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An explanation of web space hosting

As its name indicates, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of web hosting, based on the goals and on the functions. Still, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own personal IP address, which allows people to have access to it through the Internet. The web hosting server's configuration and its system resources are dependent on the type of hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

Depending on the function, the hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of web hosting permits the users to keep their files on a specific hosting server. With the normal file hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the client that's utilizing the service. This hosting solution normally is associated with backups of computers , docs, private files and even other servers. This solution may also include given restrictions in relation to the data storage and the root privileges. There may also be traffic quota limitations, but that is dependent on the particular web hosting service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service form. In spite of that, unlike the file hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for distributing patented work without the permission of the licence bearer. In brief - it is associated with the prohibited circulation of files and documents. There are lots of ways for this to be done, but the 2 chief approaches are - via plain HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first approach entails either a given website, or, most typically, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download copyrighted materials for free. The second way entails a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users share files between each other. There aren't many hosting firms that allow such form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly due to all the judicial predicaments that it presupposes. Usually such websites are hosted on personal dedicated servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Electronic Mail Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web space hosting and dedicated servers, based on the user's desire. If you wish to build your own private SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated web server that provides the level of access needed to perform such a procedure. For traditional email web hosting purposes, though, you can avail of an average shared webspace hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very used, because the site hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, often belonging to different firms.

Site Hosting - the most widespread and vastly used hosting service as of today. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose sort depends on the OS the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different types of files require specific server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited appropriately on the Web. This kind of hosting may have web storage space and traffic quota limitations, root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Based on the goals and on the objectives, the customer should select the kind of web server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web hosting corporation that's going to supply it. There are different sorts of web servers, based on the configuration and the web hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared site hosting server provides a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small and medium scale web sites, which do not need enormous quotas of server space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they perform on the same principle as the shared webspace hosting servers. However, there are much less clients hosted on the same server. For that reason, each of them will get a bigger share of the web server's resources like RAM, data storage, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting heavy web portals that do not need complete root access.

VPS - the virtual servers are ideal for medium scale web pages, which do demand root access to the web server's configuration files. Typically, there are a bunch of Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts accommodated on the same machine. Even so, each of them is autonomous from the other ones and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated physical machine set up and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a large quantity of system resources. It also includes complete server root access, which renders it a perfect environment for any type of web portal that requires a hosting solution.

The sole question that's left is:

Which site hosting distributor should I choose?

As already stated, there aren't many hosting companies offering warez web hosting services due to judicial entanglements. Such companies are being closed down virtually every month. That is why, if you wish to offer such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared hosting solution is the most widespread kind of hosting service. So, each and every hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as VPS web servers, semi-dedicated web servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized web space hosting corporations do not have the means demanded for maintaining those services. That's why it's invariably best to go with a bigger host that can provide its customers with all the services that they are looking for. You can quickly ID such companies by the sorts of services that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clientele. For instance, certain hosting companies permit you to start with a low-end webspace hosting plan and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you find it necessary to do so. This is extremely suitable, because you do not need to transfer websites between web hosting servers and there is no risk of facing service interruptions because of all the problems that may arise. Companies like AIDA Host are offering all sorts of solutions and possess the required web hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not run into any hassles when changing services, which is what a top hosting firm is actually all about.