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A definition of web space hosting

The most standard and commonly used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and handling a server. In addition to that, it's also the most economical type of web site hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared site hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared webspace hosting service is a kind of service where plenty of users share the reserves of the same web server. This implies that all web hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are split among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically rendered achievable by creating separate accounts for the separate clients and allocating specific restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied so as to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Usually, shared website hosting customers do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web server apart from their own shared web hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting company that owns the hosting server and by the particular web site hosting plan. That results in the second important question:

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

Web hosting distributors that offer shared web space hosting solutions normally have various web site hosting packages. Those packages contain different amounts of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact define the limitations that a web site hosting account will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specifications of the site hosting packages are defined by the actual web hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the shared web space hosting service falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the common shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they really are dependent on the business policy of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the normal shared web page hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting corporations are not able to keep a huge amount of servers, therefore, they just accommodate more clients on one web server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the hosting servers are supervised and dealt with properly, since the great amount of accounts may cause the server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web space hosting corporations, however, neglect the quality of the service and as a result, it's very difficult to discover a free of cost web site hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting firms normally provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid site hosting package, which offers more site hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is, which is one of the largest and eldest free web site hosting providers in the world.

At the same time, traditional shared web hosting suppliers such as VirtualProHosting, for instance, are able to keep a lot of hosting servers and so, they may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the webspace hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting plan, however, does not automatically signify that this account has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. The top-notch web space hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are presenting their prices and package configurations in a realistic manner, so that the customer may familiar with what indeed he is getting. In addition, some of them provide a free bonus with the web space hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary templates that are supplied by 'VirtualProHosting'. Such webspace hosting companies do care about their good name and that's why if you select them, you can rest assured that you won't get deceived into paying for a package that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting service?

The shared hosting solution is best for people who are looking to host a normal website, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web space hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing 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 vendor, which can create site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your site. Hence, going with a web site hosting distributor like 'VirtualProHosting', which can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you lots of headaches in the future.