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The most elemental and frequently availed of sort of web hosting is the web hosting service. It represents a way to host your site without having to know much about programming and handling a web hosting server. Additionally, it's also the cheapest type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for everyone. Still, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name signifies, the web hosting solution is a form of service where lots of customers share the system resources of the same web server. This implies that all web server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards etc. are allotted among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is typically rendered tenable by opening different accounts for the separate customers and allocating certain restrictions and resource usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are appointed in order to prevent the clients from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, web hosting users do not have root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically means that they do not have access to anything else on the hosting server but their own website hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may resort to are set by the hosting distributor that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That brings about the second important question:

How are the shared hosting servers shared among the clients?

Hosting vendors that furnish web hosting accounts usually have various web hosting plans. Those packages contain different quotas of web hosting resources and specifications, which in fact fix the restrictions that a website hosting account will have. The customer may pick 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 restrictions the customer's account will have, once set up. The prices and the specs of the website hosting packages are fixed by the actual web hosting provider. Based on the politics of the supplier, the web hosting solution can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the common shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" providers as a cloud web hosting one. It's impossible to assert, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are subject to the marketing strategy of the specific distributor and, of course, the needs of the given customer.

What is the distinction between the free and the standard web hosting service?

Of course, the principal difference between the free and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free website hosting vendors are not able to maintain an immense amount of servers, therefore, they plainly host more clients on one single web server by reducing the amount of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the servers are supervised and maintained appropriately, since the enormous number of accounts may causer the web server to crash frequently. The majority of the free website hosting suppliers, though, overlook the quality of the service and hence, it's very hard to find a free of cost web hosting solution that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting firms normally offer free client support even to the free web hosting customers, because they want their web sites to grow so that they eventually move to a paid web hosting package, which offers more website hosting features. Such distributor, for instance, is, which is one of the largest and eldest free web hosting corporations in the world.

At the same time, traditional web hosting distributors such as us, are able to keep multiple web hosting servers and so, we are able to offer much more feature-rich website hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a website hosting solution, though, does not necessarily denote that this package has a better quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the real service which you're receiving. In addition, we also provide a free bonus with the web hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with 100's of free-of-charge website layouts. As a web hosting firm, we do care about our reputation and this is the reason why if you pick us, you can rest calm that you won't get beguiled into paying for a service that you cannot in fact utilize.

What should I anticipate from a web hosting service?

The web hosting service is best for people who are looking to host a standard web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot anticipate, however, that a web hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, because as your business grows bigger, your site will become more and more resource consuming. Hence, you will have to eventually migrate to a more powerful web hosting solution like a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a private virtual web hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. Therefore, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also consider scalability, or else you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate supplier, which can bring about website complications and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you pick Zona Informatica as your website hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow, is crucial and will spare you lots of headaches in the long run.