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The most archetypal and commonly utilized kind of web hosting is the web hosting solution. It's a means to host your website without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. What's more, it's also the most economical type of hosting and it's quite affordable for everybody. Nevertheless, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name suggests, the web hosting service is a kind of service where a lot of clients share the resources of one and the same server. This denotes that all server elements such as CPU, hard disk drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the users whose accounts are on that same web hosting server. This is usually made feasible by opening separate accounts for the separate customers and setting some limitations and quotas for each of them. Those limits are set so as to hinder the clients from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the web server from overloading. Typically, web hosting users do not have root-level access to the server's config files, which essentially implies that they do not have access to anything else on the web server but their own personal hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may avail of are set by the hosting distributor that possesses the web hosting server and by the given website hosting plan. That predetermines the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers split among the clients?

Web hosting companies that offer web hosting services usually have various web hosting packages. Those plans involve diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which in fact set the limitations that a website hosting account will have. The client may pick between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he thinks will fit him best. The website hosting package will then determine what limits the customer's account will have, once created. The prices and the specifications of the hosting packages are set by the specific hosting firm. Depending on the policy of the vendor, the web hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" wholesalers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are very different from each other and they really depend on the business policy of the given vendor and, of course, the needs of the specific user.

What is the contrast between the free of cost and the regular web hosting service?

Of course, the primary difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they offer. Free website hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a large number of hosting servers, hence, they just host more customers on one single web server by lowering the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and tackled properly, because the immense number of accounts may causer the web server to crash over and over again. Most of the free web hosting vendors, however, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to stumble upon a free website hosting service that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting companies usually provide free technical support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their websites to grow bigger so that they subsequently move to a paid web hosting plan, which offers more website hosting resources. Such distributor, for example, is, which is one of the largest and eldest free website hosting firms worldwide.

On the other hand, established web hosting providers such as us, may afford to maintain plenty of servers and so, we are able to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the cost of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a hosting service, however, does not necessarily imply that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous services are the balanced ones, which offer a price that corresponds to the real service which you're getting. Additionally, we also give a free bonus with the web hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge design skins. As a web hosting supplier, we do worry about our good name and that is the reason why if you select us, you can be calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a plan that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for people who desire to host a basic web page, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to eventually upgrade to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when choosing a web hosting supplier, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up moving your domain manually to a separate provider, which can create web site complications and even continued downtime for your web site. If you choose OMEGA 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 grow, is vital and will save you lots of troubles in the long run.

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