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The most basic and widely used form of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a means to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and handling a hosting server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's very affordable for everybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting solution is a form of service where lots of clients share the system resources of one and the same web hosting server. This means that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mainly made accomplishable by opening separate accounts for the different customers and setting given restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are imposed so as to prevent the customers from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting clients do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which basically means that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own website hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the hosting firm that possesses the hosting server and by the respective website hosting plan. That brings on the second essential question:

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

Hosting suppliers that distribute web hosting solutions normally have various website hosting plans. Those plans offer different amounts of web hosting features and specs, which in fact set the restrictions that a web hosting plan will include. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The website hosting package will then define what limitations the client's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the web hosting packages are determined by the actual web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the distributor, the web hosting service falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared service, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they indeed are subject to the marketing strategy of the particular provider and, of course, the needs of the specific customer.

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

Of course, the principal difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free web hosting companies are not able to maintain an immense amount of servers, hence, they plainly host more users on one single web hosting server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the hosting servers are supervised and dealt with appropriately, since the immense amount of accounts may make the web server crash time and time again. Most of the free website hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's very tough to find a free of cost website hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free customer support even to the free web hosting users, because they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting resources. Such firm, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting firms like us, are able to keep plenty of servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more powerful web hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting solution, though, does not automatically signify that this solution 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 getting. Also, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free themes. As a web hosting firm, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you go with us, you can be certain that you won't get beguiled into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for individuals who want to host a basic site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more feature-rich website hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when selecting a web hosting provider, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can cause site complications and even prolonged downtime for your website. If you choose DuoHosts Reliable Hosting as your hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of complications in the future.

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