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A description of web site hosting

The most standard and widely availed of sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. Additionally, it's also the most economical form of site hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared webspace hosting solution is a type of service where plenty of clients share the system reserves of one and the same hosting server. This denotes that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are split among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is normally rendered attainable by creating different accounts for the different users and allocating specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set so as to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, shared webspace hosting clients do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which principally implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their very own website hosting account. The web page hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the hosting firm that possesses the hosting server and by the given web site hosting plan. That brings on the second essential question:

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

Web hosting suppliers that deliver shared web hosting solutions usually have diverse web space hosting plans. Those packages involve different quotas of webspace hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the limits that a webspace hosting plan will have. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then define what limitations the client's account will have, once created. The prices and the specifications of the site hosting plans are fixed by the given web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the supplier, the shared web site hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the specific company and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free and the standard shared web space hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web space hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping a great amount of servers, hence, they just host more customers on one single web server by decreasing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the great number of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. Most of the free web site hosting companies, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to find a free of cost web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly offer free client support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting account, which offers more web space hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web space hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting distributors like Softcare Servers, for instance, are able to keep many web servers and hence, they are able to offer much more feature-rich webspace hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting plan, though, does not necessarily denote that this package has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. The first-class site hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are exhibiting their prices and plan features in a realistic manner, so that the customer may be informed of what in fact he is getting. In addition, some of them give a free extra with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of complimentary web site layouts that are offered by 'Softcare Servers'. Such hosting distributors do look after their reputation and that is the reason why if you select them, you can rest confident that you won't get tricked into purchasing a package that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for people who want to host a basic website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web space hosting provider, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different provider, which can create site problems and even continuous downtime for your web page. So, picking a web space hosting distributor like 'Softcare Servers', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you lots of problems in the future.