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An explanation of site hosting

The most archetypal and frequently utilized sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your site without having to understand much about programming and operating a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of webspace hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared web site hosting solution is a kind of service where lots of customers share the system resources of the same web server. This indicates that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are split among the customers whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made achievable by creating different accounts for the different clients and applying certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared web space hosting users do not have complete root access to the server's config files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting supplier that possesses the server and by the given web space hosting package. That results in the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting companies that distribute shared website hosting accounts typically have different hosting packages. Those plans provide diverse quotas of hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a web space hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting package will then define what limitations the user's account will include, once created. The prices and the specifications of the webspace hosting packages are specified by the very hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the corporation, the shared web page hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business strategy of the specific vendor and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the regular shared site hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free hosting vendors are not capable of keeping a large number of servers, hence, they simply host more users on one server by reducing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are monitored and maintained properly, since the great number of accounts may make the server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web space hosting corporations, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to discover a free of cost site hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors usually offer free technical support even to the free webspace hosting customers, because they want their websites to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid web site hosting package, which includes more hosting resources. One such company, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting companies like Lonex, for example, may afford to keep many hosting servers and so, they are able to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, however, does not automatically imply that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The top web hosting providers that have been around for quite some time are presenting their price tags and package features in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may be aware of what in fact he is getting. Additionally, some of them offer a free extra with the site hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of charge-free site themes that are furnished by 'Lonex'. Such web hosting providers do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you select them, you can be assured that you won't get fooled into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared web site hosting solution is best for people who desire to host a standard site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web site hosting supplier, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can create web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your website. Hence, selecting a web space hosting provider like 'Lonex', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of hassles in the future.