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A description of web site hosting

As its name indicates, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are various forms and types of web hosting, depending on the mission and on the usage. Even so, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is actually a web server that is connected to the Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which allows users to access it via the Internet. The server's configuration and its limitations are determined by the form of hosting service it will be used for.

What are the various types of hosting?

Depending on the objective, the hosting solution may be:

File Web Hosting - this form of hosting allows the clients to store their files on a particular server. With the customary file hosting solution, the files that are deposited may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This hosting service generally concerns backups of computers , documents, personal files and even other servers. This solution may also contain certain limitations when it comes to the server storage and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that depends on the actual service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is comparable with the previous web hosting service type. In spite of that, in contrast with the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for spreading licensed materials without being given the okay to do so by the copyright possessor. In brief - it is connected with the prohibited dissemination of files and documents. There are multiple approaches for this to be executed, but the two main approaches are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through P2P connections. The first way involves either a certain web site, or, most often, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download copyrighted files for free. The second method entails a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people transfer files between each other. There are just a few web hosting vendors that permit that type of hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly because of all the legal predicaments that it entails. Usually such sites are hosted on private dedicated hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the client's wish. If you wish to have your very own personal SMTP mail server, then you will need either a virtual private web hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the level of access needed to execute such an assignment. For standard e-mail web hosting purposes, however, you can create an ordinary shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely famous, since the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often owned by separate web hosting providers.

Site Hosting - the most famous and largely used hosting service these days. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose type is dependent on the OS the web hosting server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files demand specific hosting server OSs, or else they won't be shown correctly on the Web. This kind of web hosting may include disk space and traffic quota limitations, server root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Based on the purpose and on the functions, the user should choose the sort of server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the web site hosting company that's going to furnish it. There are various sorts of hosting servers, based on the specs and the webspace hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and medium web portals, which do not need large amounts of web storage space and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated Servers Hosting - they work on the same principle as the shared web space hosting servers. Still, there are much less clients accommodated on the same web hosting server. Therefore, each of them will have a greater quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, data storage space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting popular sites that do not need full server root access.

VPS hosting - the VPS servers are perfect for middle scale web sites, which do require root access to the server's configuration files. Generally, there are a number of Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts situated on the same physical server. Nonetheless, each of them is independent from the rest and has its own OS.

Dedicated Servers - a completely dedicated physical server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a big quantity of system resources. It also gives root-level access, which makes it an excellent platform for any kind of website that demands a web site hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which web site hosting distributor should I pick?

As mentioned, there are not many web hosting providers offering warez web hosting solutions due to judicial complications. Such hosting companies are being shut down almost every month. Because of that, if you wish to run such a service, you should do it on your own PC. The shared web hosting solution is the most popular kind of hosting service. Hence, every website hosting corporation provides it. Not all of them, though, provide solutions such as VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small scale web site hosting corporations do not have the resources required for offering those services. That is the reason why it's always best to select a larger host that can supply its clients with all the services that they require. You can easily ID such web hosting companies by the kinds of solutions that they are providing and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For instance, certain hosting providers allow you to begin with a smaller web hosting package and subsequently move to a more advanced one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to transfer web portals between web servers and there is no risk of suffering service interruptions because of all the problems that may take place. Web hosts like Blue Ribbon Hosting offer all kinds of services and have the necessary hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not face any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting company is actually all about.