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Definition of Web Hosting

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As its name hints, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are various varieties and types of hosting, depending on the goals and on the functions. However, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Web. A host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the Internet and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows people to have access to it via the Internet. The server's configuration and its system resources are determined by the sort of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different types of hosting?

Depending on the mission, the web hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this type of hosting enables the clients to stash their files on a certain web hosting server. With the standard file storage web hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the customer that's utilizing the service. This hosting service usually refers to backups of PCs , docs, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also involve given limits with regard to the storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that is dependent on the given service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service form. Yet, unlike the file storage hosting service, the warez web hosting service is used for distributing patented work without being okayed by the license owner. To put it briefly - it entails the forbidden distribution of files and docs. There are many methods for this to be done, but the 2 main ways are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either a specific website, or, most often, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download copyrighted materials free of charge. The second approach entails a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There are just a few website hosting suppliers that permit that form of web hosting on their web servers, chiefly because of all the legal complications that it entails. Commonly such web pages are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Web Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the customer's desire. If you desire to run your own personal SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a virtual hosting server or a dedicated web server that provides the access level needed to accomplish such a procedure. For normal e-mail hosting ends, however, you can utilize a plain shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very popular, because the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, usually owned by separate companies.

Web Hosting - the most famous and extensively utilized hosting service nowadays. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose type depends on the OS the web server is using - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files need different web server OSs, or else they won't be exhibited properly on the Web. This form of hosting may have server space and bandwidth limitations, root-level access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Depending on the mission and on the objectives, the client should pick the kind of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web hosting provider that's going to supply it. There are different types of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server offers a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and middle size web sites, which do not need considerable quotas of disk storage space and web traffic.

Semi-dedicated Hosting - they operate on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Even so, there are much fewer users sharing the same web server. That is why, each of them will enjoy a larger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, disk storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous websites that do not demand complete server root access.

VPS hosting are excellent for middle scale websites, which do require root-level access to the hosting server's config files. Typically, there are a few virtual web hosting server accounts sharing the same physical machine. Even so, each of them is independent from the others and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated web server set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees an enormous amount of resources. It also includes complete root access, which makes it a perfect environment for any sort of site that necessitates a web hosting solution.

The only question that's left is:

Which web hosting distributor should I opt for?

As already mentioned, there aren't many companies offering warez hosting services because of legal problems. Such companies are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you desire to run such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most widespread kind of hosting service. Therefore, every hosting corporation offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as private virtual web servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller web hosting providers do not have the resources required for offering those services. You can easily ID such hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For example, certain providers permit you to commence with a low-end hosting account and then move to a bigger one, if you find it mandatory to do so. This is very suitable, because you do not need to move web portals between hosting servers and there is no danger of facing service disturbances due to all the predicaments that may occur.

We, at HostMe4Life offer all types of services and possess the required hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not chance upon any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting supplier is in fact all about.

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