How Hosting Functions
As its name suggests, hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are various forms and kinds of web hosting, based on the purpose and on the usage. However, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A web host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which enables users to get access to it through the World Wide Web. The hosting server's architecture and its limitations are determined by the kind of hosting solution it's going to be used for.
What are the different types of web hosting?
Based on the objective, the business website hosting solution may be:
File Web Hosting - this form of hosting allows the clients to host their files on a certain web server. With the average file storage web hosting service, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the person that's using the service. This web hosting solution usually is associated with backups of computers , documents, private files and even other servers. This service may also include certain restrictions in relation to the server space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic quota limits, but that is dependent on the actual web hosting provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is resembling the previous web hosting service form. Yet, in contrast with the file web hosting solution, the warez hosting solution is utilized for disseminating patented work without being given the okay to do so by the license holder. In brief - it pertains to the prohibited circulation of files and materials. There are numerous ways for this to be done, but the 2 chief ways are - via simple HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first one entails either some web site, or, most often, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download patented files free of charge. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There are a few hosting firms that permit such type of web hosting on their web servers, mostly because of all the judicial predicaments that it involves. Typically such web portals are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, based on the user's wish. If you want to create your own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a virtual hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the level of access required to execute such a task. For customary email web hosting purposes, however, you can open a plain shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's widely used, since the website hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, often owned by different web hosting providers.
Hosting - the most popular and commonly utilized hosting service as of today. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type is dependent on the Operating System the server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request specific server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the World Wide Web. This form of hosting may impose server storage and web traffic limits, server root access and central processing unit usage limits.
Based on the aims and on the functions, the user should select the kind of web hosting server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the hosting corporation that's going to supply it. There are several kinds of web servers, based on the configuration and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and medium sized online portals, which do not require huge quotas of web storage space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Packages - they are based on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Still, there are much less clients sharing the same server. Hence, each of them will get a greater share of the server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting big web portals that do not need complete root access.
VPS are perfect for middle size websites, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's config files. Normally, there are a number of virtual private web server accounts placed on the same machine. In spite of that, each of them is independent from the others and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Package - a fully dedicated web server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a great amount of resources. It also offers root access, which renders it a perfect platform for any kind of web portal that demands a website hosting solution.
The only question that's left is:
Which web hosting distributor should I select?
As already mentioned, there are very few hosting providers providing warez web hosting solutions because of judicial entanglements. Such web hosts are being closed down almost every month. Because of that, if you wish to set up such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared web hosting service is the most popular kind of hosting service. For that reason, every web hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as virtual servers, Semi-dedicated Packages and dedicated web servers. Most of the small scale website hosting distributors do not have the resources required for maintaining those solutions. You can effortlessly ID such web hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are providing and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For example, certain providers allow you to commence with a low-end website hosting package and subsequently move to a more powerful one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not have to migrate web sites between servers and there is no danger of facing outages because of all the predicaments that may show up.
We, at offer all sorts of services and possess the needed web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not encounter any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting company is in fact all about.