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A definition of website hosting

The most archetypal and universally availed of form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a means to host your site without having to be much informed about programming and running a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive type of web page hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared web space hosting solution is a kind of service where multiple customers share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are distributed among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is mostly made achievable by creating different accounts for the separate clients and setting specific limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are imposed in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared web hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which primarily suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server beside their own personal shared web hosting account. The webspace hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting company that owns the server and by the given web site hosting package. That entails the second essential question:

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

Web hosting firms that provide shared web site hosting packages usually have various site hosting packages. Those packages involve diverse amounts of web site hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a web site hosting account will include. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once opened. The costs and the features of the website hosting packages are set by the very hosting supplier. Based on the policy of the firm, the shared web hosting service can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the standard shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to state, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they really are determined by the marketing policy of the specific corporation and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the classic shared web page hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they provide. Free web space hosting companies are not able to keep an immense amount of servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more users on a single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are kept under surveillance and handled appropriately, since the immense number of accounts may make the web server crash time and time again. Most of the free hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to come across a free of charge website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting corporations commonly provide free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid web site hosting plan, which includes more web site hosting resources. One such provider, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free site hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting suppliers such as NTC Hosting, for instance, are able to keep lots of web hosting servers and as a result, they are able to offer much more powerful site hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting account, however, does not automatically denote that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. The first-class website hosting distributors that have been around for a long time are showing their price tags and package specifications in an objective fashion, so that the client may know what indeed he is receiving. Also, some of them provide a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge website themes that are provided by 'NTC Hosting'. Such web site hosting providers do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you pick them, you can be certain that you won't get deluded into buying a service that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared site hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a basic web portal, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a hosting vendor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can create web site troubles and even continuous downtime for your web page. Therefore, choosing a web site hosting vendor such as 'NTC Hosting', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.