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Shared Hosting Definition

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Shared hosting is a service that web hosting suppliers provide so that you can publish your web site on the web.

How can people discover your site?

When you create a web site and you wish other people to spot it, you will need to publish (or upload) it to a hosting server. If you try to render the site discoverable on the web by shared hosting it on your own personal computer, there is no way for you to keep it constantly up and running, which is why website hosting services appeared.

How does shared hosting work?

Hosting vendors offer you hard drive storage space for your website on their high-powered computers (hosting servers) and ensure continuous network connectivity. When somebody writes your website address (for instance in their browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web server where they can view the content of your web site.

Types of web hosting

With the advance of Internet technologies, different types of web hosting services have emerged to match the different expectations of web site proprietors, including shared website hosting services, private virtual server hosting services and dedicated web server hosting services.

Shared hosting

Shared website hosting is the most popular form of hosting, and is also the easiest to commence with. It is a service where a single web server is divided between many hosting customers who are restricted by the CPU, web traffic and server hard drive storage space quotas that they have been assigned. This form of hosting is normally less expensive - you don't have to buy the whole web server upfront, as it is shared among many customers, and the web hosting solutions provider can afford to provide much more modest prices. It is also much easier to use - the web server is pre-configured with all the necessary software and the web hosting distributor takes care of all server maintenance tasks and security updates on your behalf.

The weak side of the shared website hosting solution is that you share the web hosting server's resources with other clients and if one web site becomes very busy it may affect (and slow down) the rest of the websites on that web server, but the majority of hosting vendors, including us at TronINDEX, have security platforms at work that impede that from taking place.

A definition of a web hosting service

Since shared web hosting is the most common type of web hosting, most hosting vendors and web hosting customers simply refer to it as web hosting or website hosting. As there is an extensive competition on the web hosting market, most hosting suppliers strive to provide low prices and gifts with their web hosting services. We, for instance, offer different website hosting plans and two invoicing options - monthly and annual, depending on your resources. If you choose the yearly invoicing cycle, you will receive a gift - one free-of-cost domain name 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 hosting solution. If your web site outgrows the resources offered by your shared hosting plan, a VPS server plan is an appropriate option. Virtual Private Server web hosting customers still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other VPS web hosting clients, but the hard disk space is split up using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own dedicated resources and can be configured practically like a real dedicated web hosting server. The upside is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a virtual web server are not shared. Additionally, the virtualization software offers you much more autonomy to configure your VPS web hosting server, but it also calls for a higher level of technical expertise.

Dedicated Server

With the Dedicated Server solution, the customer gets an entire dedicated web server and can use all its system resources. The dedicated web server hosting solution is the most robust of all website hosting solutions and offers numerous customization options - 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 among the reasons why a dedicated web hosting server is an excellent option for a resource-intensive business web site, for example - you will not share the hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will gain full root access. You will exert full control over the physical machine, which will enable you to implement any server configuration modifications that you might need. The setback of the dedicated hosting solution is that a higher level of technical know-how is required - unless you engage an Information Technology pro, it will be your duty to manage and configure the dedicated hosting server. The dedicated server web hosting solution also costs much more, since the cost of the dedicated web hosting server isn't shared between any other clients.

A website hosting tip for beginner users

If you are just starting to create your web site and are seeking a hosting solution to start out with, the shared website hosting solution remains the wisest option. If your web site outgrows your shared website hosting account's resources, you can usually upgrade. With us, for instance, this is very easy and requires no migration of your files, since only the parameters of your account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting plan to a more advanced one at any particular time without worrying about the time left until expiration. Furthermore, if you finally reach the most advanced shared website hosting package and still require more resources (which is great sometimes - it indicates that your web site's popularity has expanded!), there always is the possibility to migrate to a VPS web server hosting platform or a dedicated hosting web server without needing to change web hosting service providers.

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