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The most archetypal and popularly availed of sort of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and operating a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting solution is a form of service where many customers share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This signifies that all server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs and so on, are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is usually rendered achievable by setting up different accounts for the different users and setting specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed so as to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have full root-level access to the hosting server's config files, which primarily signifies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server beside their own personal hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the web hosting company that possesses the server and by the respective website hosting package. That causes the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Web hosting distributors that deliver web hosting solutions normally have different website hosting plans. Those packages include diverse quotas of web hosting features and specs, which actually define the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limits the customer's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the very hosting firm. Based on the policy of the supplier, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the classic shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchants as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to announce, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed depend on the business policy of the particular provider and, of course, the requirements of the particular client.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the popular web hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they provide. Free web hosting vendors are not capable of keeping a large number of hosting servers, therefore, they simply host more users on one hosting server by lowering the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are supervised and handled appropriately, since the immense number of accounts may make the web hosting server crash regularly. Most of the free website hosting providers, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to discover a free of charge website hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors commonly offer free customer support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web sites to expand so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more website hosting resources. Such firm, for example, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, established web hosting companies like us, are able to keep plenty of servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting account, though, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the concrete service which you're receiving. In addition, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary web page themes. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into purchasing an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for persons who desire to host a normal web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful website hosting solution like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (also known as a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when selecting a website hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate provider, which can cause web site complications and even continued downtime for your site. If you choose webgeardefault as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of frustrations in the future.

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