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An interpretation of website hosting

The most basic and regularly used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of web space hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name hints, the shared web hosting service is a kind of service where multiple users share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is typically rendered viable by creating different accounts for the different users and allocating certain limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated so as to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared web site hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the server's config files, which primarily implies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their very own shared hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may avail of are set by the hosting provider that owns the server and by the particular web hosting plan. That leads up to the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Web hosting providers that deliver shared website hosting solutions normally have various website hosting plans. Those packages contain diverse amounts of hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a web site hosting account will include. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limitations the customer's account will have, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting plans are specified by the given hosting provider. Based on the politics of the firm, the shared web page hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing strategy of the given company and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free and the typical shared web hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free hosting vendors are not able to keep an immense number of web hosting servers, therefore, they just host more clients on a single hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are monitored and administered properly, because the great number of accounts may cause the server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free web space hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to come across a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers usually offer free client support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web pages to grow so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web space hosting plan, which includes more site hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free webspace hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting providers like SIINFA, for example, may afford to keep multiple web servers and so, they may afford to offer much more powerful web space hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a webspace hosting solution, though, does not necessarily mean that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The first-class site hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are showing their prices and package specs in a realistic way, so that the client may acquainted with what indeed he is getting. Besides, some of these give a free extra with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge site layouts that are offered by 'SIINFA'. Such hosting vendors do care about their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can be certain that you won't get fooled into paying for a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared site hosting solution is best for persons who are looking to host a normal web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich webspace hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a site hosting distributor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different distributor, which can create website problems and even extended downtime for your web portal. So, going with a website hosting company such as 'SIINFA', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of annoyances in the future.