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A description of site hosting

The most fundamental and widely used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your website without having to understand much about programming and operating a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of web space hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared website hosting solution is a type of service where many clients share the reserves of one and the same server. This means that all hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is normally rendered achievable by opening different accounts for the different customers and setting specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are allocated in order to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared webspace hosting users do not have root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which primarily goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own shared hosting account. The web page hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the server and by the respective website hosting package. That causes the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting firms that distribute shared webspace hosting accounts typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans provide different quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the limitations that a web site hosting package will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The site hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the very hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared site hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually are dependent on the marketing tactics of the particular distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the common shared web space hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free site hosting firms are not capable of keeping an immense amount of web servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more clients on one single hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the big amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to come across a free of charge site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web site hosting plan, which includes more webspace hosting features. Such corporation, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free web site hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting providers like Exclusive Hosting, for instance, may afford to maintain numerous servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting package, though, does not automatically imply that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The top web space hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are revealing their price tags and package features in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may know what in fact he is getting. Also, some of them provide a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free website themes that are offered by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such web hosting corporations do look after their reputation and this is the reason why if you select them, you can be confident that you won't get duped into paying for an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting service?

The shared site hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a normal web site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web space hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a webspace hosting distributor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different provider, which can bring about website complications and even continued downtime for your web page. Therefore, selecting a web hosting distributor such as 'Exclusive Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of difficulties in the future.