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An interpretation of site hosting

The most basic and widely used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and handling a server. Moreover, it's also the most economical type of web page hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web page hosting solution is a type of service where multiple users share the system resources of one and the same web server. This indicates that all web server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually made attainable by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and imposing certain limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared web page hosting users do not have root access to the web server's configuration files, which primarily signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own shared web hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the respective web space hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

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

Web hosting distributors that supply shared webspace hosting packages usually have diverse web hosting plans. Those plans offer different amounts of web hosting features and specs, which actually define the limits that a hosting account will include. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specs of the web hosting plans are specified by the specific hosting distributor. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared web hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the common shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business tactics of the specific provider and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the regular shared web hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web space hosting vendors are not able to keep a great amount of web servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one web hosting server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, because the big number of accounts may make the server crash again and again. Most of the free webspace hosting companies, though, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to discover a free of charge website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally provide free technical support even to the free web space hosting clients, since they want their sites to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid webspace hosting package, which includes more web space hosting features. Such provider, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free web site hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, established shared web hosting providers such as AIDA Host, for example, may afford to keep lots of web servers and hence, they may afford to provide much more powerful web site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web space hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web space hosting account, however, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. The best web site hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are displaying their prices and plan features in an objective fashion, so that the client may acquainted with what in fact he is obtaining. Also, some of these give a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis web page layouts that are supplied by 'AIDA Host'. Such web space hosting providers do look after their reputation and that's why if you select them, you can rest certain that you won't get deceived into paying for a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared website hosting service is best for people who desire to host an average website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web space hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a webspace hosting company, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate distributor, which can create website problems and even continued downtime for your site. Hence, going with a webspace hosting supplier such as 'AIDA Host', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of annoyances in the long run.