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The most archetypal and universally availed of variety of web hosting is the hosting service. It represents a means to host your web page without having to understand much about programming and handling a web server. What's more, it's also the most economical form of website hosting and it's in fact affordable for anybody. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name hints, the hosting solution is a kind of service where a lot of users share the resources of one and the same server. This goes to say that all web server components such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are shared among the clients whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is usually made viable by opening separate accounts for the separate users and appointing some limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are assigned so as to hinder the customers from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Typically, hosting clients do not have full root access to the server's configuration files, which basically suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the server aside from their very own web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may use are determined by the hosting provider that possesses the web server and by the particular website hosting plan. That necessitates the second vital question:

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

Hosting firms that furnish hosting services normally have diverse web hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse amounts of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact fix the restrictions that a web hosting plan will have. The customer may choose between the different web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what restrictions the user's account will have, once created. The costs and the features of the hosting plans are chosen by the very hosting provider. Depending on the policy of the provider, the hosting solution can be divided into 2 groups - the free hosting service and the popular shared solution, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to affirm, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really are determined by the marketing policy of the specific company and, of course, the needs of the specific client.

What is the contrast between the free of charge and the popular hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid solution is in the amount of features that they offer. Free website hosting providers are not capable of keeping an enormous number of hosting servers, hence, they merely host more clients on one single web server by reducing the quantity of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only on condition that the servers are supervised and handled appropriately, because the huge amount of accounts may make the hosting server crash again and again. The majority of the free website hosting providers, however, ignore the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite difficult to discover a free website hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting suppliers commonly provide free customer support even to the free hosting users, because they want their websites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting account, which includes more web hosting resources. One such supplier, for example, is, which is one of the largest and oldest free website hosting companies in the world.

At the same time, established hosting providers like us, are able to keep lots of web hosting servers and hence, we may afford to provide much more powerful website hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, however, does not necessarily imply that this solution has a finer quality. The most optimal solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that corresponds to the concrete service which you're receiving. Also, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of cost-free layouts. As a website hosting vendor, we do look after our good name and that is the reason why if you choose us, you can be calm that you won't get fooled into purchasing a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a hosting service?

The hosting solution is best for people who want to host a standard web portal, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of web traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually move to a more feature-rich web hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, otherwise you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different provider, which can bring about website problems and even extended downtime for your web site. If you pick Hostdigg as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is vital and will spare you a lot of complications in the future.

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