A description of site hosting
The most standard and widely availed of type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and operating a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of web site hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. However, what is shared web page hosting?
What is shared site hosting?
As the name suggests, the shared web page hosting solution is a type of service where multiple clients share the system reserves of the same hosting server. This indicates that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are shared among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made viable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and allocating certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared webspace hosting clients do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which primarily implies that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their own personal website hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the particular web hosting package. That brings about the second important question:
How are the shared hosting web servers divided among the clients?
Hosting providers that deliver shared web hosting services usually have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages contain diverse quotas of web site hosting features and specifications, which actually define the limits that a hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the hosting packages are chosen by the particular web hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the company, the shared hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the popular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing tactics of the given provider and, of course, the demands of the given client.
What is the distinction between the free of charge and the standard shared web page hosting solution?
Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining an enormous amount of hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more clients on one web server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, because the big number of accounts may cause the server to crash regularly. Most of the free hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers usually offer free client support even to the free webspace hosting customers, because they want their web sites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web space hosting account, which offers more web space hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting vendors in the world.
At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers like Paramus Hosting, for example, are able to maintain plenty of hosting servers and hence, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting plan, though, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. The top site hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are showing their price tags and package specs in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may know what indeed he is receiving. Moreover, some of these provide a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free web design skins that are provided by 'Paramus Hosting'. Such hosting distributors do worry about their reputation and this is the reason why if you select them, you can be certain that you won't get hoaxed into paying for a solution that you cannot actually avail of.
What should I anticipate from a shared web page hosting service?
The shared web page hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host an average web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web site hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your website will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful webspace hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web space hosting provider, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different provider, which can cause site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web site. Hence, picking a web site hosting vendor such as 'Paramus Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.