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A description of web hosting

The most primary and popularly used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and running a hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of web page hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web site hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of clients share the system resources of the same web server. This means that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is normally made tenable by opening different accounts for the different clients and setting given limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned in order to prevent the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared web page hosting customers do not have root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server apart from their very own shared hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may use are set by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective web site hosting plan. That entails the second important question:

How are the shared web hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting vendors that distribute shared web page hosting packages usually have diverse web space hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limits that a webspace hosting plan will have. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specs of the webspace hosting packages are defined by the actual hosting company. Depending on the policy of the corporation, the shared web hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the marketing tactics of the specific vendor and, of course, the requirements of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the common shared webspace hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free site hosting corporations are not able to maintain a huge number of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more clients on one single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web hosting servers are supervised and handled properly, since the immense number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. The majority of the free web hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting corporations typically offer free client support even to the free web space hosting customers, because they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting account, which includes more web site hosting features. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting companies like 100WebSpace, for example, are able to maintain plenty of web hosting servers and hence, they may afford to offer much more powerful webspace hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting plan, however, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The best site hosting companies that have been around for a long time are presenting their prices and package specifications in an objective manner, so that the client may be informed of what exactly he is getting. In addition, some of these offer a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free site themes that are offered by '100WebSpace'. Such hosting vendors do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you select them, you can be certain that you won't get fooled into buying a plan that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared web space hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a basic site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web site hosting supplier, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can cause web site problems and even continued downtime for your web site. Therefore, going with a website hosting vendor such as '100WebSpace', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of hassles in the long run.