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The most basic and universally availed of sort of web hosting is the hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web portal without having to understand much about programming and administrating a hosting server. In addition to this, it's also the most economical type of web hosting and it's indeed affordable for anybody. Nonetheless, what is hosting?

What is hosting?

As the name suggests, the hosting solution is a sort of service where a lot of users share the resources of one and the same web server. This signifies that all web server constituents like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network interface cards and so on, are divided among the customers whose accounts are on that very same hosting server. This is usually made possible by setting up separate accounts for the separate users and appointing some limits and quotas for each of them. Those limitations are fixed in order to hinder the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to prevent the web server from overloading. Normally, hosting users do not have root-level access to the server's configuration files, which basically suggests that they do not have access to anything else on the web server but their own personal web hosting account. The website hosting resources that each account may utilize are set by the hosting provider that possesses the web hosting server and by the respective hosting package. That leads to the second essential question:

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

Hosting distributors that deliver hosting services typically have diverse website hosting plans. Those packages offer diverse quotas of website hosting features and specifications, which actually set the limits that a web hosting account will have. The client may choose between the individual web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he believes will befit him best. The web hosting package will then determine what restrictions the user's account will involve, once opened. The prices and the features of the web hosting plans are determined by the particular web hosting provider. Depending on the politics of the company, the hosting solution can be divided into 2 types - the free hosting service and the standard shared service, currently very famous among "cPanel hosting" firms as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to say, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they indeed are determined by the business policy of the particular distributor and, of course, the demands of the given client.

What is the contrast between the free and the classic hosting service?

Of course, the essential difference between the free of cost and the paid service is in the quantity of features that they offer. Free hosting corporations are not able to maintain a huge number of servers, therefore, they simply accommodate more customers on a single web hosting server by decreasing the quantity of system resources provided by the accounts. This will be efficient only on condition that the servers are kept under surveillance and administered properly, since the huge number of accounts may causer the web server to crash regularly. The majority of the free website hosting providers, though, ignore the quality of the service and hence, it's quite difficult to stumble upon a free website hosting solution that's in fact worth the time. The top free hosting distributors normally offer free technical support even to the free website hosting users, because they want their web pages to enlarge so that they subsequently move to a paid website hosting account, which includes more website hosting features. One such distributor, for example, is, which is among the biggest and eldest free web hosting firms in the world.

At the same time, established hosting firms like us, are able to maintain plenty of servers and so, we may afford to offer much more feature-rich web hosting packages. Of course, that reflects on the pricing of the web hosting plans. Paying a higher price for a web hosting package, however, does not automatically mean that this plan has a better quality. The most optimal services are the balanced ones, which involve a price that corresponds to the concrete service which you're obtaining. Besides, we also provide a free bonus with the website hosting package, like the 1-click applications installer, complemented with hundreds of cost-free design themes. As a web hosting companie, we do worry about our reputation and that's why if you pick us, you can rest certain that you won't get fooled into purchasing a solution that you cannot in fact make use of.

What should I expect from a hosting service?

The hosting service is best for individuals who would like to host a normal site, which is going to consume a small or medium amount of traffic each month. You cannot expect, however, that a hosting account will be sufficient for your needs, since as your business grows, your web site will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately upgrade to a more feature-rich website hosting service such as a semi-dedicated servers, a VPS (aka a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when selecting a website hosting distributor, you should also ponder about scalability, otherwise you might end up migrating your domain manually to a separate provider, which can bring about site complications and even prolonged downtime for your site. If you go with EXTEC as your website hosting distributor, you can rest safe that we can present you with the required domain name and hosting services as you grow, is essential and will save you a lot of headaches in the long run.

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