A description of web space hosting
The most basic and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical type of site hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared webspace hosting?
What is shared webspace hosting?
As the name denotes, the shared webspace hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of customers share the system resources of the same hosting server. This indicates that all web server components like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly made accomplishable by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and appointing specific restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to prevent the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared web page hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own website hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting vendor that possesses the web server and by the respective web site hosting package. That leads to the second vital question:
How are the shared web hosting servers split among the customers?
Web hosting vendors that offer shared website hosting services usually have different webspace hosting plans. Those packages include diverse quotas of web space hosting resources and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a web space hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web site hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the features of the hosting packages are specified by the specific hosting company. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the shared webspace hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the business tactics of the given vendor and, of course, the demands of the specific client.
What is the difference between the free and the common shared hosting service?
Of course, the major difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free webspace hosting companies are not able to keep an enormous number of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more clients on one web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are monitored and tackled appropriately, since the enormous amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash frequently. The majority of the free webspace hosting firms, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to find a free of charge hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies commonly provide free customer support even to the free site hosting users, because they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid web space hosting package, which offers more hosting resources. Such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free webspace hosting firms worldwide.
On the other hand, established shared web hosting firms like Str Hosting, for instance, may afford to keep lots of servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, though, does not automatically imply that this account has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The best website hosting vendors that have been around for quite a while are listing their price tags and package features in an objective fashion, so that the customer may be aware of what indeed he is getting. Furthermore, some of them give a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-cost web site skins that are furnished by 'Str Hosting'. Such web site hosting distributors do care about their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can be calm that you won't get deluded into purchasing a package that you cannot actually avail of.
What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting service?
The shared website hosting service is best for individuals who are looking to host a standard web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web site hosting company, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different company, which can create website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web page. Therefore, selecting a web space hosting vendor such as 'Str Hosting', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of troubles in the future.