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A definition of website hosting

The most primary and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and administrating a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of web site hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name designates, the shared webspace hosting solution is a form of service where multiple users share the reserves of one and the same web server. This implies that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards and so on, are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mostly rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the different users and imposing specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed in order to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Usually, shared web page hosting users do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server but their own hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting company that owns the server and by the respective web space hosting package. That necessitates the second vital question:

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

Web hosting firms that provide shared web hosting services normally have different web site hosting plans. Those packages involve different amounts of site hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the restrictions that a webspace hosting account will have. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will involve, once created. The prices and the features of the hosting plans are chosen by the particular web hosting firm. Depending on the politics of the provider, the shared web space hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting service and the typical shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they really depend on the business tactics of the particular distributor and, of course, the demands of the given customer.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the common shared website hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they include. Free webspace hosting vendors are not able to maintain a big number of web servers, hence, they simply accommodate more clients on a single hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and tackled properly, since the huge amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting vendors, though, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge web space hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors usually provide free client support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web sites to grow so that they subsequently move to a paid hosting plan, which includes more web site hosting resources. One such provider, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web site hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, established shared web hosting providers such as Media - Design, for example, may afford to maintain lots of web hosting servers and so, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich site hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting service, however, does not automatically imply that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The top hosting providers that have been around for a long time are listing their prices and plan specs in an objective fashion, so that the client may be informed of what indeed he is receiving. In addition, some of them provide a free bonus with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free design layouts that are offered by 'Media - Design'. Such hosting corporations do worry about their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can rest certain that you won't get tricked into paying for a service that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared hosting solution?

The shared web space hosting solution is best for those who desire to host a basic website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your website will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, or else 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 portal. Therefore, picking a web space hosting provider like 'Media - Design', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you lots of problems in the long run.