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An explanation of webspace hosting

The most archetypal and commonly availed of variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and operating a web server. Furthermore, it's also the most economical form of web page hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared site hosting solution is a form of service where numerous clients share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually rendered attainable by opening different accounts for the separate clients and fixing some limitations and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to restrain the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overburdening. Typically, shared site hosting clients do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which basically indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server apart from their own hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting distributor that possesses the hosting server and by the respective site hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the users?

Hosting distributors that deliver shared web site hosting plans commonly have different web hosting plans. Those packages contain different quotas of hosting resources and specs, which actually determine the restrictions that a web space hosting plan will include. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web space hosting package will then define what limits the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specifications of the web space hosting plans are defined by the given hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared website hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really are dependent on the business tactics of the given company and, of course, the requirements of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the normal shared web hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free hosting companies are not capable of keeping a great number of hosting servers, hence, they simply host more customers on one web hosting server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web servers are monitored and administered properly, since the big amount of accounts may cause the hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web space hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to find a free web site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free client support even to the free webspace hosting users, since they want their sites to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more site hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional shared web hosting distributors such as Leclerc Hosting, for example, are able to keep multiple hosting servers and as a result, they may afford to offer much more powerful web site hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web site hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting service, though, does not necessarily signify that this package has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're getting. The best webspace hosting providers that have been around for quite some time are presenting their prices and plan configurations in an objective fashion, so that the client may know what indeed he is receiving. Furthermore, some of these provide a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free web site templates that are furnished by 'Leclerc Hosting'. Such hosting suppliers do look after their good name and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can be confident that you won't get duped into buying a solution that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for persons who wish to host a standard website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web site hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a site hosting vendor, you should also think about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can create site problems and even continuous downtime for your web site. Hence, picking a website hosting distributor like 'Leclerc Hosting', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of complications in the long run.