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The most elemental and universally used type of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It constitutes a way to host your site without having to understand much about programming and running a web server. Besides, it's also the most economical type of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Nonetheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting service is a form of service where multiple users share the system reserves of the same server. This means that all server ingredients like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually rendered accomplishable by opening different accounts for the different customers and fixing certain limits and usage quotas for each of them. Those limitations are appointed so as to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting users do not have root access to the web hosting server's config files, which principally indicates that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server beside their own website page hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the web hosting corporation that owns the hosting server and by the particular web hosting plan. That causes the second vital question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the customers?

Web hosting firms that deliver web hosting services usually have different web hosting plans. Those plans offer different quotas of web hosting resources and specs, which in fact set the restrictions that a website hosting plan will have. The client may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The web hosting plan will then determine what limitations the user's account will include, once created. The costs and the features of the website hosting packages are defined by the very hosting vendor. Based on the policy of the company, the web hosting solution falls into 2 categories - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, currently very popular among "cPanel hosting" retailers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to announce, which one is better, since they are quite different from one another and they really are subject to the business policy of the given distributor and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the difference between the free of cost and the popular web hosting solution?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of features that they include. Free hosting providers are not capable of maintaining a big number of hosting servers, therefore, they merely host more users on one hosting server by lowering the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the hosting servers are kept under surveillance and handled properly, because the enormous number of accounts may make the server crash repeatedly. Most of the free website hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's very hard to come across a free of cost website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers typically offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their sites to get bigger so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. Such provider, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional web hosting distributors such as us, may afford to maintain numerous servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich hosting plans. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher fee for a hosting plan, however, does not automatically mean that this account has a finer quality. The best services are the balanced ones, which offer a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. Furthermore, we also offer a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of complimentary web site layouts. As a web hosting corporation, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can be confident that you won't get deceived into buying an account that you cannot in fact use.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a normal web page, which is going to generate a small or medium amount of bandwidth each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business gets bigger, your site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful hosting service like a semi-dedicated web hosting, a VPS web hosting (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated web hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also reflect about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause web site complications and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you go with Connektiva Web Hosting as your web hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of troubles in the long run.

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