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A definition of site hosting

The most principal and widely used sort 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 managing a server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name hints, the shared webspace hosting service is a type of service where multiple customers share the system resources of the same web server. This indicates that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly rendered viable by creating separate accounts for the different customers and fixing some limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Normally, shared webspace hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which primarily signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server aside from their own personal hosting account. The site hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the web hosting distributor that possesses the web server and by the respective web site hosting plan. That predetermines the second essential question:

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

Hosting providers that offer shared webspace hosting accounts usually have different web site hosting plans. Those packages provide different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact define the limits that a web space hosting account will include. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limits the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the hosting plans are determined by the given web hosting company. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared web page hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the marketing strategy of the given vendor and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the typical shared web page hosting solution?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free webspace hosting distributors are not capable of keeping a huge number of hosting servers, therefore, they just accommodate more users on one single server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are supervised and administered appropriately, because the great number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash frequently. The majority of the free hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to find a free web site hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms commonly offer free customer support even to the free web site hosting clients, since they want their sites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid hosting package, which offers more webspace hosting resources. Such supplier, for example, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free site hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting corporations like BitLife Host, for instance, may afford to keep multiple web hosting servers and so, they are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting solution, though, does not automatically imply that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. The first-class web space hosting providers that have been around for a long time are showing their prices and package features in an objective fashion, so that the client may be aware of what indeed he is receiving. Also, some of these give a free extra with the web space hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free website layouts that are furnished by 'BitLife Host'. Such web site hosting suppliers do care about their good name and that's why if you go with them, you can rest confident that you won't get swindled into buying a plan that you cannot actually use.

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

The shared site hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a basic web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a site hosting provider, 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 company, which can create website troubles and even extended downtime for your web site. Hence, picking a hosting provider like 'BitLife Host', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will save you a lot of predicaments in the future.