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A description of hosting

The most elemental and regularly used variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical type of webspace hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared hosting?

What is shared web space hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where numerous users share the resources of the same hosting server. This means that all server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically rendered attainable by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and setting given restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Usually, shared webspace hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their very own hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the web hosting server and by the particular hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

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

Web hosting corporations that supply shared hosting plans typically have different web space hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse amounts of hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limits that a hosting package will have. The customer may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The site hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the client's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the hosting packages are determined by the given hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the corporation, the shared web site hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the common shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the marketing strategy of the given company and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the standard shared web hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free site hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an immense number of servers, therefore, they simply host more users on one single web hosting server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and tackled properly, since the big number of accounts may make the server crash frequently. Most of the free web space hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to discover a free web site hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers normally provide free technical support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web sites to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid site hosting package, which includes more site hosting features. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free webspace hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, established shared web hosting companies like Blue Point Host, for instance, may afford to maintain lots of web hosting servers and as a result, they may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a site hosting plan, however, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The first-class site hosting firms that have been around for quite some time are listing their price tags and package configurations in an objective way, so that the client may know what in fact he is obtaining. Furthermore, some of these offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of fee-free layouts that are offered by 'Blue Point Host'. Such hosting corporations do care about their reputation and that's why if you pick them, you can rest assured that you won't get duped into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared web page hosting service is best for persons who wish to host a normal website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich webspace hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a hosting company, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate company, which can create web site problems and even extended downtime for your web site. So, selecting a website hosting company such as 'Blue Point Host', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you a lot of frustrations in the future.