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An interpretation of site hosting

As its name signifies, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are different forms and types of hosting, based on the mission and on the functions. Nonetheless, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A web host is in fact a web hosting service that is linked to the Internet and has its own personal IP address, which allows people to get access to it via the Web. The server's architecture and its system resources are subject to the form of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

Depending on the objective, the hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of web hosting enables the users to accommodate their files on a particular server. With the common file storage web hosting service, the files that are stored may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This hosting service usually refers to backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also include certain restrictions in relation to the server space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that depends on the actual provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service form. Yet, in contrast with the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for spreading patented materials without the permission of the patent possessor. In short - it pertains to the criminal dissemination of files and materials. There are many approaches for this to be achieved, but the 2 main ways are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either a certain web page, or, most typically, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download licensed content free of charge. The second method entails a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There are just a few web page hosting vendors that allow that form of hosting on their web servers, mainly because of all the judicial troubles that it presupposes. Usually such web pages are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared web space hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you desire to create your very own private SMTP server, then you will require either a VPS or a dedicated web server that provides the access level needed to execute such a procedure. For typical email web hosting purposes, however, you can open an average shared web page hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very used, because the website hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two different servers, usually belonging to separate hosting providers.

Web Page Hosting - the most popular and immensely used hosting service today. It's used for hosting site files, whose type is dependent on the Operating System the web hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request specific server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited appropriately on the Internet. This type of hosting may have web storage space and web traffic limitations, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Depending on the aims and on the usage, the customer should pick the sort of hosting server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the web space hosting supplier that's going to provide it. There are various types of hosting servers, based on the specifications and the hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and medium scale web pages, which do not need big amounts of server storage and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated - they operate on the same principle as the shared web site hosting servers. However, there are much fewer clients accommodated on the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will get a larger share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage space, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting popular web sites that do not require complete server root access.

VPS hosting - the virtual hosting servers are perfect for medium web pages, which do need root-level access to the web hosting server's config files. Commonly, there are several private virtual web server hosting accounts sharing the same machine. In spite of that, each of them is independent from the rest and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a big amount of resources. It also provides root privileges, which renders it a perfect solution for any sort of web site that needs a web site hosting service.

The only question that remains is:

Which web space hosting vendor should I opt for?

As mentioned above, there are very few hosts offering warez hosting services because of legal complications. Such web hosting providers are being closed down almost every month. That is why, if you wish to establish such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting solution is the most widespread type of hosting service. Therefore, every web hosting vendor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer services such as VPSs, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller web hosting vendors do not have the means needed for offering those services. For that reason it's invariably best to go with a larger host that can supply its customers with all the services that they seek. You can quickly recognize such hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are offering and by the way that they present them to the clientele. For instance, some hosts allow you to start with a smaller site hosting package and subsequently move to a more advanced one, if you deem it mandatory to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not need to relocate sites between servers and there is no danger of experiencing service interruptions because of all the problems that may appear. Hosting companies such as Business In The Black provide all kinds of services and possess the required hosting server resources and personnel to ensure that their customers will not stumble upon any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is in fact all about.