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As its name implies, hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of web hosting, depending on the aims and on the functions. Even so, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Internet. A host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which permits people to have access to it via the Web. The hosting server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the form of web hosting solution it will be used for.
What are the various forms of hosting?
Based on the objective, the business website hosting solution may be:
File Hosting - this type of web hosting allows the customers to deposit their files on a particular web server. With the routine file storage web hosting service, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the customer that's using the service. This hosting service mainly concerns backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also impose certain limits with regard to the data storage and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth quota limits, but that is dependent on the particular host.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is quite similar to the previous web hosting service form. Yet, unlike the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is utilized for circulating proprietary content without the sanction of the copyright possessor. In brief - it involves the illegitimate dissemination of files and documents. There are multiple ways for this to be attained, but the two essential ways are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through P2P connections. The first method involves either a particular web page, or, most often, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download patented content free of cost. The second method entails a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transfer files between each other. There aren't many website hosting vendors that permit that type of web hosting on their hosting servers, mainly owing to all the legal entanglements that it involves. Typically such web sites are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this solution is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, based on the customer's intention. If you wish to run your own private SMTP email server, then you will require either a VPS web server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the access level required to execute such a task. For customary mail hosting purposes, however, you can create an ordinary shared 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 web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 different servers, often belonging to different providers.
Hosting - the most widespread and vastly used hosting service at the moment. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose sort depends on the Operating System the hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files need concrete hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be displayed accurately on the Web. This type of hosting may involve disk storage space and traffic quota limits, server root access and CPU usage limitations.
Based on the aims and on the usage, the customer should select the kind of web hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the web hosting firm that's going to provide it. There are several kinds of web hosting servers, based on the specs and the website hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server includes a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and medium size web pages, which do not require huge quotas of server space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they work on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much fewer clients accommodated on the same web hosting server. Because of that, each of them will enjoy a greater quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, data space, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting immense online portals that do not require full root privileges.
VPS are excellent for middle scale sites, which do require root access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Commonly, there are a bunch of VPS server web hosting accounts sharing the same server. Yet, each of them is autonomous from the others and has its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated web hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a vast quantity of system resources. It also gives full root access, which makes it a perfect solution for any type of website that demands a web hosting solution.
The sole question that remains is:
Which website hosting distributor should I settle on?
As already stated, there aren't many hosting companies providing warez hosting solutions due to judicial predicaments. Such providers are being closed down practically every month. For that reason, if you wish to launch such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared web hosting service is the most widespread kind of web hosting service. Because of that, each website hosting supplier offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as VPS servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller website hosting firms do not have the means needed for offering those services. You can quickly recognize such hosts by the types of solutions that they are providing and by the way that they present them to the clients. For example, some providers permit you to kick off with a small scale web hosting package and subsequently upgrade to a bigger one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not have to relocate web portals between web servers and there is no chance of suffering network downtime due to all the problems that may occur.
We, at Servers Cloud offer all kinds of services and possess the adequate hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not stumble upon any predicaments when changing services, which is what a top hosting vendor is actually all about.