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An explanation of web site hosting

The most primary and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and administrating a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive type of site hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name hints, the shared web site hosting solution is a form of service where multiple clients share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This indicates that all hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mainly rendered achievable by setting up different accounts for the separate users and allocating some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are allocated so as to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting users do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their very own shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the hosting distributor that owns the web hosting server and by the particular web space hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

How are the shared web hosting servers split among the users?

Hosting suppliers that offer shared site hosting solutions usually have various webspace hosting packages. Those packages provide diverse amounts of web space hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the limitations that a web site hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web space hosting plan will then define what limitations the client's account will have, once created. The prices and the features of the webspace hosting plans are set by the actual hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared web hosting solution falls into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are subject to the marketing tactics of the particular distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the classic shared website hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they offer. Free webspace hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an enormous amount of hosting servers, hence, they plainly host more users on a single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, because the big amount of accounts may make the web server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free webspace hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to find a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free customer support even to the free web space hosting clients, since they want their web pages to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid hosting package, which includes more web site hosting features. Such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free site hosting firms worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting distributors such as CYPER Store, for example, are able to keep a lot of hosting servers and as a result, they are able to provide much more powerful webspace hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web space hosting package, though, does not necessarily denote that this plan has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. The top-notch web space hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are presenting their prices and plan specifications in a realistic way, so that the customer may be aware of what indeed he is receiving. Also, some of these give a free bonus with the web site hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge web site layouts that are provided by 'CYPER Store'. Such web hosting distributors do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you select them, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into buying a package that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared web space hosting solution?

The shared site hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a standard web page, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a webspace hosting supplier, 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 distributor, which can cause website troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. Therefore, selecting a web hosting company like 'CYPER Store', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of problems in the long run.