A Description of a Shared Web Hosting Service
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The most fundamental and frequently utilized form of web hosting is the website hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most economical form of web site hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?
What is shared web site hosting?
As the name hints, the shared web page hosting service is a sort of service where multiple customers share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This means that all server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly made tenable by creating different accounts for the different users and setting certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned so as to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Usually, shared hosting clients do not have root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own web site hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting vendor that owns the server and by the particular website hosting package. That paves the way for the second essential question:
How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?
Web hosting corporations that distribute shared web page hosting packages normally have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages include diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a website hosting account will have. The customer may choose between the different professional web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will include, once opened. The costs and the specs of the web space hosting packages are defined by the particular hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel web hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually depend on the business tactics of the particular firm and, of course, the requirements of the given user.
What is the difference between the free and the common shared web site hosting solution?
Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting providers are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of web servers, hence, they simply host more users on a single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are supervised and tackled properly, since the large number of accounts may cause the server to crash time and time again. The majority of the free web hosting companies, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to come across a free hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually offer free client support even to the free webspace hosting clients, because they want their web sites to grow so that they subsequently migrate to a paid site hosting package, which includes more web site hosting features. One such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free webspace hosting distributors worldwide.
On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting distributors such as Lonex, for instance, may afford to keep a lot of web hosting servers and hence, they are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web site hosting package, however, does not automatically signify that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. The first-class web site hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are revealing their prices and plan features in an objective fashion, so that the customer may know what indeed he is getting. Also, some of these give a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge web design layouts that are furnished by 'Lonex'. Such webspace hosting companies do look after their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can rest assured that you won't get fooled into purchasing an account that you cannot actually make use of.
What should I expect from a shared hosting service?
The shared webspace hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host an average web site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers hosting, a Virtual Servers (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server hosting. So, when choosing a web space hosting company, 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 separate company, which can bring about web site complications and even continued downtime for your web page. Therefore, going with a web space hosting vendor like 'Lonex', which can supply you with the needed domain and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of headaches in the future.