Hosting Plans Definition
As its name indicates, hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are various forms and kinds of web hosting, based on the mission and on the usage. In spite of that, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A web host is actually a web hosting service that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which permits users to have access to it via the Internet. The server's configuration and its limitations depend on the sort of web hosting service it's going to be used for.
What are the various types of web hosting?
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Based on the purpose, the hosting solution may be:
File Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the users to save their files on a given web server. With the regular file storage web hosting solution, the files that are stashed may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This hosting service typically appertains to backups of personal computers , docs, personal files and even other servers. This solution may also include certain limits with regard to the disk space and the root access. There may also be traffic limitations, but that depends on the actual hosting service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is very similar to the previous hosting service form. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file web hosting solution, the warez web hosting service is utilized for propagating copyrighted materials without being green-lighted by the licence bearer. To cut a long story short - it appertains to the illegal propagation of files and materials. There are a lot of approaches for this to be achieved, but the 2 main methods are - through simple HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first way entails either a certain website, or, most commonly, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download copyrighted docs for free. The second way involves a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users swap files between each other. There aren't many web hosting vendors that permit such type of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mainly due to all the legal problems that it entails. Generally such sites are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared website hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the customer's desire. If you wish to establish your own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a private virtual hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the access level required to carry out such a procedure. For customary e-mail web hosting ends, however, you can avail of an average shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's widely popular, since the web hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, often belonging to separate web hosting providers.
Hosting - the most popular and commonly utilized hosting service as of now. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose kind is dependent on the Operating System the web server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files require concrete hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be exhibited accurately on the Internet. This form of web hosting may involve storage space and web traffic restrictions, root-level access and central processing unit usage restrictions.
Depending on the purpose and on the usage, the user should choose the kind of server that he demands for his project, and, of course, the website hosting supplier that's going to furnish it. There are different kinds of web servers, based on the specs and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server supplies a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small and middle size web portals, which do not need immense amounts of data storage and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they are based on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. In spite of that, there are much less users hosted on the same web hosting server. That is why, each of them will receive a larger share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage space, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting big websites that do not demand full server root access.
VPS are perfect for medium scale web sites, which do demand root access to the hosting server's configuration files. Normally, there are a bunch of Virtual Private Server hosting accounts situated on the same machine. Even so, each of them is insulated from the other ones and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated physical server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a tremendous amount of resources. It also includes root-level access, which makes it an excellent solution for any kind of website that demands a website hosting solution.
The sole question that remains is:
Which website hosting distributor should I select?
As mentioned, there are not many hosting companies offering warez web hosting services because of legal entanglements. Such hosting providers are being shut down practically every month. That is why, if you want to set up such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared web hosting service is the most widespread type of web hosting service. For that reason, each and every web hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as VPS servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small sized web hosting providers do not have the means demanded for maintaining those solutions. You can easily recognize such web hosting companies by the kinds of services that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For instance, certain companies permit you to commence with a small scale web hosting account and afterwards move to a more powerful one, if you consider it necessary to do so. This is very convenient, since you do not have to move websites between web hosting servers and there is no danger of suffering service interruptions due to all the complications that may arise.
We, at Hepsia provide all kinds of services and possess the needed web hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not encounter any problems when swapping services, which is what a top hosting distributor is actually all about.