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An explanation of webspace hosting

The most primary and universally used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administrating a server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name hints, the shared web page hosting solution is a form of service where numerous users share the resources of the same web server. This signifies that all web server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically made tenable by setting up separate accounts for the different users and setting given restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared hosting users do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which basically indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their own shared website hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting corporation that possesses the server and by the respective web hosting package. That results in the second vital question:

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

Hosting providers that furnish shared webspace hosting services usually have various web site hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse amounts of hosting resources and specs, which actually set the restrictions that a website hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will include, once created. The prices and the specs of the site hosting plans are defined by the actual web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared site hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are determined by the marketing tactics of the given provider and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the regular shared webspace hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web site hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a great amount of web hosting servers, hence, they simply accommodate more users on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are kept under surveillance and tackled appropriately, because the huge number of accounts may cause the server to crash again and again. Most of the free web space hosting firms, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite hard to find a free of charge webspace hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms commonly offer free technical support even to the free site hosting users, since they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid webspace hosting plan, which offers more website hosting features. One such provider, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free hosting vendors worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting distributors such as SecureShells, for example, are able to maintain many web hosting servers and therefore, they are able to offer much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this plan has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're getting. The top-notch hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are revealing their prices and plan specs in an objective fashion, so that the customer may be informed of what exactly he is obtaining. Moreover, some of these provide a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free themes that are furnished by 'SecureShells'. Such web hosting firms do care about their good name and that is the reason why if you select them, you can be certain that you won't get hoaxed into paying for a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared website hosting solution?

The shared web hosting service is best for people who would like to host a normal web site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web space hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web space hosting vendor, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate distributor, which can bring about site predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your website. Hence, picking a web hosting provider like 'SecureShells', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of frustrations in the future.