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A definition of web site hosting

The most archetypal and popularly utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and administering a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive form of web space hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name designates, the shared website hosting service is a form of service where many customers share the resources of one and the same hosting server. This signifies that all server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made attainable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and fixing specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared site hosting users do not have full root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which essentially means that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own website hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the web server and by the particular hosting package. That causes the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?

Web hosting firms that supply shared web space hosting packages usually have diverse site hosting packages. Those plans contain different amounts of hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the limitations that a web space hosting package will include. The client may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specs of the web space hosting plans are chosen by the specific web hosting company. Depending on the politics of the firm, the shared web site hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually depend on the marketing strategy of the given company and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic shared web space hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free website hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping an immense amount of servers, hence, they merely host more clients on a single web server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and tackled appropriately, since the great number of accounts may causer the web server to crash regularly. The majority of the free web space hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to find a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors typically provide free client support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid site hosting account, which offers more site hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free webspace hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors such as Exclusive Hosting, for instance, may afford to maintain lots of hosting servers and therefore, they may afford to offer much more powerful hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting package, though, does not automatically signify that this service has a better 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 webspace hosting distributors that have been around for quite a while are presenting their price tags and package specs in a realistic fashion, so that the client may acquainted with what exactly he is receiving. In addition, some of these provide a free extra with the web site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web layouts that are offered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such web site hosting companies do care about their good name and this is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest certain that you won't get deceived into purchasing an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared website hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who desire to host a standard website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting company, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web page. So, choosing a hosting provider like 'Exclusive Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of complications in the long run.