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The most fundamental and regularly utilized sort of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a means to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and managing a server. In addition, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name hints, the web hosting service is a type of service where a lot of clients share the system reserves of one and the same web server. This goes to say that all server elements like CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are divided among the users whose accounts are on that same server. This is typically made viable by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and setting given limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied so as to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Normally, web hosting clients do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the server but their very own hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are set by the web hosting provider that possesses the server and by the particular hosting plan. That necessitates the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?

Web hosting suppliers that furnish web hosting accounts normally have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually set the limitations that a website hosting package will have. The user may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The hosting package will then define what limitations the customer's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are defined by the particular web hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the web hosting service can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the particular vendor and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the difference between the free of charge and the standard web hosting service?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of resources that they provide. Free website hosting firms are not capable of keeping an immense number of hosting servers, therefore, they merely accommodate more customers on one web server by reducing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the web hosting servers are monitored and dealt with appropriately, since the great amount of accounts may causer the web server to crash repeatedly. Most of the free hosting corporations, however, overlook the quality of the service and therefore, it's very hard to come across a free of charge web hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors typically provide free client support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their sites to grow bigger so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more web hosting resources. Such corporation, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, established web hosting companies like us, are able to keep lots of hosting servers and hence, we are able to offer much more powerful website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting service, though, does not necessarily denote that this plan has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the concrete service which you're getting. Additionally, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of cost-free website layouts. As a website hosting firm, we do look after our reputation and this is the reason why if you select us, you can be certain that you won't get tricked into buying a service that you cannot in fact avail of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting solution is best for persons who want to host a standard site, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic 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 page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a private virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when selecting a web hosting distributor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate provider, which can cause website complications and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you pick LIGHT Cloud Hosting as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is crucial and will save you a lot of nuisances in the long run.

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