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An explanation of website hosting

The most standard and universally utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and handling a web server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple customers share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered possible by creating separate accounts for the different users and allocating specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are allocated so as to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting clients do not have root access to the web server's config files, which principally signifies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own shared hosting account. The web page hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting company that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That results in the second vital question:

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

Web hosting companies that provide shared website hosting plans normally have different web site hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting plan will have. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The site hosting plan will then define what limits the client's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are fixed by the very web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared web page hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the classic shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing tactics of the particular vendor and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the normal shared web space hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping a huge number of web servers, therefore, they simply host more clients on one single hosting server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, because the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash again and again. Most of the free web hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to find a free web site hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors typically offer free client support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web portals to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid hosting package, which offers more hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free web site hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting distributors such as Cold Bear Hosting, for example, are able to maintain a lot of web servers and hence, they are able to offer much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, however, does not automatically imply that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. The first-rate hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are presenting their price tags and package configurations in a realistic manner, so that the client may know what indeed he is receiving. Moreover, some of them give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-cost web themes that are furnished by 'Cold Bear Hosting'. Such hosting suppliers do care about their reputation and that's why if you choose them, you can be confident that you won't get beguiled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for persons who desire to host an average web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich webspace hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting supplier, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can cause site complications and even continuous downtime for your web site. Hence, selecting a web site hosting company such as 'Cold Bear Hosting', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of hassles in the long run.