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An interpretation of web space hosting

The most archetypal and frequently utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administrating a server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest form of webspace hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name indicates, the shared web page hosting solution is a type of service where lots of users share the system resources of the same server. This denotes that all server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly made possible by setting up different accounts for the separate customers and appointing specific restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed in order to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared web hosting clients do not have root access to the web server's config files, which essentially indicates that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server apart from their own website hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting provider that owns the server and by the respective web hosting package. That results in the second important question:

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

Hosting firms that furnish shared hosting plans commonly have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans include different amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact fix the limitations that a web space hosting plan will include. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web space hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the features of the webspace hosting plans are specified by the specific web hosting vendor. Based on the politics of the firm, the shared hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really are determined by the marketing strategy of the particular company and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the regular shared webspace hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free webspace hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping a huge number of hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more users on one single web server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, since the huge amount of accounts may cause the server to crash again and again. The majority of the free web space hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to discover a free web space hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically offer free technical support even to the free web space hosting users, because they want their web portals to grow so that they eventually migrate to a paid site hosting account, which includes more web space hosting resources. One such vendor, for example, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free site hosting providers worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting suppliers like The Claypoole Group, for example, are able to keep multiple web servers and so, they may afford to offer much more powerful site hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting plan, however, does not necessarily denote that this service has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The top-notch hosting firms that have been around for quite some time are presenting their price tags and plan specs in an objective way, so that the client may acquainted with what indeed he is obtaining. Additionally, some of them offer a free bonus with the webspace hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free design skins that are supplied by 'The Claypoole Group'. Such webspace hosting companies do care about their reputation and that is the reason why if you pick them, you can rest certain that you won't get fooled into buying a solution that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a shared webspace hosting service?

The shared site hosting solution is best for those who would like to host a standard web page, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared web space hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting supplier, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different provider, which can create website predicaments and even continued downtime for your web portal. Therefore, picking a web hosting supplier such as 'The Claypoole Group', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of headaches in the future.