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An explanation of web space hosting

As its name implies, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting web content. There are different varieties and types of web hosting, based on the mission and on the objectives. Yet, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Internet. A host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the Web and has its own Internet Protocol address, which permits users to have access to it through the Web. The web server's architecture and its limitations are subject to the kind of web hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.

What are the various forms of hosting?

Based on the mission, the hosting service may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of hosting allows the customers to keep their files on a particular web server. With the classic file storage web hosting solution, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the client that's using the service. This hosting solution typically is related to backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other web hosting servers. This solution may also contain given limits with regard to the server storage space and the root access. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that is dependent on the given web host.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service type. Still, unlike the file hosting solution, the warez hosting service is utilized for circulating patented work without being green-lighted by the license keeper. To cut a long story short - it entails the illicit propagation of files and materials. There are multiple approaches for this to be completed, but the 2 essential approaches are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either a given web page, or, most typically, simply a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download licensed docs free of cost. The second method entails a P2P connection, making use of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users share files between each other. There are very few web space hosting firms that permit that type of hosting on their servers, mostly due to all the legal problems that it presupposes. Generally such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Mail Hosting - this solution is used with both shared webspace hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the client's wish. If you wish to have your own personal SMTP server, then you will need either a private virtual web hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the access level required to perform such a task. For traditional email web hosting ends, however, you can use a normal shared web page hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely used, because the web site hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, often belonging to different web hosts.

Site Hosting - the most famous and immensely utilized hosting service today. It's used for hosting website files, whose kind is determined by the Operating System the web server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files request concrete server Operating Systems, or else they won't be exhibited accurately on the Internet. This type of hosting may contain storage space and web traffic quota limits, root-level access and CPU usage limits.

Depending on the mission and on the objectives, the user should pick the type of server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the site hosting company that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of web servers, based on the specifications and the hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small sized and medium scale online portals, which do not demand huge quantities of server space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they function on the very same principle as the shared webspace hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much fewer customers hosted on the same web server. Therefore, each of them will receive a greater quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, data space, bandwidth and CPU. Excellent for hosting bulky web sites that do not demand root access.

VPS - the virtual web servers are perfect for medium size online portals, which do demand root access to the hosting server's config files. Usually, there are several virtual server hosting accounts hosted on the same machine. Nevertheless, each of them is independent from the rest and has its own OS.

Dedicated Servers Hosting - a fully dedicated web server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a vast quantity of resources. It also offers root privileges, which renders it the optimal solution for any kind of online portal that demands a webspace hosting solution.

The only question that remains is:

Which web site hosting firm should I select?

As already stated, there are just a few web hosting providers offering warez web hosting services because of judicial entanglements. Such providers are being closed down virtually every month. Therefore, if you would like to run such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared site hosting solution is the most famous kind of hosting service. Therefore, each and every web site hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as virtual private web servers, semi-dedicated web servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized site hosting firms do not have the means needed for offering those services. For that reason it's invariably best to opt for a larger company that can provide its customers with all the services that they seek. You can easily identify such web hosts by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they present them to the clients. For example, certain web hosting providers allow you to kick off with a small sized web space hosting plan and afterwards upgrade to a bigger one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, because you do not have to transmit websites between hosting servers and there is no risk of suffering outages due to all the problems that may arise. Providers such as BRANDLIFE Hosting provide all sorts of services and have the necessary web server resources and staff to assure that their clients will not come across any predicaments when changing services, which is what a top hosting distributor is actually all about.