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What is Web Hosting?
As its name indicates, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of hosting, depending on the mission and on the objectives. Still, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A host is in fact a web server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which allows people to access it via the Internet. The web hosting server's architecture and its system resources depend on the sort of web hosting service it will be used for.
What are the different types of hosting?
Based on the mission, the web hosting solution may be:
File Storage Hosting - this form of hosting enables the users to keep their files on a particular web hosting server. With the average file storage hosting solution, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the individual that's utilizing the service. This hosting service traditionally refers to backups of personal computers , docs, personal files and even other servers. This service may also impose given limits in relation to the server storage space and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic quota limits, but that is dependent on the given web hosting service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous web hosting service type. Even so, unlike the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for spreading patented content without being given the okay to do so by the copyright possessor. To cut a long story short - it is connected with the forbidden dissemination of files and documents. There are numerous methods for this to be completed, but the two main ways are - via plain HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first one involves either a certain site, or, most often, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download patented documents for free. The second approach involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, via which users transfer files between each other. There aren't many web hosting distributors that allow that type of web hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly due to all the judicial entanglements that it entails. Usually such web portals are hosted on private dedicated servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared website hosting and dedicated servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you would like to build your very own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the access level needed to perform such an assignment. For routine electronic mail web hosting ends, however, you can utilize a standard shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's very popular, since the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often belonging to different web hosting providers.
Web Hosting - the most widespread and widely used hosting service now. It's used for hosting web site files, whose kind is determined by the OS the web hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files demand concrete server OSs, or else they won't be exhibited correctly on the Internet. This type of web hosting may impose server space and web traffic restrictions, server root access and CPU usage limitations.
Depending on the aims and on the objectives, the client should pick the type of server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the hosting provider that's going to furnish it. There are several sorts of hosting servers, based on the specifications and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small scale and middle size websites, which do not require enormous amounts of disk storage and web traffic.
Semi-dedicated Hosting - they work on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less clients accommodated on the same web server. That is why, each of them will obtain a bigger share of the web server's resources like RAM, storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Perfect for hosting big web sites that do not demand full root privileges.
VPS hosting are ideal for middle scale websites, which do require root-level access to the web server's config files. Traditionally, there are a handful of virtual private hosting server accounts hosted on the same server. Nevertheless, each of them is insulated from the other ones and runs its own OS.
Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated physical server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees an enormous quantity of resources. It also provides full server root privileges, which makes it the optimal platform for any sort of online portal that needs a website hosting service.
The only question that remains is:
Which web hosting firm should I opt for?
As mentioned, there are not many companies offering warez hosting services because of judicial problems. Such web hosting companies are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you desire to run such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most widespread type of web hosting service. Because of that, each website hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as virtual private web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller website hosting suppliers do not have the means needed for maintaining those solutions. You can effortlessly identify such web hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are offering and by the way that they introduce them to the clients. For example, some hosts allow you to start with a small scale web hosting package and then move to a more powerful one, if you deem it necessary to do so. This is quite suitable, since you do not need to transmit web sites between web hosting servers and there is no possibility of suffering downtime due to all the predicaments that may take place.
We, at Idca Hosting offer all sorts of services and possess the needed hosting server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not stumble upon any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting firm is in fact all about.