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A definition of website hosting

The most primary and popularly availed of type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive type of web page hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web site hosting service is a sort of service where many users share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This indicates that all web server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally made feasible by setting up different accounts for the different customers and fixing certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared web site hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the server's configuration files, which principally signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own shared hosting account. The web space hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting vendor that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That necessitates the second essential question:

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

Hosting companies that supply shared web space hosting plans normally have different hosting plans. Those packages include different quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a web site hosting package will have. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web site hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will have, once opened. The costs and the features of the hosting packages are set by the given web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the shared hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are determined by the marketing policy of the specific supplier and, of course, the demands of the particular customer.

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

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free webspace hosting firms are not capable of keeping an enormous amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more clients on a single web server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are monitored and administered appropriately, because the great amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting distributors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free of charge hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web sites to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid webspace hosting account, which includes more web site hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web space hosting suppliers in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting firms such as TidBit5150 IT Services, for example, may afford to keep numerous servers and so, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting solution, though, does not automatically denote that this package has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The top web hosting firms that have been around for a long time are showing their price tags and package configurations in an objective way, so that the customer may be aware of what indeed he is obtaining. What's more, some of these provide a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free design themes that are provided by 'TidBit5150 IT Services'. Such website hosting providers do care about their reputation and that's why if you choose them, you can be certain that you won't get tricked into purchasing a solution that you cannot actually utilize.

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

The shared hosting solution is best for individuals who would like to host a basic web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful site hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate distributor, which can cause website predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web site. Hence, going with a web site hosting provider such as 'TidBit5150 IT Services', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of difficulties in the future.