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The most primary and universally utilized type of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a way to host your web site without having to know much about programming and running a server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting service is a form of service where many clients share the reserves of one and the same hosting server. This goes to say that all hosting server constituents such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are shared among the customers whose accounts are on that same web server. This is usually rendered tenable by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and allocating given restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are fixed in order to restrain the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web hosting server from overloading. Typically, web hosting users do not have complete root access to the server's configuration files, which essentially implies that they cannot access anything else on the web server beside their own personal website page hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting vendor that owns the web hosting server and by the respective website hosting plan. That gives rise to the second important question:

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

Web hosting corporations that provide web hosting packages typically have diverse website hosting packages. Those plans involve different amounts of web hosting resources and specifications, which actually define the restrictions that a website hosting account will have. The client may choose between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what limitations the customer's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the web hosting packages are set by the very web hosting provider. Based on the politics of the distributor, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the regular shared service, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" merchandisers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really are subject to the business policy of the given firm and, of course, the needs of the particular client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the typical web hosting solution?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free web hosting companies are not capable of keeping a great number of servers, hence, they simply accommodate more users on one web server by lowering the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and dealt with properly, since the huge amount of accounts may cause the server to crash repeatedly. Most of the free web hosting vendors, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to come across a free of charge website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting corporations commonly offer free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their websites to grow bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. One such corporation, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, established web hosting vendors such as us, are able to keep lots of hosting servers and as a result, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting account, though, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free design themes. As a website hosting distributor, we do worry about our good name and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get swindled into buying an account that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for people who are looking to host an average web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more powerful web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a hosting distributor, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up moving your domain manually to a different company, which can create site problems and even continuous downtime for your web site. If you choose UK-HQ Internet Services as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will save you lots of troubles in the future.

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