How Does Shared Hosting Work?
Shared hosting is a sort of online service that allows individuals and organizations to render their online portals accessible on the Internet. Hosting service providers are firms that offer hard disk storage space on a web server physically located in a datacenter facility and guarantee constant Internet access.
Where do you begin?
The World Wide Web is a crucial part of everyone's everyday routine. It gives you the option to gain a little side cash, but can also be a major source of revenue. In order to incorporate commercials on your web page or to advertise a commodity that you offer, you invariably require a hosting service, which will make sure that your website is protected and always accessible. But how do you find one that is inexpensive and yet trustworthy enough?
The shared web hosting solution
1 website hosted
5 websites hosted
The solution web hosting firms have brought forth is called shared web hosting. With the shared hosting solution, many accounts are hosted on the very same web hosting server. There are austere limitations on the system resources that each account can actually avail of, thus making certain that they do not interfere with each other. The shared hosting solution offers decent performance and is cheaper than, let's say, a dedicated server, which is used by only one person. The shared web hosting solution allows shared hosting suppliers to offer their customers inexpensive prices. It ordinarily includes user-friendly Control Panel software, as is the case with the server that we at HarleyHost provide, and enables everybody to administer their web sites without worrying about server installation and maintenance procedures, which are handled solely by the hosting vendor.
Virtual private servers hosting
With the virtual private servers hosting solution, on the other hand, you share a physical machine with other private virtual web server hosting users, but you are allocated a dedicated share of the system resources. The virtual server web hosting solution is the middle ground between the much more affordable shared hosting solution and the more expensive dedicated web hosting server solution, and is a very suitable solution for anyone who wants to host, for instance, an audio or video streaming web site or a community website. The fact that you need to cope with the server configuration settings and software updates yourself is somewhat of a weakness, but this could also be a big upside if you really have to implement certain server configuration changes - something that would be inconceivable on a shared hosting web server.
Dedicated servers are in the majority of circumstances much more expensive than shared hosting or virtual server hosting solutions. You might ask why would anyone want to use a dedicated web server then? The explanation is quite simple. If your company has a heavy resource-swallowing online portal, or simply has very explicit server architecture and safety requirements, the proper option would be a dedicated server that you or your techs can manage directly. For somebody who is inclined to invest in security and stability, the bigger price is of no importance. You are granted full root-level access and can use 100% of the dedicated web server's resources without anyone else using these system resources and intervening with your websites.