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A definition of web site hosting

The most standard and widely availed of kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and running a web server. Additionally, it's also the most economical form of web site hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name implies, the shared web space hosting solution is a type of service where plenty of customers share the resources of the same web hosting server. This denotes that all server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is normally made feasible by creating different accounts for the separate customers and fixing specific limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared web hosting users do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which principally goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own personal shared web hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may use are determined by the web hosting supplier that owns the web server and by the given web site hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting companies that supply shared webspace hosting plans usually have various hosting packages. Those plans provide different amounts of webspace hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a website hosting package will have. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The hosting plan will then determine what limitations the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are chosen by the very hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared web site hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are determined by the marketing policy of the particular firm and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.

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

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free webspace hosting providers are not able to keep a huge number of web servers, hence, they merely host more users on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web servers are supervised and dealt with properly, because the great number of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. The majority of the free web space hosting firms, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free of charge webspace hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors usually provide free client support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web sites to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid webspace hosting plan, which offers more website hosting features. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web space hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting vendors like WebDaytonaHosting, for instance, may afford to maintain lots of web hosting servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web space hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the webspace hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting account, however, does not necessarily mean that this package has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The first-rate website hosting vendors that have been around for quite some time are showing their price tags and plan configurations in an objective manner, so that the client may be informed of what in fact he is receiving. Moreover, some of these provide a free extra with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free design templates that are offered by 'WebDaytonaHosting'. Such web site hosting companies do look after their reputation and this is the reason why if you select them, you can rest certain that you won't get duped into buying an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared site hosting service is best for persons who wish to host a normal web site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting company, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can create web site problems and even extended downtime for your site. Therefore, selecting a website hosting supplier such as 'WebDaytonaHosting', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of predicaments in the long run.