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A definition of webspace hosting

The most archetypal and widely used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and managing a server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared web hosting solution is a form of service where many users share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is usually made possible by opening separate accounts for the different clients and imposing specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed in order to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared web site hosting clients do not have root access to the server's config files, which essentially indicates that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own shared web hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting supplier that owns the web server and by the particular web hosting plan. That predetermines the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Hosting providers that provide shared web space hosting packages typically have different web site hosting plans. Those plans involve different amounts of web space hosting features and specs, which in fact fix the restrictions that a web site hosting account will include. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web site hosting package will then define what limits the client's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specs of the web site hosting plans are specified by the given hosting vendor. Based on the politics of the distributor, the shared web space hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the standard shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really depend on the marketing policy of the particular firm and, of course, the requirements of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the classic shared website hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web space hosting corporations are not able to maintain a great amount of hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more users on a single server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, because the immense amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash over and over again. Most of the free site hosting corporations, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free of charge hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers typically provide free client support even to the free webspace hosting customers, because they want their sites to expand so that they eventually move to a paid hosting plan, which offers more site hosting features. One such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web space hosting vendors worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting distributors such as Papua Web Hosting, for instance, are able to keep lots of servers and hence, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a site hosting account, though, does not automatically denote that this package has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. The best webspace hosting firms that have been around for quite some time are exhibiting their price tags and plan specs in a realistic manner, so that the customer may be aware of what exactly he is obtaining. Moreover, some of them give a free extra with the web site hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge site themes that are furnished by 'Papua Web Hosting'. Such webspace hosting companies do care about their reputation and that's why if you choose them, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact make use of.

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

The shared web site hosting solution is best for individuals who would like to host an average site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful webspace 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. Therefore, when picking a web space hosting supplier, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different company, which can create web site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your site. So, selecting a website hosting provider like 'Papua Web Hosting', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of inconveniences in the future.