How Web Hosting Services Functions
As its name hints, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting web content. There are various varieties and kinds of web hosting, based on the purpose and on the objectives. Nonetheless, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A host is in fact a web server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own personal IP address, which allows people to have access to it through the Internet. The hosting server's architecture and its system resources are determined by the type of web hosting service it will be used for.
What are the different types of hosting?
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Based on the purpose, the professional web hosting service may be:
File Web Hosting - this type of hosting enables the customers to save their files on a certain server. With the normal file hosting solution, the files that are accommodated may only be accessed by the customer that's availing of the service. This hosting service mainly is connected with backups of computers , documents, private files and even other web hosting servers. This service may also involve certain limits in relation to the data storage and the root access. There may also be web traffic limits, but that depends on the actual host.
Warez Web Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting solution is quite similar to the previous hosting service form. However, unlike the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for distributing patented content without the authorization of the copyright bearer. In brief - it is connected with the prohibited transmission of files and docs. There are numerous ways for this to be brought about, but the 2 essential approaches are - via simple Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and through P2P connections. The first way involves either a certain website, or, most often, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented content free of charge. The second approach entails a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which people share files between each other. There are not many website hosting vendors that permit such type of hosting on their servers, mainly owing to all the legal entanglements that it presupposes. Typically such web portals are hosted on personal dedicated web hosting servers that are registered by third-party firms either in the Middle East or in Asia.
Email Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared hosting and dedicated web hosting servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you would like to create your very own private SMTP mail server, then you will need either a virtual private hosting server or a dedicated hosting server that provides the level of access required to perform such an operation. For common e-mail web hosting purposes, though, you can use a standard shared hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a service that's widely used, since the web hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 separate servers, often belonging to separate web hosts.
Web Hosting - the most famous and universally used hosting service as of today. It's used for hosting website files, whose sort is determined by the OS the hosting server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files demand specific web server OSs, or else they won't be displayed appropriately on the Internet. This type of hosting may contain storage space and traffic quota limits, root access and central processing unit usage restrictions.
Based on the mission and on the usage, the user should pick the kind of web server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the hosting company that's going to provide it. There are various sorts of servers, depending on the configuration and the web hosting solutions that they offer. These are:
Shared Hosting Server - a shared website hosting server provides a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, is reflected on the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small size and middle sized online portals, which do not require immense quantities of web space and traffic.
Semi-dedicated Hosting - they are based on the very same principle as the shared web hosting servers. Still, there are much less clients hosted on the same web hosting server. For that reason, each of them will have a greater quota of the server's resources like RAM, data storage space, web traffic and CPU. Perfect for hosting enormous sites that do not require full root privileges.
VPS hosting are perfect for middle size sites, which do need root access to the web server's configuration files. Generally, there are a bunch of Virtual Private Server web hosting accounts located on the same machine. Still, each of them is independent from the others and has its own OS.
Dedicated Hosting - a fully dedicated web server configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a considerable amount of resources. It also gives root access, which makes it an excellent environment for any kind of web portal that demands a web hosting solution.
The only question that remains is:
Which web hosting distributor should I settle on?
As already mentioned, there are very few hosts offering warez web hosting services due to legal predicaments. Such providers are being closed down almost every month. Therefore, if you would like to run such a service, you should do it on your very own personal computer. The shared website hosting service is the most famous kind of web hosting service. That is why, each and every website hosting provider provides it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as private virtual web hosting servers, Semi-dedicated Hosting and dedicated web servers. Most of the small scale web hosting vendors do not have the means required for maintaining those solutions. You can easily identify such web hosts by the sorts of services that they are making available and by the manner in which they introduce them to the customers. For example, certain hosts allow you to commence with a small sized web hosting account and afterwards move to a more advanced one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is quite suitable, since you do not need to migrate sites between hosting servers and there is no risk of suffering network downtime due to all the problems that may crop up.
We, at Obour Hosting provide all types of solutions and possess the required server resources and personnel to ensure that their clients will not encounter any problems when changing services, which is what a top hosting firm is in fact all about.