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A description of web site hosting

The most elemental and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and managing a hosting server. What's more, it's also the cheapest form of webspace hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared webspace hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared web space hosting service is a form of service where plenty of customers share the reserves of the same web server. This means that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically rendered possible by setting up different accounts for the different users and assigning some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Typically, shared web page hosting clients do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their own web hosting account. The web space hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting company that owns the web server and by the given web hosting package. That entails the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting firms that provide shared hosting packages usually have diverse hosting plans. Those plans contain different quotas of web space hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are set by the specific web hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the particular company and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the standard shared web site hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free hosting distributors are not able to maintain an immense number of hosting servers, therefore, they just accommodate more clients on a single web server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the enormous number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to find a free of charge web space hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly offer free technical support even to the free web space hosting clients, because they want their web portals to enlarge so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting providers like Four-C Hosting, for instance, may afford to keep a lot of hosting servers and therefore, they are able to offer much more powerful site hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web site hosting service, though, does not necessarily signify that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The top web space hosting suppliers that have been around for quite some time are listing their price tags and plan configurations in a realistic manner, so that the customer may acquainted with what exactly he is getting. Additionally, some of these give a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis website layouts that are furnished by 'Four-C Hosting'. Such web space hosting providers do worry about their good name and that's why if you go with them, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into buying a service that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared website hosting service?

The shared web hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a standard web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can cause web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web page. So, going with a site hosting provider like 'Four-C Hosting', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of inconveniences in the long run.