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An interpretation of web space hosting

The most archetypal and commonly utilized sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and managing a server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical form of web space hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared webspace hosting?

What is shared webspace hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web space hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of customers share the reserves of the same web server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that very same web server. This is mainly made achievable by setting up different accounts for the separate users and imposing specific limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed in order to hinder the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own personal shared hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting provider that owns the web server and by the respective web hosting package. That gives rise to the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Hosting distributors that distribute shared web space hosting services commonly have different web site hosting packages. Those packages provide different amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact fix the restrictions that a site hosting account will include. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web space hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will include, once created. The prices and the features of the site hosting plans are determined by the specific web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the corporation, the shared web page hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the business tactics of the given firm and, of course, the demands of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free and the regular shared webspace hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free web space hosting providers are not capable of keeping an enormous amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they just host more users on one single web server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with properly, because the great amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash time and time again. The majority of the free web hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to find a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors commonly offer free client support even to the free web site hosting clients, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting package, which includes more hosting resources. One such distributor, for example, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free site hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting suppliers like Incredible Names, for instance, may afford to maintain a lot of web servers and therefore, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web space hosting account, though, does not necessarily mean that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The top website hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are revealing their price tags and package features in a realistic manner, so that the client may be informed of what indeed he is obtaining. Also, some of them offer a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free design templates that are supplied by 'Incredible Names'. Such site hosting suppliers do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you choose them, you can rest confident that you won't get tricked into buying a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared web page hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host an average website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web site hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a hosting vendor, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can cause site problems and even prolonged downtime for your website. Hence, selecting a hosting supplier like 'Incredible Names', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you lots of annoyances in the future.