What Exactly is Shared Hosting?
As its name indicates, shared hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, based on the aims and on the objectives. However, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A web host is in fact a web hosting service that is linked to the Web and has its own personal IP address, which enables users to get access to it through the Web. The hosting server's architecture and its limitations are determined by the sort of hosting solution it will be used for.
What are the different forms of web hosting?
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Depending on the purpose, the business website hosting service may be:
File Storage Hosting - this form of web hosting enables the customers to deposit their files on a certain hosting server. With the classic file web hosting service, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the user that's using the service. This hosting service normally appertains to backups of personal computers , docs, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also include certain limitations with regard to the storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth limitations, but that is dependent on the given web hosting service provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is quite similar to the previous web hosting service form. However, unlike the file web hosting solution, the warez web hosting solution is used for transmitting licensed content without the blessing of the patent holder. In short - it entails the unauthorized circulation of files and documents. There are multiple ways for this to be fulfilled, but the two essential approaches are - through simple HTTP downloading and via P2P connections. The first method involves either a specific site, or, most often, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thereby download copyrighted docs free of cost. The second way involves a peer-to-peer connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people transmit files between each other. There are very few hosting companies that allow such form of web hosting on their servers, chiefly because of all the legal predicaments that it presupposes. Generally such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Electronic Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared web hosting and dedicated servers, based on the user's desire. If you would like to launch your own personal SMTP server, then you will need either a virtual web server or a dedicated web hosting server that provides the access level required to complete such a task. For routine mail web hosting ends, however, you can avail of a plain shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's very famous, because the web hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two different web servers, often owned by separate providers.
Shared Hosting - the most widely spread and universally utilized hosting service nowadays. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type depends on the OS the web server is using - Linux or Windows. Different types of files demand specific server Operating Systems, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the Web. This form of web hosting may impose web space and bandwidth limitations, server root access and CPU usage limitations.
Depending on the purpose and on the objectives, the user should select the kind of web server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the website hosting supplier that's going to supply it. There are various types of web servers, based on the specs and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared web server supplies a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and middle scale online portals, which do not need huge quotas of disk storage space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Servers - they are based on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Still, there are much fewer users hosted on the same web hosting server. That is why, each of them will get a greater share of the hosting server's resources like RAM, server storage, traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting immense online portals that do not need root privileges.
VPS hosting are ideal for middle size web portals, which do need root-level access to the hosting server's configuration files. Traditionally, there are a number of VPS server web hosting accounts accommodated on the same physical machine. Still, each of them is isolated from the others and has its own OS.
Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a gigantic quantity of system resources. It also offers full server root privileges, which renders it an excellent environment for any sort of online portal that needs a website hosting service.
The sole question that's left is:
Which web hosting firm should I pick?
As already mentioned, there are very few web hosting providers offering warez hosting services due to legal problems. Such companies are being shut down almost every month. Because of that, if you want to set up such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared website hosting solution is the most widespread type of web hosting service. Because of that, each and every web hosting corporation offers it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the smaller website hosting vendors do not have the resources demanded for offering those solutions. You can quickly identify such web hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are making available and by the way that they introduce them to the clients. For instance, some providers permit you to start with a small sized web hosting account and subsequently shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not need to move web pages between servers and there is no possibility of experiencing network outages because of all the predicaments that may arise.
We, at WebServer247 provide all sorts of solutions and have the necessary web server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not face any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.