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An interpretation of site hosting

The most standard and commonly availed of kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web server. Besides, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name hints, the shared webspace hosting service is a kind of service where many clients share the system reserves of the same hosting server. This indicates that all server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is usually made feasible by creating different accounts for the different customers and assigning some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed so as to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web server's config files, which principally signifies that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own shared website hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting distributor that owns the server and by the particular site hosting package. That leads to the second vital question:

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

Hosting firms that distribute shared web hosting accounts normally have diverse web site hosting plans. Those plans involve diverse amounts of site hosting features and specs, which actually fix the limitations that a web hosting account will include. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will involve, once set up. The costs and the specs of the hosting packages are defined by the very web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared website hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing strategy of the given distributor and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the regular shared webspace hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free webspace hosting distributors are not capable of keeping a great amount of servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more customers on one web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, because the immense amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free webspace hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to come across a free of charge web site hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors usually offer free client support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid webspace hosting package, which offers more hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free webspace hosting vendors worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting providers such as AIDA Host, for example, may afford to keep a lot of hosting servers and so, they may afford to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a site hosting plan, however, does not automatically denote that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The top-notch hosting suppliers that have been around for quite a while are displaying their prices and plan configurations in an objective manner, so that the client may acquainted with what exactly he is obtaining. In addition, some of them offer a free extra with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free web site skins that are supplied by 'AIDA Host'. Such web hosting corporations do worry about their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get deluded into buying a service that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared web site hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a basic web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared webspace hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a site hosting provider, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can create site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. So, going with a web hosting vendor like 'AIDA Host', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you lots of hassles in the future.