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Shared Website Hosting Description

The most fundamental and widely used variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and operating a web server. Besides, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

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As the name signifies, the hosting service is a kind of service where lots of clients share the reserves of one and the same web server. This denotes that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly made possible by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and assigning certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed so as to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, hosting customers do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which primarily means that they cannot access anything else on the server apart from their own website hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting firm that owns the hosting server and by the particular website hosting plan. That brings on the second vital question:

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

Web hosting firms that furnish hosting plans typically have various web hosting plans. Those packages contain diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which actually fix the restrictions that a web hosting account will have. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what limitations the client's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the actual web hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the distributor, the hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually depend on the business policy of the specific supplier and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the standard hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a large number of web servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more customers on one single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the enormous number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting corporations, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to find a free of charge web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their websites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which offers more website hosting resources. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional hosting companies such as us, may afford to keep multiple web servers and therefore, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily imply that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're getting. What's more, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free website layouts. As a web hosting provider, we do look after our reputation and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get hoaxed into buying a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a basic website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a private virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can cause web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web page. If you select Space Hostia as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of hassles in the future.