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An explanation of web space hosting

As its name indicates, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, based on the aims and on the functions. Still, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Internet. A web host is actually a web server that is connected to the Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which allows people to have access to it through the World Wide Web. The web server's configuration and its system resources depend on the type of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the various types of web hosting?

Depending on the purpose, the business hosting service may be:

File Hosting - this form of web hosting enables the users to save their files on a given web hosting server. With the normal file hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the person that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution generally appertains to backups of PCs , documents, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also include given limitations when it comes to the server space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic restrictions, but that depends on the actual provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is quite similar to the previous hosting service type. In spite of that, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez hosting service is used for disseminating licensed work without the blessing of the licence keeper. To put it briefly - it is connected with the prohibited propagation of files and documents. There are lots of methods for this to be brought about, but the 2 main ways are - via simple HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first one entails either a particular web portal, or, most commonly, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download copyrighted documents for free. The second method entails a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which people swap files between each other. There are just a few web page hosting corporations that allow that form of hosting on their web servers, mainly due to all the judicial complications that it involves. Generally such websites are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web space hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the user's wish. If you want to establish your very own personal SMTP email server, then you will require either a Virtual Private Server or a dedicated server that offers the level of access required to accomplish such an assignment. For routine mail hosting ends, though, you can set up a regular shared web space hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely used, because the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, often belonging to separate web hosting providers.

Web Site Hosting - the most popular and widely used hosting service these days. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose kind is determined by the OS the hosting server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files request specific server Operating Systems, or else they won't be displayed properly on the Web. This type of web hosting may involve disk storage and traffic restrictions, root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Depending on the goals and on the usage, the customer should pick the sort of server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the hosting vendor that's going to supply it. There are several sorts of web hosting servers, depending on the configuration and the web space hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and middle size web sites, which do not demand immense amounts of disk storage space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they perform on the same principle as the shared web space hosting servers. However, there are much fewer customers hosted on the same server. Hence, each of them will receive a larger quota of the hosting server's resources like RAM, web storage space, web traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting immense web sites that do not demand full server root access.

VPS hosting - the VPSs are excellent for medium sized web sites, which do demand root access to the hosting server's configuration files. Usually, there are a bunch of virtual server hosting accounts hosted on the same physical server. Yet, each of them is independent from the others and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated physical machine set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures an enormous amount of system resources. It also includes full server root privileges, which renders it the optimal platform for any kind of web portal that needs a web site hosting solution.

The sole question that's left is:

Which web site hosting company should I select?

As stated above, there are very few web hosting providers offering warez web hosting services because of legal predicaments. Such hosting providers are being shut down practically every month. For that reason, if you wish to set up such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared web page hosting solution is the most widespread type of web hosting service. Because of that, each website hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as Virtual Private Servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the smaller web space hosting firms do not have the resources required for offering those solutions. That's why it's invariably best to pick a bigger web hosting company that can furnish its clients with all the solutions that they necessitate. You can quickly recognize such web hosts by the types of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For example, certain web hosting companies allow you to kick off with a smaller site hosting plan and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not have to move sites between web hosting servers and there is no risk of facing network outages because of all the complications that may show up. Hosting companies such as BlueHeavens provide all types of solutions and possess the needed web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not experience any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting vendor is actually all about.