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An explanation of web hosting

The most standard and regularly used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the most economical type of site hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared webspace hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of clients share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This signifies that all server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly rendered tenable by setting up different accounts for the different users and imposing some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Typically, shared web space hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their own shared website hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the server and by the respective web space hosting plan. That brings on the second important question:

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

Web hosting suppliers that offer shared web page hosting plans typically have diverse web hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually set the limitations that a web site hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The webspace hosting package will then determine what restrictions the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting plans are set by the actual hosting vendor. Based on the politics of the firm, the shared website hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the marketing policy of the particular firm and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the popular shared website hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web site hosting providers are not able to keep a large number of servers, hence, they just host more customers on a single web server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are supervised and handled properly, since the immense number of accounts may cause the server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free web space hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to find a free web space hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free client support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web space hosting package, which includes more web hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as 100WebSpace, for instance, may afford to maintain plenty of servers and hence, they are able to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the webspace hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting account, though, does not necessarily signify that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The first-rate web space hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are presenting their prices and plan configurations in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may know what indeed he is obtaining. In addition, some of them offer a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web themes that are furnished by '100WebSpace'. Such web space hosting companies do look after their reputation and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can be calm that you won't get tricked into buying an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web space hosting service is best for people who would like to host an average web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web space hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich webspace hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting company, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate provider, which can cause website complications and even continued downtime for your website. So, going with a webspace hosting company like '100WebSpace', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of annoyances in the future.