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How Website Hosting Works
As its name indicates, website hosting is a solution, which entails hosting online content. There are various forms and kinds of hosting, depending on the mission and on the usage. Yet, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A web host is actually a web server that is linked to the Internet and has its very own IP address, which allows people to get access to it through the World Wide Web. The hosting server's configuration and its limitations depend on the kind of web hosting service it will be utilized for.
What are the different forms of web hosting?
Depending on the application, the web hosting service may be:
File Storage Web Hosting - this form of hosting allows the users to save their files on a specific web hosting server. With the traditional file storage hosting solution, the files that are deposited may only be accessed by the individual that's availing of the service. This web hosting service normally concerns backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other hosting servers. This solution may also impose certain restrictions when it comes to the server storage and the root-level access. There may also be bandwidth restrictions, but that depends on the actual provider.
Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is comparable with the previous hosting service form. Even so, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is utilized for transmitting proprietary materials without being given the OK to do so by the licence keeper. In brief - it is associated with the illicit distribution of files and docs. There are multiple ways for this to be attained, but the two principal methods are - through simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through P2P connections. The first approach entails either some website, or, most typically, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download copyrighted docs free of cost. The second way entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, through which users swap files between each other. There are not many web hosting companies that permit that type of hosting on their hosting servers, mostly owing to all the legal problems that it involves. Generally such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated servers that are registered by third-party enterprises either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Web Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared website hosting and dedicated servers, based on the customer's intention. If you would like to run your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will need either a virtual hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the access level required to complete such a procedure. For routine mail hosting purposes, however, you can utilize a standard shared web hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's widely famous, because the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by two different web servers, usually owned by different hosts.
Website Hosting - the most popular and extensively used hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type is dependent on the OS the web hosting server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files demand different web server OSs, otherwise they won't be shown correctly on the World Wide Web. This type of hosting may include server space and traffic quota limits, server root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.
Based on the goals and on the objectives, the user should choose the sort of web hosting server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the web hosting provider that's going to furnish it. There are various types of servers, based on the configuration and the hosting services that they provide. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared hosting server provides a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is reflected on the cost of the service. It can be used for hosting small size and middle scale web sites, which do not need huge quotas of web storage and bandwidth.
Semi-dedicated Web Hosting - they work on the same principle as the shared website hosting servers. Still, there are much less users hosted on the same hosting server. Therefore, each of them will have a larger share of the web server's resources like RAM, storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting enormous web pages that do not require full server root access.
VPS web hosting are excellent for medium scale websites, which do require root access to the server's config files. Commonly, there are several VPS hosting server accounts sharing the same physical machine. Still, each of them is isolated from the rest and runs its own Operating System.
Dedicated Web Hosting - a fully dedicated web hosting server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees an enormous quantity of system resources. It also gives root privileges, which renders it a perfect environment for any type of web site that needs a web hosting solution.
The sole question that's left is:
Which web hosting distributor should I settle on?
As mentioned, there are just a few hosting companies providing warez hosting services because of legal complications. Such hosting companies are being shut down almost every month. Because of that, if you would like to start such a service, you should do it on your very own computer. The shared web hosting solution is the most popular type of web hosting service. Because of that, each website hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, though, provide services such as VPS web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Web Hosting and dedicated web servers. Most of the small scale web hosting distributors do not have the resources required for offering those solutions. You can easily identify such web hosting companies by the sorts of solutions that they are supplying and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For instance, some web hosting providers allow you to commence with a small scale hosting package and then upgrade to a more powerful one, if you deem it mandatory to do so. This is extremely convenient, because you do not need to move web portals between servers and there is no risk of suffering service interruptions due to all the predicaments that may arise.
We, at Atkotech Web Services provide all sorts of services and possess the needed web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their customers will not experience any troubles when swapping services, which is what a top hosting vendor is actually all about.