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How Hosting Services Works
As its name hints, hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, based on the mission and on the objectives. Nonetheless, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Internet. A host is actually a server that is linked to the Internet and has its own Internet Protocol address, which permits people to have access to it through the Web. The server's configuration and its system resources are subject to the sort of hosting service it's going to be used for.
What are the different forms of web hosting?
Based on the objective, the professional hosting solution may be:
File Web Hosting - this type of hosting enables the users to stash their files on a particular hosting server. With the typical file storage web hosting service, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the person that's availing of the service. This web hosting service generally pertains to backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other servers. This solution may also contain given limitations in relation to the web space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic quota limitations, but that depends on the given service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is very similar to the previous web hosting service type. Even so, in contrast with the file hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is used for distributing copyrighted content without being given the go-ahead by the licence bearer. To put it briefly - it is connected with the unlawful circulation of files and materials. There are a lot of ways for this to be attained, but the 2 main methods are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via P2P connections. The first approach entails either some site, or, most typically, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download licensed materials for free. The second method involves a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users transmit files between each other. There are just a few web hosting distributors that allow that form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly owing to all the legal entanglements that it entails. Commonly such sites are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the user's desire. If you would like to build your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual web server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the access level required to accomplish such a procedure. For conventional mail web hosting ends, though, you can use a conventional shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very used, since the website hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two different web servers, usually owned by different providers.
Hosting - the most famous and vastly used hosting service at present. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose type is determined by the OS the web hosting server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files need different hosting server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be exhibited properly on the World Wide Web. This kind of web hosting may impose disk storage and web traffic limits, root-level access and CPU usage limitations.
Depending on the mission and on the objectives, the client should select the sort of hosting server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the web hosting vendor that's going to furnish it. There are various types of web hosting servers, depending on the specs and the website hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared hosting server includes a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small sized and middle size online portals, which do not demand large amounts of server storage space and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they are based on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. However, there are much fewer customers hosted on the same web server. Therefore, each of them will get a bigger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, storage space, traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting huge sites that do not demand server root access.
VPS are perfect for middle sized web portals, which do need root access to the web server's configuration files. Generally, there are a number of private virtual server web hosting accounts placed on the same physical machine. However, each of them is insulated from the other ones and runs its own Operating System.
Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a great amount of system resources. It also provides complete root access, which renders it an ideal environment for any type of site that requires a website hosting solution.
The sole question that's left is:
Which web hosting distributor should I opt for?
As mentioned, there aren't many hosts providing warez web hosting solutions because of legal complications. Such hosts are being shut down almost every month. Because of that, if you want to offer such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most popular kind of hosting service. Therefore, every website hosting company provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as VPS web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller website hosting vendors do not have the means demanded for offering those services. You can effortlessly identify such web hosts by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For example, some web hosting providers allow you to commence with a small sized hosting plan and subsequently move to a bigger one, if you consider it compulsory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to move websites between web servers and there is no chance of experiencing service downtime because of all the predicaments that may take place.
We, at 123WebPlan provide all sorts of solutions and have the necessary server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not suffer any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.