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A definition of web space hosting

As its name implies, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and types of web hosting, depending on the mission and on the objectives. In spite of that, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the World Wide Web. A host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the Internet and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which allows users to gain access to it via the Web. The server's architecture and its resources are determined by the kind of hosting service it's going to be used for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Depending on the application, the business website hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of hosting allows the clients to deposit their files on a certain hosting server. With the normal file hosting solution, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the customer that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution mainly refers to backups of PCs , docs, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also impose given limitations with regard to the storage space and the root privileges. There may also be traffic quota limitations, but that is dependent on the given host.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service form. Nonetheless, unlike the file hosting service, the warez hosting service is utilized for spreading proprietary materials without being given the okay to do so by the license bearer. In brief - it is connected with the illegal distribution of files and docs. There are many methods for this to be executed, but the two chief ways are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first way involves either a specific web site, or, most typically, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download proprietary docs free of cost. The second method entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which users exchange files between each other. There are just a few web site hosting corporations that allow such form of hosting on their web servers, mostly because of all the legal entanglements that it presupposes. Typically such sites are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared web page hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, based on the user's intention. If you would like to run your own personal SMTP e-mail server, then you will require either a VPS web server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the level of access needed to complete such an assignment. For routine e-mail hosting ends, however, you can utilize a plain shared site hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's very popular, because the site hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, often owned by different hosts.

Web Site Hosting - the most famous and regularly utilized hosting service at the moment. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose sort is dependent on the OS the web server is using - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files demand specific server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited appropriately on the Internet. This form of web hosting may involve server storage space and traffic restrictions, server root access and CPU usage restrictions.

Based on the goals and on the functions, the user should pick the sort of web server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting supplier that's going to provide it. There are various kinds of servers, based on the specs and the website hosting services that they offer. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared hosting server provides a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and middle size online portals, which do not need considerable quantities of storage space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they are based on the same principle as the shared webspace hosting servers. Even so, there are much less users hosted on the same web hosting server. Hence, each of them will enjoy a larger quota of the server's resources like RAM, web space, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting immense web pages that do not need complete server root access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual web hosting servers are ideal for medium online portals, which do need root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files. Usually, there are a handful of virtual private hosting server accounts situated on the same physical machine. Yet, each of them is insulated from the others and has its own OS.

Dedicated Server Hosting - a fully dedicated physical server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a gigantic amount of system resources. It also includes complete server root access, which renders it a perfect environment for any kind of web page that needs a hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which hosting firm should I opt for?

As mentioned, there aren't many hosting companies providing warez web hosting solutions because of legal troubles. Such hosts are being closed down practically every month. Because of that, if you want to set up such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared web site hosting solution is the most famous kind of hosting service. That is why, every web hosting corporation provides it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as virtual servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small scale web space hosting providers do not have the resources needed for maintaining those services. Because of that it's always best to settle on a larger company that can supply its customers with all the services that they request. You can effortlessly identify such web hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they present them to the clients. For instance, some hosting companies permit you to kick off with a small scale web hosting plan and subsequently shift to a more powerful one, if you deem it obligatory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to transmit web sites between web servers and there is no chance of experiencing downtime because of all the predicaments that may occur. Web hosts such as GeeksCloud are offering all types of solutions and have the required web hosting server resources and personnel to guarantee that their customers will not come across any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting supplier is actually all about.