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An explanation of site hosting

The most fundamental and universally availed of type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and administering a server. Moreover, it's also the most economical type of site hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web space hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of users share the resources of the same server. This implies that all server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mainly rendered tenable by setting up different accounts for the different clients and fixing specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared web space hosting users do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which essentially means that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server but their very own hosting account. The webspace hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting vendor that owns the web server and by the respective web site hosting plan. That paves the way for the second essential question:

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

Web hosting corporations that provide shared website hosting plans normally have different hosting plans. Those packages include diverse amounts of hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limitations that a website hosting package will include. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what limitations the client's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the hosting packages are defined by the given hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the corporation, the shared web page hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing policy of the particular company and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free and the classic shared web space hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free webspace hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining a large amount of hosting servers, therefore, they just host more clients on one single web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and administered appropriately, because the big number of accounts may causer the web server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free web hosting companies, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to come across a free of charge website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually offer free client support even to the free webspace hosting customers, because they want their websites to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web site hosting features. One such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as ASCONWEB Services, for example, are able to maintain lots of web servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting package, though, does not automatically denote that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. The first-class web space hosting vendors that have been around for quite a while are revealing their price tags and plan specifications in an objective way, so that the customer may acquainted with what exactly he is receiving. Additionally, some of them provide a free extra with the web site hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost web design layouts that are furnished by 'ASCONWEB Services'. Such website hosting suppliers do care about their good name and that's why if you go with them, you can be assured that you won't get deceived into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared web space hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a standard web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web space hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web space hosting distributor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different company, which can create web site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your web site. Therefore, picking a web space hosting company like 'ASCONWEB Services', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of annoyances in the long run.