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An explanation of web space hosting

The most standard and regularly used variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a type of service where plenty of users share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This denotes that all server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is typically rendered attainable by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and imposing specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed in order to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the server's config files, which principally goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their very own shared web hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting distributor that owns the web server and by the particular site hosting package. That paves the way for the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Hosting companies that deliver shared web site hosting plans commonly have diverse web hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse quotas of web space hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a web site hosting account will include. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the client's account will include, once opened. The costs and the features of the web site hosting packages are specified by the specific hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business tactics of the particular provider and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the distinction between the free and the classic shared web hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free web site hosting companies are not able to keep a large number of hosting servers, hence, they simply host more users on a single web server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash frequently. Most of the free website hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite hard to discover a free web space hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies normally provide free client support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their sites to grow bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more site hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web site hosting distributors in the world.

At the same time, established shared web hosting providers like Hosting Cricket, for instance, may afford to keep plenty of hosting servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the webspace hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a site hosting account, though, does not automatically signify that this solution has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The top-notch webspace hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are exhibiting their prices and package specs in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may be informed of what in fact he is receiving. Besides, some of these offer a free bonus with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of fee-free web templates that are offered by 'Hosting Cricket'. Such website hosting companies do care about their good name and that is the reason why if you select them, you can rest assured that you won't get swindled into buying a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host a basic web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like 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 picking a website hosting supplier, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a separate company, which can cause web site complications and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. Therefore, going with a web hosting distributor such as 'Hosting Cricket', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you lots of headaches in the long run.