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A definition of website hosting

The most fundamental and frequently used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and operating a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web space hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of clients share the system resources of one and the same server. This signifies that all server components such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically made attainable by creating different accounts for the separate customers and setting some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed in order to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, shared website hosting customers do not have full root access to the web server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their very own shared hosting account. The webspace hosting features that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting distributor that possesses the server and by the given web space hosting package. That leads up to the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?

Web hosting firms that provide shared web space hosting services normally have various site hosting plans. Those plans provide different quotas of web space hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a web site hosting package will have. The customer may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web space hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the features of the webspace hosting packages are fixed by the actual web hosting firm. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared web space hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are determined by the marketing strategy of the specific distributor and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free and the standard shared web page hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free site hosting companies are not capable of keeping a huge number of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more customers on one hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are monitored and maintained appropriately, since the enormous amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free site hosting firms, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to find a free web space hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations usually offer free technical support even to the free web site hosting clients, because they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid web space hosting account, which offers more hosting resources. One such vendor, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as TheEasyHost, for example, may afford to keep a lot of hosting servers and hence, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web space hosting solution, however, does not necessarily imply that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. The top-notch website hosting suppliers that have been around for quite a while are exhibiting their price tags and plan configurations in an objective way, so that the customer may know what in fact he is obtaining. In addition, some of them provide a free extra with the web site hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free site templates that are offered by 'TheEasyHost'. Such site hosting distributors do look after their reputation and that's why if you choose them, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into buying a solution that you cannot in fact avail of.

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

The shared web space hosting solution is best for people who wish to host a standard web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful webspace hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web space hosting vendor, 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 vendor, which can cause web site complications and even continuous downtime for your site. So, going with a hosting company such as 'TheEasyHost', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of headaches in the long run.