A description of web space hosting
The most archetypal and popularly availed of type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and operating a hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest form of site hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is shared webspace hosting?
What is shared website hosting?
As the name signifies, the shared site hosting service is a type of service where numerous customers share the resources of one and the same server. This implies that all hosting server elements like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly rendered possible by opening separate accounts for the different customers and setting some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied so as to restrain the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which basically means that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own shared web hosting account. The webspace hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting company that possesses the web server and by the particular site hosting plan. That brings about the second vital question:
How are the shared hosting web servers split among the clients?
Web hosting vendors that supply shared webspace hosting accounts usually have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages include diverse amounts of webspace hosting features and specs, which actually set the limits that a hosting package will include. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web space hosting plan will then determine what limits the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the site hosting plans are specified by the given hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the corporation, the shared website hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the normal shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing policy of the specific firm and, of course, the requirements of the given client.
What is the contrast between the free of cost and the common shared web space hosting solution?
Of course, the chief difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they provide. Free web space hosting distributors are not able to maintain a huge amount of hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more users on one single hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and administered properly, because the immense amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting distributors, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to find a free web space hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free customer support even to the free site hosting customers, because they want their sites to grow bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. One such firm, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free website hosting providers worldwide.
At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as Heartland Web Hosting, for example, may afford to keep lots of web servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting package, though, does not automatically mean that this service has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The top website hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are displaying their prices and package configurations in a realistic way, so that the client may acquainted with what exactly he is receiving. Besides, some of these provide a free extra with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of charge-free web site layouts that are supplied by 'Heartland Web Hosting'. Such web space hosting providers do care about their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can be confident that you won't get duped into paying for an account that you cannot in fact use.
What should I anticipate from a shared web site hosting solution?
The shared web space hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a standard web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business develops, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a webspace hosting distributor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can bring about web site complications and even extended downtime for your website. Hence, going with a web space hosting company such as 'Heartland Web Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of troubles in the future.