As its name denotes, hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, based on the goals and on the functions. However, they all are associated with 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 own Internet Protocol address, which allows users to have access to it through the World Wide Web. The hosting server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the type of hosting service it will be utilized for.
What are the different forms of web hosting?
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Depending on the objective, the web hosting solution may be:
File Storage Web Hosting - this type of hosting permits the customers to store their files on a specific web server. With the customary file storage hosting solution, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This hosting service mainly includes backups of PCs , docs, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also impose certain limits with regard to the data storage space and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that depends on the particular web hosting service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is resembling the previous hosting service form. Nonetheless, unlike the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is utilized for spreading patented materials without being given the okay to do so by the copyright bearer. In brief - it appertains to the unauthorized transmission of files and materials. There are a lot of methods for this to be accomplished, but the 2 principal approaches are - via simple HTTP downloading and through P2P connections. The first one involves either a certain web page, or, most typically, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download copyrighted files for free. The second approach involves a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, via which users exchange files between each other. There are just a few website hosting companies that permit that form of web hosting on their hosting servers, chiefly due to all the legal complications that it involves. Usually such web sites are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Mail Web Hosting - this service is relevant with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you want to set up your own private SMTP server, then you will require either a private virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the level of access required to execute such an operation. For common electronic mail hosting ends, however, you can avail of an ordinary shared hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely popular, because the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often belonging to separate hosts.
Hosting - the most popular and commonly used hosting service nowadays. It's used for hosting site files, whose kind depends on the Operating System the hosting server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require concrete web hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be displayed accurately on the Web. This form of web hosting may involve server storage and traffic limits, root access and CPU usage limits.
Based on the purpose and on the objectives, the user should select the sort of server that he demands for his work, and, of course, the web hosting vendor that's going to supply it. There are several types of web servers, based on the specifications and the hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and medium size online portals, which do not require vast quotas of storage space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they perform on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. However, there are much less customers accommodated on the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will obtain a greater quota of the web server's resources like RAM, data space, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting immense web sites that do not need server root access.
VPS are ideal for middle sized web portals, which do require root-level access to the web server's configuration files. Usually, there are a handful of Virtual Private Server accounts accommodated on the same machine. Nonetheless, each of them is isolated from the rest and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a huge amount of resources. It also includes server root access, which renders it the optimal platform for any type of online portal that necessitates a web hosting solution.
The sole question that remains is:
Which web hosting supplier should I settle on?
As already mentioned, there are just a few providers offering warez web hosting services because of judicial predicaments. Such hosting providers are being closed down virtually every month. Therefore, if you wish to provide such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most famous type of hosting service. Hence, each and every website hosting supplier offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as private virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller website hosting corporations do not have the means required for offering those solutions. You can quickly ID such web hosting companies by the types of services that they are supplying and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clientele. For example, certain hosting companies permit you to kick off with a small sized hosting package and subsequently shift to a bigger one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to transfer web portals between hosting servers and there is no chance of suffering service downtime because of all the complications that may occur.
We, at Sulana Hosting offer all types of solutions and possess the necessary hosting server resources and personnel to ensure that their clients will not stumble upon any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting company is actually all about.