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An explanation of hosting

The most standard and commonly utilized type of web hosting is the shared web hosting solution. It's a way to host your website without having to understand much about programming and managing a web server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of web site hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is shared web page hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name denotes, the shared web space hosting solution is a form of service where numerous users share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This indicates that all hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is typically made attainable by setting up separate accounts for the different clients and assigning specific limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed so as to restrain the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, shared website hosting clients do not have root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which principally suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the server aside from their own personal website hosting account. The site hosting features that each account may resort to are fixed by the hosting firm that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective site hosting plan. That brings on the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the clients?

Web hosting suppliers that provide shared web site hosting services commonly have different web hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of webspace hosting features and specs, which actually fix the limits that a site hosting plan will have. The client may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web site hosting plan will then determine what limitations the client's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specs of the website hosting plans are defined by the very hosting supplier. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the shared website hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the marketing tactics of the particular provider and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the standard shared hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free web site hosting vendors are not capable of keeping a large amount of web servers, hence, they simply host more users on a single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, because the enormous number of accounts may make the hosting server crash over and over again. Most of the free site hosting companies, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to come across a free website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms usually offer free customer support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid webspace hosting account, which offers more website hosting resources. One such vendor, for instance, is, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web space hosting companies worldwide.

On the other hand, established shared web hosting companies like Lonex, for example, may afford to keep plenty of hosting servers and therefore, they are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically imply that this package has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. The best web site hosting companies that have been around for quite a while are showing their price tags and plan specifications in a realistic manner, so that the customer may know what exactly he is obtaining. Additionally, some of these give a free extra with the site hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of free-of-charge web site skins that are provided by 'Lonex'. Such hosting providers do look after their reputation and that is the reason why if you pick them, you can rest calm that you won't get fooled into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a shared site hosting solution?

The shared webspace hosting solution is best for persons who would like to host a standard site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a shared website hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business grows, your website will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated server, a VPS (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or why not a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also ponder about how they can be of service to you, otherwise you might end up moving your domain name manually to a different vendor, which can cause site predicaments and even continued downtime for your web portal. So, selecting a site hosting company such as 'Lonex', which can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of complications in the future.