An explanation of web site hosting
The most basic and regularly used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and managing a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared website hosting?
What is shared web space hosting?
As the name suggests, the shared hosting solution is a type of service where lots of customers share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This means that all web server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are shared among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is normally rendered viable by opening different accounts for the different customers and allocating some restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed so as to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Normally, shared web page hosting clients do not have root access to the hosting server's config files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server apart from their own website page hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting corporation that possesses the web server and by the given web hosting plan. That brings about the second essential question:
How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?
Hosting companies that distribute shared web page hosting plans normally have different webspace hosting plans. Those plans contain different quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the restrictions that a web space hosting account will include. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are fixed by the very web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the shared web site hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing tactics of the specific supplier and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.
What is the difference between the free of cost and the popular shared site hosting solution?
Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web site hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a huge number of hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more customers on one web server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and handled properly, since the large amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash time and time again. Most of the free site hosting firms, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to come across a free of cost web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually provide free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web sites to enlarge so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which offers more hosting features. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting firms in the world.
At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors like CIS Hosting, for example, may afford to keep many hosting servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more powerful webspace hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web space hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a webspace hosting solution, though, does not necessarily mean that this service has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. The best webspace hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are exhibiting their prices and plan configurations in an objective fashion, so that the client may know what indeed he is receiving. Additionally, some of them provide a free bonus with the webspace hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free web skins that are supplied by 'CIS Hosting'. Such hosting providers do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you pick them, you can be certain that you won't get fooled into paying for a service that you cannot in fact avail of.
What should I anticipate from a shared web site hosting solution?
The shared web space hosting solution is best for those who would like to host an average web page, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web space hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting 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 company, which can cause site problems and even continuous downtime for your website. So, going with a webspace hosting supplier like 'CIS Hosting', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of nuisances in the future.