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A definition of site hosting

The most basic and commonly utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your site without having to understand much about programming and managing a web server. What's more, it's also the cheapest type of web page hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web hosting solution is a sort of service where multiple clients share the system resources of the same web server. This means that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mostly made achievable by creating separate accounts for the separate users and imposing certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared site hosting users do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which principally implies that they do not have access to anything else on the server aside from their very own shared hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting supplier that possesses the server and by the given webspace hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

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

Hosting companies that supply shared web space hosting solutions commonly have various web site hosting plans. Those plans contain diverse quotas of webspace hosting features and specs, which actually set the limits that a hosting package will include. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the webspace hosting plans are set by the actual web hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the business tactics of the specific firm and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web site hosting companies are not capable of maintaining an enormous amount of hosting servers, therefore, they just host more clients on a single hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the immense amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash frequently. Most of the free web hosting corporations, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to come across a free hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free customer support even to the free web site hosting customers, since they want their web sites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid hosting account, which offers more web site hosting resources. Such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free webspace hosting corporations in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting vendors such as Integrated Solutions, for instance, may afford to maintain plenty of hosting servers and hence, they are able to provide much more powerful web site hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, however, does not automatically imply that this service has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. The first-class website hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are revealing their prices and package specs in an objective way, so that the customer may be aware of what indeed he is receiving. Also, some of these provide a free extra with the site hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary web site templates that are supplied by 'Integrated Solutions'. Such web hosting firms do worry about their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can rest assured that you won't get fooled into purchasing a package that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a standard site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web space hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful web site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web space hosting provider, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different distributor, which can create site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web portal. Therefore, selecting a web site hosting vendor like 'Integrated Solutions', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you lots of complications in the future.