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An interpretation of website hosting

The most archetypal and popularly utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and operating a server. What's more, it's also the cheapest form of site hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name designates, the shared site hosting solution is a form of service where many users share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This means that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is usually made viable by setting up different accounts for the separate users and applying specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are assigned so as to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Normally, shared site hosting users do not have root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally implies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their very own website page hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting company that possesses the server and by the given hosting package. That paves the way for the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting corporations that furnish shared website hosting solutions usually have diverse web site hosting packages. Those packages offer different quotas of site hosting resources and specs, which actually define the limitations that a hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The site hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are specified by the specific web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared web hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the specific corporation and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free web site hosting corporations are not able to maintain an enormous number of servers, hence, they simply host more customers on one single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled properly, because the immense number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash again and again. The majority of the free site hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to come across a free of cost web site hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations usually provide free client support even to the free web site hosting users, since they want their web pages to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web site hosting plan, which offers more webspace hosting features. One such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting providers worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting suppliers such as Exclusive Hosting, for example, may afford to maintain plenty of hosting servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web site hosting account, though, does not necessarily denote that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're getting. The best webspace hosting providers that have been around for quite some time are listing their price tags and plan configurations in an objective way, so that the customer may be informed of what exactly he is getting. Moreover, some of them offer a free bonus with the hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost website skins that are offered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such web hosting corporations do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can be calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a shared site hosting service?

The shared web page hosting solution is best for individuals who want to host a basic web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web page hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a hosting company, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can cause site predicaments and even extended downtime for your web portal. So, going with a web hosting vendor like 'Exclusive Hosting', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you lots of frustrations in the long run.