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A description of web site hosting

The most principal and commonly availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and running a hosting server. Besides, it's also the cheapest form of web site hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web hosting service is a kind of service where numerous customers share the reserves of one and the same server. This means that all server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically rendered accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and appointing some limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed so as to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared site hosting customers do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which primarily signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their own shared web hosting account. The web space hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That results in the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting companies that distribute shared site hosting solutions commonly have various webspace hosting plans. Those packages provide different amounts of web space hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a web hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will have, once created. The prices and the features of the webspace hosting packages are chosen by the given hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the company, the shared web site hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the common shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually are dependent on the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the demands of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free and the popular shared site hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they contain. Free webspace hosting distributors are not able to maintain a great number of hosting servers, hence, they simply host more clients on one web hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are supervised and handled properly, since the great number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free site hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge site hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually provide free customer support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web pages to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid site hosting account, which includes more hosting features. One such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free site hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting distributors such as Waffihosting, for example, may afford to keep a lot of web servers and so, they may afford to offer much more powerful web space hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the site hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a webspace hosting plan, though, does not automatically signify that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. The first-rate web site hosting vendors that have been around for quite a while are presenting their price tags and plan specifications in an objective fashion, so that the customer may know what exactly he is getting. Moreover, some of them offer a free extra with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free site templates that are supplied by 'Waffihosting'. Such hosting suppliers do look after their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into buying a plan that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared site hosting service is best for persons who are looking to host a standard web portal, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich webspace hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting vendor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different company, which can bring about site predicaments and even continued downtime for your site. So, picking a website hosting distributor like 'Waffihosting', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you lots of inconveniences in the long run.