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An interpretation of website hosting

The most fundamental and widely used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and managing a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared webspace hosting solution is a form of service where a lot of customers share the system reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly rendered achievable by creating different accounts for the separate customers and assigning certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Normally, shared web page hosting customers do not have root access to the web server's config files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their very own shared hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting company that possesses the hosting server and by the given site hosting package. That necessitates the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that offer shared web hosting accounts typically have different hosting packages. Those plans provide different amounts of hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the restrictions that a site hosting plan will have. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The webspace hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specifications of the web site hosting plans are fixed by the actual web hosting distributor. Based on the policy of the provider, the shared web site hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business tactics of the particular provider and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the typical shared web hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free webspace hosting vendors are not capable of maintaining a large number of servers, hence, they simply accommodate more customers on a single web server by decreasing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are supervised and tackled properly, since the great amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting companies, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to come across a free hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting companies normally offer free technical support even to the free hosting users, because they want their websites to enlarge so that they eventually move to a paid webspace hosting package, which offers more web site hosting resources. One such firm, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free web hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting vendors like Ford Web Consulting, for example, may afford to maintain numerous hosting servers and therefore, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich webspace hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting plan, though, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. The first-rate website hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are exhibiting their price tags and package configurations in an objective way, so that the customer may be aware of what indeed he is receiving. Moreover, some of these offer a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free site layouts that are supplied by 'Ford Web Consulting'. Such site hosting providers do care about their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can be calm that you won't get swindled into buying a solution that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I expect from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared web page hosting solution is best for people who wish to host a normal web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting distributor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate provider, which can create web site complications and even prolonged downtime for your site. Therefore, selecting a website hosting supplier like 'Ford Web Consulting', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of inconveniences in the long run.