Explanation of Website Hosting
As its name suggests, website hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are different varieties and kinds of hosting, depending on the aims and on the functions. Nevertheless, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which permits users to have access to it via the World Wide Web. The server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the form of web hosting service it will be used for.
What are the different types of hosting?
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Depending on the application, the business hosting solution may be:
File Hosting - this type of web hosting permits the users to lodge their files on a certain web server. With the typical file hosting solution, the files that are deposited may only be accessed by the client that's using the service. This web hosting solution mainly refers to backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also contain given restrictions with regard to the disk space and the root-level access. There may also be traffic limitations, but that is dependent on the particular web hosting provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is comparable with the previous web hosting service type. Yet, unlike the file hosting service, the warez web hosting service is used for spreading proprietary content without the approval of the copyright owner. To put it briefly - it involves the criminal dissemination of files and materials. There are numerous ways for this to be carried out, but the two main approaches are - through plain HTTP downloading and through P2P connections. The first method involves either some web portal, or, most often, simply a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download proprietary content for free. The second method involves a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There aren't many web hosting firms that allow such form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly owing to all the legal complications that it entails. Typically such websites are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared hosting and dedicated servers, based on the client's wish. If you want to launch your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access needed to carry out such a task. For typical e-mail web hosting purposes, however, you can open a conventional shared hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely popular, because the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, often owned by separate providers.
Website Hosting - the most popular and regularly used hosting service at the moment. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is determined by the Operating System the hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files demand specific web hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be displayed accurately on the Web. This kind of web hosting may contain web storage and bandwidth limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.
Depending on the goals and on the functions, the client should pick the kind of server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the website hosting supplier that's going to supply it. There are several kinds of hosting servers, depending on the specifications and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared web server provides a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and middle size web sites, which do not require vast quotas of storage space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Web Hosting - they work on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much less clients hosted on the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will receive a bigger quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, data space, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting huge online portals that do not need full root-level access.
VPS web hosting are ideal for middle sized sites, which do demand root access to the hosting server's config files. Usually, there are several private virtual hosting server accounts situated on the same physical machine. Even so, each of them is insulated from the rest and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Web Hosting - a completely dedicated web hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a huge amount of resources. It also includes full root access, which renders it the optimal environment for any kind of web site that requires a website hosting solution.
The sole question that remains is:
Which website hosting provider should I select?
As mentioned, there are just a few companies offering warez hosting solutions because of legal troubles. Such hosts are being shut down virtually every month. That is why, if you would like to launch such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most widespread kind of hosting service. So, every web hosting corporation offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as private virtual servers, Semi-dedicated Web Hosting and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller website hosting distributors do not have the means required for maintaining those solutions. You can quickly recognize such web hosts by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For instance, certain web hosting providers permit you to start with a smaller website hosting plan and subsequently move to a more advanced one, if you find it mandatory to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to transmit sites between web hosting servers and there is no danger of experiencing service outages because of all the predicaments that may crop up.
We, at Geekforce Hosting provide all kinds of solutions and possess the necessary web server resources and personnel to guarantee that their clients will not encounter any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is in fact all about.