An explanation of web space hosting
The most standard and universally used sort of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and managing a web hosting server. Moreover, it's also the cheapest type of site hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is shared site hosting?
What is shared webspace hosting?
As the name denotes, the shared hosting service is a sort of service where many customers share the system reserves of the same server. This indicates that all server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally made viable by opening different accounts for the separate users and allocating certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set so as to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Typically, shared webspace hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the server's config files, which primarily signifies that they cannot access anything else on the server beside their own personal shared hosting account. The web page hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the hosting supplier that owns the hosting server and by the respective web hosting package. That brings on the second important question:
How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?
Web hosting providers that supply shared web space hosting services usually have different website hosting packages. Those packages involve different amounts of web space hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting plan will include. The client may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The website hosting package will then define what restrictions the user's account will have, once created. The prices and the specs of the web space hosting plans are specified by the specific web hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the distributor, the shared website hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to judge, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are subject to the business tactics of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.
What is the difference between the free and the regular shared hosting solution?
Of course, the major difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free web space hosting distributors are not able to maintain a huge number of hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more customers on one single hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash regularly. The majority of the free webspace hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to find a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their websites to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid site hosting plan, which includes more webspace hosting features. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and eldest free hosting firms worldwide.
At the same time, established shared web hosting vendors such as El Caribe Domains, for example, are able to keep numerous hosting servers and so, they are able to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web space hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting solution, though, does not necessarily mean that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. The first-rate web space hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are displaying their prices and plan specs in a realistic way, so that the customer may be informed of what indeed he is receiving. Moreover, some of these offer a free bonus with the site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free web design themes that are provided by 'El Caribe Domains'. Such web space hosting companies do look after their good name and that is the reason why if you go with them, you can rest assured that you won't get tricked into buying a package that you cannot actually avail of.
What should I anticipate from a shared web space hosting service?
The shared web site hosting solution is best for persons who wish to host a standard site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when selecting a hosting company, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain name manually to a separate company, which can bring about website problems and even continued downtime for your web portal. Therefore, selecting a web hosting provider like 'El Caribe Domains', which can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will spare you a lot of difficulties in the long run.