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The most elemental and frequently utilized form of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It represents a means to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and administering a server. Besides, it's also the most inexpensive type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name implies, the web hosting service is a type of service where many clients share the system resources of one and the same hosting server. This goes to say that all web server ingredients such as CPU, hard disks, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are distributed among the clients whose accounts are on that same web server. This is mostly rendered attainable by opening different accounts for the separate users and fixing some restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Typically, web hosting clients do not have full root access to the web server's configuration files, which primarily goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web server but their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are fixed by the web hosting corporation that possesses the web server and by the respective web hosting plan. That necessitates the second essential question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the users?

Web hosting corporations that offer web hosting packages commonly have various web hosting packages. Those packages offer diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which in fact fix the restrictions that a hosting package will include. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will suit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limits the user's account will have, once opened. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are set by the actual hosting vendor. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the web hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" vendors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to allege, which one is better, since they are very different from one another and they really are dependent on the marketing strategy of the specific corporation and, of course, the requirements of the given client.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they involve. Free hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping a big amount of web servers, hence, they merely host more users on a single web server by lowering the quantity of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the web hosting servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, since the big amount of accounts may cause the web hosting server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free website hosting corporations, however, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to find a free web hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers usually provide free customer support even to the free hosting clients, since they want their web pages to expand so that they eventually move to a paid website hosting package, which includes more website hosting resources. One such provider, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and oldest free hosting vendors worldwide.

At the same time, established web hosting corporations such as us, may afford to keep plenty of hosting servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a website hosting account, however, does not necessarily denote that this package has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the real service which you're obtaining. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of fee-free skins. As a web hosting vendor, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest assured that you won't get beguiled into buying a plan that you cannot actually utilize.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for people who desire to host a normal web page, which is going to use a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, however, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business expands, your web site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a different distributor, which can bring about website predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web portal. If you pick ZrainMedia Hosting as your website hosting vendor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is crucial and will spare you a lot of problems in the future.

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