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The most principal and universally availed of variety of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and managing a server. In addition, it's also the cheapest type of website hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name hints, the hosting service is a type of service where numerous users share the system reserves of the same web server. This denotes that all hosting server ingredients such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are split among the clients whose accounts are on that same server. This is usually made possible by setting up different accounts for the different users and setting specific limits and quotas for each of them. Those limits are set in order to hinder the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overburdening. Normally, hosting clients do not have complete root access to the server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the web server but their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the web hosting distributor that owns the web hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That causes the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers divided among the customers?

Web hosting companies that furnish hosting plans usually have various website hosting plans. Those packages involve diverse quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the limitations that a website hosting account will include. The client may select between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the client's account will have, once set up. The costs and the specs of the website hosting packages are determined by the actual web hosting provider. Based on the policy of the company, the hosting service can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the marketing policy of the particular firm and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the typical hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they contain. Free hosting companies are not able to maintain an enormous number of web hosting servers, hence, they simply host more customers on one hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, since the great number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to come across a free of cost web hosting service that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting providers usually provide free client support even to the free hosting users, because they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more hosting features. One such company, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting providers such as us, are able to maintain plenty of web hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more powerful hosting packages. Of course, that affects the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, however, does not automatically mean that this account has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of free-of-cost web themes. As a website hosting provider, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you select us, you can rest assured that you won't get tricked into paying for a solution that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for those who are looking to host a basic web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a hosting account will last you a lifetime, since as your business expands, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a website hosting vendor, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you select MilkyWayHosting.Com as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of inconveniences in the long run.

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