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Shared Hosting Packages Unveiled
Shared hosting is a service that web hosting firms offer so that you can upload your web site online.
How can people notice your web site?
When you make a website and you want other individuals to spot it, you will have to publish (or upload) it to a web server. If you try to render the website accessible on the Internet by shared hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it online all the time, which is why web hosting services came into existence.
How does shared hosting work?
Web hosting service providers provide you with storage space for your website on their high-end computers (web hosting servers) and guarantee uninterrupted website availability. When someone writes your domain (for example www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's URL bar, they will be connected to the hosting server where they can take a glimpse at the content of your website.
With the development of Internet technologies, different types of web hosting services have appeared to fulfill the different needs of website proprietors, including shared website hosting services, VPS web server hosting services and dedicated server web hosting services.
Shared website hosting
Shared website hosting is the most popular type of hosting, and is also the easiest to start with. It is a service where one hosting server is shared between a lot of hosting customers who are restricted by the CPU, web traffic and hosting server hard drive storage space quotas that they have been apportioned. This form of hosting is usually less expensive - you don't need to purchase the entire server upfront, since it is divided among plenty of hosting account holders, and the web hosting company can afford to provide much more modest prices. It is also much easier to use - the hosting server is pre-installed with all the required software and the web hosting supplier takes care of all server maintenance tasks and software updates on your behalf.
The setback of the shared hosting solution is that you share the server's resources with other hosting clients and if one site becomes very popular it may affect (and slow down) the rest of the web sites on that web hosting server, but the majority of web hosting companies, including us at Mishka Web Hosting, have protection platforms in place that obstruct that from occurring.
A description of a web hosting service
Because shared website hosting is the most widely used form of web hosting, most hosting providers and hosting customers simply refer to it as web hosting or website hosting. As there is an immense competition on the website hosting marketplace, the majority of hosting distributors endeavor to offer modest prices and bonuses with their hosting services. We, for example, offer different website hosting packages and two billing options - monthly and annual, based on your resources. If you pick the annual invoicing cycle, you will receive a bonus - one free-of-charge domain registration.
Virtual private servers packages
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 site grows beyond the resources offered by your shared website hosting package, a VPS server is a good solution. VPS hosting account owners still share the hardware resources of the physical machine with other virtual server web hosting customers, but the hard disk space is split up using special virtualization software so that each partition has its own guaranteed resources and can be configured almost like a real dedicated server. The advantage is that the CPU and the memory on a VPS are not shared. What's more, the virtualization technology gives you much more autonomy to configure your private virtual web hosting server, but it also presupposes a more advanced level of technical knowledge.
With the Dedicated Server solution, the user obtains an entire dedicated hosting web server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated web server hosting solution is the most flexible of all web hosting solutions and offers lots of customization options - the dedicated hosting users can pick the hardware and software specifications that will match their needs. Dedicated resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated server web hosting package is a perfect solution for a data-heavy corporate web portal, for example - you will not share the dedicated hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will gain complete root access. You will exercise full authority over the physical server, which will permit you to make any configuration modifications that you might need. The weakness of the dedicated server web hosting solution is that a more advanced level of technical knowledge is needed - unless you employ an IT specialist, you will be responsible for managing and configuring the physical server. The dedicated server web hosting solution is also much more costly, since the cost of the physical server isn't shared between any other clients.
A web hosting tip for novices
If you are just beginning to build your site and are seeking a hosting solution to begin with, the shared hosting solution remains the most appropriate option. If your web site grows beyond your shared website hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for example, this is extremely easy and requires no 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 advanced one at any particular moment without worrying about the time remaining until the expiration date. What is more, if you finally reach the most powerful shared web hosting package and still need more system resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it signifies that your web site's popularity has increased!), there always is the possibility to move to a Virtual Private Server web hosting platform or a dedicated hosting platform without needing to swap hosting service providers.