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An explanation of web hosting

The most fundamental and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and operating a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most economical type of web space hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web site hosting service is a kind of service where multiple customers share the resources of the same server. This means that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is typically rendered viable by opening different accounts for the separate clients and assigning certain restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are fixed in order to restrain the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared web space hosting clients do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily means that they cannot access anything else on the server aside from their very own shared web hosting account. The web space hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting vendor that possesses the hosting server and by the respective site hosting package. That brings about the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting firms that offer shared web site hosting services normally have diverse site hosting packages. Those plans contain diverse amounts of site hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a website hosting account will have. The user may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web site hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once opened. The costs and the features of the web site hosting packages are defined by the particular hosting firm. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared web hosting solution falls into two types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually are dependent on the business tactics of the specific supplier and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the classic shared webspace hosting service?

Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free webspace hosting suppliers are not able to keep a big number of web hosting servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more customers on a single server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the great number of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to discover a free of charge web site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors commonly provide free customer support even to the free web space hosting clients, since they want their web portals to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid site hosting account, which offers more web site hosting features. Such firm, for example, is, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting suppliers in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting companies such as vPro Hosting, for instance, are able to maintain lots of servers and as a result, they are able to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web space hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting plan, however, does not automatically signify that this plan has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're obtaining. The first-rate site hosting companies that have been around for quite some time are presenting their prices and plan specifications in a realistic fashion, so that the client may be informed of what indeed he is getting. In addition, some of these offer a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free web themes that are offered by 'vPro Hosting'. Such web hosting suppliers do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into paying for a solution that you cannot actually avail of.

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

The shared hosting solution is best for people who are looking to host a standard site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web page hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business enlarges, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a web site hosting vendor, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate distributor, which can create web site complications and even continued downtime for your web site. Hence, picking a website hosting vendor such as 'vPro Hosting', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of troubles in the long run.