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An interpretation of webspace hosting

The most fundamental and frequently availed of form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the cheapest form of web page hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared web page hosting service is a kind of service where many users share the resources of one and the same server. This denotes that all web server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally made viable by setting up different accounts for the different clients and allocating some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied in order to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared web site hosting clients do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which primarily means that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server aside from their own personal shared website hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting distributor that owns the web server and by the given web site hosting package. That leads to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting distributors that provide shared web space hosting solutions normally have diverse web space hosting plans. Those packages include diverse amounts of web site hosting resources and specs, which actually set the limitations that a webspace hosting account will include. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the client's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the web site hosting plans are chosen by the given hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared web space hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are subject to the business policy of the particular vendor and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the regular shared site hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more customers on a single web hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, because the huge amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash frequently. The majority of the free web site hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to discover a free of charge webspace hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free customer support even to the free webspace hosting clients, since they want their web pages to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web space hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting vendors such as Exclusive Hosting, for example, are able to maintain a lot of servers and therefore, they are able to provide much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web space hosting package, however, does not automatically imply that this plan has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. The first-rate web hosting distributors that have been around for quite some time are showing their price tags and plan features in an objective manner, so that the customer may know what in fact he is obtaining. Additionally, some of these provide a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-cost web site layouts that are offered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such site hosting providers do look after their reputation and that's why if you select them, you can be assured that you won't get swindled into paying for a service that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared web page hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host a basic web site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich webspace hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can bring about website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web site. Hence, going with a web hosting vendor such as 'Exclusive Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of inconveniences in the future.