosting account owners who are restricted by the CPU, bandwidth and hosting server hard disk space quotas that they have been allotted. This type of website hosting is generally less expensive - you don't need to pay for the entire hosting server in advance, as it is shared between multiple web hosting clients, and the web hosting company can afford to provide much more affordable prices. It is also much easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-configured with all the required software and the hosting supplier takes care of all server maintenance procedures and software updates on your behalf.

The downside of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's resources with other shared web hosting account owners and if one site becomes very popular it may influence (and slow down) all the other sites on that web hosting server, but most hosting distributors, including us at Wise Host Network, have security systems in place that prevent that from occurring.

A description of a website hosting service

Since shared web hosting is the most commonly used form of web hosting, most web hosting distributors and web hosting clients simply refer to it as hosting or website hosting. As there is a big competition on the web hosting marketplace, the majority of hosting suppliers strive to offer modest prices and gifts with their services. We, for instance, provide different web hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, based on your funds. If you pick the annual billing cycle, you will get a gift - one free-of-cost domain registration.

VPS hosting

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. The VPS hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared web hosting solution and the dedicated server web hosting solution. If your web site grows beyond the resources offered by your shared hosting plan, a private virtual web server hosting package is a possible choice. virtual server web hosting account holders still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other virtual server hosting customers, but the hard disk space is split up using a special virtualization technology so that each partition has its own dedicated system resources and can be configured almost like a full-fledged dedicated web server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a Virtual Private Server are not shared. Moreover, the virtualization software offers you much more autonomy to configure your server, but it also calls for a higher level of technical knowledge.

Dedicated Server

With the Dedicated Server solution, the customer gets an entire web hosting server and can use all its system resources. The dedicated server web hosting solution is the most flexible of all hosting solutions and offers a multitude of customization possibilities - the dedicated web server hosting clients can choose the hardware and software specifications that will meet their requirements. Dedicated system resources and no-holds-barred performance are two reasons why a dedicated web server is an excellent option for a resource-consuming corporate web site, for example - you will not share the web hosting server's resources with anyone else and will obtain full server root privileges. You will exert full control over the physical machine, which will enable you to make any server configuration modifications that you might need. The drawback of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a more advanced degree of technical know-how is needed - unless you hire an Information Technology specialist, it will be your responsibility to manage and configure the dedicated hosting server. The dedicated web hosting solution is also much more expensive, since the cost of the server isn't shared between any other users.

A website hosting recommendation for beginners

If you are just beginning to create your web site and are seeking a website hosting solution to start with, the shared web hosting solution persists to be the wisest choice. If your website outgrows your shared website hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for instance, this is very easy and does not necessitate migration of your files, since only the features of your web hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more powerful one at any particular time without worrying about the time remaining until expiration. Besides, if you eventually reach the most advanced shared web hosting package and still need more resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it signifies that your website's popularity has risen!), there always is the possibility to switch to a virtual private web server hosting platform or a dedicated server web hosting platform without needing to switch hosting service providers.