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An interpretation of hosting

The most archetypal and universally used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and managing a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Still, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web space hosting service is a form of service where lots of clients share the reserves of the same server. This denotes that all web hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered viable by setting up separate accounts for the different users and setting given restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed in order to prevent the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared web space hosting users do not have root access to the server's config files, which principally suggests that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their own personal hosting account. The web site hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the given website hosting plan. That entails the second essential question:

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

Hosting corporations that furnish shared webspace hosting solutions usually have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse amounts of web hosting features and specs, which in fact define the limitations that a hosting plan will include. The user may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The site hosting package will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the site hosting packages are chosen by the specific hosting vendor. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared webspace hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting service and the standard shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the business strategy of the specific company and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the common shared site hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free webspace hosting providers are not able to maintain a large number of web hosting servers, hence, they merely host more clients on a single server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are supervised and tackled appropriately, since the large number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash regularly. Most of the free hosting companies, though, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to discover a free of charge hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free client support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their web portals to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web site hosting features. One such vendor, for example, is, which is among the largest and oldest free web site hosting corporations in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting suppliers such as Akaditi, for instance, are able to keep plenty of web servers and hence, they are able to provide much more powerful site hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web site hosting account, however, does not necessarily denote that this service has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. The top hosting firms that have been around for quite some time are displaying their prices and plan specifications in an objective way, so that the customer may be informed of what in fact he is getting. In addition, some of these provide a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free templates that are furnished by 'Akaditi'. Such webspace hosting providers do care about their reputation and that's why if you select them, you can be confident that you won't get beguiled into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

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

The shared web hosting solution is best for those who wish to host a normal site, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can bring about site troubles and even continued downtime for your website. So, picking a web space hosting company like 'Akaditi', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of complications in the long run.