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An explanation of website hosting

As its name signifies, web hosting is a service, which involves hosting online content. There are different forms and types of hosting, depending on the aims and on the objectives. In spite of that, they all are related to hosting files, which, once hosted, are made accessible throughout the Internet. A host is actually a web hosting service that is connected to the World Wide Web and has its own IP address, which permits people to access it through the Web. The web hosting server's architecture and its system resources are dependent on the sort of hosting solution it will be utilized for.

What are the various types of hosting?

Depending on the goal, the business hosting solution may be:

File Storage Web Hosting - this form of hosting allows the clients to lodge their files on a particular hosting server. With the classic file hosting solution, the files that are kept may only be accessed by the individual that's using the service. This hosting solution mainly refers to backups of computers , documents, personal files and even other servers. This service may also impose given limitations in terms of the disk storage space and the root access. There may also be traffic quota limits, but that is dependent on the given service provider.

Warez Hosting - the so-called warez hosting solution is very similar to the previous hosting service type. Still, unlike the file hosting service, the warez web hosting service is utilized for circulating licensed materials without being green-lighted by the license holder. To cut a long story short - it is connected with the forbidden transmission of files and docs. There are numerous approaches for this to be brought about, but the 2 essential approaches are - via plain Hypertext Transfer Protocol downloading and via peer-to-peer connections. The first way involves either a particular website, or, most typically, just a directory on a hosting server that's been made available for everyone to access it and thus download proprietary materials free of cost. The second way involves a P2P connection, using the so-called Torrent web servers, through which users exchange files between each other. There are not many webspace hosting providers that allow such type of hosting on their web servers, mostly because of all the legal problems that it entails. Generally such web pages are hosted on personal dedicated hosting servers that are registered by third-party companies either in the Middle East or in Asia.

Email Hosting - this solution is relevant with both shared hosting and dedicated web servers, depending on the client's desire. If you wish to set up your very own personal SMTP electronic mail server, then you will require either a virtual private web server or a dedicated web server that offers the level of access required to complete such a task. For traditional e-mail hosting purposes, however, 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 service that's widely popular, because the website hosting and the email hosting services are being served by two different servers, often owned by different web hosting providers.

Web Site Hosting - the most popular and extensively utilized hosting service these days. It's utilized for hosting web site files, whose sort is dependent on the OS the web server is making use of - Linux or Windows. Different types of files need different server Operating Systems, or else they won't be shown accurately on the World Wide Web. This type of hosting may include web space and traffic limits, root-level access and central processing unit usage restrictions.

Based on the purpose and on the functions, the client should choose the kind of server that he requires for his work, and, of course, the webspace hosting distributor that's going to furnish it. There are several kinds of hosting servers, based on the specifications and the web hosting solutions that they provide. These are:

Shared Website Hosting Server - a shared webspace hosting server supplies a smaller quantity of resources, which, of course, is manifested in the price of the service. It can be utilized for hosting small scale and middle sized sites, which do not require considerable quantities of web storage space and web traffic.

Semi-Dedicated - they operate on the same principle as the shared hosting servers. Still, there are much less clients sharing the same hosting server. Therefore, each of them will enjoy a larger share of the web server's resources like RAM, server storage, web traffic and CPU. Ideal for hosting big sites that do not require full root access.

VPS - the private virtual servers are ideal for middle sized sites, which do require root access to the hosting server's config files. Usually, there are a number of private virtual server hosting accounts situated on the same machine. However, each of them is autonomous from the others and runs its own Operating System.

Dedicated Hosting - a completely dedicated physical machine configured and accessed by you and solely you. It guarantees a great amount of resources. It also provides complete root access, which renders it an ideal platform for any type of web page that requires a web space hosting solution.

The sole question that's left is:

Which web space hosting vendor should I pick?

As already stated, there aren't many providers providing warez web hosting services due to judicial problems. Such web hosting providers are being closed down virtually every month. That is why, if you wish to launch such a service, you should do it on your own computer. The shared web space hosting solution is the most widely spread type of hosting service. Because of that, each and every webspace hosting firm offers it. Not all of them, however, offer solutions such as VPS web servers, semi-dedicated hosting servers and dedicated hosting servers. Most of the smaller website hosting distributors do not have the resources required for maintaining those solutions. That is the reason why it's always best to go with a larger host that can supply its clients with all the services that they need. You can easily recognize such hosting companies by the types of solutions that they are providing and by the manner in which they present them to the clientele. For example, some companies allow you to commence with a low-end webspace hosting account and subsequently upgrade to a more powerful one, if you find it compulsory to do so. This is quite convenient, because you do not have to move web sites between servers and there is no chance of experiencing downtime due to all the complications that may crop up. Companies like Lonex provide all kinds of services and possess the required web hosting server resources and staff to guarantee that their clients will not experience any complications when changing services, which is what a top hosting provider is actually all about.