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A description of web space hosting

The most basic and widely used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and administering a web server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of webspace hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared web page hosting solution is a form of service where many customers share the system reserves of one and the same hosting server. This implies that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and assigning some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared webspace hosting clients do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server but their own personal shared hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting vendor that owns the server and by the respective web site hosting package. That brings about the second important question:

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

Hosting providers that deliver shared web space hosting packages normally have diverse webspace hosting packages. Those plans contain different quotas of site hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a web hosting plan will have. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web space hosting plan will then determine what limitations the client's account will include, once opened. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are determined by the particular web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the company, the shared web site hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are dependent on the marketing strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the classic shared web space hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free webspace hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a big amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely host more users on a single web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are supervised and dealt with properly, because the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash regularly. The majority of the free website hosting distributors, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors typically provide free client support even to the free site hosting customers, because they want their web sites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more hosting features. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web space hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting providers like 1Dur Hosting, for instance, may afford to keep a lot of servers and as a result, they are able to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that influences 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 package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The top webspace hosting suppliers that have been around for quite some time are revealing their prices and package features in an objective fashion, so that the client may know what exactly he is receiving. What's more, some of them provide a free extra with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary layouts that are offered by '1Dur Hosting'. Such web space hosting corporations do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest certain that you won't get deluded into purchasing a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web space hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who would like to host a normal web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web site hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a site 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 distributor, which can bring about site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. So, going with a web site hosting supplier such as '1Dur Hosting', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of predicaments in the long run.