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An interpretation of site hosting

As its name suggests, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various forms and kinds of web hosting, based on the mission and on the usage. Even so, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Web. A web host is actually a server that is linked to the Internet and has its very own IP address, which permits users to get access to it through the World Wide Web. The hosting server's configuration and its resources depend on the sort of web hosting solution it will be used for.

What are the various types of hosting?

Depending on the objective, the web hosting service may be:

File Storage Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the clients to stash their files on a certain web hosting server. With the routine file web hosting service, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the individual that's using the service. This web hosting solution traditionally concerns backups of computers , documents, personal files and even other hosting servers. This service may also have certain restrictions when it comes to the storage space and the root privileges. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that depends on the particular provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is resembling the previous hosting service form. However, in contrast with the file storage web hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is used for circulating licensed content without being given the go-ahead by the patent keeper. To cut a long story short - it is related to the forbidden circulation of files and docs. There are lots of ways for this to be completed, but the two essential ways are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first way involves either a specific web portal, or, most typically, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented content for free. The second way entails a peer-to-peer connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people swap files between each other. There are not many site hosting suppliers that permit that form of hosting on their servers, mostly because of all the judicial problems that it presupposes. Commonly such websites are hosted on private dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Hosting - this service is relevant with both shared webspace hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the user's wish. If you would like to build your own personal SMTP mail server, then you will need either a private virtual server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the access level required to perform such an operation. For routine email web hosting purposes, though, you can utilize a normal shared web site hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain. This is not a service that's very popular, because the web hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by two different web servers, usually belonging to different firms.

Web Page Hosting - the most widespread and broadly utilized hosting service as of now. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is determined by the OS the web server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files need different web server OSs, otherwise they won't be exhibited appropriately on the Web. This form of hosting may involve web storage space and traffic restrictions, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Depending on the mission and on the usage, the user should choose the kind of web server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web site hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are different types of servers, depending on the specifications and the site hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web page hosting server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and middle sized sites, which do not require large amounts of web storage space and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated Servers Hosting - they are based on the same principle as the shared web page hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much less users sharing the same web hosting server. That is why, each of them will get a greater quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting huge web portals that do not need full server root privileges.

VPS - the private virtual hosting servers are excellent for medium web sites, which do demand root-level access to the web hosting server's configuration files. Traditionally, there are several virtual web server accounts sharing the same physical machine. However, each of them is insulated from the others and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Servers - a completely dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a tremendous quantity of system resources. It also gives root access, which makes it the optimal platform for any type of web portal that needs a site hosting service.

The only question that's left is:

Which site hosting corporation should I choose?

As mentioned, there are not many hosting companies offering warez web hosting solutions due to legal predicaments. Such web hosting companies are being shut down practically every month. Because of that, if you desire to offer such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared webspace hosting service is the most widespread kind of hosting service. That is why, every hosting provider offers it. Not all of them, though, provide services such as private virtual hosting servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the smaller hosting providers do not have the resources needed for maintaining those services. For that reason it's always best to opt for a bigger web hosting company that can provide its clients with all the services that they want. You can quickly ID such companies by the sorts of services that they are offering and by the way that they present them to the customers. For example, certain hosts allow you to begin with a smaller web hosting plan and afterwards upgrade to a more powerful one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to move web sites between web hosting servers and there is no risk of experiencing service outages due to all the complications that may arise. Companies like GrandGraphics offer all kinds of services and possess the required web server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not run into any predicaments when changing services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.