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An explanation of web site hosting

The most principal and popularly used variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and administering a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name hints, the shared web hosting service is a form of service where numerous users share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mostly made accomplishable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and allocating specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned in order to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, shared website hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially suggests that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their own shared hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the hosting firm that owns the web server and by the given hosting plan. That results in the second vital question:

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

Web hosting corporations that provide shared hosting accounts commonly have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages contain different amounts of web space hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will have, once created. The prices and the specs of the site hosting packages are chosen by the specific web hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the provider, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually depend on the marketing strategy of the given supplier and, of course, the demands of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free and the popular shared website hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free hosting distributors are not able to keep an immense number of web servers, hence, they just host more customers on one web server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are supervised and handled appropriately, because the large number of accounts may make the web server crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free hosting firms, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to find a free web space hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors usually provide free customer support even to the free hosting users, since they want their websites to get bigger so that they eventually move to a paid webspace hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting distributors such as SKC Hosting, for instance, are able to maintain a lot of web hosting servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more feature-rich web site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a webspace hosting package, however, does not automatically mean that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The first-rate webspace hosting firms that have been around for a long time are showing their prices and package configurations in an objective manner, so that the client may be informed of what exactly he is obtaining. Moreover, some of these offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free web page themes that are provided by 'SKC Hosting'. Such web site hosting corporations do look after their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into purchasing a solution that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web page hosting service?

The shared site hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a basic web portal, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a web space hosting distributor, 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 supplier, which can create site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. Therefore, selecting a webspace hosting provider like 'SKC Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of difficulties in the future.