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The most archetypal and universally availed of form of web hosting is the hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web site without having to know much about programming and running a hosting server. What's more, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name denotes, the hosting service is a sort of service where a lot of clients share the resources of the same web hosting server. This means that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is usually rendered tenable by creating separate accounts for the separate clients and appointing some limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to restrain the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Usually, hosting clients do not have complete root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files, which primarily indicates that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are fixed by the web hosting distributor that owns the web server and by the given hosting package. That results in the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the users?

Web hosting corporations that deliver hosting plans normally have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the restrictions that a web hosting account will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will involve, once created. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting packages are set by the particular web hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to affirm, which one is better, since they are very different from each other and they actually are determined by the marketing strategy of the specific company and, of course, the demands of the given user.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the standard hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of servers, therefore, they plainly accommodate more clients on one server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are monitored and administered appropriately, since the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free web hosting corporations, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to discover a free website hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers typically provide free technical support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their web portals to get bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such distributor, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free hosting vendors in the world.

At the same time, traditional hosting companies like us, are able to keep plenty of web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting package, though, does not necessarily imply that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're receiving. Moreover, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free design templates. As a web hosting corporation, we do look after our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get fooled into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually avail of.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a basic web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business expands, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting provider, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate provider, which can create web site troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you go with Premium Hosting Solutions as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of problems in the long run.

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