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The most primary and widely utilized form of web hosting is the web hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and managing a hosting server. Additionally, it's also the most inexpensive type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name hints, the web hosting service is a form of service where multiple users share the system reserves of the same web server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is typically rendered feasible by opening different accounts for the separate users and assigning some limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned in order to hinder the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overloading. Usually, web hosting customers do not have full root access to the web server's config files, which essentially suggests that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server aside from their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may resort to are determined by the web hosting distributor that possesses the web server and by the particular web hosting plan. That results in the second important question:

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

Web hosting firms that offer web hosting solutions usually have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages offer diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the restrictions that a hosting package will have. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will suit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the customer's account will involve, once set up. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are defined by the actual web hosting supplier. Depending on the politics of the provider, the web hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the typical shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" suppliers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to tell, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they indeed are dependent on the marketing tactics of the specific firm and, of course, the demands of the specific client.

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

Of course, the chief difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of keeping a large number of web hosting servers, hence, they plainly accommodate more clients on one single server by reducing the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only in case the hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, since the immense number of accounts may make the hosting server crash on a regular basis. Most of the free hosting distributors, however, neglect the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite tough to come across a free website hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting vendors normally offer free client support even to the free hosting customers, since they want their web portals to expand so that they eventually migrate to a paid hosting plan, which includes more website hosting features. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and oldest free website hosting firms worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional web hosting firms such as us, may afford to keep a lot of web hosting servers and therefore, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting solution, though, does not necessarily signify that this account has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the actual service which you're getting. Moreover, we also give a free bonus with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free layouts. As a web hosting supplier, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get deluded into paying for a service that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for those who are looking to host an average web page, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. So, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web hosting service like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate company, which can create website predicaments and even extended downtime for your web site. If you select CGP Hosting as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you lots of headaches in the long run.

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