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A description of site hosting

The most fundamental and popularly utilized variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest type of site hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared web hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of users share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is normally rendered feasible by setting up separate accounts for the separate customers and appointing given restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, shared web site hosting users do not have root access to the server's configuration files, which principally means that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own web hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the given web site hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

How are the shared web hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting providers that supply shared web page hosting services typically have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages include diverse quotas of web space hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a web site hosting package will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The site hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will have, once opened. The costs and the specs of the webspace hosting plans are defined by the particular web hosting company. Based on the politics of the distributor, the shared website hosting service falls into two types - the free hosting service and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are dependent on the marketing policy of the particular firm and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the popular shared hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free hosting vendors are not capable of maintaining an enormous number of web servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more users on one single server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, since the large number of accounts may make the hosting server crash frequently. The majority of the free webspace hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of cost hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually provide free client support even to the free web site hosting customers, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting account, which includes more site hosting features. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free site hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting firms like Golgotha 3D, for instance, are able to maintain many web servers and as a result, they are able to provide much more powerful web site hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web space hosting solution, however, does not automatically signify that this service has a better 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 corporations that have been around for quite a while are displaying their prices and package configurations in an objective way, so that the customer may know what in fact he is receiving. Additionally, some of them provide a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost web templates that are offered by 'Golgotha 3D'. Such web hosting providers do care about their good name and that's why if you select them, you can rest confident that you won't get deceived into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web space hosting solution?

The shared hosting service is best for those who want to host a basic web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful web site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different distributor, which can cause web site complications and even prolonged downtime for your web page. Therefore, selecting a web space hosting distributor such as 'Golgotha 3D', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of frustrations in the future.