A definition of web site hosting
The most basic and widely availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and managing a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest type of web site hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared webspace hosting?
What is shared hosting?
As the name implies, the shared webspace hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple clients share the system reserves of the same web server. This implies that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are divided among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is mostly rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the different users and fixing some limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set so as to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Typically, shared web page hosting customers do not have root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which essentially implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their very own shared website hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting supplier that possesses the server and by the particular webspace hosting package. That entails the second important question:
How are the shared web hosting servers split among the clients?
Web hosting corporations that supply shared web site hosting solutions usually have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages provide different quotas of site hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a site hosting account will include. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web site hosting package will then define what limits the customer's account will include, once opened. The costs and the features of the website hosting plans are set by the specific web hosting company. Depending on the policy of the firm, the shared webspace hosting service falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business strategy of the particular distributor and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.
What is the contrast between the free of cost and the regular shared site hosting service?
Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free webspace hosting providers are not able to keep a big number of web hosting servers, hence, they just host more customers on one server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, because the immense amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free web site hosting vendors, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to come across a free web site hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free customer support even to the free hosting customers, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid hosting package, which includes more web space hosting resources. Such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free site hosting vendors worldwide.
At the same time, established shared web hosting suppliers such as SAHAKA Hosting, for example, may afford to keep plenty of hosting servers and as a result, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich web space hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web site hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, however, does not automatically mean that this plan has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're getting. The first-class hosting vendors that have been around for quite some time are listing their prices and plan specs in an objective manner, so that the customer may be aware of what in fact he is receiving. Moreover, some of these give a free bonus with the webspace hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free templates that are offered by 'SAHAKA Hosting'. Such web space hosting corporations do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you choose them, you can rest certain that you won't get deceived into paying for an account that you cannot in fact make use of.
What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting service?
The shared web space hosting solution is best for people who desire to host an average web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a webspace hosting distributor, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can cause site complications and even continuous downtime for your website. Hence, selecting a hosting distributor such as 'SAHAKA Hosting', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of complications in the long run.