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A description of hosting

The most primary and commonly used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and managing a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the cheapest form of web space hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared webspace hosting solution is a sort of service where many users share the resources of the same server. This implies that all server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically rendered feasible by setting up separate accounts for the different users and setting specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set so as to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which basically suggests that they cannot access anything else on the server beside their very own hosting account. The web space hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting company that possesses the web hosting server and by the given website hosting plan. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting corporations that distribute shared website hosting accounts typically have diverse hosting plans. Those packages contain diverse amounts of web site hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting plan will include. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the specifications of the web space hosting plans are set by the particular web hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the provider, the shared web hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are determined by the business strategy of the particular supplier and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

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

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an enormous number of hosting servers, hence, they simply host more clients on one web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the hosting servers are monitored and handled appropriately, since the immense number of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to discover a free web site hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms normally provide free technical support even to the free web site hosting clients, because they want their web sites to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid site hosting package, which includes more web site hosting features. One such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting corporations like 100WebSpace, for example, are able to maintain a lot of web hosting servers and so, they are able to provide much more powerful hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web space hosting plan, however, does not necessarily mean that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The first-class site hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are presenting their price tags and plan configurations in an objective way, so that the customer may be aware of what exactly he is getting. Furthermore, some of them provide a free bonus with the web site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free design skins that are furnished by '100WebSpace'. Such web site hosting firms do look after their reputation and this is the reason why if you choose them, you can be calm that you won't get tricked into paying for a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared web space hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for those who would like to host an average web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web space hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web space hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a site hosting supplier, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can cause web site troubles and even extended downtime for your web page. Therefore, choosing a web hosting vendor like '100WebSpace', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of nuisances in the future.