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A definition of web page hosting

The most principal and regularly used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and running a web server. Besides, it's also the cheapest type of web space hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared site hosting service is a kind of service where plenty of customers share the system resources of the same server. This goes to say that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly rendered attainable by opening different accounts for the different customers and assigning certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are allocated so as to prevent the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, shared web space hosting users do not have complete root access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own shared web hosting account. The web page hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting vendor that possesses the web server and by the respective site hosting package. That gives rise to the second important question:

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

Web hosting firms that deliver shared website hosting plans normally have different web hosting packages. Those packages include different quotas of site hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the limits that a website hosting account will have. The user may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will have, once opened. The costs and the features of the web space hosting packages are determined by the given web hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the provider, the shared webspace hosting solution falls into two types - the free hosting service and the common shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are dependent on the marketing strategy of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the regular shared website hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free web space hosting firms are not capable of keeping a large number of hosting servers, hence, they plainly host more customers on a single hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are supervised and administered appropriately, since the large number of accounts may make the web server crash regularly. Most of the free web site hosting firms, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free of cost web space hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers commonly offer free technical support even to the free web space hosting clients, because they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web space hosting plan, which includes more site hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as Smartway Hosting, for instance, may afford to maintain plenty of hosting servers and so, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting solution, however, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. The top webspace hosting vendors that have been around for quite a while are presenting their price tags and package features in a realistic manner, so that the customer may be aware of what exactly he is receiving. Besides, some of these provide a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of complimentary web design themes that are offered by 'Smartway Hosting'. Such site hosting companies do care about their reputation and that's why if you go with them, you can rest calm that you won't get swindled into paying for a package that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared website hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host an average web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a hosting supplier, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can cause website problems and even continued downtime for your web site. Therefore, selecting a webspace hosting provider like 'Smartway Hosting', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of nuisances in the long run.