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An explanation of hosting

The most archetypal and universally used form of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and administering a server. Moreover, it's also the most inexpensive type of hosting and it's quite affordable for anybody. However, what is shared web site hosting?

What is shared web hosting?

As the name hints, the shared webspace hosting solution is a form of service where many customers share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This signifies that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally made accomplishable by creating different accounts for the separate users and fixing certain restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned so as to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Typically, shared hosting users do not have root access to the web server's config files, which basically signifies that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own personal shared hosting account. The web space hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting firm that owns the web hosting server and by the given web site hosting package. That paves the way for the second essential question:

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

Hosting providers that furnish shared web space hosting accounts normally have various hosting plans. Those packages involve different amounts of web site hosting features and specs, which in fact define the limits that a web space hosting account will have. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The hosting plan will then define what limitations the customer's account will have, once created. The prices and the features of the web hosting packages are set by the specific hosting company. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the shared site hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting solution and the regular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing tactics of the specific firm and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the popular shared webspace hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web space hosting companies are not able to maintain a large amount of web servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more users on a single server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the great number of accounts may make the hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free webspace hosting corporations, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to come across a free of cost webspace hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers typically provide free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their sites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid site hosting account, which offers more site hosting features. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is among the largest and eldest free web site hosting suppliers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting suppliers such as AIDA Host, for example, may afford to keep lots of servers and hence, they are able to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the web site hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web site hosting plan, however, does not automatically imply that this service has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're obtaining. The first-rate webspace hosting companies that have been around for a long time are exhibiting their price tags and plan features in a realistic fashion, so that the customer may acquainted with what exactly he is getting. Moreover, some of these offer a free extra with the hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-charge web themes that are supplied by 'AIDA Host'. Such web space hosting providers do worry about their good name and that is the reason why if you select them, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into buying a plan that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for those who wish to host a basic web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared site hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your site will become more and more demanding. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web site hosting service such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also reflect about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can bring about website troubles and even continued downtime for your website. Therefore, going with a website hosting provider such as 'AIDA Host', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will spare you lots of annoyances in the long run.