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An explanation of webspace hosting

The most fundamental and universally used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and managing a server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive type of web site hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name hints, the shared web space hosting service is a type of service where a lot of customers share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly made accomplishable by opening different accounts for the different users and assigning certain limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied so as to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared webspace hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which basically means that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own shared hosting account. The webspace hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting supplier that owns the hosting server and by the given web space hosting plan. That predetermines the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the customers?

Web hosting distributors that deliver shared web page hosting accounts commonly have different hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web space hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specs of the webspace hosting packages are defined by the given web hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared web site hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually are determined by the marketing strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free and the classic shared hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a large amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely host more users on one web server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, since the big number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free webspace hosting providers, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to find a free site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually offer free client support even to the free site hosting users, since they want their web portals to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid web space hosting account, which includes more web space hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting firms worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting corporations such as AIDA Host, for instance, may afford to keep multiple web hosting servers and so, they are able to provide much more powerful web space hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting plan, though, does not necessarily imply that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The first-class site hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are exhibiting their prices and plan features in an objective fashion, so that the client may know what exactly he is getting. What's more, some of them provide a free bonus with the site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge web skins that are furnished by 'AIDA Host'. Such web site hosting vendors do care about their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get deceived into paying for a solution that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web space hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a site hosting vendor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different provider, which can create web site problems and even extended downtime for your web portal. Hence, selecting a web site hosting vendor like 'AIDA Host', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of hassles in the future.