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An interpretation of site hosting

The most primary and widely used variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administering a hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared web space hosting solution is a form of service where lots of users share the system resources of the same web server. This denotes that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually rendered tenable by opening separate accounts for the separate customers and allocating given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting users do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which principally means that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own shared website hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting company that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web site hosting package. That brings on the second vital question:

How are the shared web hosting servers divided among the users?

Hosting distributors that distribute shared site hosting packages normally have diverse hosting plans. Those packages involve different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact fix the limits that a site hosting account will have. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web site hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are fixed by the particular hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared web hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really are dependent on the business policy of the specific firm and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

What is the difference between the free and the popular shared hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free site hosting vendors are not capable of maintaining a big number of web hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on a single server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the huge number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash repeatedly. Most of the free site hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to discover a free of charge webspace hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers typically offer free customer support even to the free site hosting clients, because they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid webspace hosting plan, which offers more web site hosting features. Such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free webspace hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting suppliers like AIDA Host, for instance, are able to maintain lots of web servers and so, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically denote that this solution has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The first-class website hosting vendors that have been around for a long time are showing their prices and package features in an objective manner, so that the customer may be aware of what in fact he is getting. Also, some of them provide a free bonus with the web space hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free web design skins that are furnished by 'AIDA Host'. Such web site hosting corporations do worry about their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can be calm that you won't get duped into buying an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a shared website hosting service?

The shared web space hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host a basic web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a site hosting company, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can cause web site troubles and even continued downtime for your site. Therefore, selecting a web space hosting distributor like 'AIDA Host', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of complications in the long run.