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A description of website hosting

As its name suggests, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of web hosting, depending on the purpose and on the objectives. In spite of that, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which permits users to have access to it via the World Wide Web. The web hosting server's configuration and its limitations are determined by the form of hosting service it's going to be used for.

What are the various types of hosting?

Depending on the function, the professional web hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this type of hosting allows the customers to accommodate their files on a certain web server. With the classic file web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the customer that's availing of the service. This hosting service traditionally includes backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other servers. This service may also have certain limits in terms of the web storage and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limitations, but that depends on the actual hosting service provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is resembling the previous web hosting service type. However, in contrast with the file storage hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is used for transmitting patented work without being given the green light by the license proprietor. To cut a long story short - it is related to the prohibited transmission of files and docs. There are multiple methods for this to be fulfilled, but the two chief approaches are - via plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first method entails either a certain web portal, or, most commonly, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented documents free of charge. The second approach involves a peer-to-peer connection, using the so-called Torrent servers, via which people transfer files between each other. There are not many web site hosting providers that permit such form of hosting on their web servers, mostly due to all the legal entanglements that it presupposes. Generally such web pages are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Hosting - this service is applicable with both shared site hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the customer's intention. If you would like to establish your own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will require either a virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the level of access required to accomplish such an operation. For normal mail hosting ends, though, you can set up a simple shared website hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very used, because the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two different servers, usually owned by different hosts.

Site Hosting - the most widely spread and universally utilized hosting service as of now. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose kind is determined by the OS the server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files need specific web server Operating Systems, or else they won't be displayed appropriately on the Internet. This type of web hosting may include data storage and web traffic quota limitations, root-level access and CPU usage limits.

Depending on the goals and on the functions, the client should select the type of web server that he demands for his work, and, of course, the web space hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are various sorts of web hosting servers, based on the specs and the website hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared site hosting server supplies a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and medium scale sites, which do not demand enormous quotas of disk storage and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Hosting - they work on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less clients hosted on the same web hosting server. For that reason, each of them will enjoy a greater share of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage space, web traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting heavy websites that do not demand root access.

VPS - the virtual web hosting servers are perfect for medium size sites, which do need root-level access to the server's configuration files. Usually, there are a number of VPS server hosting accounts placed on the same physical server. Nevertheless, each of them is isolated from the other ones and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It ensures a tremendous amount of resources. It also gives full root-level access, which renders it the optimal solution for any sort of website that necessitates a web space hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which web space hosting vendor should I settle on?

As already mentioned, there aren't many hosting providers providing warez hosting solutions because of legal problems. Such web hosting providers are being closed down almost every month. For that reason, if you wish to set up such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared hosting solution is the most famous type of hosting service. Therefore, each and every web site hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, though, offer services such as VPSs, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small scale hosting corporations do not have the means required for offering those services. That is the reason why it's invariably best to go with a larger company that can supply its clients with all the solutions that they need. You can effortlessly recognize such hosting companies by the kinds of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the clientele. For example, some web hosting companies allow you to commence with a small sized webspace hosting account and subsequently upgrade to a more advanced one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is very suitable, since you do not have to migrate web sites between web hosting servers and there is no risk of experiencing service downtime due to all the problems that may crop up. Hosting providers like Emerald Gold Hosting provide all sorts of solutions and possess the necessary server resources and staff to ensure that their customers will not encounter any problems when swapping services, which is what a top hosting firm is actually all about.