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A description of site hosting

The most standard and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and managing a hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web page hosting service is a kind of service where multiple customers share the reserves of the same hosting server. This denotes that all server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is typically rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the separate customers and assigning given limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed so as to hinder the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Typically, shared web site hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server beside their own shared hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting supplier that owns the server and by the particular webspace hosting plan. That leads up to the second important question:

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

Web hosting suppliers that furnish shared web space hosting solutions commonly have different website hosting plans. Those packages include different quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a site hosting plan will include. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web site hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the features of the webspace hosting packages are set by the given hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the firm, the shared webspace hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are determined by the marketing strategy of the given supplier and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the popular shared web hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free website hosting firms are not able to maintain a great number of servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more customers on one web server by reducing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are supervised and handled appropriately, because the big amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free website hosting vendors, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to come across a free of cost webspace hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors typically provide free client support even to the free site hosting customers, since they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently migrate to a paid site hosting package, which includes more site hosting features. One such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting firms like Technofree Technology, for example, may afford to maintain lots of web hosting servers and hence, they may afford to offer much more powerful site hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting package, though, does not automatically imply that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're getting. The best webspace hosting providers that have been around for quite some time are listing their price tags and package specifications in an objective manner, so that the customer may be aware of what exactly he is receiving. What's more, some of these offer a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free web layouts that are offered by 'Technofree Technology'. Such web site hosting vendors do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you select them, you can rest assured that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting service?

The shared site hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host a standard web site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a site hosting provider, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different provider, which can bring about site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web site. So, selecting a web hosting supplier such as 'Technofree Technology', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of problems in the long run.