Web Hosting Definition
As its name implies, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are different forms and kinds of web hosting, based on the aims and on the usage. Nonetheless, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A web host is in fact a server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which permits people to get access to it via the Web. The server's configuration and its limitations are dependent on the form of web hosting service it will be utilized for.
What are the various types of web hosting?
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Depending on the objective, the business website hosting service may be:
File Hosting - this type of web hosting allows the customers to deposit their files on a given hosting server. With the classic file web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the customer that's using the service. This hosting solution normally is related to backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other web servers. This service may also contain given limits in terms of the data space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic quota limits, but that depends on the actual web hosting provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous hosting service type. However, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for circulating patented work without being given the okay to do so by the licence proprietor. To cut a long story short - it entails the unlawful dissemination of files and docs. There are numerous approaches for this to be executed, but the 2 main approaches are - through plain HTTP downloading and through P2P connections. The first approach entails either some site, or, most often, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download proprietary materials for free. The second approach involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, via which people transmit files between each other. There are just a few web hosting companies that permit that type of web hosting on their hosting servers, mainly due to all the legal troubles that it involves. Generally such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the user's wish. If you desire to launch your own personal SMTP email server, then you will require either a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated web server that provides the access level needed to carry out such a task. For routine e-mail web hosting purposes, though, you can open a simple shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very popular, because the web hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two different web servers, usually belonging to different hosts.
Web Hosting - the most famous and commonly used hosting service at present. It's used for hosting site files, whose kind is dependent on the OS the server is running - Linux or Windows. Different types of files request specific server OSs, or else they won't be shown correctly on the Internet. This type of hosting may include server storage and web traffic restrictions, root-level access and CPU usage limits.
Depending on the purpose and on the functions, the client should select the sort of web hosting server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the website hosting vendor that's going to furnish it. There are several types of hosting servers, based on the specs and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and medium size websites, which do not demand huge quotas of data space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Hosting - they perform on the very same principle as the shared web servers. Even so, there are much less customers accommodated on the same server. That is why, each of them will receive a larger quota of the server's resources like RAM, disk storage, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting immense websites that do not require complete server root access.
VPS hosting are excellent for middle size web sites, which do demand root-level access to the server's configuration files. Generally, there are a few virtual hosting server accounts situated on the same server. Still, each of them is isolated from the others and has its own OS.
Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a mammoth quantity of resources. It also includes root access, which renders it an ideal platform for any type of web site that demands a web hosting solution.
The only question that remains is:
Which web hosting company should I choose?
As already stated, there aren't many hosting providers offering warez hosting solutions due to judicial entanglements. Such web hosts are being closed down virtually every month. That is why, if you want to provide such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared website hosting service is the most widespread kind of web hosting service. Therefore, each and every web hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as virtual private web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small scale website hosting companies do not have the resources required for maintaining those solutions. You can effortlessly ID such companies by the sorts of solutions that they are offering and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For instance, certain companies allow you to start with a smaller website hosting package and then upgrade to a more powerful one, if you find it mandatory to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not have to migrate websites between web hosting servers and there is no danger of suffering service disturbances due to all the predicaments that may show up.
We, at PickMweb provide all sorts of services and possess the needed hosting server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not chance upon any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.