A description of website hosting
The most archetypal and frequently utilized variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and managing a server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is shared web space hosting?
What is shared site hosting?
As the name implies, the shared hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of users share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This indicates that all server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made possible by setting up different accounts for the separate clients and setting specific limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared web site hosting users do not have complete root access to the server's config files, which primarily indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own personal web hosting account. The web space hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting distributor that owns the web server and by the respective web space hosting package. That entails the second important question:
How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the customers?
Hosting firms that offer shared web space hosting plans normally have various webspace hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse quotas of web site hosting resources and specifications, which in fact fix the limitations that a web space hosting account will have. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The webspace hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will include, once created. The prices and the specs of the website hosting plans are fixed by the actual web hosting company. Depending on the policy of the provider, the shared web hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they really depend on the marketing tactics of the specific distributor and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.
What is the difference between the free of cost and the popular shared web hosting solution?
Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a big number of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly host more customers on a single hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are monitored and handled properly, since the large amount of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free webspace hosting corporations, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free of cost web site hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies normally offer free client support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web pages to grow so that they eventually move to a paid webspace hosting package, which includes more web hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free webspace hosting corporations in the world.
On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting corporations such as Unpicked, for example, are able to maintain multiple servers and therefore, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically mean that this solution has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. The top website hosting suppliers that have been around for quite some time are exhibiting their prices and plan configurations in an objective way, so that the client may be aware of what exactly he is receiving. Besides, some of them provide a free bonus with the hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free templates that are furnished by 'Unpicked'. Such web space hosting companies do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you choose them, you can be confident that you won't get swindled into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually utilize.
What should I anticipate from a shared web page hosting service?
The shared site hosting solution is best for people who would like to host a standard web site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a web site hosting supplier, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate vendor, which can create site complications and even prolonged downtime for your web site. Therefore, selecting a web space hosting supplier like 'Unpicked', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the future.