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A description of website hosting

The most basic and frequently availed of sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and administering a web server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of webspace hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared web space hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared webspace hosting solution is a kind of service where a lot of users share the resources of the same web server. This denotes that all web hosting server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mainly rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the different clients and allocating specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared web page hosting users do not have root access to the web server's configuration files, which basically signifies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their very own shared web hosting account. The web space hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting supplier that owns the web server and by the particular hosting package. That leads to the second essential question:

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

Hosting vendors that offer shared web page hosting services typically have different web hosting packages. Those plans offer different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which actually fix the limits that a hosting plan will have. The customer may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web site hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the webspace hosting plans are determined by the actual web hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the firm, the shared web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they really are determined by the business strategy of the particular company and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free hosting distributors are not able to keep a large number of web servers, hence, they just accommodate more users on one single server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, since the great number of accounts may make the server crash over and over again. The majority of the free web space hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of charge webspace hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors commonly provide free technical support even to the free web site hosting users, since they want their web pages to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting package, which offers more hosting features. One such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free site hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors like NTC Hosting, for instance, are able to maintain a lot of web hosting servers and hence, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting plan, however, does not automatically denote that this plan has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The top website hosting suppliers that have been around for quite a while are exhibiting their prices and plan configurations in a realistic fashion, so that the client may familiar with what exactly he is getting. In addition, some of them give a free bonus with the site hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free web site themes that are supplied by 'NTC Hosting'. Such web hosting providers do worry about their reputation and that's why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get fooled into buying an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared website hosting service?

The shared web page hosting service is best for those who desire to host a standard web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web site hosting distributor, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can cause website problems and even continuous downtime for your site. Hence, picking a website hosting provider such as 'NTC Hosting', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of problems in the future.