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An explanation of website hosting

As its name suggests, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are various varieties and kinds of hosting, depending on the aims and on the objectives. Still, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a web hosting service that is connected to the Internet and has its very own IP address, which allows users to access it via the Internet. The hosting server's configuration and its resources are determined by the type of hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Based on the function, the hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of web hosting permits the users to store their files on a certain web hosting server. With the normal file web hosting service, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the user that's availing of the service. This web hosting solution normally is associated with backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also contain given limitations in relation to the server storage and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that is dependent on the actual web hosting service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is resembling the previous web hosting service form. Nevertheless, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for propagating copyrighted work without being okayed by the licence holder. In short - it is associated with the prohibited propagation of files and documents. There are many approaches for this to be achieved, but the 2 principal ways are - via plain HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either some web page, or, most often, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download licensed materials free of charge. The second way entails a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There are a few web hosting companies that permit that form of hosting on their web servers, chiefly because of all the judicial complications that it entails. Generally such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Web Hosting - this service is relevant with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the client's desire. If you desire to establish your own private SMTP mail server, then you will require either a VPS web server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the level of access needed to perform such a procedure. For common e-mail hosting ends, however, you can utilize a regular shared web site hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's widely famous, since the web page hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, often owned by different web hosting providers.

Web Page Hosting - the most widely spread and widely used hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is dependent on the OS the hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files necessitate concrete server Operating Systems, or else they won't be displayed appropriately on the Web. This type of hosting may include storage space and bandwidth limits, root-level access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Based on the aims and on the usage, the customer should choose the kind of web server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the site hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are various sorts of servers, depending on the specifications and the web site hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server offers a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small scale and medium web portals, which do not demand enormous amounts of server storage space and traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Hosting - they are based on the very same principle as the shared web site hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less customers sharing the same web hosting server. That is why, each of them will have a greater share of the server's resources like RAM, server storage, bandwidth and CPU. Perfect for hosting big web portals that do not demand full root access.

Virtual Servers - the private virtual web servers are ideal for middle scale online portals, which do demand root-level access to the server's configuration files. Usually, there are a few Virtual Private Server hosting accounts placed on the same physical server. However, each of them is isolated from the rest and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Servers Hosting - a completely dedicated machine set up and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees an immense amount of resources. It also includes full root-level access, which renders it the optimal environment for any sort of online portal that demands a web hosting solution.

The only question that's left is:

Which site hosting firm should I settle on?

As mentioned above, there are just a few web hosting providers offering warez web hosting solutions due to judicial problems. Such web hosting companies are being closed down virtually every month. For that reason, if you wish to establish such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared hosting solution is the most widespread type of hosting service. Hence, every hosting supplier offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as private virtual web servers, semi-dedicated web servers and dedicated servers. Most of the smaller web space hosting providers do not have the means demanded for offering those services. That's why it's always best to opt for a bigger web hosting company that can provide its customers with all the solutions that they are searching for. You can quickly ID such companies by the kinds of services that they are supplying and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For instance, certain web hosts allow you to begin with a smaller website hosting account and subsequently shift to a more advanced one, if you deem it compulsory to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not need to relocate websites between hosting servers and there is no risk of experiencing service interruptions due to all the predicaments that may appear. Companies such as Santingo Hosting are offering all types of solutions and have the needed web server resources and personnel to guarantee that their clients will not face any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting provider is in fact all about.