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An explanation of web site hosting

The most elemental and frequently availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and handling a server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest type of web site hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web space hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared web page hosting service is a type of service where many customers share the system resources of one and the same server. This signifies that all web server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually made tenable by opening separate accounts for the separate users and imposing certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to restrain the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Typically, shared site hosting users do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally suggests that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their very own shared hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting distributor that owns the web server and by the respective web site hosting package. That causes the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Hosting firms that furnish shared web site hosting services commonly have different web site hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the restrictions that a site hosting plan will include. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The site hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the web space hosting packages are specified by the particular web hosting company. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared website hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the business policy of the given company and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the regular shared site hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free site hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of web servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on one single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are supervised and handled appropriately, since the huge amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free web site hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to come across a free web space hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers normally offer free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid site hosting plan, which includes more site hosting features. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting providers such as OWS Hosting, for instance, may afford to maintain many web servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting account, however, does not automatically denote that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The first-class hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are presenting their prices and plan features in an objective way, so that the client may know what exactly he is getting. Moreover, some of them provide a free extra with the webspace hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free website skins that are provided by 'OWS Hosting'. Such webspace hosting corporations do worry about their good name and that's why if you go with them, you can be calm that you won't get deluded into purchasing an account that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared site hosting service?

The shared website hosting service is best for people who are looking to host a normal web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web page hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful webspace hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a site hosting vendor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can bring about site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web portal. Therefore, picking a web site hosting provider like 'OWS Hosting', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of troubles in the future.