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An explanation of site hosting

The most principal and regularly used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and handling a server. In addition to that, it's also the most inexpensive type of web site hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name hints, the shared site hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple customers share the reserves of one and the same web server. This denotes that all hosting server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is usually rendered feasible by creating separate accounts for the separate customers and fixing given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed in order to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared webspace hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files, which principally denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their very own shared hosting account. The web space hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting distributor that owns the web hosting server and by the respective web hosting plan. That paves the way for the second vital question:

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

Hosting distributors that furnish shared webspace hosting packages normally have diverse web site hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse quotas of webspace hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the limitations that a webspace hosting plan will include. The customer may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the user's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the site hosting plans are determined by the actual hosting distributor. Depending on the politics of the company, the shared web space hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" corporations as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed depend on the business policy of the specific supplier and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free and the classic shared webspace hosting solution?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free web hosting corporations are not able to keep an enormous number of web hosting servers, hence, they just accommodate more customers on one single server by reducing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the hosting servers are supervised and maintained properly, since the large number of accounts may cause the server to crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to come across a free hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free customer support even to the free web site hosting customers, since they want their sites to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid web site hosting account, which includes more site hosting features. Such distributor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free web space hosting suppliers in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting vendors like RUBIK DESIGN, for example, may afford to maintain many web hosting servers and so, they may afford to provide much more powerful hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting service, though, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. The best web space hosting companies that have been around for a long time are displaying their price tags and package features in an objective fashion, so that the client may acquainted with what in fact he is getting. Furthermore, some of them offer a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of gratis design skins that are furnished by 'RUBIK DESIGN'. Such site hosting providers do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you choose them, you can be calm that you won't get deceived into purchasing a service that you cannot actually use.

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

The shared web site hosting service is best for those who wish to host a normal web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a site hosting company, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can create website problems and even continued downtime for your web portal. Therefore, going with a site hosting vendor such as 'RUBIK DESIGN', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of nuisances in the long run.