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The most standard and regularly availed of type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your website without having to know much about programming and administrating a server. In addition, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of customers share the system resources of one and the same web server. This indicates that all web hosting server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, network cards and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that very same server. This is normally rendered attainable by opening separate accounts for the separate customers and imposing some restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are appointed so as to restrain the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server aside from their very own website page hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are set by the hosting corporation that owns the server and by the particular web hosting plan. That paves the way for the second vital question:

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

Hosting corporations that deliver web hosting plans normally have different web hosting packages. Those packages offer diverse amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the restrictions that a website hosting package will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then define what restrictions the client's account will involve, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting packages are specified by the specific hosting distributor. Based on the policy of the firm, the web hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the popular shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed depend on the business policy of the given corporation and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

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

Of course, the primary difference between the free of charge and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they offer. Free hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining an immense amount of web hosting servers, hence, they merely accommodate more clients on a single web server by lowering the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web servers are monitored and dealt with properly, since the huge number of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash repeatedly. The majority of the free web hosting distributors, though, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to find a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly offer free technical support even to the free hosting clients, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. One such firm, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting firms such as us, are able to maintain lots of web servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting package, however, does not automatically signify that this service has a better quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free web templates. As a web hosting supplier, we do worry about our reputation and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest certain that you won't get tricked into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for those who want to host a basic web site, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your web page will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when selecting a hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you pick Platinum Web Services as your website hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of complications in the long run.

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