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An explanation of web site hosting

As its name indicates, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of hosting, based on the purpose and on the objectives. Yet, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Internet. A web host is actually a web hosting service that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own personal IP address, which enables people to get access to it via the Internet. The server's architecture and its system resources depend on the sort of web hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different types of hosting?

Based on the mission, the professional web hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of hosting enables the users to store their files on a specific hosting server. With the traditional file storage hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the client that's using the service. This hosting solution typically refers to backups of personal computers , docs, personal files and even other servers. This solution may also impose given limitations when it comes to the web storage space and the root access. There may also be web traffic limits, but that depends on the given web host.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous hosting service type. Even so, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for distributing patented materials without being given the okay to do so by the patent owner. To cut a long story short - it appertains to the prohibited distribution of files and materials. There are numerous ways for this to be accomplished, but the two principal methods are - via plain HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first way entails either a certain web portal, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary content for free. The second way involves a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent servers, through which people exchange files between each other. There are not many web hosting distributors that permit such form of hosting on their web hosting servers, mainly due to all the legal problems that it involves. Commonly such sites are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Web Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared web site hosting and dedicated web servers, based on the user's intention. If you would like to create your own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will need either a VPS server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the access level needed to perform such a task. For typical mail web hosting ends, however, you can utilize a regular shared web space hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very used, because the web page hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often owned by different web hosts.

Website Hosting - the most famous and widely utilized hosting service at present. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose kind is determined by the OS the hosting server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require different hosting server OSs, or else they won't be displayed appropriately on the Internet. This kind of hosting may contain storage space and web traffic limits, server root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Based on the aims and on the functions, the user should select the type of web server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are several types of web servers, depending on the specifications and the web space hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared hosting server includes a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and medium web sites, which do not require huge amounts of web storage and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated Servers Hosting - they are based on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. However, there are much fewer users accommodated on the same hosting server. Because of that, each of them will obtain a larger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, disk storage, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting bulky sites that do not need complete root access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual hosting servers are perfect for medium sized websites, which do need root-level access to the server's configuration files. Commonly, there are a number of VPS web server accounts situated on the same machine. Nevertheless, each of them is independent from the rest and has its own OS.

Dedicated Server Hosting - a completely dedicated web server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a big amount of resources. It also includes full root access, which renders it an excellent environment for any kind of website that demands a website hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which web hosting corporation should I opt for?

As already mentioned, there are not many providers offering warez web hosting services due to judicial complications. Such providers are being shut down virtually every month. Therefore, if you would like to offer such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared site hosting service is the most widely spread type of web hosting service. That is why, every hosting supplier offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as private virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated servers. Most of the small sized site hosting vendors do not have the resources needed for offering those solutions. That's why it's invariably best to choose a bigger host that can furnish its clients with all the solutions that they need. You can effortlessly identify such web hosting companies by the sorts of services that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For example, some companies permit you to start with a smaller web space hosting package and subsequently upgrade to a bigger one, if you consider it compulsory to do so. This is extremely suitable, because you do not have to relocate websites between web servers and there is no chance of facing service outages due to all the predicaments that may occur. Companies such as ByoHosting are offering all sorts of services and have the necessary web hosting server resources and staff to ensure that their customers will not experience any complications when swapping services, which is what a top hosting company is in fact all about.