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A description of web space hosting

The most primary and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and operating a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name designates, the shared site hosting service is a type of service where a lot of users share the system reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This implies that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by setting up different accounts for the different users and applying given limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared webspace hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the web server but their own personal shared web hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective webspace hosting package. That brings about the second vital question:

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

Hosting providers that offer shared site hosting services normally have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a web space hosting plan will have. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The webspace hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will have, once opened. The costs and the specs of the web space hosting plans are specified by the very web hosting company. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared website hosting service can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business policy of the given distributor and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the difference between the free and the popular shared web site hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free hosting firms are not able to keep an enormous amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they just accommodate more users on one web server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and tackled properly, because the huge amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web space hosting firms, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free of cost hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies typically offer free client support even to the free site hosting customers, because they want their web pages to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid webspace hosting plan, which offers more site hosting resources. Such provider, for example, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free web site hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting corporations such as Host Mates, for example, are able to maintain plenty of web servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. The first-class website hosting firms that have been around for a long time are displaying their prices and package specifications in an objective manner, so that the client may know what in fact he is obtaining. Besides, some of these offer a free bonus with the site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost website layouts that are furnished by 'Host Mates'. Such webspace hosting suppliers do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you select them, you can be calm that you won't get deceived into buying a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared web site hosting solution is best for individuals who desire to host a basic web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, 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. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a hosting supplier, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can bring about site complications and even extended downtime for your site. So, going with a web hosting vendor like 'Host Mates', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.