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Shared Hosting Description

Shared hosting is a service that hosting service providers offer so that you can upload your web site to the Internet.

How can people observe your web site?

When you build a website and you want other individuals to discern it, you will have to copy (or upload) it to a hosting server. If you try to make the web site reachable on the Internet 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 came into existence.

How does shared hosting work?

Hosting vendors provide you with hard disk space for your web site on their high-power computers (hosting servers) and guarantee uninterrupted network uptime. When somebody types your domain (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's address bar, they will be connected to the hosting server where they can have a gaze at the content of your website.

Types of hosting

With the advancement of Internet technologies, several types of web hosting services have appeared to answer the different needs of website proprietors, including shared website hosting services, private virtual server web hosting services and dedicated hosting services.

Shared website hosting

Shared web hosting is the most common type of hosting, and is also the easiest to start with. It is a service where one single hosting server is divided between lots of web hosting clients who are restricted by the CPU, bandwidth and disk drive space quotas that they have been allocated. This form of hosting is usually cheaper - you don't have to purchase the entire hosting server in advance, as it is shared among plenty of hosting customers, and the hosting vendor can afford to provide much more moderate prices. It is also much easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-configured with all the required software and the web hosting provider handles all server maintenance procedures and software updates for you.

The weak side of the shared hosting solution is that you share the server's system resources with other hosting customers and if a given web site becomes really popular it may affect (and slow down) all the other web sites on that server, but most web hosting suppliers, including us at Cyber 16, have protection platforms in place that hinder that from taking place.

A description of a website hosting service

Because shared hosting is the most popular type of web hosting, the majority of web hosting distributors and hosting clients simply refer to it as hosting or website hosting. As there is a huge rivalry on the website hosting marketplace, most web hosting companies endeavor to provide modest prices and gifts with their hosting services. We, for example, offer different web hosting plans and two billing options - monthly and yearly, based on your finances. If you choose the annual invoicing cycle, you will get a gift - one cost-free domain registration.

VPS hosting

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

Dedicated Hosting

With the Dedicated Hosting solution, the client gets a whole dedicated web hosting server and can use all its resources. The dedicated web hosting solution is the most robust of all web hosting solutions and offers a myriad of customization options - the dedicated server hosting users can select the hardware and software specs that will answer their needs. Dedicated resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server web hosting package is an excellent solution for a high resource-devouring corporate web site, for example - you will not share the dedicated hosting web server's system resources with anyone else and will obtain root-level access. You will exert full control over the physical server, which will enable you to implement any server configuration modifications that you might require. The downside of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a more advanced degree of technical proficiency is required - unless you engage an Information Technology expert, it will be your responsibility to manage and configure the server. The dedicated hosting solution is also much more high-priced, since the cost of the dedicated hosting web server isn't shared between any other customers.

A hosting tip for novices

If you are just beginning to create your website and are searching for a website hosting solution to start with, the shared web hosting solution remains the wisest choice. If your web site outgrows your shared website hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for instance, this is extremely easy and does not necessitate migration of your web site files, since only the parameters of your website hosting account change. You can also upgrade your web hosting plan to a more powerful one at any particular moment without having to worry about the time remaining before expiration. What is more, if you eventually reach the most advanced shared website hosting package and still need more resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it implies that your web site's popularity has risen!), there always is the option to switch to a VPS web hosting solution or a dedicated web hosting server without needing to swap web hosting service providers.