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A description of site hosting

As its name hints, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are different varieties and kinds of hosting, based on the aims and on the usage. Yet, they all pertain to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Web. A web host is actually a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which enables people to have access to it through the Web. The web server's architecture and its resources are dependent on the kind of web hosting service it will be utilized for.

What are the various forms of web hosting?

Depending on the usage, the business hosting service may be:

File Hosting - this form of hosting allows the clients to keep their files on a given web hosting server. With the average file storage hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the client that's utilizing the service. This web hosting service generally entails backups of personal computers , documents, personal files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also include certain restrictions in relation to the disk storage space and the root privileges. There may also be web traffic limitations, but that is dependent on the given host.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is very similar to the previous hosting service form. However, in contrast with the file storage web hosting solution, the warez hosting service is used for circulating copyrighted content without being green-lighted by the patent proprietor. In short - it is associated with the criminal distribution of files and documents. There are numerous ways for this to be done, but the two principal ways are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first one involves either a particular web page, or, most typically, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download copyrighted content free of charge. The second way involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people swap files between each other. There are very few web page hosting distributors that allow that form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly because of all the legal problems that it involves. Typically such web sites are hosted on personal dedicated web servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Web Hosting - this service is used with both shared webspace hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the user's desire. If you would like to set up your very own personal SMTP mail server, then you will need either a VPS hosting server or a dedicated web server that provides the access level required to execute such an operation. For traditional email web hosting purposes, however, you can open an ordinary shared hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely famous, since the web site hosting and the mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, usually owned by separate web hosting providers.

Site Hosting - the most widespread and extensively utilized hosting service nowadays. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type depends on the OS the web server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require concrete web server OSs, or else they won't be shown properly on the World Wide Web. This form of web hosting may impose server storage space and bandwidth limits, root-level access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Depending on the goals and on the usage, the customer should choose the type of web server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the site hosting firm that's going to provide it. There are several sorts of web hosting servers, depending on the configuration and the hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web page hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small scale and medium web sites, which do not need immense quantities of data storage space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated - they function on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Even so, there are much less users sharing the same web server. Hence, each of them will have a larger quota of the server's resources like RAM, server space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting bulky web sites that do not need complete root-level access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual servers are perfect for middle size web portals, which do need root access to the web hosting server's config files. Generally, there are several private virtual web server accounts situated on the same machine. Yet, each of them is autonomous from the rest and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Server - a completely dedicated web hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a great amount of system resources. It also gives full root privileges, which makes it an excellent environment for any kind of web page that demands a website hosting solution.

The only question that's left is:

Which web hosting vendor should I settle on?

As mentioned, there are very few providers providing warez hosting solutions because of judicial predicaments. Such providers are being shut down virtually every month. That is why, if you want to establish such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared website hosting service is the most popular type of web hosting service. For that reason, each and every site hosting vendor offers it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as VPS web hosting servers, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated web servers. Most of the small scale web hosting vendors do not have the means demanded for maintaining those solutions. That's why it's always best to choose a bigger hosting company that can provide its customers with all the solutions that they need. You can effortlessly recognize such hosts by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they introduce them to the clients. For example, some hosting providers permit you to start with a low-end web space hosting plan and subsequently upgrade to a more powerful one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is quite suitable, because you do not need to relocate web sites between web hosting servers and there is no possibility of facing network downtime due to all the predicaments that may take place. Hosting companies such as MoonServers offer all types of solutions and possess the needed web hosting server resources and staff to assure that their customers will not come across any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting supplier is in fact all about.