As its name indicates, hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are various forms and types of hosting, depending on the mission and on the functions. Nevertheless, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Web. A web host is in fact a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which enables people to access it via the World Wide Web. The hosting server's architecture and its resources are dependent on the sort of hosting service it will be utilized for.
What are the various types of web hosting?
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Depending on the objective, the web hosting service may be:
File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting allows the customers to store their files on a certain web server. With the customary file web hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the person that's using the service. This web hosting service typically refers to backups of PCs , documents, personal files and even other servers. This service may also include certain limitations in relation to the disk storage and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that is dependent on the given service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous web hosting service type. However, in contrast with the file storage web hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for propagating copyrighted content without being okayed by the copyright proprietor. In brief - it is associated with the forbidden transmission of files and materials. There are a lot of methods for this to be carried out, but the two main methods are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first method entails either a certain web page, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download licensed documents free of charge. The second method involves a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transmit files between each other. There are very few web hosting companies that permit that type of web hosting on their web servers, mostly owing to all the judicial troubles that it entails. Generally such sites are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the client's desire. If you wish to run your own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a virtual hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access needed to perform such an operation. For common mail hosting purposes, however, you can open a plain shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very famous, because the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, usually owned by separate hosts.
Hosting - the most widely spread and extensively used hosting service as of today. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose sort depends on the OS the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files necessitate specific hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown accurately on the Internet. This kind of web hosting may impose web storage space and web traffic quota limitations, server root access and CPU usage limits.
Based on the aims and on the objectives, the customer should pick the sort of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the website hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are several kinds of hosting servers, depending on the specs and the web hosting solutions that they offer. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server provides a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and medium size web pages, which do not need immense quotas of data space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they operate on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much fewer users sharing the same hosting server. Hence, each of them will enjoy a greater share of the web server's resources like RAM, server storage, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting big web sites that do not need full root-level access.
VPS are excellent for middle sized websites, which do require root access to the web hosting server's config files. Traditionally, there are a bunch of virtual web server accounts sharing the same machine. Still, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and has its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a vast quantity of resources. It also offers server root access, which renders it an ideal solution for any sort of online portal that needs a website hosting service.
The only question that's left is:
Which web hosting supplier should I choose?
As mentioned, there are not many web hosting providers providing warez web hosting services because of legal entanglements. Such web hosting providers are being shut down almost every month. Because of that, if you desire to establish such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting solution is the most widespread type of web hosting service. Hence, each and every web hosting vendor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as virtual private hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller website hosting companies do not have the resources required for maintaining those services. You can effortlessly identify such hosts by the types of solutions that they are providing and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For instance, certain hosting providers allow you to commence with a low-end website hosting account and then move to a more powerful one, if you find it necessary to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to relocate web sites between hosting servers and there is no chance of suffering service outages because of all the problems that may show up.
We, at Space Hostia provide all kinds of services and possess the adequate web hosting server resources and personnel to ensure that their customers will not experience any predicaments when swapping services, which is what a top hosting vendor is in fact all about.