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A definition of site hosting

The most fundamental and regularly utilized sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and running a web server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive type of site hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. However, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web space hosting service is a type of service where plenty of clients share the resources of the same server. This suggests that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mainly made tenable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and applying specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated so as to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared site hosting users do not have full root-level access to the web server's config files, which principally suggests that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own personal website page hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the hosting company that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web space hosting plan. That results in the second essential question:

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

Web hosting providers that distribute shared web page hosting solutions commonly have different hosting packages. Those plans include diverse quotas of web site hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the limitations that a web space hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will include, once created. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are defined by the given web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the shared web page hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing policy of the particular firm and, of course, the needs of the given client.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the regular shared web space hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting firms are not capable of keeping a big amount of hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on one hosting server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and maintained properly, since the large amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free site hosting vendors, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to come across a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually provide free customer support even to the free site hosting clients, because they want their websites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which offers more site hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting distributors like Exclusive Hosting, for instance, may afford to maintain lots of hosting servers and so, they are able to offer much more powerful hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting solution, though, does not automatically imply that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The first-rate hosting distributors that have been around for a long time are exhibiting their price tags and package features in an objective manner, so that the customer may know what in fact he is getting. Moreover, some of these provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-charge website themes that are provided by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such hosting suppliers do look after their reputation and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest confident that you won't get swindled into paying for a package that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared website hosting solution?

The shared web page hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host an average website, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web space hosting provider, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a separate company, which can cause web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web site. Therefore, going with a web hosting vendor like 'Exclusive Hosting', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of inconveniences in the long run.