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An explanation of site hosting

The most fundamental and widely availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where many clients share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is usually made tenable by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and applying certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set so as to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared web space hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web server's config files, which essentially denotes that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own website hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may use are fixed by the hosting vendor that possesses the hosting server and by the particular web site hosting package. That brings on the second vital question:

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

Hosting vendors that provide shared web space hosting accounts typically have various website hosting packages. Those plans include diverse amounts of webspace hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the restrictions that a website hosting package will have. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will have, once set up. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are set by the actual web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the firm, the shared webspace hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the business strategy of the particular firm and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the normal shared website hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web site hosting corporations are not able to keep an enormous amount of hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on a single web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are supervised and dealt with properly, because the large number of accounts may make the server crash time and time again. The majority of the free web hosting corporations, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors normally provide free customer support even to the free site hosting customers, since they want their web portals to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting plan, which includes more web site hosting features. One such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors such as Arcos Host, for instance, may afford to maintain a lot of hosting servers and so, they are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, however, does not automatically mean that this package has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The top website hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are presenting their prices and plan specs in an objective manner, so that the customer may acquainted with what exactly he is obtaining. Furthermore, some of them provide a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary templates that are supplied by 'Arcos Host'. Such site hosting firms do worry about their reputation and that's why if you select them, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into buying a solution that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared web page hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who would like to host a basic web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different provider, which can create site complications and even prolonged downtime for your site. Hence, selecting a web hosting company like 'Arcos Host', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of nuisances in the future.