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The most standard and commonly utilized sort of web hosting is the hosting solution. It represents a way to host your web page without having to be much informed about programming and administering a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name implies, the hosting service is a form of service where multiple users share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This suggests that all server elements such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are apportioned among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is typically rendered viable by creating different accounts for the different clients and appointing some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to hinder the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the web server and by the respective web hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

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

Web hosting corporations that provide hosting solutions typically have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans offer diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specs, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting account will include. The customer may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The hosting package will then define what restrictions the user's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are determined by the particular web hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the classic shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the marketing policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the demands of the specific customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the typical hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they offer. Free web hosting companies are not capable of maintaining a huge amount of web servers, hence, they plainly host more customers on a single server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are monitored and maintained properly, because the big amount of accounts may make the web hosting server crash again and again. Most of the free hosting suppliers, though, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free of charge website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations typically offer free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their websites to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. Such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free web hosting vendors worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional hosting corporations like us, are able to maintain many web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, however, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. In addition, we also give a free bonus with the hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of cost-free web page themes. As a website hosting companie, we do care about our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be certain that you won't get duped into purchasing an account that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for people who would like to host a basic site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web site will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (a.k.a. a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting company, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you select Hosting Webs UK as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you lots of headaches in the long run.

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