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An explanation of hosting

The most principal and universally utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and administrating a hosting server. Besides, it's also the most inexpensive form of web page hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared webspace hosting?

As the name implies, the shared web hosting service is a form of service where lots of customers share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This means that all hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made feasible by opening separate accounts for the different clients and allocating specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed in order to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared web space hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting vendor that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That causes the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Hosting companies that deliver shared hosting accounts normally have diverse hosting plans. Those plans include diverse amounts of hosting features and specifications, which actually set the limitations that a hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the different 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 involve, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the webspace hosting plans are chosen by the specific hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the provider, the shared web space hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are dependent on the marketing strategy of the particular distributor and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the difference between the free and the normal shared web page hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free webspace hosting distributors are not able to keep a big amount of servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more clients on a single web hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, because the big number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free website hosting firms, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to find a free site hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their web portals to enlarge so that they subsequently migrate to a paid webspace hosting plan, which includes more web space hosting resources. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is among the largest and eldest free web site hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting firms like SMARTHOSTING, for example, may afford to keep many web hosting servers and so, they are able to provide much more powerful web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, however, does not necessarily 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 receiving. The best webspace hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are listing their price tags and package specifications in an objective fashion, so that the customer may be informed of what exactly he is obtaining. In addition, some of them provide a free extra with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free web layouts that are supplied by 'SMARTHOSTING'. Such site hosting distributors do care about their good name and that's why if you select them, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into paying for a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared web site hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host an average web portal, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web space hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web site hosting provider, you should also think 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 bring about web site complications and even prolonged downtime for your web site. Therefore, picking a site hosting supplier like 'SMARTHOSTING', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of hassles in the long run.