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A description of web page hosting

The most archetypal and frequently used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and handling a web server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive type of web site hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of users share the system resources of the same hosting server. This suggests that all web server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mainly rendered tenable by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and applying specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed in order to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Usually, shared web site hosting users do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which primarily means that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own personal shared website hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may use are set by the hosting company that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web site hosting plan. That gives rise to the second important question:

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

Web hosting distributors that furnish shared site hosting solutions usually have different webspace hosting packages. Those plans involve different amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the restrictions that a website hosting account will have. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web site hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are defined by the specific web hosting company. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared webspace hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are subject to the marketing strategy of the given distributor and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the popular shared web space hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not capable of maintaining an immense number of hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more customers on a single web server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are monitored and dealt with properly, because the enormous number of accounts may cause the server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free site hosting suppliers, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite tough to stumble upon a free hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting distributors normally offer free customer support even to the free site hosting customers, since they want their web sites to grow so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which offers more webspace hosting features. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting firms worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting corporations like T R I N I T Y, for instance, are able to maintain a lot of web servers and hence, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich web space hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting service, however, does not necessarily mean that this package has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. The best hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are showing their prices and package configurations in an objective way, so that the client may familiar with what exactly he is getting. Besides, some of them give a free bonus with the web hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free web design themes that are provided by 'T R I N I T Y'. Such hosting corporations do look after their good name and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into paying for a solution that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for those who wish to host a standard site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business develops, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a site hosting provider, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different company, which can cause web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your site. Hence, choosing a web hosting supplier such as 'T R I N I T Y', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you a lot of headaches in the future.