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A definition of webspace hosting

The most standard and regularly utilized kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and operating a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of webspace hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared website hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared hosting solution is a form of service where plenty of clients share the resources of one and the same hosting server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are shared among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mostly made possible by opening separate accounts for the separate clients and appointing certain limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Usually, shared hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their own personal shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the given web space hosting plan. That brings on the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Web hosting suppliers that supply shared web page hosting packages usually have various web hosting packages. Those plans involve different amounts of webspace hosting resources and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a webspace hosting account will include. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will include, once created. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are chosen by the very hosting corporation. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared webspace hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing policy of the specific provider and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free and the common shared webspace hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they contain. Free web hosting companies are not able to maintain an enormous number of servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are monitored and administered appropriately, since the big number of accounts may make the web server crash regularly. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to find a free site hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free client support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web pages to expand so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting package, which offers more hosting resources. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free webspace hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting distributors like NTC Hosting, for instance, are able to keep lots of web servers and hence, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, however, does not necessarily mean that this solution has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The first-rate webspace hosting providers that have been around for a long time are presenting their prices and package specs in an objective manner, so that the customer may familiar with what exactly he is receiving. Besides, some of these give a free extra with the webspace hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free design themes that are provided by 'NTC Hosting'. Such web hosting suppliers do look after their reputation and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can be calm that you won't get duped into buying a solution that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who want to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web space 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 separate provider, which can cause web site troubles and even continuous downtime for your site. So, selecting a web space hosting provider such as 'NTC Hosting', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of nuisances in the future.