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The most principal and regularly availed of form of web hosting is the hosting service. It constitutes a way to host your web portal without having to be much informed about programming and handling a server. Besides, it's also the most inexpensive form of web hosting and it's in fact affordable for everyone. Still, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name suggests, the hosting service is a type of service where multiple users share the system resources of one and the same server. This suggests that all hosting server components such as CPU, hard drives, RAM, NICs etc. are allocated among the customers whose accounts are on that same hosting server. This is typically rendered accomplishable by creating different accounts for the different clients and fixing some restrictions and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are assigned so as to restrain the clients from intervening with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, hosting users do not have root access to the web server's config files, which essentially goes to say that they cannot access anything else on the web hosting server apart from their very own website page hosting account. The web hosting resources that each account may avail of are fixed by the hosting firm that owns the hosting server and by the particular website hosting package. That results in the second essential question:

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

Web hosting distributors that offer hosting packages usually have various website hosting packages. Those packages contain diverse quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which actually fix the limitations that a hosting plan will include. The customer may pick between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will befit him best. The website hosting plan will then determine what limitations the customer's account will include, once opened. The prices and the specifications of the website hosting packages are specified by the specific hosting firm. Depending on the politics of the corporation, the hosting solution falls into two groups - the free hosting service and the regular shared service, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" traders as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from each other and they actually are subject to the marketing policy of the specific distributor and, of course, the demands of the particular user.

What is the distinction between the free of cost and the popular hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of cost and the paid solution is in the quantity of resources that they involve. Free website hosting corporations are not capable of maintaining a huge number of hosting servers, hence, they merely host more clients on a single web hosting server by reducing the quantity of resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only in case the web hosting servers are monitored and handled appropriately, because the huge number of accounts may make the server crash over and over again. The majority of the free website hosting suppliers, however, neglect the quality of the service and hence, it's quite tough to discover a free of cost website hosting service that's in fact worth the effort. The top free hosting distributors usually provide free technical support even to the free website hosting clients, because they want their sites to enlarge so that they subsequently migrate to a paid website hosting plan, which offers more hosting resources. One such provider, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the largest and eldest free web hosting corporations worldwide.

On the other hand, established hosting suppliers such as us, are able to keep numerous hosting servers and as a result, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich website hosting plans. Of course, that influences the cost of the website hosting packages. Paying a higher price for a hosting plan, however, does not necessarily signify that this service has a finer quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the actual service which you're receiving. Furthermore, we also provide a free extra with the hosting plan, like the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by hundreds of charge-free web site templates. As a website hosting supplier, we do look after our good name and this is the reason why if you choose us, you can rest calm that you won't get deceived into purchasing a solution that you cannot in fact use.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for persons who are looking to host a normal web portal, which is going to swallow a small or medium amount of web traffic every month. You cannot anticipate, though, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business develops, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Hence, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful hosting solution like a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (also known as a private virtual server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when choosing a web hosting vendor, you should also think about scalability, or else you might end up relocating your domain manually to a different supplier, which can create website troubles and even prolonged downtime for your web page. If you go with IRCMRU Hosting as your website hosting company, you can rest safe that we can provide you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you get bigger, is essential and will spare you lots of inconveniences in the future.

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