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The most principal and frequently used kind of web hosting is the web hosting service. It's a means to host your web site without having to understand much about programming and administering a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most inexpensive type of website hosting and it's quite affordable for everyone. However, what is web hosting?

What is web hosting?

As the name denotes, the web hosting service is a sort of service where plenty of users share the system reserves of one and the same server. This goes to say that all web hosting server constituents like CPU, hard disks, RAM, NICs etc. are apportioned among the customers whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is mainly made possible by setting up separate accounts for the separate clients and setting given restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are imposed in order to prevent the users from meddling with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overloading. Normally, web hosting clients do not have full root-level access to the web server's configuration files, which essentially goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the server but their own hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may use are determined by the web hosting supplier that possesses the web hosting server and by the given web hosting plan. That causes the second vital question:

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

Hosting distributors that supply web hosting packages usually have different website hosting plans. Those plans provide diverse quotas of website hosting resources and specifications, which actually set the limits that a hosting package will include. The customer may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will fit him best. The hosting package will then determine what limitations the client's account will have, once opened. The costs and the specifications of the web hosting packages are chosen by the specific hosting company. Based on the politics of the supplier, the web hosting service can be divided into two categories - the free hosting solution and the classic shared solution, most recently very famous among "cPanel hosting" distributors as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is better, since they are quite different from each other and they really depend on the marketing policy of the particular distributor and, of course, the needs of the particular customer.

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

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they include. Free web hosting suppliers are not capable of keeping a large amount of servers, therefore, they merely host more clients on a single hosting server by decreasing the amount of resources provided by the accounts. This will be effective only if the web hosting servers are monitored and administered properly, since the enormous amount of accounts may cause the server to crash on a regular basis. Most of the free website hosting corporations, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's very difficult to find a free of charge web hosting solution that's actually worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors commonly provide free customer support even to the free web hosting clients, because they want their sites to grow bigger so that they eventually migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which includes more web hosting features. Such provider, for example, is, which is one of the biggest and oldest free website hosting corporations worldwide.

At the same time, traditional web hosting vendors like us, are able to keep multiple hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to provide much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that influences the pricing of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, though, does not necessarily mean that this plan has a finer quality. The most advantageous solutions are the balanced ones, which offer a price that matches the real service which you're receiving. Additionally, we also offer a free extra with the web hosting package, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of free web themes. As a web hosting vendor, we do care about our reputation and that is the reason why if you go with us, you can rest confident that you won't get deceived into paying for a solution that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I expect from a web hosting solution?

The web hosting solution is best for those who are looking to host an average web site, which is going to utilize a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a web hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business grows bigger, your web page will become more and more resource consuming. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more feature-rich web hosting solution such as a semi-dedicated hosting, a VPS hosting (aka a virtual private web server, or VPS), or even a dedicated hosting. So, when picking a website hosting company, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a separate company, which can bring about website predicaments and even prolonged downtime for your web site. If you select Xgen Hosting as your web hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of hassles in the long run.

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