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The most basic and popularly utilized kind of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and managing a server. What's more, it's also the most inexpensive type of hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name indicates, the web hosting solution is a sort of service where many customers share the system reserves of the same server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards etc. are apportioned among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is mainly rendered attainable by creating different accounts for the different clients and assigning specific limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied in order to prevent the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overburdening. Usually, web hosting customers do not have complete root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their own web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are determined by the hosting vendor that owns the web server and by the given website hosting plan. That paves the way for the second important question:

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

Web hosting corporations that provide web hosting services commonly have various website hosting plans. Those packages include different amounts of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a hosting package will include. The customer may select between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will have, once created. The prices and the features of the website hosting plans are determined by the given hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the distributor, the web hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really depend on the business policy of the specific vendor and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the regular web hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of features that they involve. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping a huge number of servers, hence, they simply host more users on one single web hosting server by decreasing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are supervised and administered appropriately, since the immense amount of accounts may cause the server to crash frequently. Most of the free website hosting firms, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to come across a free web hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations usually provide free technical support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web portals to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid web hosting package, which offers more web hosting features. Such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting companies worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting suppliers like us, may afford to maintain many web hosting servers and therefore, we are able to provide much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, though, does not necessarily denote that this solution has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're receiving. What's more, we also offer a free extra with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of gratis web themes. As a web hosting companie, we do worry about our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get swindled into purchasing an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who are looking to host a standard web site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business enlarges, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. So, when selecting a web hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different company, which can cause web site problems and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you select Valicom Net Ltd 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, is essential and will save you lots of inconveniences in the future.

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