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An explanation of site hosting

The most primary and popularly used variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and running a server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical type of webspace hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared webspace hosting?

As the name hints, the shared site hosting service is a kind of service where numerous users share the reserves of the same hosting server. This implies that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the separate clients and fixing some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared site hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which essentially indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their own shared web hosting account. The webspace hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the hosting provider that owns the hosting server and by the particular web space hosting plan. That results in the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Web hosting providers that deliver shared website hosting plans usually have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact fix the limitations that a site hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then determine what limitations the client's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the features of the web space hosting plans are defined by the specific web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the vendor, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really are determined by the business policy of the given supplier and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the standard shared web page hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a big amount of web servers, hence, they simply accommodate more customers on one web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are supervised and handled appropriately, because the immense amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash again and again. Most of the free web space hosting corporations, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite tough to find a free of charge webspace hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms typically provide free technical support even to the free web space hosting users, since they want their websites to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting account, which includes more web space hosting features. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free site hosting firms worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting companies such as Exclusive Hosting, for instance, may afford to maintain plenty of web servers and as a result, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web space hosting plan, though, does not automatically mean that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. The first-class hosting suppliers that have been around for quite some time are listing their price tags and package configurations in an objective fashion, so that the customer may be aware of what exactly he is getting. Besides, some of these provide a free extra with the site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge website templates that are offered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such web space hosting vendors do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can be assured that you won't get swindled into paying for a package that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared web page hosting solution?

The shared web site hosting service is best for people who would like to host a basic website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web site hosting distributor, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different provider, which can bring about web site complications and even continuous downtime for your site. So, picking a web space hosting provider such as 'Exclusive Hosting', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you lots of predicaments in the future.