An interpretation of web page hosting
The most elemental and universally utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and operating a server. Moreover, it's also the most economical form of hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared hosting?
What is shared webspace hosting?
As the name implies, the shared web hosting solution is a type of service where plenty of customers share the system resources of the same web server. This suggests that all web server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the separate customers and imposing certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed so as to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared web space hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their very own shared web hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the given website hosting plan. That leads up to the second important question:
How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the customers?
Hosting distributors that supply shared webspace hosting solutions usually have various webspace hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse quotas of web site hosting features and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a web space hosting account will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the site hosting plans are defined by the given web hosting company. Depending on the policy of the corporation, the shared web space hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the particular firm and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.
What is the difference between the free and the standard shared web hosting service?
Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting distributors are not able to keep an enormous amount of servers, therefore, they just host more users on one web server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may cause the server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free webspace hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to come across a free of cost web space hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally offer free technical support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their sites to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web site hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free site hosting suppliers worldwide.
At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors such as Exclusive Hosting, for example, may afford to maintain plenty of web servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more powerful webspace hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, however, does not necessarily imply that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The first-class web space hosting firms that have been around for quite some time are revealing their prices and package specifications in an objective manner, so that the client may know what exactly he is obtaining. In addition, some of these provide a free bonus with the web space hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge skins that are supplied by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such site hosting suppliers do look after their reputation and that's why if you select them, you can rest certain that you won't get beguiled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact use.
What should I anticipate from a shared website hosting service?
The shared site hosting service is best for those who wish to host a standard site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a webspace hosting distributor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can bring about website complications and even continuous downtime for your web page. Hence, picking a web site hosting supplier like 'Exclusive Hosting', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of difficulties in the future.