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An interpretation of web page hosting

The most basic and commonly used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and administering a server. In addition, it's also the most economical form of web site hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared web hosting solution is a type of service where lots of customers share the reserves of the same hosting server. This signifies that all web server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly made attainable by setting up different accounts for the different clients and setting some limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared website hosting users do not have root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which primarily suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own shared website hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the given website hosting plan. That results in the second vital question:

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

Web hosting corporations that supply shared hosting services usually have different web space hosting packages. Those packages include different amounts of web space hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the limits that a hosting package will have. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what limitations the client's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the hosting plans are determined by the actual hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared web space hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business tactics of the particular supplier and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal shared web site hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a large amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more users on one single server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, since the large amount of accounts may cause the server to crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid web space hosting account, which offers more webspace hosting resources. One such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free webspace hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting distributors like 100WebSpace, for instance, are able to maintain lots of hosting servers and hence, they are able to provide much more feature-rich site hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a site hosting solution, though, does not necessarily mean that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The best web space hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are listing their prices and plan configurations in an objective fashion, so that the customer may be informed of what in fact he is receiving. What's more, some of them provide a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost web site templates that are supplied by '100WebSpace'. Such site hosting firms do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you choose them, you can rest assured that you won't get fooled into paying for a service that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting service?

The shared web page hosting service is best for those who want to host a basic web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting supplier, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can cause site predicaments and even extended downtime for your website. Hence, going with a hosting company such as '100WebSpace', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of headaches in the long run.