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An explanation of web space hosting

The most standard and popularly used kind of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and managing a hosting server. Moreover, it's also the most economical form of webspace hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Still, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web page hosting service is a type of service where lots of customers share the reserves of one and the same web server. This means that all hosting server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is normally made tenable by creating separate accounts for the different customers and assigning given limits and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to prevent the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting users do not have complete root access to the server's config files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own personal web hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting company that possesses the hosting server and by the given hosting plan. That necessitates the second important question:

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

Web hosting vendors that furnish shared webspace hosting packages typically have diverse hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the restrictions that a webspace hosting plan will have. The user may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the web site hosting packages are specified by the actual web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the corporation, the shared web space hosting solution falls into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the normal shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to judge, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the marketing tactics of the specific vendor and, of course, the requirements of the particular customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the classic shared web space hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free web hosting providers are not capable of maintaining an enormous amount of hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more clients on one web hosting server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are supervised and administered properly, because the huge number of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting distributors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to find a free of cost webspace hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free client support even to the free website hosting customers, because they want their web pages to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web space hosting plan, which offers more site hosting features. Such firm, for instance, is, which is among the largest and eldest free site hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting companies such as Lonex, for instance, are able to maintain a lot of servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web space hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, however, does not necessarily signify that this package has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. The top site hosting corporations that have been around for a long time are presenting their price tags and package configurations in an objective way, so that the customer may acquainted with what indeed he is obtaining. Furthermore, some of them offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web design themes that are provided by 'Lonex'. Such webspace hosting companies do care about their reputation and this is the reason why if you go with them, you can be certain that you won't get beguiled into buying a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared web space hosting solution is best for those who desire to host a basic web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared website hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich webspace hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a site hosting vendor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, or else you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate supplier, which can create website troubles and even continuous downtime for your site. So, picking a webspace hosting provider like 'Lonex', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you a lot of problems in the future.