A description of webspace hosting
The most fundamental and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and operating a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the cheapest type of web page hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is shared website hosting?
What is shared site hosting?
As the name designates, the shared website hosting service is a form of service where lots of users share the reserves of the same server. This implies that all web server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically rendered possible by setting up different accounts for the different customers and fixing certain limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed in order to hinder the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Normally, shared web page hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially denotes that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server aside from their own personal shared hosting account. The web page hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting provider that owns the web hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That gives rise to the second important question:
How are the shared hosting web servers shared among the customers?
Hosting companies that supply shared hosting solutions typically have different site hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of web space hosting resources and specifications, which actually determine the restrictions that a hosting plan will include. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web space hosting package will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web space hosting plans are defined by the given web hosting distributor. Depending on the policy of the supplier, the shared web hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the standard shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing policy of the given distributor and, of course, the requirements of the particular user.
What is the contrast between the free of cost and the popular shared site hosting service?
Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free web hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a huge number of web servers, hence, they simply accommodate more clients on a single web server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web hosting servers are kept under surveillance and administered appropriately, because the immense number of accounts may make the web server crash time and time again. Most of the free webspace hosting vendors, though, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to stumble upon a free of cost webspace hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors usually offer free client support even to the free web space hosting customers, because they want their web portals to grow so that they subsequently migrate to a paid hosting account, which offers more web hosting features. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web space hosting companies worldwide.
At the same time, established shared web hosting providers like NTC Hosting, for instance, may afford to maintain many hosting servers and as a result, they may afford to provide much more powerful web space hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting service, however, does not necessarily signify that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. The top hosting corporations that have been around for quite a while are showing their prices and plan features in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may be informed of what indeed he is getting. Also, some of these offer a free extra with the web space hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of fee-free web page layouts that are furnished by 'NTC Hosting'. Such web hosting distributors do worry about their reputation and that is the reason why if you choose them, you can rest calm that you won't get deluded into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact avail of.
What should I anticipate from a shared web site hosting solution?
The shared web hosting solution is best for people who want to host a normal web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared web page hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful webspace hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when picking a web hosting distributor, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can create web site troubles and even continued downtime for your web page. So, going with a website hosting supplier such as 'NTC Hosting', which can provide 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 long run.