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An interpretation of site hosting

The most primary and universally used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your site without having to know much about programming and operating a web server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of web page hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared site hosting service is a sort of service where multiple clients share the reserves of the same web hosting server. This goes to say that all web hosting server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically rendered tenable by opening different accounts for the different customers and imposing given limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed in order to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared web page hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting company that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web site hosting plan. That leads to the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that provide shared web space hosting solutions normally have different web site hosting plans. Those plans provide different amounts of site hosting features and specifications, which actually set the limits that a webspace hosting package will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will involve, once opened. The costs and the features of the web site hosting packages are chosen by the actual hosting corporation. Depending on the politics of the firm, the shared website hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business tactics of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the typical shared webspace hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free web site hosting providers are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of web hosting servers, hence, they just host more clients on one single web server by reducing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, since the huge amount of accounts may make the server crash over and over again. The majority of the free web hosting providers, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge web site hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting firms commonly provide free customer support even to the free web site hosting clients, because they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid webspace hosting account, which offers more site hosting resources. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting vendors in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting corporations such as Soho Hosting, for instance, are able to keep numerous servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that affects the pricing of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically denote that this account has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The first-rate site hosting corporations that have been around for quite a while are showing their prices and plan features in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may acquainted with what exactly he is obtaining. Moreover, some of these give a free extra with the web space hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of gratis design themes that are furnished by 'Soho Hosting'. Such webspace hosting companies do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you select them, you can rest confident that you won't get hoaxed into buying an account that you cannot actually make use of.

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

The shared web page hosting service is best for people who are looking to host a standard site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared webspace hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich webspace hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a web hosting vendor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different company, which can cause site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web site. Therefore, picking a hosting distributor such as 'Soho Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you a lot of hassles in the long run.