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A definition of website hosting

The most fundamental and frequently used type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and running a hosting server. In addition, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is shared website hosting?

What is shared web site hosting?

As the name suggests, the shared website hosting service is a kind of service where lots of clients share the reserves of the same web server. This means that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered possible by setting up separate accounts for the different customers and appointing some limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are set in order to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Usually, shared web space hosting customers do not have root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which basically implies that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own shared hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting company that possesses the hosting server and by the respective webspace hosting plan. That paves the way for the second important question:

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

Hosting firms that distribute shared web hosting accounts usually have diverse hosting plans. Those plans contain different amounts of site hosting features and specs, which in fact set the limits that a web space hosting package will have. The client may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web site hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the webspace hosting packages are specified by the very hosting corporation. Based on the policy of the vendor, the shared web site hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the business tactics of the specific supplier and, of course, the needs of the given client.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the normal shared webspace hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free web site hosting providers are not able to maintain an enormous number of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on one web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, because the enormous amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to come across a free of cost webspace hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web pages to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid site hosting account, which includes more hosting resources. One such supplier, for example, is, which is among the biggest and oldest free web space hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting corporations such as ACRUXNET, for instance, are able to keep numerous hosting servers and as a result, they are able to provide much more powerful web space hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web site hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a site hosting package, however, does not necessarily signify that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. The top web site hosting providers that have been around for a long time are showing their prices and package specs in an objective manner, so that the customer may know what indeed he is obtaining. Additionally, some of these provide a free extra with the webspace hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free layouts that are furnished by 'ACRUXNET'. Such hosting providers do look after their reputation and that's why if you choose them, you can rest calm that you won't get hoaxed into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I expect from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared website hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a standard web portal, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a shared site hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business develops, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting vendor, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a separate distributor, which can bring about site problems and even continuous downtime for your web site. Hence, going with a web space hosting company like 'ACRUXNET', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of hassles in the long run.