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Shared hosting is a service that web hosting service providers offer so that you can put your website on the web.

How can people spot your web site?

When you make a site and you would like other individuals to see it, you will need to publish (or upload) it to a web hosting server. If you try to render the site reachable on the World Wide Web by shared hosting it on your own PC, 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 companies provide you with data storage space for your site on their high-powered computers (hosting servers) and ensure constant network connectivity. When someone writes your domain (for example in their web browser's address bar, they will be connected to the web hosting server where they can examine the content of your site.

Web hosting types

With the development of Internet technologies, several types of web hosting services have appeared to satisfy the different expectations of website possessors, among them shared website hosting services, virtual server hosting services and dedicated web 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 web server is divided among lots of hosting customers who are restricted by the CPU, traffic and server disk drive storage space quotas that they have been apportioned. This form of website hosting is normally cheaper - you don't have to buy the whole server in advance, since it is divided among lots of hosting account holders, and the web hosting distributor can afford to offer much more modest prices. It is also easier to use - the web server is pre-configured with all the necessary software and the web hosting services provider handles all server maintenance tasks and software updates on your behalf.

The downside of the shared web hosting solution is that you share the server's resources with other users and if a given site becomes very busy it may influence (and slow down) the rest of the web sites on that hosting server, but most web hosting providers, including us at ComNetwork, have protection systems in place that obstruct that from taking place.

A definition of a website hosting service

Since shared web hosting is the most widely used form of web hosting, the majority of hosting firms and web hosting users simply refer to it as web hosting or website hosting. As there is an enormous rivalry on the hosting market, most hosting companies try to provide affordable prices and bonuses with their services. We, for instance, provide different hosting packages and two invoicing options - monthly and yearly, depending on your funds. If you select the annual invoicing cycle, you will get a present - one free-of-cost domain registration.

Virtual private servers plans

VPS is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Server. The Virtual private servers hosting solution is essentially the middle ground between the shared hosting solution and the dedicated server hosting solution. If your website outgrows the resources offered by your shared hosting plan, a private virtual server web hosting package is a suitable solution. VPS server web hosting customers still share the hardware resources of the physical server with other VPS web hosting users, but the 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 real dedicated web hosting server. The advantage is that the CPU and the RAM memory on a private virtual server are not shared. In addition, the virtualization software offers you much more autonomy to configure your private virtual web server, but it also presupposes a more advanced level of technical expertise.

Dedicated Server

With the Dedicated Server solution, the customer obtains an entire physical server and can utilize all its resources. The dedicated server hosting solution is the most flexible of all website hosting solutions and offers multiple configuration options - the dedicated hosting users can select the hardware and software specs that will fulfill their requirements. Dedicated resources and no-holds-barred performance are among the reasons why a dedicated hosting package is an excellent choice for a heavy-traffic business website, for example - you will not share the dedicated web server's resources with anyone else and will be given root-level access. You will exert full control over the web hosting server, which will permit you to make any 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 pro, it will be your duty to manage and configure the server. The dedicated web hosting solution also costs far more, because the cost of the dedicated hosting web server isn't shared among any other users.

A website hosting tip for beginners

If you are just starting to build your website and are seeking a web hosting solution to start with, the shared website hosting solution remains the most sensible choice. If your website grows beyond your 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, because only the parameters of your web hosting account change. You can also upgrade your website hosting package to a more powerful one at any given moment without having to worry about the number of days left before the expiration date. Additionally, if you eventually reach the most powerful shared web hosting plan and still require more resources (which is great sometimes - it signifies that your website's popularity has grown!), there always is the option to move to a VPS server hosting solution or a dedicated web hosting solution without having to switch hosting service providers.