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The most elemental and frequently utilized form of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a means to host your web portal without having to know much about programming and running a server. Furthermore, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name hints, the hosting service is a form of service where lots of customers share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This indicates that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are split among the users whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically made achievable by opening different accounts for the separate clients and imposing certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned so as to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Usually, hosting clients do not have full root access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which essentially suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the server aside from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the web hosting provider that owns the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting package. That brings on the second essential question:

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

Hosting providers that offer hosting packages commonly have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans include diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which actually define the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The user may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The hosting plan will then define what limits the client's account will have, once created. The prices and the specifications of the hosting packages are determined by the particular web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the distributor, the hosting solution falls into two categories - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" companies as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to allege, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the specific company and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the common hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting suppliers are not able to maintain a great number of servers, hence, they just host more clients on a single web hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, because the great number of accounts may make the web server crash again and again. Most of the free website hosting suppliers, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to discover a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms commonly offer free customer support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which offers more web hosting resources. One such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

On the other hand, established hosting distributors like us, may afford to keep multiple hosting servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting package, though, does not automatically mean that this solution has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. In addition, we also offer a free extra with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of gratis website templates. As a website hosting provider, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get duped into paying for an account that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting service is best for persons who would like to host a basic site, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business enlarges, your website will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a virtual web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate company, which can create web site predicaments and even continued downtime for your site. If you go with PC021 Hosting solutions as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you lots of troubles in the future.

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