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A description of web space hosting

The most standard and frequently used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administrating a server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared web space hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web hosting solution is a type of service where lots of users share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually made tenable by opening different accounts for the different clients and allocating given limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied so as to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Typically, shared web space hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically means that they cannot access anything else on the web server aside from their own shared website hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting corporation that owns the web server and by the particular hosting package. That predetermines the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Web hosting providers that offer shared web space hosting solutions typically have diverse web site hosting packages. Those packages offer diverse quotas of hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the limitations that a website hosting account will have. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web site hosting package will then define what restrictions the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are chosen by the specific web hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the company, the shared webspace hosting service falls into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are dependent on the business tactics of the given provider and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free web site hosting firms are not capable of maintaining an enormous number of hosting servers, hence, they merely host more customers on one web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are monitored and handled properly, because the enormous number of accounts may make the web server crash repeatedly. Most of the free web site hosting companies, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to come across a free webspace hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid site hosting account, which offers more web space hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web site hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting suppliers like DLive, for instance, are able to maintain lots of servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web space hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting account, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're getting. The top web site hosting vendors that have been around for a long time are exhibiting their price tags and plan specs in an objective way, so that the client may acquainted with what in fact he is obtaining. Besides, some of them provide a free bonus with the webspace hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free website themes that are supplied by 'DLive'. Such web site hosting vendors do care about their good name and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can rest confident that you won't get deluded into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared web hosting service is best for people who wish to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can cause web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web site. Therefore, going with a web site hosting company like 'DLive', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of hassles in the long run.