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What Does Web Hosting Denote?
As its name hints, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various varieties and types of hosting, depending on the aims and on the functions. Even so, they all are associated with hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the Internet. A host is in fact a hosting server that is linked to the Web and has its very own IP address, which allows users to access it via the Internet. The web hosting server's configuration and its limitations depend on the form of web hosting service it's going to be utilized for.
What are the various forms of hosting?
Based on the objective, the hosting solution may be:
File Storage Web Hosting - this type of web hosting allows the customers to keep their files on a particular web hosting server. With the traditional file storage hosting solution, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the user that's utilizing the service. This web hosting service generally involves backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other servers. This solution may also contain given restrictions when it comes to the server storage space and the root privileges. There may also be traffic quota limitations, but that is dependent on the actual web hosting provider.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous hosting service type. Even so, unlike the file storage hosting solution, the warez hosting solution is utilized for transmitting proprietary content without being given the go-ahead by the copyright proprietor. In brief - it involves the unauthorized dissemination of files and docs. There are multiple approaches for this to be carried out, but the 2 essential ways are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through P2P connections. The first one entails either a given web portal, or, most often, just a directory on a server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented materials free of cost. The second method involves a peer-to-peer connection, availing of the so-called Torrent servers, through which users share files between each other. There are very few website hosting vendors that allow that type of web hosting on their web hosting servers, mainly because of all the legal problems that it presupposes. Usually such web portals are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this service is relevant with both shared website hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the user's intention. If you want to establish your very own personal SMTP email server, then you will require either a VPS web server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the access level required to accomplish such a task. For typical email hosting ends, however, you can use an ordinary shared web hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's very used, because the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two separate servers, often belonging to different firms.
Web Hosting - the most popular and regularly used hosting service at present. It's utilized for hosting site files, whose type is dependent on the OS the hosting server is utilizing - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files necessitate different hosting server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown properly on the Web. This type of web hosting may involve web space and traffic limits, server root access and CPU usage restrictions.
Depending on the mission and on the objectives, the user should pick the sort of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the web hosting supplier that's going to supply it. There are various sorts of web servers, depending on the specs and the web hosting services that they offer. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small sized and medium scale web pages, which do not demand large amounts of web space and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Hosting - they perform on the very same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Still, there are much less users sharing the same server. Hence, each of them will enjoy a larger quota of the server's resources like RAM, data storage, traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting immense websites that do not need complete root-level access.
VPS hosting are ideal for medium scale web sites, which do require root access to the web server's config files. Typically, there are a number of Virtual Private Server accounts situated on the same server. Nevertheless, each of them is independent from the rest and has its own Operating System.
Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees an enormous quantity of resources. It also provides complete server root access, which makes it an ideal environment for any type of web portal that demands a website hosting solution.
The only question that's left is:
Which website hosting vendor should I choose?
As mentioned above, there are very few web hosting providers providing warez web hosting solutions due to legal entanglements. Such web hosts are being shut down virtually every month. Therefore, if you want to launch such a service, you should do it on your own personal computer. The shared web hosting service is the most widely spread kind of hosting service. So, every hosting vendor offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as VPS web servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small scale web hosting companies do not have the resources needed for maintaining those solutions. You can easily recognize such hosting companies by the sorts of services that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For instance, some web hosts allow you to commence with a smaller hosting account and then shift to a more powerful one, if you consider it mandatory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not have to transmit sites between web hosting servers and there is no possibility of experiencing downtime because of all the problems that may occur.
We, at Tierra Hosting provide all kinds of services and have the necessary hosting server resources and staff to ensure that their clients will not come across any complications when swapping services, which is what a top hosting vendor is actually all about.