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Shared hosting is a service that web hosting vendors offer so that you can put your site on the web.
How can people spot your web site?
When you make a web site and you want other people to check it out, you will have to publish (or upload) it to a hosting server. If you try to make the website reachable on the web by shared hosting it on your own PC, there is no way for you to keep it constantly up and running, which is why website hosting services exist.
How does shared hosting work?
Hosting companies offer you storage space for your site on their high-powered computers (servers) and ensure continuous Internet connectivity. When somebody types your URL (for instance www.my-best-domain.com) in their browser's URL bar, they will be connected to the web hosting server where they can take a glimpse at the content of your website.
Web hosting types
With the advance of web technologies, different types of web hosting services have emerged to satisfy the different expectations of web site possessors, among them shared hosting services, Virtual Private Server web hosting services and dedicated server hosting services.
Shared web hosting
Shared website hosting is the most widely used type of hosting, and is also the easiest to start with. It is a service where one single hosting server is divided between numerous shared web hosting account owners who are restricted by the CPU, bandwidth and content storage space quotas that they have been allocated. This form of hosting is generally cheaper - you don't need to buy the entire hosting server in advance, since it is shared between a lot of web hosting account holders, and the hosting distributor can afford to offer much more affordable prices. It is also easier to use - the web hosting server is pre-installed with all the necessary software and the web hosting vendor handles all server maintenance procedures and software updates for you.
The downside of the shared hosting solution is that you share the server's resources with other hosting customers and if one website becomes very busy it may affect (and slow down) all the other sites on that hosting server, but the majority of web hosting companies, including us at BrentHost 'www.brenthost.com', have protection systems at work that obstruct that from happening.
A definition of a website hosting service
Because shared web hosting is the most commonly used form of web hosting, the majority of hosting firms and hosting customers simply call it web hosting or website hosting. As there is a great rivalry on the website hosting market, the majority of web hosting providers strive to offer modest prices and gifts with their hosting services. We, for instance, offer different web hosting packages and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, depending on your funds. If you pick the yearly billing cycle, you will get a gift - one charge-free domain name registration.
Virtual private servers packages
VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The Virtual private servers 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 hosting plan, a virtual private web server hosting plan is a possible solution. VPS web server hosting account owners still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other VPS server web hosting users, but the hard disk 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 virtual private web server are not shared. Besides, the virtualization software offers you much more autonomy to configure your virtual hosting server, but it also presupposes a more advanced degree of technical knowledge.
With the Dedicated Server solution, the customer obtains an entire hosting server and can use all its system resources. The dedicated server web hosting solution is the most robust of all website hosting solutions and offers countless configuration options - the dedicated server hosting users can pick the hardware and software specifications that will answer their needs. Dedicated system resources and guaranteed performance are two reasons why a dedicated server web hosting plan is an excellent solution for a resource-swallowing business web site, for example - you will not share the web hosting server's system resources with anyone else and will obtain complete root access. You will have complete authority over the web hosting server, which will enable you to implement any server configuration modifications that you might need. The downside of the dedicated web hosting solution is that a higher degree of technical expertise is required - unless you engage an IT professional, it will be your responsibility to administer and configure the dedicated hosting web server. The dedicated hosting solution is also much more costly, since the cost of the physical machine isn't shared among any other users.
A website hosting tip for beginners
If you are just starting to create your website and are looking for a website hosting solution to commence with, the shared web hosting solution remains the smartest choice. If your website outgrows your website hosting account's resources, you can normally upgrade. With us, for instance, this is extremely easy and does not necessitate migration of your web site files, because only the features of your web hosting account change. You can also upgrade your hosting plan to a more powerful one at any particular time without having to worry about the number of days left before the expiration date. Moreover, if you eventually reach the most advanced shared website hosting package and still require more system resources (which is a good thing sometimes - it implies that your site's popularity has grown!), there always is the possibility to move to a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated server web hosting solution without the need to switch web hosting providers.