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An explanation of hosting

The most archetypal and universally utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting service. It's a means to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and handling a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical form of hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is shared web hosting?

What is shared webspace hosting?

As the name signifies, the shared site hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of clients share the reserves of the same hosting server. This signifies that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically made attainable by opening different accounts for the separate customers and imposing given limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are set in order to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Usually, shared site hosting customers do not have complete root access to the server's configuration files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the web hosting server aside from their very own web hosting account. The webspace hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web space hosting package. That necessitates the second important question:

How are the shared web hosting servers divided among the clients?

Hosting corporations that offer shared website hosting solutions normally have different web space hosting plans. Those plans involve diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the restrictions that a web space hosting plan will have. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the user's account will include, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the web site hosting plans are chosen by the particular hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the company, the shared site hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they actually depend on the business policy of the particular supplier and, of course, the requirements of the specific user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the common shared hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they include. Free web site hosting vendors are not able to maintain an enormous amount of hosting servers, therefore, they just host more users on a single server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, since the immense amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free webspace hosting suppliers, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to find a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting corporations normally offer free client support even to the free webspace hosting customers, because they want their web portals to get bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web site hosting account, which offers more web site hosting features. One such firm, for example, is, which is among the largest and oldest free website hosting providers in the world.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting providers like Papua Web Hosting, for instance, may afford to keep plenty of web hosting servers and so, they are able to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a hosting service, however, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. The top-notch site hosting corporations that have been around for quite some time are presenting their price tags and plan specs in a realistic way, so that the client may know what exactly he is obtaining. Furthermore, some of them give a free bonus with the web site hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of complimentary web design themes that are supplied by 'Papua Web Hosting'. Such web hosting vendors do worry about their reputation and that's why if you go with them, you can rest calm that you won't get duped into buying a solution that you cannot in fact use.

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

The shared web hosting service is best for people who would like to host a normal web site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web site hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when choosing a webspace hosting vendor, you should also consider how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain name manually to a different supplier, which can cause website complications and even continuous downtime for your web site. So, going with a site hosting distributor like 'Papua Web Hosting', which can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.