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An explanation of web page hosting

The most principal and widely used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and running a web hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical form of web space hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. However, what is shared webspace hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name implies, the shared web page hosting service is a type of service where numerous clients share the reserves of one and the same server. This implies that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly made possible by setting up different accounts for the different users and assigning certain limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed so as to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared web hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially means that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own personal website hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting corporation that owns the server and by the respective webspace hosting package. That entails the second essential question:

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

Hosting providers that furnish shared web page hosting solutions normally have diverse site hosting packages. Those packages provide different quotas of webspace hosting features and specs, which actually determine the restrictions that a hosting account will have. The client may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The site hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the features of the web space hosting packages are defined by the particular hosting distributor. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared web hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are dependent on the business strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the needs of the particular user.

What is the contrast between the free and the popular shared web page hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they involve. Free webspace hosting companies are not able to maintain an enormous amount of hosting servers, hence, they just host more clients on one hosting server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and administered properly, since the immense number of accounts may make the hosting server crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting suppliers, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite difficult to discover a free web space hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting companies usually provide free customer support even to the free web space hosting clients, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid site hosting plan, which offers more hosting resources. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free webspace hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, established shared web hosting vendors like E-CRIPTE, for instance, may afford to maintain multiple servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more feature-rich web site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a site hosting account, though, does not necessarily denote that this package has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The top web site hosting distributors that have been around for quite some time are revealing their prices and package configurations in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may familiar with what in fact he is getting. Moreover, some of them provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary website skins that are furnished by 'E-CRIPTE'. Such site hosting corporations do worry about their reputation and that's why if you pick them, you can be confident that you won't get swindled into purchasing a plan that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web space hosting solution is best for those who want to host a basic web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich site hosting service 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. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different provider, which can cause site complications and even extended downtime for your web page. So, choosing a site hosting vendor like 'E-CRIPTE', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of annoyances in the long run.