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What is Shared Hosting?

You have a conception that you would like to convert into a web page? Your first move should be to retain your inspiration and find a place for your website on the Internet so that it will be always available for the whole world to see.

Where should you host your web site?

Since the number of web pages on the World Wide Web has increased rapidly over the last few years, the demand for hosting services has also lead to the birth of incalculable shared hosting corporations. These are companies that offer you storage space for your own web site on their web servers.

Kinds of web hosting services

The range of web hosting services varies immensely, so do the necessities of the web site possessors. The most basic hosting type is the small-size file hosting solution, where files can be uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or a web-based hosting Control Panel. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) deliver this service for free. Personal website possessors and firms can also obtain web hosting services from various web hosting distributors. Personal website hosting services are typically either free, ad-financed, or reasonably priced. Business website hosting services usually are more expensive, but due to the great rivalry on the hosting market, an escalating number of web hosts, like us at BreHost, offer business website hosting services at slashed prices and with flexible invoicing periods.

Kinds of web sites and their prerequisites

The charge-free website hosting platform is generally sufficient for personal sites such as portfolios or online blogs. A busier site, such as a social networking web site or a corporate web site, calls for a more advanced website hosting solution that offers database support and web application development platforms (e.g. PHP). If you wish to host an e-commerce web site, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) must be supported by the hosting plans provider of your choosing. Nowadays, Secure Sockets Layer certificates are furnished by most web hosting distributors.

The hosting Control Panel

The web hosting distributor normally also offers a Control Panel interface for managing your files, email mailbox accounts, email aliases, domain names, DNS records, etc.

Service dependability

When picking a hosting vendor, website availability is a very essential factor. The availability of a website is estimated on an annual basis by taking into consideration the time when the website is publicly accessible and visible on the World Wide Web. Network and service uptime guarantees, therefore, should be mindfully examined when ordering a website hosting plan. The best thing to do is double-check the service-level agreements and the Terms & Conditions of the service provider of your choosing in advance. Finding reviews from existing customers is also a quite wise move before you choose to sign up.

The shared web hosting platform

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$3.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
30-Day Free Trial
$8.33 / month

The most widespread and affordable type of web hosting service is the shared hosting solution. It includes 24x7 customer support, which is a big upside for clients who do not wish to deal with server maintenance tasks, but could also hamper customers who want to exert more control over the hosting server. For such clients, a virtual private servers or a dedicated servers would be more appropriate. Most popular applications and scripts work alright on a shared web hosting server. Additionally, the shared web hosting solution costs less than other kinds of hosting solutions, like the dedicated hosting, because the hosting accounts provider divides the shared hosting web server among lots of users. The shared hosting solution usually involves system resource usage limits that guarantee that the separate users do not intervene with each other and that the shared web hosting server remains stable.

Administering your shared website hosting account

Shared website hosting plans normally offer a web-based hosting Control Panel interface, such as cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, etc. Most of the big web hosts, again like us at BreHost, make use of their very own custom-built web hosting Control Panel interface.

Web server maintenance

With the shared website hosting solution, the web hosting plans provider is responsible for administering the web and mail servers, for installing server software, security updates and patches, and for offering tech support to its customers. The majority of servers are based on the Linux Operating System. The web hosting provider's admins are in charge of maintaining the OS up to date, unless you have a dedicated hosting server and full root-level access.