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A description of website hosting

The most basic and regularly used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest form of webspace hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web site hosting solution is a kind of service where many customers share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This suggests that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made viable by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and fixing specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed in order to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared web page hosting customers do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server but their own personal web hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the hosting corporation that owns the web server and by the given web site hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

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

Web hosting companies that deliver shared web site hosting accounts commonly have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages involve different quotas of web site hosting features and specifications, which actually set the limits that a hosting plan will include. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specs of the hosting plans are chosen by the particular hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared web space hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing policy of the particular distributor and, of course, the needs of the given client.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the classic shared website hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web site hosting companies are not capable of keeping a huge amount of servers, therefore, they merely host more clients on one server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are monitored and handled appropriately, since the great number of accounts may make the hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting corporations, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite tough to find a free web space hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms normally offer free client support even to the free web site hosting clients, since they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web site hosting plan, which offers more website hosting features. Such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free web space hosting suppliers in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting corporations such as Affiliate Web Hosting, for example, are able to keep plenty of web hosting servers and as a result, they are able to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting plan, though, does not automatically signify that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The first-rate web hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are displaying their price tags and plan features in an objective way, so that the client may familiar with what indeed he is obtaining. Besides, some of these offer a free bonus with the web space hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free site layouts that are provided by 'Affiliate Web Hosting'. Such web hosting providers do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into buying a solution that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared site hosting service is best for individuals who want to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web page hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web site hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, 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 different provider, which can create web site problems and even continuous downtime for your web page. Hence, picking a site hosting distributor such as 'Affiliate Web Hosting', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of complications in the long run.