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A description of webspace hosting

The most fundamental and universally used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and administering a hosting server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of webspace hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared webspace hosting?

As the name designates, the shared site hosting solution is a form of service where a lot of customers share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally made tenable by opening different accounts for the different customers and setting certain limitations and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared web hosting customers do not have full root access to the hosting server's config files, which basically denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own shared hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting firm that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web space hosting package. That entails the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the clients?

Hosting corporations that distribute shared site hosting services normally have various web hosting plans. Those packages offer diverse amounts of hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a site hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will have, once created. The prices and the specs of the hosting packages are fixed by the very web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared website hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the business policy of the given company and, of course, the requirements of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the popular shared site hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free website hosting distributors are not able to maintain a large number of hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more customers on one server by decreasing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the huge number of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. The majority of the free webspace hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to discover a free of cost web site hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free client support even to the free hosting users, since they want their web portals to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid webspace hosting package, which offers more website hosting resources. One such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting providers like Wezatec, for instance, may afford to keep numerous web servers and hence, they are able to offer much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting package, however, does not necessarily imply that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The top webspace hosting firms that have been around for a long time are presenting their prices and package features in an objective way, so that the client may be aware of what in fact he is obtaining. Moreover, some of them provide a free extra with the web space hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of fee-free site skins that are supplied by 'Wezatec'. Such webspace hosting corporations do worry about their reputation and that's why if you go with them, you can be assured that you won't get deluded into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact use.

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

The shared web hosting service is best for those who wish to host an average website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a site hosting provider, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can cause website problems and even extended downtime for your site. So, picking a site hosting provider like 'Wezatec', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of difficulties in the long run.