An interpretation of hosting
The most elemental and popularly availed of kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical form of hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is shared site hosting?
What is shared web page hosting?
As the name denotes, the shared web space hosting solution is a sort of service where lots of customers share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This means that all web server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made accomplishable by opening separate accounts for the different users and imposing some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Usually, shared site hosting users do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web server apart from their very own website hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting company that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web site hosting package. That brings about the second important question:
How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?
Web hosting corporations that provide shared website hosting packages normally have different web space hosting packages. Those packages provide diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the limitations that a web site hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The hosting package will then define what restrictions the customer's account will have, once created. The costs and the specs of the web site hosting plans are specified by the particular hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business strategy of the particular company and, of course, the needs of the specific user.
What is the contrast between the free of charge and the standard shared hosting solution?
Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free web hosting companies are not capable of keeping a great amount of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on one web server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, because the enormous number of accounts may make the web server crash over and over again. Most of the free web hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to come across a free site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors typically provide free technical support even to the free webspace hosting customers, since they want their sites to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free hosting distributors in the world.
At the same time, established shared web hosting corporations such as OpenHost, for instance, may afford to keep multiple web hosting servers and so, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily mean that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The first-class web site hosting firms that have been around for a long time are listing their prices and plan specs in a realistic fashion, so that the client may know what indeed he is receiving. In addition, some of them give a free bonus with the webspace hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis design themes that are furnished by 'OpenHost'. Such web space hosting vendors do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get tricked into paying for an account that you cannot actually utilize.
What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting solution?
The shared web site hosting service is best for those who want to host a basic website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a website hosting company, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can cause web site troubles and even extended downtime for your site. So, going with a web space hosting provider like 'OpenHost', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of troubles in the long run.