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An interpretation of web space hosting

As its name suggests, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of web hosting, based on the mission and on the usage. However, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible through the Internet. A host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the Internet and has its own IP address, which enables users to gain access to it through the Internet. The web hosting server's configuration and its limitations are determined by the kind of web hosting solution it's going to be used for.

What are the different types of hosting?

Based on the mission, the business hosting solution may be:

File Hosting - this form of web hosting allows the users to store their files on a given web hosting server. With the regular file web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the individual that's availing of the service. This hosting service traditionally pertains to backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other servers. This solution may also involve given limitations with regard to the data storage space and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth limits, but that is dependent on the actual hosting provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is resembling the previous hosting service form. Nonetheless, unlike the file storage web hosting solution, the warez hosting service is utilized for distributing copyrighted materials without being given the okay to do so by the copyright keeper. To put it briefly - it is connected with the criminal propagation of files and materials. There are numerous approaches for this to be carried out, but the two principal approaches are - through plain HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first way involves either a specific web page, or, most commonly, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download proprietary materials free of charge. The second way involves a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent servers, through which users swap files between each other. There are very few webspace hosting suppliers that allow such form of hosting on their hosting servers, mainly because of all the legal predicaments that it entails. Usually such websites are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Hosting - this solution is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the client's desire. If you wish to set up your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will need either a VPS web server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the level of access needed to perform such a task. For typical e-mail web hosting ends, though, you can open a regular shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a solution that's widely famous, because the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two separate web servers, often owned by different firms.

Web Page Hosting - the most widely spread and widely utilized hosting service today. It's used for hosting web site files, whose kind is dependent on the Operating System the web hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files necessitate concrete web server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the World Wide Web. This kind of hosting may include storage space and traffic restrictions, root access and central processing unit usage limitations.

Based on the goals and on the objectives, the client should select the type of server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web site hosting distributor that's going to supply it. There are different kinds of servers, depending on the configuration and the hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

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

Semi-Dedicated - they are based on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less users sharing the same web hosting server. Hence, each of them will receive a greater quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, data storage, bandwidth and CPU. Perfect for hosting huge web sites that do not require server root access.

Virtual Servers - the VPS web servers are excellent for middle size web portals, which do require root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files. Typically, there are a few virtual private web hosting server accounts sharing the same machine. Even so, each of them is autonomous from the rest and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Server - a fully dedicated physical server set up and accessed by you and only you. It ensures an immense quantity of resources. It also offers server root access, which makes it the optimal solution for any kind of web site that necessitates a site hosting service.

The sole question that's left is:

Which site hosting distributor should I pick?

As mentioned, there are very few companies offering warez web hosting solutions due to judicial predicaments. Such web hosting companies are being closed down almost every month. For that reason, if you want to create such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared site hosting solution is the most famous kind of web hosting service. Hence, each and every website hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, though, provide solutions such as virtual private web hosting servers, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small scale webspace hosting firms do not have the resources demanded for maintaining those services. That's why it's invariably best to settle on a larger hosting company that can supply its clients with all the solutions that they necessitate. You can easily ID such companies by the types of services that they are offering and by the way that they introduce them to the clientele. For example, some hosts permit you to commence with a small scale web site hosting package and subsequently shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, since you do not have to migrate sites between web servers and there is no risk of experiencing network downtime due to all the complications that may take place. Web hosting companies like AIDA Host provide all sorts of services and possess the adequate web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not experience any hassles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting company is actually all about.