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An explanation of site hosting

The most standard and widely availed of kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and managing a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest type of site hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. However, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web site hosting solution is a form of service where numerous customers share the resources of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by setting up different accounts for the separate clients and appointing certain limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated in order to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Typically, shared webspace hosting clients do not have full root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own shared web hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting provider that owns the server and by the given web hosting package. That entails the second essential question:

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

Web hosting distributors that distribute shared site hosting plans typically have various web hosting plans. Those plans contain diverse quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact set the limits that a web site hosting plan will have. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the webspace hosting plans are set by the actual hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the firm, the shared website hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are determined by the marketing policy of the particular company and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the standard shared web hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free webspace hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of servers, hence, they simply host more clients on a single web server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are supervised and tackled properly, since the great number of accounts may cause the server to crash regularly. The majority of the free site hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to come across a free web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations usually provide free customer support even to the free site hosting customers, because they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web site hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as WebTronicLife, for instance, are able to keep many web hosting servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting package, however, does not automatically denote that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're receiving. The first-class web space hosting firms that have been around for a long time are displaying their price tags and plan features in an objective way, so that the client may be informed of what in fact he is getting. In addition, some of them provide a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free web design themes that are supplied by 'WebTronicLife'. Such web site hosting companies do look after their reputation and that is the reason why if you select them, you can be calm that you won't get hoaxed into buying a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared web hosting service is best for those who desire to host a basic website, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web site hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a web site hosting vendor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different company, which can cause website predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. So, picking a web site hosting provider such as 'WebTronicLife', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you lots of troubles in the future.