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What Does Website Hosting Represent?

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As its name suggests, website hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are various varieties and kinds of hosting, depending on the aims and on the objectives. However, they all involve hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the World Wide Web. A host is actually a hosting server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which permits users to have access to it via the World Wide Web. The hosting server's configuration and its resources are dependent on the type of web hosting solution it's going to be utilized for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Based on the application, the hosting solution may be:

File Storage Hosting - this form of web hosting enables the clients to deposit their files on a specific web server. With the typical file storage hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the customer that's availing of the service. This web hosting service mainly entails backups of PCs , documents, private files and even other servers. This solution may also include certain limitations when it comes to the data storage and the root access. There may also be traffic quota limitations, but that depends on the particular hosting service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service type. In spite of that, unlike the file hosting service, the warez web hosting solution is utilized for circulating licensed materials without the permission of the copyright proprietor. To put it briefly - it is related to the illicit dissemination of files and documents. There are lots of methods for this to be accomplished, but the two main ways are - via simple HTTP downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first method involves either a particular web portal, or, most often, simply a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download licensed materials for free. The second approach involves a peer-to-peer connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people exchange files between each other. There are just a few web hosting distributors that allow such type of web hosting on their web servers, chiefly due to all the judicial troubles that it involves. Usually such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Web Hosting - this service is utilized with both shared web hosting and dedicated web servers, based on the user's wish. If you desire to build your own private SMTP email server, then you will require either a private virtual server or a dedicated web server that provides the level of access required to execute such a task. For common mail web hosting ends, though, you can set up a regular shared web 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 hosting and the email hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, usually belonging to different web hosts.

Website Hosting - the most widely spread and universally used hosting service nowadays. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose type depends on the Operating System the hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files require concrete hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown accurately on the Internet. This sort of web hosting may involve server storage and bandwidth limits, root access and central processing unit usage limits.

Based on the mission and on the objectives, the customer should pick the sort of server that he requires for his project, and, of course, the web hosting distributor that's going to provide it. There are several kinds of web hosting servers, depending on the specs and the hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server offers a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and medium sized sites, which do not require huge quotas of server space and traffic.

Semi-dedicated Web Hosting - they operate on the same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Nonetheless, there are much less customers sharing the same web server. Because of that, each of them will obtain a bigger quota of the server's resources like RAM, web storage space, bandwidth and CPU. Ideal for hosting heavy sites that do not demand root-level access.

VPS web hosting are ideal for medium sized web sites, which do demand root-level access to the web server's configuration files. Generally, there are a number of virtual web hosting server accounts hosted on the same server. Nonetheless, each of them is independent from the other ones and has its own OS.

Dedicated Web Hosting - a completely dedicated server configured and accessed by you and only you. It ensures a mammoth quantity of system resources. It also provides full server root privileges, which renders it a perfect solution for any type of web page that needs a website hosting service.

The only question that remains is:

Which hosting company should I settle on?

As mentioned above, there aren't many providers providing warez web hosting solutions because of legal predicaments. Such web hosting providers are being closed down almost every month. Because of that, if you wish to provide such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared web hosting service is the most widespread type of hosting service. Hence, every web hosting firm provides it. Not all of them, though, offer solutions such as private virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Web Hosting and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the smaller website hosting firms do not have the means demanded for maintaining those services. You can effortlessly identify such web hosts by the types of services that they are making available and by the way that they present them to the clientele. For instance, some web hosting companies allow you to start with a smaller website hosting plan and subsequently shift to a more advanced one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is extremely convenient, since you do not have to transfer web pages between web servers and there is no chance of suffering service disturbances because of all the problems that may arise.

We, at Atkotech Web Services provide all types of solutions and possess the required hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not chance upon any complications when swapping services, which is what a top hosting corporation is in fact all about.

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