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A description of site hosting

The most elemental and widely utilized kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and operating a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of webspace hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared site hosting service is a sort of service where numerous clients share the resources of the same web server. This goes to say that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mainly made possible by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and assigning some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed so as to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting clients do not have complete root access to the server's config files, which principally denotes that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own personal website hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting supplier that possesses the hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That necessitates the second important question:

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

Web hosting providers that supply shared webspace hosting solutions commonly have different web hosting plans. Those plans contain different amounts of web space hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the limits 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 believes will suit him best. The site hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the features of the hosting plans are set by the particular hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the shared website hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the specific supplier and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the regular shared web site hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining a big amount of servers, hence, they simply host more customers on a single web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free website hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of cost web site hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free client support even to the free webspace hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which includes more hosting resources. Such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web site hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting distributors like Host Mates, for example, may afford to keep multiple web servers and therefore, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, however, does not automatically mean that this package has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. The first-rate web site hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are presenting their prices and package features in a realistic manner, so that the client may familiar with what in fact he is getting. Moreover, some of them provide a free bonus with the site hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis web templates that are supplied by 'Host Mates'. Such web space hosting firms do care about their reputation and that is the reason why if you select them, you can be certain that you won't get deluded into buying a package that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared website hosting service?

The shared web page hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a basic site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared webspace hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web site hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a webspace hosting company, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website predicaments and even extended downtime for your web page. So, choosing a site hosting vendor like 'Host Mates', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you lots of annoyances in the future.