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An explanation of web space hosting

As its name indicates, web hosting is a solution, which entails hosting web content. There are different varieties and kinds of web hosting, depending on the mission and on the usage. Nonetheless, they all refer to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made available throughout the World Wide Web. A host is in fact a server that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own personal Internet Protocol address, which enables users to gain access to it through the Internet. The web hosting server's architecture and its resources are determined by the form of web hosting service it will be used for.

What are the different forms of hosting?

Depending on the purpose, the web hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of hosting allows the clients to lodge their files on a given hosting server. With the average file web hosting solution, the files that are hosted may only be accessed by the client that's availing of the service. This hosting solution mainly entails backups of personal computers , documents, private files and even other servers. This service may also involve given restrictions in relation to the server space and the root access. There may also be web traffic limits, but that is dependent on the given hosting provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez web hosting service is resembling the previous hosting service form. Nonetheless, in contrast with the file web hosting service, the warez hosting solution is used for transmitting patented materials without being okayed by the licence keeper. In brief - it pertains to the criminal circulation of files and documents. There are lots of approaches for this to be done, but the 2 essential approaches are - via simple HTTP downloading and through peer-to-peer connections. The first approach involves either a given web site, or, most often, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everybody to access it and thus download patented files free of cost. The second approach entails a P2P connection, utilizing the so-called Torrent servers, via which users swap files between each other. There are a few web page hosting suppliers that allow that type of web hosting on their hosting servers, mostly because of all the legal entanglements that it presupposes. Typically such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

E-mail Web Hosting - this solution is utilized with both shared web page hosting and dedicated hosting servers, depending on the customer's wish. If you would like to create your very own personal SMTP server, then you will require either a VPS server or a dedicated web hosting server that offers the access level required to carry out such a task. For regular e-mail web hosting purposes, however, you can set up a standard shared website hosting account, to which you can point the mail exchanger records of your domain. This is not a solution that's widely popular, because the website hosting and the electronic mail hosting services are being served by 2 different web servers, often belonging to different hosting providers.

Web Page Hosting - the most popular and commonly utilized hosting service now. It's utilized for hosting website files, whose kind is determined by the OS the web server is availing of - Linux or Windows. Different sorts of files request specific web server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown accurately on the World Wide Web. This type of hosting may impose web storage and web traffic quota limits, server root access and CPU usage limitations.

Depending on the purpose and on the functions, the customer should select the type of web hosting server that he needs for his project, and, of course, the webspace hosting company that's going to furnish it. There are various kinds of web servers, based on the specs and the web space hosting services that they provide. These are:

Shared Hosting Server - a shared web hosting server provides a smaller amount of system resources, which, of course, reflects on the price of the service. It can be used for hosting small scale and middle sized online portals, which do not require enormous quotas of data storage space and bandwidth.

Semi-Dedicated Servers Hosting - they work on the very same principle as the shared web servers. However, there are much fewer users accommodated on the same hosting server. That is why, each of them will obtain a larger quota of the web hosting server's resources like RAM, data storage, traffic and CPU. Excellent for hosting bulky online portals that do not require root-level access.

VPS - the VPS web servers are excellent for medium sized web pages, which do require root-level access to the web server's config files. Traditionally, there are a bunch of VPS accounts placed on the same physical machine. Even so, each of them is isolated from the rest and has its own Operating System.

Dedicated Servers Hosting - a completely dedicated hosting server set up and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a great quantity of resources. It also gives full root privileges, which renders it the optimal platform for any kind of web site that demands a web space hosting service.

The only question that remains is:

Which web hosting provider should I choose?

As mentioned above, there are just a few companies providing warez hosting solutions due to legal predicaments. Such providers are being shut down virtually every month. Because of that, if you want to run such a service, you should do it on your very own PC. The shared web page hosting solution is the most widely spread kind of hosting service. For that reason, every web site hosting supplier provides it. Not all of them, however, provide services such as virtual web hosting servers, semi-dedicated web servers and dedicated servers. Most of the small scale web site hosting vendors do not have the resources demanded for maintaining those services. That's why it's invariably best to choose a bigger web host that can furnish its customers with all the services that they necessitate. You can quickly identify such hosts by the types of solutions that they are supplying and by the way that they introduce them to the customers. For example, certain web hosts allow you to commence with a low-end website hosting plan and afterwards upgrade to a more advanced one, if you consider it obligatory to do so. This is extremely suitable, because you do not have to transmit web pages between servers and there is no possibility of suffering service interruptions because of all the problems that may appear. Hosting companies like RUBIK DESIGN offer all sorts of solutions and have the adequate hosting server resources and personnel to assure that their customers will not chance upon any problems when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.