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A description of web space hosting

The most principal and widely utilized form of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administering a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most inexpensive form of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web space hosting?

What is shared site hosting?

As the name designates, the shared web page hosting service is a form of service where plenty of users share the reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all server components like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is typically made viable by opening separate accounts for the separate users and fixing certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned in order to prevent the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, shared site hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own web hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may resort to are set by the hosting firm that owns the server and by the given web hosting plan. That necessitates the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting distributors that distribute shared web space hosting accounts commonly have different web site hosting packages. Those packages offer different quotas of website hosting features and specs, which in fact set the limits that a webspace hosting account will include. The user may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what restrictions the client's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specs of the webspace hosting packages are fixed by the given web hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the firm, the shared website hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they actually are determined by the business strategy of the specific distributor and, of course, the needs of the given user.

What is the contrast between the free and the common shared web site hosting solution?

Of course, the primary difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they contain. Free web hosting providers are not able to keep an enormous number of servers, hence, they simply accommodate more customers on a single server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the web hosting servers are supervised and handled properly, because the immense amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. The majority of the free hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to come across a free site hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors commonly offer free technical support even to the free web site hosting customers, since they want their sites to grow so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web space hosting package, which offers more website hosting resources. One such corporation, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting companies such as Host MM, for instance, are able to keep many hosting servers and hence, they are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the site hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web site hosting solution, though, does not automatically mean that this package has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. The top-notch site hosting distributors that have been around for quite a while are displaying their prices and package specs in a realistic fashion, so that the client may be informed of what exactly he is receiving. What's more, some of these provide a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free web design skins that are offered by 'Host MM'. Such web hosting firms do worry about their good name and that's why if you pick them, you can be assured that you won't get duped into buying an account that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I expect from a shared web page hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for individuals who wish to host a normal web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business develops, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, 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 separate vendor, which can create site problems and even extended downtime for your web site. So, selecting a web space hosting provider like 'Host MM', which can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of inconveniences in the future.