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An explanation of web site hosting

The most standard and universally availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared site hosting solution is a form of service where plenty of clients share the resources of the same server. This signifies that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the separate users and applying given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Normally, shared web page hosting clients do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which primarily signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own shared web hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting firm that owns the web hosting server and by the particular site hosting package. That brings on the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting companies that provide shared web site hosting packages usually have various hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse amounts of web site hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once opened. The costs and the specs of the hosting plans are determined by the actual web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared web space hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really are dependent on the business tactics of the specific corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic shared hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free site hosting suppliers are not able to keep an enormous amount of servers, hence, they just host more clients on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, since the immense number of accounts may make the server crash frequently. Most of the free site hosting corporations, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free of charge site hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms typically offer free technical support even to the free hosting users, since they want their web portals to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web space hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting companies such as AIDA Host, for example, may afford to keep lots of servers and hence, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a site hosting plan, however, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The best web site hosting suppliers that have been around for quite some time are showing their prices and plan specs in an objective manner, so that the client may acquainted with what indeed he is receiving. Besides, some of them offer a free bonus with the web space hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis web site themes that are furnished by 'AIDA Host'. Such webspace hosting vendors do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you choose them, you can be assured that you won't get deluded into buying an account that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared website hosting service?

The shared site hosting service is best for those who would like to host a basic web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a hosting distributor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can bring about site predicaments and even extended downtime for your website. Hence, going with a web space hosting supplier like 'AIDA Host', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of hassles in the long run.