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A description of web space hosting

As its name signifies, web hosting is a service, which entails hosting online content. There are different forms and types of web hosting, depending on the aims and on the functions. Yet, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available through the World Wide Web. A web host is in fact a hosting server that is connected to the Internet and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which enables users to gain access to it via the Internet. The server's configuration and its resources are dependent on the sort of hosting service it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different forms of web hosting?

Depending on the goal, the hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this type of web hosting enables the customers to save their files on a specific hosting server. With the conventional file storage hosting solution, the files that are saved may only be accessed by the individual that's using the service. This web hosting service mainly concerns backups of personal computers , docs, private files and even other web servers. This solution may also include certain limitations with regard to the server storage space and the root-level access. There may also be traffic limits, but that depends on the particular provider.

Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is very similar to the previous web hosting service type. However, in contrast with the file storage hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for distributing copyrighted content without being green-lighted by the copyright proprietor. In brief - it appertains to the forbidden dissemination of files and docs. There are numerous approaches for this to be completed, but the two essential approaches are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first one involves either a particular web page, or, most typically, just a directory on a web server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thereby download licensed content for free. The second method entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent web servers, via which users exchange files between each other. There are just a few web page hosting vendors that permit such type of hosting on their web hosting servers, mostly because of all the legal entanglements that it presupposes. Commonly such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared hosting and dedicated hosting servers, based on the user's desire. If you would like to build your own private SMTP electronic mail server, then you will need either a private virtual web server or a dedicated server that provides the level of access needed to execute such an operation. For regular email hosting ends, though, 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 solution that's very famous, since the web page hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, usually belonging to different companies.

Site Hosting - the most popular and immensely utilized hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose kind depends on the Operating System the server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require different hosting server OSs, or else they won't be shown correctly on the World Wide Web. This sort of hosting may impose disk storage space and web traffic limits, server root access and CPU usage limitations.

Depending on the mission and on the functions, the customer should pick the kind of hosting server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web hosting vendor that's going to provide it. There are different kinds of web hosting servers, based on the configuration and the website hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared webspace hosting server offers a smaller quantity of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and medium web portals, which do not demand immense amounts of web storage space and traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Servers - they operate on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nevertheless, there are much fewer customers sharing the same server. For that reason, each of them will obtain a bigger quota of the server's resources like RAM, web storage, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous web portals that do not demand root access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual private web hosting servers are ideal for medium scale sites, which do require root-level access to the hosting server's config files. Typically, there are several virtual server web hosting accounts sharing the same server. However, each of them is isolated from the other ones and runs its own OS.

Dedicated Servers - a fully dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a mammoth quantity of system resources. It also offers complete root access, which renders it a perfect platform for any kind of web page that needs a web space hosting service.

The only question that's left is:

Which site hosting distributor should I pick?

As already mentioned, there are just a few hosting providers providing warez hosting services due to legal complications. Such web hosting providers are being closed down almost every month. Because of that, if you want to provide such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared web hosting service is the most famous type of hosting service. Hence, each and every webspace hosting provider offers it. Not all of them, however, provide solutions such as virtual private web hosting servers, semi-dedicated web hosting servers and dedicated web hosting servers. Most of the small sized web space hosting distributors do not have the resources demanded for offering those solutions. Because of that it's invariably best to choose a larger web host that can supply its clients with all the services that they want. You can quickly recognize such web hosts by the kinds of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the clientele. For instance, some hosting providers allow you to commence with a low-end hosting account and subsequently move to a bigger one, if you deem it compulsory to do so. This is quite convenient, since you do not have to transfer websites between servers and there is no risk of suffering service interruptions because of all the predicaments that may take place. Web hosting companies such as AIDA Host provide all sorts of services and have the required web server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not run into any predicaments when swapping services, which is what a top hosting company is actually all about.