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An explanation of web page hosting

The most principal and commonly used variety of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administering a web hosting server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive form of hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is shared hosting?

What is shared web page hosting?

As the name implies, the shared website hosting service is a kind of service where multiple clients share the system resources of one and the same web server. This implies that all web server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally made accomplishable by creating different accounts for the different clients and imposing specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are allocated in order to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Usually, shared web page hosting users do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server apart from their own personal shared hosting account. The web site hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting vendor that owns the web server and by the given web space hosting package. That leads to the second vital question:

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

Web hosting providers that furnish shared webspace hosting plans normally have different hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting account will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The web space hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specifications of the hosting packages are fixed by the specific hosting company. Depending on the policy of the firm, the shared webspace hosting solution can be divided into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to state, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from one another and they actually depend on the marketing strategy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the common shared web site hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free webspace hosting corporations are not able to keep a big amount of web hosting servers, hence, they just host more clients on a single web hosting server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are monitored and maintained properly, since the big amount of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. Most of the free webspace hosting suppliers, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free of cost website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations usually offer free technical support even to the free hosting clients, because they want their web sites to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid webspace hosting account, which includes more site hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free web site hosting providers worldwide.

At the same time, established shared web hosting suppliers like Lonex, for instance, are able to maintain lots of servers and therefore, they may afford to provide much more feature-rich web site hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a webspace hosting account, though, does not necessarily denote that this package has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that matches the real service which you're obtaining. The top webspace hosting firms that have been around for quite a while are showing their prices and package specifications in an objective way, so that the client may know what exactly he is obtaining. Additionally, some of them give a free extra with the webspace hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of gratis web templates that are provided by 'Lonex'. Such web hosting firms do care about their good name and that's why if you choose them, you can be assured that you won't get deceived into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I anticipate from a shared web hosting solution?

The shared site hosting solution is best for people who want to host a basic website, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a site hosting distributor, 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 vendor, which can create site predicaments and even continuous downtime for your website. Therefore, picking a webspace hosting company such as 'Lonex', which can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is vital and will save you lots of troubles in the future.