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The most primary and commonly used variety of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and handling a web hosting server. In addition to that, it's also the cheapest form of hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting service is a kind of service where numerous clients share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This signifies that all web hosting server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that very same server. This is mainly made viable by setting up different accounts for the different users and allocating some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are applied so as to prevent the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Typically, web hosting customers do not have root-level access to the web server's config files, which primarily goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the hosting server beside their own personal hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are fixed by the web hosting company that possesses the server and by the respective hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Hosting firms that provide web hosting services normally have various hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact define the limitations that a website hosting plan will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will involve, once created. The prices and the specifications of the web hosting plans are specified by the very web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the provider, the web hosting solution falls into 2 types - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the specific firm and, of course, the demands of the given client.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free web hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a big number of web hosting servers, therefore, they just accommodate more users on one web server by decreasing the amount of resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are monitored and tackled properly, because the great amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash frequently. The majority of the free web hosting providers, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very difficult to discover a free of cost hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically offer free technical support even to the free website hosting customers, since they want their web portals to expand so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. Such distributor, for example, is, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting firms in the world.

On the other hand, established web hosting suppliers such as us, may afford to keep many web servers and as a result, we are able to provide much more feature-rich hosting packages. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting account, though, does not automatically imply that this package has a finer quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free-of-charge site skins. As a website hosting distributor, we do worry about our good name and that's why if you pick us, you can rest confident that you won't get fooled into purchasing an account that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a normal web portal, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business expands, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (a.k.a. a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a website hosting company, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different vendor, which can bring about website troubles and even continued downtime for your website. If you pick Bold Alternative as your web hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will save you lots of difficulties in the long run.

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