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A definition of web space hosting

The most fundamental and universally utilized sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to know much about programming and operating a server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive type of web page hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared site hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of customers share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This implies that all hosting server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly made attainable by opening separate accounts for the separate customers and fixing specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed in order to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which principally indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own personal shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may use are set by the web hosting firm that owns the hosting server and by the respective hosting plan. That leads up to the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the customers?

Web hosting companies that distribute shared web space hosting services usually have diverse hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse quotas of site hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the limitations that a web site hosting package will include. The user may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the features of the webspace hosting plans are specified by the very web hosting firm. Based on the politics of the distributor, the shared hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they really are dependent on the business tactics of the particular corporation and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they include. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a huge amount of hosting servers, hence, they merely host more users on one single web server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and administered appropriately, because the enormous amount of accounts may make the web server crash time and time again. The majority of the free web hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to find a free webspace hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors commonly offer free technical support even to the free webspace hosting customers, because they want their web pages to expand so that they eventually move to a paid web site hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. Such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting providers like NTC Hosting, for example, may afford to maintain numerous web servers and so, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich site hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting account, however, does not automatically denote that this service has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. The top site hosting corporations that have been around for quite a while are presenting their price tags and package specifications in an objective way, so that the customer may familiar with what in fact he is getting. Moreover, some of these offer a free extra with the web space hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of fee-free web templates that are offered by 'NTC Hosting'. Such web hosting providers do worry about their reputation and this is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest calm that you won't get deluded into paying for a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared webspace hosting service is best for individuals who want to host a basic site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared webspace hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting service 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 choosing a web site hosting supplier, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate distributor, which can cause web site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web portal. Therefore, selecting a website hosting company like 'NTC Hosting', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of headaches in the future.