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A description of web page hosting

The most basic and universally availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and operating a web hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most economical type of webspace hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name implies, the shared web hosting solution is a form of service where a lot of customers share the resources of the same web server. This indicates that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly rendered tenable by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and allocating specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed so as to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Normally, shared web hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which essentially signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own personal website page hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the respective webspace hosting plan. That brings on the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting corporations that provide shared web hosting accounts commonly have different web hosting packages. Those plans include different quotas of web site hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limits that a web site hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The site hosting package will then determine what restrictions the user's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the hosting plans are chosen by the specific hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared webspace hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the common shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing policy of the specific firm and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the difference between the free and the standard shared site hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a huge number of hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on one web hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and dealt with properly, because the immense number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. The majority of the free hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of charge site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors normally provide free technical support even to the free web space hosting clients, because they want their web portals to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web space hosting package, which offers more site hosting resources. One such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free site hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers like WebInAfrica, for example, may afford to keep multiple servers and hence, they may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting solution, though, does not necessarily mean that this package has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're obtaining. The first-rate web site hosting providers that have been around for a long time are revealing their price tags and plan specs in an objective fashion, so that the client may be informed of what exactly he is getting. Additionally, some of these offer a free bonus with the site hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free web themes that are offered by 'WebInAfrica'. Such site hosting suppliers do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can be calm that you won't get duped into paying for a service that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for people who want to host a normal web portal, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web site hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web site hosting company, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different provider, which can bring about site complications and even continued downtime for your site. Hence, going with a site hosting company such as 'WebInAfrica', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of predicaments in the future.