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Definition of Web Hosting
As its name implies, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are various forms and kinds of hosting, depending on the purpose and on the functions. Still, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Web. A host is in fact a web hosting service that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows people to access it through the Web. The server's architecture and its system resources are dependent on the kind of hosting service it will be utilized for.
What are the various forms of hosting?
Depending on the usage, the business website hosting solution may be:
File Hosting - this form of web hosting allows the clients to lodge their files on a certain web hosting server. With the traditional file storage web hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This web hosting service normally concerns backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other hosting servers. This service may also contain certain limits in terms of the web storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that depends on the given host.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous web hosting service type. Nonetheless, unlike the file hosting solution, the warez hosting service is used for transmitting proprietary materials without the permission of the patent proprietor. To cut a long story short - it entails the unauthorized circulation of files and materials. There are many methods for this to be completed, but the 2 chief ways are - via simple HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first method involves either some web page, or, most commonly, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download licensed content free of charge. The second method involves a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent servers, via which users transfer files between each other. There aren't many web hosting vendors that permit such type of hosting on their servers, chiefly due to all the judicial problems that it entails. Typically such sites are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared website hosting and dedicated web servers, based on the client's intention. If you would like to build your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the level of access required to carry out such an assignment. For common electronic mail hosting purposes, however, you can set up a simple shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's very used, since the web hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, often belonging to separate providers.
Web Hosting - the most widespread and universally utilized hosting service now. It's used for hosting website files, whose type is dependent on the Operating System the server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require specific hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown properly on the World Wide Web. This form of web hosting may contain server storage and bandwidth quota limits, root-level access and CPU usage restrictions.
Depending on the aims and on the usage, the customer should choose the sort of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the hosting vendor that's going to supply it. There are various types of web hosting servers, based on the configuration and the website hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server includes a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small and medium sized websites, which do not demand enormous quantities of storage space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Web Hosting - they are based on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much fewer users sharing the same web hosting server. For that reason, each of them will have a greater quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, data space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting bulky websites that do not need full root privileges.
VPS web hosting are ideal for middle sized web portals, which do need root-level access to the web server's configuration files. Typically, there are a handful of Virtual Private Server hosting accounts placed on the same server. However, each of them is independent from the rest and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Web Hosting - a completely dedicated physical server set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a tremendous amount of system resources. It also provides complete root-level access, which renders it an ideal solution for any type of online portal that necessitates a website hosting service.
The sole question that's left is:
Which web hosting corporation should I settle on?
As mentioned, there are not many web hosting companies offering warez web hosting services due to judicial entanglements. Such providers are being closed down practically every month. Because of that, if you want to set up such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared website hosting solution is the most popular kind of web hosting service. For that reason, each web hosting distributor offers it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as VPSs, Semi-dedicated Web Hosting and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small sized web hosting vendors do not have the means needed for maintaining those services. You can quickly ID such companies by the sorts of services that they are providing and by the way that they introduce them to the clientele. For instance, some providers allow you to commence with a small scale hosting package and then move to a more advanced one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not have to transmit sites between servers and there is no danger of facing network outages because of all the problems that may appear.
We, at WANTOK Web Hosting provide all sorts of solutions and possess the required web server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not face any complications when swapping services, which is what a top hosting company is in fact all about.