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The most standard and popularly used type 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 cheapest form of web hosting and it's very affordable for everyone. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name hints, the hosting service is a sort of service where numerous customers share the resources of the same web server. This denotes that all hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is normally rendered achievable by creating different accounts for the different customers and setting given limitations and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed so as to hinder the users from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overloading. Typically, hosting customers do not have root access to the web server's configuration files, which principally indicates that they do not have access to anything else on the server beside their own web hosting account. The website hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the hosting firm that possesses the web server and by the given website hosting plan. That predetermines the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Hosting corporations that provide hosting services normally have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages provide diverse amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact fix the limitations that a website hosting account will include. The client may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the customer's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the specs of the hosting plans are set by the actual hosting corporation. Based on the politics of the vendor, the hosting solution can be divided into two groups - the free hosting solution and the popular shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really are subject to the business policy of the particular corporation and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the typical hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they include. Free website hosting corporations are not able to keep a large number of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on a single web server by decreasing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web servers are kept under surveillance and dealt with appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash repeatedly. The majority of the free hosting vendors, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to come across a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers usually offer free client support even to the free website hosting users, since they want their web pages to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. One such corporation, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, established hosting corporations such as us, may afford to keep lots of servers and therefore, we are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting service, though, does not automatically imply that this solution has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the actual service which you're obtaining. Additionally, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary site skins. As a website hosting corporation, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you select us, you can rest certain that you won't get deluded into purchasing a package that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a standard website, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate company, which can cause website problems and even extended downtime for your web site. If you select Cheap Hosted as your web hosting company, 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 headaches in the future.

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