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An explanation of webspace hosting

The most elemental and widely utilized kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and running a server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical form of web page hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. However, what is shared webspace hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared site hosting solution is a kind of service where many clients share the system resources of the same hosting server. This signifies that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the different customers and fixing some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared website hosting customers do not have complete root access to the web server's configuration files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their very own shared website hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting corporation that owns the web server and by the given hosting package. That entails the second vital question:

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

Web hosting companies that deliver shared web space hosting accounts commonly have various web hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse quotas of webspace hosting resources and specifications, which in fact fix the limitations that a web site hosting package will have. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the webspace hosting packages are specified by the actual hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared webspace hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the specific vendor and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

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

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free site hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a large number of web servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on one web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the enormous number of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting companies, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to discover a free web space hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations typically provide free technical support even to the free hosting customers, because they want their websites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web site hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting companies such as Angry Dog Hosting Company, for example, are able to maintain numerous servers and therefore, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a webspace hosting plan, however, does not automatically denote that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The top-notch website hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are displaying their price tags and package features in a realistic way, so that the customer may familiar with what indeed he is getting. Moreover, some of them provide a free extra with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis web page templates that are supplied by 'Angry Dog Hosting Company'. Such web site hosting firms do look after their reputation and this is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest confident that you won't get swindled into paying for a solution that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared hosting solution is best for those who would like to host an average web site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich site 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 picking a website hosting distributor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can cause website problems and even continued downtime for your site. Therefore, selecting a web site hosting supplier such as 'Angry Dog Hosting Company', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.