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A definition of website hosting

The most fundamental and frequently availed of form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and running a web hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of webspace hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web hosting solution is a form of service where multiple users share the resources of one and the same web server. This indicates that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly made tenable by creating separate accounts for the separate clients and setting some limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to prevent the customers 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 root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server aside from their own shared web hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting provider that owns the web server and by the respective web space hosting package. That entails the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Web hosting firms that distribute shared site hosting solutions typically have different webspace hosting packages. Those plans offer different amounts of website hosting resources and specs, which in fact define the limitations that a hosting plan will include. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will include, once set up. The prices and the features of the web site hosting plans are fixed by the particular web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the corporation, the shared webspace hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they actually depend on the marketing policy of the particular provider and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the common shared hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free website hosting companies are not able to maintain a large amount of servers, hence, they simply accommodate more users on one hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, since the big amount of accounts may make the web server crash regularly. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free client support even to the free web site hosting customers, because they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more web hosting features. One such provider, for instance, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free site hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting distributors such as Universal-Hosting, for instance, may afford to keep multiple servers and so, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting plan, though, does not necessarily denote that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. The first-class web space hosting distributors that have been around for a long time are presenting their prices and plan configurations in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may be aware of what exactly he is receiving. What's more, some of these provide a free extra with the webspace hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis design templates that are provided by 'Universal-Hosting'. Such webspace hosting corporations do look after their good name and that is the reason why if you select them, you can be certain that you won't get fooled into purchasing a service that you cannot actually utilize.

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

The shared site hosting service is best for persons who would like to host a basic web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web space hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web space hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a website hosting company, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can bring about site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web portal. Therefore, going with a webspace hosting supplier such as 'Universal-Hosting', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.