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An explanation of webspace hosting

The most basic and frequently availed of kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your website without having to know much about programming and administrating a hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest form of site hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared webspace hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of customers share the system resources of the same web server. This means that all web hosting server elements like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually rendered possible by creating different accounts for the different clients and applying specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared site hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the server's configuration files, which principally denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their very own shared hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the given web site hosting plan. That results in the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that distribute shared webspace hosting solutions usually have various site hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse quotas of hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the restrictions that a webspace hosting package will have. The client may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The webspace hosting package will then determine what limits the client's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting packages are chosen by the actual hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared web hosting service falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are determined by the business tactics of the particular corporation and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the classic shared hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free hosting suppliers are not capable of maintaining a great number of web hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more users on one web server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the immense amount of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting corporations, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to stumble upon a free of cost webspace hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms commonly offer free client support even to the free site hosting users, since they want their web sites to enlarge so that they eventually migrate to a paid web space hosting account, which offers more website hosting features. One such corporation, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and eldest free web site hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting providers like I'mHosting, for example, may afford to keep multiple servers and so, they are able to provide much more powerful hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting solution, however, does not necessarily mean that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. The top webspace hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are revealing their price tags and plan specs in a realistic manner, so that the client may acquainted with what indeed he is getting. What's more, some of these give a free extra with the site hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-cost themes that are furnished by 'I'mHosting'. Such hosting firms do care about their good name and this is the reason why if you choose them, you can rest confident that you won't get swindled into paying for a package that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a shared webspace hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host a normal site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a hosting supplier, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can bring about website predicaments and even continuous downtime for your site. So, picking a hosting company such as 'I'mHosting', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you a lot of problems in the long run.