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An explanation of website hosting

The most principal and commonly used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and managing a web server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive type of hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared webspace hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple customers share the system reserves of the same server. This means that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is typically made tenable by creating different accounts for the separate customers and fixing some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are allocated so as to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting users do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially means that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their own personal shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting supplier that owns the hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting distributors that provide shared webspace hosting services typically have various web hosting plans. Those packages involve diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a webspace hosting plan will have. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The hosting package will then define what limitations the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the hosting packages are set by the actual web hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the corporation, the shared site hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the particular distributor and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting distributors are not able to maintain an immense number of web servers, hence, they just host more customers on one single web server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, because the large amount of accounts may make the web server crash time and time again. Most of the free webspace hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to find a free website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms usually provide free client support even to the free webspace hosting clients, because they want their web portals to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid site hosting plan, which offers more web space hosting resources. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free web site hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting vendors like GaskinTech, for instance, are able to maintain lots of hosting servers and so, they may afford to offer much more powerful hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting service, however, does not necessarily signify that this plan has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The top-notch web hosting distributors that have been around for a long time are displaying their prices and plan features in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may know what indeed he is obtaining. Furthermore, some of these give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free web page themes that are provided by 'GaskinTech'. Such web site hosting corporations do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you pick them, you can be calm that you won't get deceived into paying for a package that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared website hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host a standard web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web page hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web site hosting solution 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 choosing a hosting supplier, 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 vendor, which can cause web site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. So, selecting a hosting distributor such as 'GaskinTech', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of nuisances in the future.