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What is a shared hosting platform?

With a shared hosting platform, several clients and their websites are hosted on the same server. Therefore, they are sharing the same resources. Every client has dedicated amount of features at a certain capacity such as disk space, traffic, bandwidth, the amount of email accounts available. However, the power of the server and its resources, such as RAM and CPU are shared among all clients.

Shared hosting is considered one of the most affordable and eco-friendly options in running a website. As opposed to each website dedicated to one server, they share the resources with other websites. Many websites do not need the capabilities of just one server, but rather a fraction of it. Also, by opting for shared hosting, the cost of building and maintaining the server such as electricity and raw materials are shared with other clients with websites.

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What are the Advantages of Shared Hosting?

The most significant advantage of shared web hosting is affordability. Without shared hosting, a client would have to absorb the costs of using a hosting service by themselves. With shared hosting the cost is shared. This is advantageous for individuals who only need a limited amount of resources for their site. Therefore, sharing the resources of one large server that possesses a lot of power is the optimal choice. In addition to affordability, there are also other advantages as well.

Shared hosting is ideal for individuals who want a more hands-off approach to maintaining and administrating a server. Shared hosting services have a control panel feature that makes setting up and promoting your website easy and intuitive.

What are the disadvantages of shared hosting? When is shared hosting not the right fit for you needs?

Although shared hosting is appropriate for many clients, it is not perfect for anyone. The main group of clients who would see shared hosting not as advantageous solution are clients with advanced technical experience. These individuals tend to be highly skilled professionals in the field of technology. These professionals need to have the ability to perform custom configurations and have a large amount of resources at their disposal for their website, web applications and services. With shared hosting, the capabilities that they need are limited because it must be shared with others. Therefore, there are a large amount of applications and services that require a dedicated service with root access. However, many hosting services provide a variety of Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions. This type of service is based on cloud infrastructure, i.e. cloud hosting. Cloud Hosting involves a number of servers on the internet, which provides a large amount of services without the need for having stationary hardware like a server in an office.

Is Shared Hosting the best choice for me?

Choosing a shared hosting service will be dependent on the needs and demands of your website. A personal shared hosting plan is ideal for individuals building a website around their website.

A business shared web hosting plan on the other hand is for businesses that have several employees, as well as a need for a website that will be visited on a daily basis and presents your services.

However, if you have a business that is entirely conducted online, a hosting service with dedicated resources is needed. Therefore, a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the best option for your needs.

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Free web hosting news: increased MySQL space for the Free hosting plan
We have increased the available MySQL space for the FREE Hosting Plan from 10 MB to 30 MB. This means your database is now three times as big and can store triple the data than before.

If you don't see this new 30 MB MySQL space in your free web hosting you should consider to create a new free hosting account and close the old one. Create a backup of your website and migrate to the new free web hosting plan.

Web hosting news: increased MySQL space for the Personal hosting plan
We have increased the available MySQL space for the PERSONAL Hosting Plan from 50 MB to 100 MB. This means your database is now twice as big and can store double the data than before.

If you don't see this new 100 MB MySQL space in your personal web hosting plan, please contact our support team to upgrade your MySQL space as soon as possible.

Free Servers Maintenance Finished
All free hosting websites are completely operational at this moment. Control panel is accessible too. If you haven't regained access yet, please file a support ticket so we can take a look into your issue. Happy free hosting.

Free Servers Maintenance – November, 2016
A major and extremely urgent upgrade on some of the free servers will be made this weekend. This upgrade requires a total restart of the free services. Our techs foresee the process will take 72 hours, give or take, and the free hosting service will suffer intermittent but expected interruptions. Unfortunately, access to free hosting control panel and free hosted websites will be unavailable while the upgrade process takes place. Furthermore, this maintenance process is completely unavoidable and utterly urgent. We apologise for the inconvenience this downtime may cause you and want to thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Free hosting affiliate program news: updated 468x60 banners
We have created a bunch of new free banners for our free affiliates. The new banners show the recently upgraded higher limits of the free web hosting account. At this moment we are trying different color combos in 468 by 60 banners. More banners in other dimensions will come in the future.

If you are a member of our free hosting affiliate program please update your free hosting features webpage and your custom affiliate banners to the new and higher limits.

Free web hosting news: 1 GB disk space
We have increased the available DISK SPACE for the FREE Hosting Plan from 250 MB to 1 GB. Now you can upload more of your files and images totally free.

If you don't see this new 1 GB DISK SPACE change in your free web hosting you should consider to create a new free hosting account and close the old one. Great excuse to take a backup of your website.

Free web hosting news: 15 MB file size limit
Now you can upload images in full resolution and bigger files because we have increased the file size limit from 2 MB to 15 MB.

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If you don't see this file size limit change in your free web hosting you should consider to create a new free hosting account and close the old one. Great excuse to take a backup of your website.

Free VPS news: Try Free VPS for 5 days
Create a free hosting account and click the Cloud Servers tab in the Control Panel. You can create VPS instances that will be deleted in 5 days if the instance is not paid. You can try our new VPS hosting for free, no credit card required, for five days. If you don't like our VPS just don't pay for it and your instance will be shut down and deleted in 5 days. But if you like it and are impressed with its awesome performance, go buy your VPS now!

Free web hosting news: 1 GB email quota
We have increased the available EMAIL QUOTA for the FREE Hosting Plan from 50 MB to 1 GB. Now you can store more of your emails totally free.

To upgrade to the 1 GB mailbox go to your free hosting control panel, email settings, click the disk icon in the list to the right of your account, set the new amount up to 1024 and click Save.

If you don't see this new 1 GB EMAIL QUOTA change in your free web hosting you should consider to create a new free hosting account and close the old one. Great excuse to take a backup of your website.

Free web hosting news: 5 GB data transfer/month
We have increased the available DATA TRANSFER for the FREE Hosting Plan from 4 GB to 5 GB. This means your website can get 25% more visits.

If you don't see this new 5 GB DATA TRANSFER change in your free web hosting you should consider to create a new free hosting account and close the old one. Great excuse to take a backup of your website.

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