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The most primary and popularly used variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It's a way to host your web site without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. In addition, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name indicates, the hosting solution is a type of service where a lot of clients share the reserves of one and the same web hosting server. This means that all web server ingredients like CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are divided among the clients whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is mostly made attainable by opening different accounts for the different clients and appointing given limits and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed so as to restrain the customers from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Normally, hosting users do not have complete root access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically goes to say that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the web hosting corporation that possesses the hosting server and by the given website hosting package. That predetermines the second vital question:

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

Hosting vendors that supply hosting accounts normally have various web hosting plans. Those plans include diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a website hosting package will include. The user may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limitations the customer's account will include, once set up. The prices and the specs of the web hosting packages are fixed by the particular hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the supplier, the hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the regular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to claim, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really are subject to the business tactics of the specific firm and, of course, the requirements of the specific customer.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the classic hosting solution?

Of course, the chief difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of resources that they involve. Free website hosting firms are not capable of keeping an enormous amount of web servers, hence, they plainly host more clients on a single server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only if the servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, because the great number of accounts may cause the server to crash frequently. Most of the free hosting corporations, however, ignore the quality of the service and therefore, it's quite hard to come across a free of charge website hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting suppliers typically offer free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, since they want their web portals to enlarge so that they subsequently upgrade to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting suppliers worldwide.

On the other hand, traditional hosting distributors such as us, are able to maintain numerous hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting service, though, does not automatically denote that this account has a better quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the concrete service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also give a free extra with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of complimentary web design layouts. As a web hosting companie, we do look after our good name and that's why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get tricked into purchasing a package that you cannot actually make use of.

What should I anticipate from a hosting solution?

The hosting solution is best for people who desire to host an average website, which is going to use a small or medium amount of bandwidth every month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately migrate to a more powerful web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a website hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate vendor, which can create web site problems and even continuous downtime for your web portal. If you choose BitsHost as your web hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will save you lots of difficulties in the long run.

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