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A description of site hosting

The most elemental and universally availed of form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and managing a hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web space hosting?

As the name hints, the shared site hosting solution is a sort of service where many clients share the resources of one and the same hosting server. This indicates that all server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually made tenable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and setting some limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, shared web hosting clients do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which primarily means that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server aside from their own shared web hosting account. The web page hosting features that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting firm that possesses the server and by the respective web hosting plan. That necessitates the second important question:

How are the shared web hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting distributors that provide shared web page hosting solutions typically have diverse web space hosting packages. Those plans contain different quotas of web hosting features and specs, which in fact determine the limitations that a website hosting account will have. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web space hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the website hosting plans are determined by the actual hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the company, the shared web space hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are subject to the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free webspace hosting firms are not able to maintain an enormous number of web servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one single web server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with appropriately, because the enormous number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free web site hosting distributors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting corporations typically provide free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, since they want their sites to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web site hosting plan, which includes more web site hosting resources. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web site hosting suppliers in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors such as AIDA Host, for example, may afford to maintain plenty of web servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting package, though, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The top site hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are displaying their price tags and package specs in a realistic manner, so that the customer may familiar with what in fact he is obtaining. Furthermore, some of these provide a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis web page themes that are provided by 'AIDA Host'. Such hosting vendors do worry about their good name and that's why if you select them, you can be certain that you won't get deceived into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared site hosting solution is best for those who desire to host a basic website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a site hosting supplier, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different company, which can cause site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. So, selecting a web space hosting provider such as 'AIDA Host', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of difficulties in the long run.