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A definition of web space hosting

The most archetypal and commonly utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administering a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of web space hosting and it's indeed affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared webspace hosting service is a type of service where lots of clients share the system reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This denotes that all web hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are divided among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually made achievable by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and allocating specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed so as to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared web hosting customers do not have full root access to the web server's config files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own personal shared website hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting vendor that owns the server and by the respective site hosting plan. That necessitates the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Hosting vendors that furnish shared web page hosting services commonly have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages involve diverse amounts of webspace hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web space hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specs of the web space hosting packages are defined by the actual hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the shared webspace hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are subject to the business tactics of the specific provider and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

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

Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free website hosting companies are not capable of maintaining an immense number of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely host more customers on one hosting server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are monitored and administered appropriately, because the large amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash frequently. Most of the free website hosting vendors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to discover a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free technical support even to the free webspace hosting clients, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting account, which includes more webspace hosting resources. One such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, established shared web hosting corporations such as Bakhtiar Hosting, for example, are able to maintain plenty of web hosting servers and hence, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web space hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting plan, though, does not automatically mean that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. The top website hosting distributors that have been around for quite a while are presenting their price tags and package features in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may acquainted with what indeed he is receiving. Besides, some of them offer a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-cost web site templates that are supplied by 'Bakhtiar Hosting'. Such web space hosting companies do worry about their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into paying for a service that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared website hosting service?

The shared webspace hosting service is best for individuals who want to host a normal site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting vendor, 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 different company, which can bring about web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your website. Therefore, choosing a site hosting company such as 'Bakhtiar Hosting', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of headaches in the future.