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A definition of webspace hosting

The most archetypal and widely utilized sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and running a server. In addition to this, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared webspace hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared web space hosting solution is a form of service where lots of customers share the resources of one and the same web hosting server. This means that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically rendered attainable by setting up separate accounts for the different clients and fixing some limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared webspace hosting customers do not have full root access to the server's config files, which basically signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their very own shared hosting account. The web page hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting vendor that possesses the web server and by the respective web hosting plan. That leads up to the second essential question:

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

Web hosting suppliers that distribute shared web site hosting services usually have various website hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of site hosting resources and specs, which actually set the restrictions that a website hosting account will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will involve, once created. The costs and the features of the web site hosting packages are chosen by the particular web hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared site hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are determined by the business policy of the given company and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the typical shared hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free site hosting providers are not able to maintain a large number of servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on one web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the hosting servers are monitored and administered properly, since the big amount of accounts may make the web server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web space hosting corporations, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to find a free site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations typically provide free client support even to the free webspace hosting clients, because they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web hosting account, which includes more hosting features. One such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting corporations in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting firms such as Blue Ribbon Hosting, for example, are able to keep plenty of hosting servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more powerful hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web site hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a site hosting account, however, does not necessarily denote that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. The top web space hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are presenting their prices and plan specifications in an objective way, so that the customer may familiar with what exactly he is getting. What's more, some of them give a free extra with the webspace hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free web site themes that are provided by 'Blue Ribbon Hosting'. Such site hosting distributors do care about their reputation and that is the reason why if you choose them, you can be confident that you won't get fooled into purchasing a service that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared website hosting service?

The shared webspace hosting service is best for individuals who want 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 web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a site hosting distributor, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can create website complications and even continued downtime for your web site. So, choosing a web site hosting company such as 'Blue Ribbon Hosting', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of troubles in the long run.