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An interpretation of website hosting

The most basic and regularly used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and administering a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most inexpensive type of site hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a type of service where a lot of clients share the resources of the same web server. This goes to say that all web server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are shared among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually made achievable by setting up different accounts for the different customers and fixing some restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting users do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the server aside from their very own shared web hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting distributor that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That paves the way for the second vital question:

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

Web hosting providers that provide shared hosting plans typically have different website hosting packages. Those plans involve different quotas of web site hosting resources and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a website hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The webspace hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web space hosting plans are fixed by the actual hosting provider. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared web space hosting solution can be divided into two groups - 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 claim, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the business strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free and the normal shared website hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web space hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a large number of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more users on one hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, since the enormous amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash regularly. The majority of the free webspace hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting firms commonly offer free technical support even to the free web site hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid webspace hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. One such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free webspace hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting corporations such as Cunningham Hosting, for example, may afford to maintain plenty of hosting servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting service, though, does not automatically denote that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The best site hosting providers that have been around for quite some time are presenting their price tags and plan features in a realistic manner, so that the client may familiar with what indeed he is getting. In addition, some of these give a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge site templates that are supplied by 'Cunningham Hosting'. Such site hosting distributors do worry about their reputation and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can be calm that you won't get deluded into paying for an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for individuals who would like to host an average web site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich webspace 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 picking a web site hosting vendor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can cause site complications and even continued downtime for your web portal. Hence, going with a web hosting company like 'Cunningham Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of difficulties in the future.