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A definition of website hosting

The most standard and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and running a web server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of site hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared web page hosting service is a sort of service where numerous customers share the system reserves of one and the same server. This indicates that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and applying certain limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Usually, shared web site hosting customers do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which primarily goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their own personal shared web hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular site hosting plan. That paves the way for the second important question:

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

Web hosting firms that provide shared web page hosting plans commonly have diverse web site hosting plans. Those plans include different amounts of website hosting features and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a website hosting plan will include. The client may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The webspace hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are chosen by the specific hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared web page hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business tactics of the specific supplier and, of course, the requirements of the specific customer.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the common shared site hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free web hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a big amount of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more customers on one web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are monitored and administered properly, since the large amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash again and again. The majority of the free hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to find a free website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting corporations typically offer free customer support even to the free web space hosting clients, because they want their web portals to enlarge so that they eventually move to a paid webspace hosting account, which includes more site hosting features. Such company, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting corporations such as Exclusive Hosting, for instance, are able to maintain numerous hosting servers and therefore, they are able to offer much more powerful web space hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the webspace hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting account, however, does not automatically mean that this service has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. The first-class hosting vendors that have been around for a long time are showing their prices and package configurations in an objective manner, so that the client may acquainted with what indeed he is getting. In addition, some of them give a free bonus with the site hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free layouts that are provided by 'Exclusive Hosting'. Such site hosting distributors do look after their reputation and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get tricked into paying for a package that you cannot in fact avail of.

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

The shared site hosting service is best for people who wish to host a standard web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful site hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a web space hosting provider, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different distributor, which can create site complications and even prolonged downtime for your site. Hence, choosing a website hosting distributor such as 'Exclusive Hosting', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of complications in the future.