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A description of hosting

As its name signifies, web hosting is a solution, which involves hosting web content. There are different varieties and types of hosting, based on the aims and on the functions. Nonetheless, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which permits users to gain access to it via the World Wide Web. The hosting server's configuration and its limitations depend on the sort of hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the various types of web hosting?

Based on the function, the web hosting solution may be:

File Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the users to store their files on a particular web hosting server. With the traditional file web hosting service, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the individual that's utilizing the service. This web hosting service mainly applies to backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also involve given limitations with regard to the disk storage space and the root privileges. There may also be traffic limitations, but that is dependent on the actual provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is comparable with the previous web hosting service form. Yet, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez web hosting solution is used for propagating proprietary materials without the approval of the license possessor. To put it briefly - it is connected with the criminal transmission of files and materials. There are multiple approaches for this to be done, but the two essential approaches are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first one involves either some web portal, or, most typically, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download licensed files free of cost. The second method involves a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people share files between each other. There are just a few web page hosting suppliers that permit that type of web hosting on their hosting servers, chiefly owing to all the judicial troubles that it entails. Generally such sites are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you desire to build your own personal SMTP mail server, then you will require either a private virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the level of access required to execute such a task. For normal mail hosting purposes, though, you can create a plain shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very used, since the web hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, often owned by separate companies.

Site Hosting - the most popular and vastly utilized hosting service at the moment. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind is determined by the OS the server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files need concrete hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown accurately on the Web. This type of hosting may contain disk space and bandwidth limitations, root access and CPU usage limits.

Depending on the mission and on the functions, the client should pick the sort of web server that he demands for his work, and, of course, the site hosting firm that's going to supply it. There are several types of hosting servers, based on the specifications and the web space hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared site hosting server includes a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium sized web portals, which do not need considerable quantities of storage space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they work on the same principle as the shared web servers. In spite of that, there are much less customers sharing the same web server. Because of that, each of them will obtain a larger quota of the web server's resources like RAM, data space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting huge web pages that do not require complete root-level access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual web servers are excellent for middle scale web portals, which do require root-level access to the web server's config files. Typically, there are a few virtual private hosting server accounts hosted on the same physical server. Even so, each of them is insulated from the others and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a gigantic quantity of system resources. It also gives complete root-level access, which makes it an excellent environment for any kind of website that requires a web space hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which website hosting corporation should I pick?

As stated above, there aren't many hosting companies providing warez web hosting solutions because of legal troubles. Such hosting providers are being shut down almost every month. Therefore, if you would like to offer such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared website hosting service is the most famous type of hosting service. For that reason, every webspace hosting firm provides it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as VPSs, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller webspace hosting providers do not have the resources demanded for offering those services. Hence it's always best to select a larger hosting company that can provide its clients with all the solutions that they want. You can easily ID such hosts by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For example, some hosting companies allow you to commence with a low-end web space hosting account and subsequently move to a more advanced one, if you deem it necessary to do so. This is quite suitable, because you do not need to relocate websites between servers and there is no possibility of experiencing network outages because of all the problems that may occur. Hosting providers such as Exclusive Hosting provide all types of services and have the adequate web server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not face any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting firm is in fact all about.