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An explanation of web site hosting

The most principal and widely utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most economical type of hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. Nevertheless, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared web space hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared web page hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of users share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered possible by opening separate accounts for the separate users and assigning some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed in order to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server aside from their own shared website hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting firm that possesses the web server and by the particular web hosting package. That leads to the second important question:

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

Web hosting firms that deliver shared site hosting services commonly have different web hosting packages. Those plans offer different quotas of web space hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a webspace hosting package will include. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then define what restrictions the client's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the specs of the webspace hosting packages are set by the actual hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared website hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the given firm and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal shared website hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free web hosting providers are not capable of keeping a great number of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more customers on one single web server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, because the great amount of accounts may make the server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free site hosting companies, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to come across a free web space hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting providers typically offer free client support even to the free webspace hosting customers, since they want their web sites to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid webspace hosting account, which includes more hosting features. One such company, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting firms worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as The Gate, for instance, may afford to maintain numerous web servers and therefore, they may afford to offer much more powerful site hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting account, though, does not automatically imply that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. The first-rate webspace hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are listing their price tags and plan specifications in a realistic way, so that the client may be informed of what in fact he is obtaining. Additionally, some of these offer a free bonus with the webspace hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of charge-free web design layouts that are furnished by 'The Gate'. Such site hosting companies do care about their good name and this is the reason why if you choose them, you can rest assured that you won't get deceived into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared web space hosting solution?

The shared website hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a standard site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can cause site complications and even continued downtime for your website. Therefore, choosing a webspace hosting provider such as 'The Gate', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of complications in the long run.