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A description of web page hosting

As its name hints, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are various varieties and types of hosting, depending on the purpose and on the objectives. Even so, they all entail hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the Web. A web host is actually a server that is connected to the Web and has its very own Internet Protocol address, which enables users to have access to it via the Internet. The web server's architecture and its resources are determined by the type of web hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the different types of web hosting?

Based on the function, the professional web hosting service may be:

File Hosting - this form of hosting allows the customers to lodge their files on a given server. With the traditional file hosting service, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the client that's utilizing the service. This web hosting solution normally is related to backups of computers , docs, personal files and even other servers. This service may also have certain limitations with regard to the server space and the root-level access. There may also be web traffic restrictions, but that depends on the actual web host.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting service is resembling the previous web hosting service form. However, unlike the file storage web hosting service, the warez web hosting solution is used for circulating licensed work without being okayed by the licence owner. In brief - it entails the illegal transmission of files and docs. There are multiple approaches for this to be attained, but the two essential ways are - through plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first way entails either a certain website, or, most often, just a directory on a web hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download copyrighted files free of cost. The second method involves a P2P connection, availing of the so-called Torrent web servers, via which people transmit files between each other. There are a few web site hosting vendors that allow such form of web hosting on their web hosting servers, chiefly owing to all the legal entanglements that it involves. Commonly such sites are hosted on private dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by 3rd party corporations either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Web Hosting - this solution is applicable with both shared hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the user's wish. If you want to establish your own private SMTP email server, then you will require either a private virtual server or a dedicated hosting server that offers the access level required to execute such a task. For customary electronic mail web hosting ends, though, you can create a conventional shared web space hosting account, to which you can point the MX records of your domain name. This is not a service that's widely used, because the website hosting and the e-mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate web servers, usually owned by separate companies.

Site Hosting - the most popular and broadly used hosting service as of today. It's used for hosting web site files, whose type is dependent on the OS the hosting server is running - Linux or Windows. Different kinds of files necessitate specific hosting server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown correctly on the Web. This type of hosting may involve web space and traffic quota limits, root access and central processing unit usage limits.

Depending on the aims and on the functions, the user should select the sort of hosting server that he needs for his work, and, of course, the web hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of web servers, depending on the specs and the web space hosting solutions that they offer. These are:

Shared Web Hosting Server - a shared web server supplies a smaller amount of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the cost of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small scale and middle scale web pages, which do not demand big quotas of storage space and traffic.

Semi-Dedicated Hosting - they are based on the same principle as the shared web site hosting servers. Yet, there are much less clients sharing the same server. Because of that, each of them will have a bigger quota of the web server's resources like RAM, web storage space, traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting popular online portals that do not demand complete server root access.

Virtual Servers - the virtual private hosting servers are perfect for middle sized web portals, which do demand root access to the web hosting server's config files. Traditionally, there are a bunch of private virtual server hosting accounts hosted on the same machine. In spite of that, each of them is insulated from the other ones and has its own OS.

Dedicated Server Hosting - a completely dedicated hosting server configured and accessed by you and only you. It guarantees a colossal quantity of resources. It also gives complete server root access, which makes it an ideal platform for any sort of web portal that demands a hosting solution.

The sole question that's left is:

Which hosting provider should I settle on?

As already mentioned, there are very few web hosting providers providing warez web hosting solutions because of legal problems. Such hosting companies are being shut down almost every month. That is why, if you would like to offer such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared site hosting solution is the most widely spread type of web hosting service. Therefore, every webspace hosting vendor provides it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as VPS hosting servers, semi-dedicated servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the small scale web hosting distributors do not have the means needed for offering those solutions. Because of that it's invariably best to select a bigger hosting company that can supply its customers with all the services that they want. You can quickly identify such web hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are offering and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For instance, some hosting companies permit you to kick off with a low-end web hosting package 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 transfer sites between servers and there is no chance of facing outages due to all the problems that may occur. Web hosts such as EmmanuelHost provide all kinds of services and possess the required web server resources and personnel to guarantee that their clients will not come across any troubles when changing services, which is what a top hosting distributor is in fact all about.