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The most standard and regularly utilized variety of web hosting is the hosting solution. It represents a means to host your site without having to understand much about programming and administrating a web hosting server. Besides, it's also the most inexpensive type of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name designates, the hosting service is a form of service where multiple customers share the system reserves of the same web hosting server. This suggests that all web server elements such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs and so on, are allotted among the clients whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is mainly rendered viable by creating separate accounts for the different users and appointing given restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are applied in order to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the server from overburdening. Typically, hosting users do not have complete root-level access to the web hosting server's config files, which basically denotes that they cannot access anything else on the web server aside from their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the hosting distributor that possesses the server and by the respective website hosting plan. That entails the second vital question:

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

Hosting firms that provide hosting accounts typically have diverse web hosting plans. Those packages include diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a web hosting package will have. The client may pick between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limitations the client's account will have, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting plans are specified by the given web hosting company. Depending on the politics of the vendor, the hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting solution and the typical shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to tell, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the marketing tactics of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the contrast between the free and the common hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web hosting firms are not capable of maintaining a great amount of web hosting servers, therefore, they merely host more customers on a single web hosting server by lowering the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are monitored and maintained properly, since the huge number of accounts may cause the server to crash regularly. Most of the free web hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very tough to stumble upon a free of charge web hosting service that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting providers commonly provide free technical support even to the free web hosting users, since they want their web pages to grow bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid website hosting package, which offers more web hosting resources. Such supplier, for instance, is FreeHostia.com, which is one of the biggest and eldest free web hosting distributors worldwide.

At the same time, established hosting distributors like us, are able to maintain numerous hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting plan, though, does not necessarily signify that this service has a better quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. What's more, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of charge-free site themes. As a hosting distributor, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can rest assured that you won't get hoaxed into buying a package that you cannot actually use.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for people who desire to host a basic web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your site will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when picking a web hosting provider, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate company, which can bring about site complications and even continued downtime for your website. If you go with The Duck Host as your hosting provider, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of frustrations in the future.

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