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A definition of web site hosting

The most primary and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and managing a server. In addition to this, it's also the most inexpensive form of web page hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name implies, the shared webspace hosting service is a kind of service where multiple customers share the reserves of the same server. This means that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is typically made feasible by creating separate accounts for the different customers and allocating specific limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed in order to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared website hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the server's config files, which principally implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their very own shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting firm that possesses the web server and by the given site hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

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

Hosting distributors that distribute shared hosting solutions normally have various site hosting plans. Those packages contain different amounts of webspace hosting resources and specs, which in fact determine the limits that a site hosting plan will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web site hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the web site hosting plans are defined by the specific web hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the provider, the shared hosting solution falls into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are determined by the business policy of the given provider and, of course, the demands of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free and the regular shared site hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free web site hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense number of web servers, hence, they merely accommodate more clients on one single web hosting server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and administered appropriately, because the big number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free web site hosting distributors, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to find a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free customer support even to the free hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web space hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free site hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting providers such as UAE Hosting, for instance, are able to maintain multiple hosting servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, though, does not automatically mean that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. The first-class site hosting providers that have been around for a long time are revealing their prices and plan features in an objective fashion, so that the client may know what indeed he is obtaining. Furthermore, some of these provide a free extra with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost design skins that are supplied by 'UAE Hosting'. Such website hosting vendors do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest certain that you won't get hoaxed into purchasing a package that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for people who want to host an average site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web site hosting company, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a separate provider, which can cause site complications and even extended downtime for your website. So, choosing a web hosting supplier such as 'UAE Hosting', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of problems in the future.