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A description of site hosting

The most archetypal and universally utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and running a server. Besides, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared webspace hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared site hosting service is a form of service where many customers share the system reserves of one and the same hosting server. This signifies that all web hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are shared among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually made possible by opening different accounts for the different clients and setting certain restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are allocated in order to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared webspace hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the server's config files, which essentially suggests that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the particular website hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

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

Web hosting corporations that furnish shared site hosting accounts normally have various web hosting packages. Those packages provide different quotas of webspace hosting features and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a website hosting account will include. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web space hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will have, once set up. The costs and the features of the hosting plans are defined by the particular hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the company, the shared site hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the requirements of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the regular shared site hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free web site hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a large number of web servers, therefore, they merely host more customers on one single web server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the big number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash over and over again. The majority of the free site hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of cost web site hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free client support even to the free site hosting customers, because they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid web space hosting package, which includes more hosting features. One such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free webspace hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting vendors like Lonex, for instance, may afford to maintain many hosting servers and hence, they are able to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web space hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting service, however, does not necessarily mean that this account has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. The first-class website hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are exhibiting their price tags and package specifications in an objective fashion, so that the customer may be informed of what indeed he is getting. In addition, some of them provide a free bonus with the web site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free web design skins that are provided by 'Lonex'. Such web site hosting firms do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you pick them, you can rest certain that you won't get deluded into paying for a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web page hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host an average website, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web space hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a web space hosting distributor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate distributor, which can cause site complications and even extended downtime for your site. Hence, going with a web site hosting distributor such as 'Lonex', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of frustrations in the long run.