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A description of web page hosting

The most archetypal and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and running a server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web site hosting service is a kind of service where multiple clients share the resources of one and the same server. This suggests that all server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is usually rendered possible by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and fixing certain limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated so as to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared web hosting clients do not have complete root access to the web server's config files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server aside from their own personal shared web hosting account. The web space hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the web server and by the respective web site hosting package. That predetermines the second essential question:

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

Hosting companies that furnish shared site hosting plans normally have diverse site hosting packages. Those packages provide different quotas of site hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the limits that a site hosting account will include. The customer may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the user's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specs of the site hosting packages are defined by the specific hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared website hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really are dependent on the business tactics of the specific corporation and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic shared website hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they contain. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to keep a huge amount of web servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on one single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the large amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash over and over again. Most of the free hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to find a free of cost web site hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free technical support even to the free web space hosting customers, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more web space hosting features. One such vendor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free site hosting companies in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting distributors such as NTC Hosting, for example, are able to keep many hosting servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web space hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web site hosting service, however, does not necessarily denote that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The first-rate web space hosting distributors that have been around for a long time are presenting their prices and plan specifications in a realistic fashion, so that the client may familiar with what indeed he is obtaining. Moreover, some of these offer a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of fee-free website layouts that are provided by 'NTC Hosting'. Such hosting vendors do look after their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can rest assured that you won't get deceived into paying for a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared website hosting solution?

The shared website hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a normal web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web site hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich webspace hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting supplier, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different distributor, which can bring about website complications and even continuous downtime for your web portal. So, selecting a hosting company like 'NTC Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you a lot of inconveniences in the long run.