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An explanation of web hosting

The most standard and widely availed of sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's 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 cheapest type of hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared site hosting service is a form of service where a lot of clients share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This means that all server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mainly rendered achievable by creating different accounts for the different clients and assigning certain limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to restrain the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared webspace hosting users do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server but their own personal website hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the web hosting server and by the given hosting package. That necessitates the second important question:

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

Hosting firms that supply shared site hosting plans normally have different site hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse quotas of site hosting features and specs, which in fact set the restrictions that a web space hosting plan will include. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web site hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the webspace hosting plans are fixed by the very web hosting provider. Based on the politics of the provider, the shared webspace hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed depend on the business tactics of the particular firm and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the difference between the free and the normal shared hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they contain. Free webspace hosting vendors are not able to maintain a great amount of hosting servers, hence, they just host more customers on one single hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the great number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free webspace hosting firms, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge site hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies typically offer free client support even to the free hosting users, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid site hosting plan, which offers more webspace hosting features. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free webspace hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as Creative Twist, for instance, are able to maintain multiple web servers and hence, they are able to provide much more feature-rich webspace hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web space hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The top web hosting suppliers that have been around for a long time are showing their prices and plan configurations in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may be informed of what in fact he is obtaining. What's more, some of them provide a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free web templates that are supplied by 'Creative Twist'. Such web space hosting corporations do worry about their reputation and that's why if you choose them, you can rest assured that you won't get deluded into buying a solution that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for those who desire to host a standard web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web space hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting supplier, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate provider, which can cause web site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. So, selecting a site hosting vendor like 'Creative Twist', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of problems in the long run.