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What is Shared Hosting?

Shared hosting is a kind of online service that permits individuals and corporations to make their web pages accessible online. Hosting providers are firms that offer disk drive storage space on a web server held in a data center and ensure uninterrupted Internet access.

Where do you begin?

The Internet has become an indispensable element in our daily routine. It gives you the opportunity to make a little side cash, but can also be a chief source of revenue. In order to incorporate commercials on your web site or to popularize a service that you offer, you invariably require a hosting solution, which will ensure that your web page is secure and constantly up and running. But how do you discover one that is affordable and yet reliable enough?

The shared hosting platform

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The solution web hosting vendors have brought forth is named shared hosting. With the shared web hosting solution, multiple web hosting customers are hosted on the same web server. There are rigorous restrictions on the system resources that each shared hosting account can in fact resort to, thus ensuring that they do not interfere with each other. The shared solution offers satisfactory performance and is less expensive than, let's say, a dedicated web hosting server, which is used by just one customer. The shared hosting solution enables shared hosting distributors to offer their clients low prices. It normally comes with easy-to-use hosting Control Panel software, as is the case with the server that we at Afro Web Host provide, and enables everyone to administer their web sites without bothering about server configuration and maintenance tasks, which are entirely handled by the hosting packages provider.

Virtual private servers hosting

With the virtual private servers hosting solution, on the other hand, you share a physical server with other private virtual server hosting customers, but you are allotted a dedicated share of the resources. The virtual private web server hosting solution is the middle ground between the much cheaper shared web hosting solution and the more high-priced dedicated server hosting solution, and is a very good solution for anyone who desires to create, for instance, an audio or video streaming web site or a social network. The circumstance that you have to deal with the web server configuration settings and software updates yourself is somewhat of a weakness, but this could also be a huge upside if you really have to implement some server configuration modifications - something that would be inconceivable on a shared hosting web server.

Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers are in most cases much more high-priced than shared web hosting or VPS web server hosting solutions. You might ask why would anyone want to use a dedicated hosting server then? The reply is very simple. If your corporation has a high resource-demanding web site, or just has very exact web server configuration and safety requirements, the most intelligent option would be a dedicated hosting web server that you or your technicians can manage directly. For someone who is ready to invest in security and reliability, the bigger price is not a problem. You gain root privileges and can utilize 100 percent of the dedicated hosting server's resources without anyone else availing of these resources and interfering with your web portals.