A description of web space hosting
The most elemental and universally utilized variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to understand much about programming and running a server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive type of web page hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared website hosting?
What is shared webspace hosting?
As the name indicates, the shared webspace hosting solution is a kind of service where plenty of users share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This implies that all server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly made feasible by opening different accounts for the separate clients and fixing some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Typically, shared site hosting users do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which basically denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their very own shared website hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting provider that possesses the server and by the respective site hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:
How are the shared hosting servers split among the customers?
Web hosting companies that offer shared webspace hosting services commonly have different webspace hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse amounts of website hosting features and specs, which in fact fix the limitations that a web hosting plan will include. The client may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web space hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the webspace hosting packages are determined by the given web hosting company. Based on the policy of the company, the shared website hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the normal shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the needs of the given customer.
What is the contrast between the free of cost and the popular shared web space hosting service?
Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free webspace hosting corporations are not capable of keeping a great amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on one single hosting server by reducing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the big number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash on a regular basis. The majority of the free website hosting firms, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to come across a free of cost web space hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free customer support even to the free web space hosting clients, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which offers more website hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and oldest free web hosting suppliers in the world.
At the same time, established shared web hosting distributors like AIDA Host, for instance, may afford to maintain multiple servers and as a result, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich web space hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, however, does not necessarily signify that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. The best web space hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are displaying their prices and package features in a realistic way, so that the client may know what indeed he is receiving. Also, some of these provide a free extra with the web site hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web layouts that are furnished by 'AIDA Host'. Such webspace hosting vendors do look after their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can rest confident that you won't get swindled into purchasing a package that you cannot actually avail of.
What should I expect from a shared web hosting solution?
The shared website hosting service is best for people who would like to host a normal web portal, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting distributor, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can cause site complications and even extended downtime for your web site. So, going with a web hosting distributor such as 'AIDA Host', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of nuisances in the future.